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Mountain Hiking

Take a mountain climbing safari to enjoy both nature and personal achievement of scaling the highest Africa peaks.

Tented Camp

Get a truly authentic Kenyan safari accommodating in the Tented Camp.

Walking Safari

Walking Safari gives you the opportunity to move at the pace of nature.

When first seen by Europeans in the 19th century, no one believed that Mount Kenya was real. A huge, ancient volcano with glaciers around the peak wasn’t something that was expected in East Africa. Yet, you are now presented with the opportunity to climb this near mythical peak.

Taking time to ascend the mountain and slowly acclimatise to the altitudes you’ll be walking at will add to the enjoyment of your trekking safari. Why would you walk up the second highest mountain in Africa if you don’t take time to appreciate your environment? We take you not only up the mountain, but around it too so you can take in the vast plains from this stunning vantage point and appreciate the majesty of the mountain itself.

You will be ably guided by a local expert, ensuring not only your safety but that you can understand and enjoy the flora and fauna that inhabit the different levels of the mountain. There are also extra guides accompanying you to ensure your meals and much-needed hot drinks are ready upon your arrival at the camping huts along the way.

6 nights Mount Kenya

Itinerary

Nairobi – Mount Kenya National Park

(215 km, 3 to 4 hours)

In preparation for the early mornings that you’ll experience during your trekking safari in Kenya, wake up early and be ready to be collected by your driver. From the capital of Kenya, you will head northwards, up through the striking countryside of Kenya. You will have the chance to see everyday life as you pass through part of the Great African Rift Valley.

Entering Mount Kenya National Park, your drive will take you up to 2,000 metres above sea level. At this point you can start to get used to the change in altitude and climate that you’ll experience. Accelerating the process, you will be taken on a guided walk around the surrounding forests where you can learn about the medicinal properties of local plants and spot the birds and mammals that live on the mountainside.

Before it gets dark you will also have the chance to visit the Mau-Mau caves; famed for their use in battles as well as for their geological beauty. After this long day of driving and walking, it’s time for dinner at camp where you will stay in mountain lodges. The first day of your trekking safari in Kenya includes:

  • Accommodation at mountain cabins
  • Lunch and dinner, no breakfast
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra
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Full Day Trekking Mount Kenya

Mountain days start early; wake to a cooked breakfast and hot drink before heading to Mount Kenya proper by vehicle. Your journey will pass you across the equator and land you at the Sirimon Gate of the national park. This is where your real safari trekking experience begins.

Walk up the trail you will pass through a zone of vegetation more akin to cooler climates, rather than what you might expect from a trip in Africa. The Mountain forests and bamboo groves at the altitude offer cool, fresh air and the chance to see a different aspect of the continent. Moorlands will also form part of the landscape, but rest assured you are still in Kenya.

After a walk that should take you 2-3 hours, you will have ascended up the mount 740 metres. The destination for the evening is Old Moses hut, where your porters will be already, preparing dinner and drinks to be ready upon your arrival. The second day of your African safari trek includes:

  • Accommodation in mountain huts
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra
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Full Day Trekking Mount Kenya

Early morning on the mountain is a wonderful time; tranquil and still with cool air rushing over the sparse landscape. Amid the beauty you’ll have your breakfast, fuelling you for the day’s trekking ahead.

You’ll ascend through the moorlands at this altitude and reach the Likii Valley. These craggy lands, sculpted over millennia by glaciers, offer stunning views and wonderful moment of contemplation as you rise through the metres up Mount Kenya. The animal and plant like will be ably identified by your African safari trek guide; Ostrich plum lobelia and cabbage groundsel are among the specialised flora that grow here.

Likii hut will be the camp for the evening, and you’ll arrive here within three to four hours after setting out from Moses hut and have lunch. The afternoon offers you an option hike to the 4,714-metre high Terere peak, giving you chance to acclimatise to the higher altitudes you’ll soon be scaling.

This third day of your trekking safari in Kenya includes:

  • Accommodation in mountain huts
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra
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Full Day Trekking Mount Kenya

Somewhat ironically named after a failed ascent to the peak of Mount Kenya, this day will see you trek through the Mackinder Valley after a hearty breakfast has been prepared for you. The scenery is almost other-worldly, with unusual plant life dotting the grasses that look like they belong in northern Europe.

The animal life is nothing like you find in the plains, thousands of metres below you in the grasses of Kenya. Watch out for the interesting rock hyrax, a small animal bizarrely related to the elephant and often seen running around and under rocks at these altitudes. Sunbirds also flock around this height on the mountain, offering bright flashes in the often-rocky landscape.

Your night will be spent at Shipton camp, set on the mountain at 4,236m. Your view will be that of the towering peaks that top Mount Kenya, formed over millions of years of volcanic activity. The fast-receding glaciers are also in your eye-line, both beautiful and tragic at the same time.

The fourth day of your trekking exploration of Mount Kenya includes:

  • Accommodation in mountain huts
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra
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Full Day Trekking Mount Kenya

This a day packed with challenge, in preparation for your final ascent scheduled for the following day. Breakfast is served to get you ready for the challenges of the day. The first challenge is an ascent of Hausberg col which will take you to 4,700 metres about sea level, before dropping down a steep incline to Hasberg valley and Oblong tarns.

With that completed, you move straight on to the next ascent around the peak, scrambling over massive boulders and to the top of Two Tarn. All of this is completed before lunch, and then you’re back on the paths and going down into the greenery of Teleki valley. The day’s walking isn’t yet over, and you’ll next make your way to the Naromoru summit trail to head up the steep incline that will get you to the night’s lodgings at Austrian Camp.

This long day sees you trekking over challenging yet acceptable terrain, taking you up to 4,780m. The route is known as the summit circuit and is great preparation to be ready for the final push to Lenana Peak that is to come tomorrow. This fifth day of your Mount Kenya trek includes:

  • Accommodation in mountain huts
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra
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Full Day Trekking Mount Kenya

To ascend to the peak in time to watch the wonder of sunrise from atop Africa, rise early to begin walking. Lenana Peak stands at 4,895 metres above sea level and you will be climbing over frozen ground and edging along at a scramble next to the Lewis glacier. Pre-dawn, the mountain is dark and you need plenty of care and a powerful headlamp to see you safe.

After one to two hours you will reach your target, and with some luck you will be able to see Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. The plains of Kenya lay all around, along with the glaciers of the mountain and jutting rocks that form the mountain peak. Reaching this peak on Mount Kenya is a remarkable achievement for any avid climber.

Once you’ve had your fill of the view from the top, you’ll head down for two to three hours and land up at Mackinder’s camp. Here you’ll get a breakfast deserving of the morning’s success and then you’ll have the day to yourself; rest your weary legs or take some gentle hikes to discover more plant and animal life.

The final full day of your trekking safari includes:

  • Accommodation in mountain huts
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra
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Mount Kenya National Park - Nairobi

(215 km, 4 to 6 hours)

What goes up, inevitably, must come down and your final morning will see you make brisk progress down Mount Kenya after a filling breakfast. The walk to the Naromoru Gate of the national park will take around five hours and take you down to 2,600 metres.

Once at an easier altitude, your driver will take you to Mountain Rock Lodge with in the national parl. Here, you will get a well-deserved lunch and chance to rest for a short while. From the lodge, you will be driven back to Nairobi where you can ask up to drop you at your hotel, residence, or at the international airport, depending on your onward places.

This final day of your trekking safari in Kenya includes:

  • No accommodation, this is the final day
  • Breakfast and lunch, no dinner
  • Drinking water, other drinks are extra
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Prices and Seasons

STANDARD

Date1 people2-3 people4-5 people6+ people
Jan 3 - Mar 31, 2024

USD 1,715 per person

USD 1,175 per person

USD 1,125 per person

USD 1,095 per person

Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2024

USD 1,675 per person

USD 1,150 per person

USD 1,100 per person

USD 1,075 per person

Jul 1 - Oct 31, 2024

USD 1,800 per person

USD 1,250 per person

USD 1,200 per person

USD 1,175 per person

Nov 1, 2024 - Mar 31, 2025

USD 1,765 per person

USD 1,225 per person

USD 1,175 per person

USD 1,145 per person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted. Optional activities are at an additional cost. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars. Children below 3 years are free of Charge, children between 3 and 12 years will pay 75% of the adult rate.

INCLUSIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

What's Included


  • All transfers from and to Nairobi or Airport
  • All accommodations during the trek
  • All meals, hot drinks and unlimited drinking water during the tour
  • Flying Doctors medical, emergency, and rescue cover
  • Well experienced, English speaking tour leader and guide
  • Dedicated support crew: assistant guides, camp master, porters, cooks
  • Hiking and safety equipment: Sleeping Mats, Oxygen cylinders, Medical kits including Diamox.
  • All applicable government taxes, levies and entry fees
  • Eco-friendly, stainless steel, safari water bottle
  • Personalized private service

What's Not Included


  • International flights and taxes
  • Passports and visa applications and processing
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities for drivers/guides
  • Personal laundry
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Entrance fee for activities noted as optional

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the local and most awarded carbon project developer, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in our developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognized standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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