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Mt Kenya Ascent Overview
- 2013-04-01 - 2014-12-31
Travel from Nairobi to Mt Kenya and ascend to the stunning heights of Point Lenana
Travel from Nairobi to Africa’s second tallest mountain and ascend to the heights of Mt Kenya’s Point Lenana (4,985 m/16,355 ft). Hike through rosewood and bamboo forests, cross high altitude moorland covered with lobelia and senecio plants, see stunning views of the Burguret Valley, ascend to Hausberg Col, witness rare animals and spend nights in atmospheric cliffside camps.
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Once a swamp but now called the 'green city in the sun', Nairobi is a relatively multicultural city with a range of cuisines, museums and cultural centres to enjoy. Covering a broad area around the national park, Mount Kenya Forest Reserve encompasses a diverse range of habitats, which support a wealth of rare and endangered wildlife.
The lower slopes of Mount Kenya are home to a beautiful array of flora and fauna, and this camp lies amidst stands of towering bamboo.
Cross high-altitude moorland, dotted with giant lobelia and senecio plants, to Highland Castle Camp which is located close to the sheer lava cliffs.
With panoramic views of all the main peaks, Shipton's Camp is one of the few permanent camps on the mountain and our base for the final climb.
The ultimate goal is Point Lenana - the least technical of Mt Kenya's majestic triple peaks but at 4985m it's the highest trekking destination in Kenya and the sunrise views are truly amazing.
Lively Nairobi is the gateway to some of Africa's best national parks and is nicknamed 'the safari capital of the world'.
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