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Mountain Hiking

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

A stunning, inactive volcano jutting out of the plains of East Africa; Mount Kenya stands as the second highest mountain on the continent. Lending its name to the country of Kenya, the mountain with multiple peaks is capped with glaciers and home to some beautiful and unusual animals and plants.

Whether you only have a short amount of time to explore the nature of Kenya, or want to add an extra day to the start or end of a longer safari tour with is, taking a day trip to Mount Kenya will offer you a great experience. Although a day falls short of the time you need to make a full ascent, you will still get the chance to understand the geological and environmental significance of the mountain.

Your professional Kenyan tour guide will be dedicated to you and your party. They will be able to help you spot animals and learn about the different species of plant and their medicinal properties. Your day trekking around the lower altitudes of Mount Kenyan will be well spent and an ideal way to discover a different side to African safari.

Itinerary

Nairobi - Mount Kenya

(138 km, 3 - 4 hours)

This short tour around the lower levels of Mount Kenya offers two different pick-up locations; make an early start from Nairobi with a pick up from your hotel, residence, or the airport, or start a little later if you’ve chosen to stay in the area of Nanyuki. Wherever you starting point is, your trekking experience of the second tallest mountain in Kenya will be the same.

With a day to discover as much as possible, you will trek up the mountain 9km. At this elevation, you will be in the forested inclines of the mountain and will also hike through the bamboo jungle. The cooler climate and abundant water on the old volcano mean the vegetation is lush, and there are plenty of mammals and birds for your expert guide to help you spot.

After walking up and around 9km, you are given a picnic lunch and from here you will ascend back to your waiting tour vehicle. Although heading in the same general direction that you came from, rest assured there will still be plenty of different wildlife to see. Here is a place to soak up the peaceful atmosphere, breathe in the fresh air, and appreciate the wonderful nature all around.

After you arrive back at your starting point, we will take you in our safari vehicle and transfer you back to your desired location – either back to your hotel, residence or the airport in Nairobi, or to a hotel you have organised in the town of Nanyuki.

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Prices and Seasons

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

USD 250 per person

USD 170 per person

USD 150 per person

USD 140 per person

Jun 1 - Oct 31, 2024

USD 275 per person

USD 205 per person

USD 185 per person

USD 175 per person

Nov 1 - Dec 21, 2024

USD 250 per person

USD 170 per person

USD 150 per person

USD 140 per person

Dec 22, 2024 - Jan 2, 2025

USD 275 per person

USD 205 per person

USD 185 per person

USD 175 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 to and from Nairobi
  • Lunch and unlimited drinking water during the tour
  • Flying Doctors medical, emergency, and rescue cover
  • Transport in a Private Safari Vehicle to the base of Mt Kenya
  • Well experienced, English speaking tour leader and driver
  • All applicable government taxes and levies
  • 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
  • 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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