8 Day Mountain Climbing and Safari

8-Day Mountain Climbing and Safari

8-Day Mountain Climbing and Safari

This will be one of the best holiday one can have. With a chance of climbing one of the most beautiful mountain africa and also the second highest in Africa plus experiencing unique safari in different parks in kenya starting with Ol pejeta which is famous for having the last remaining Northern white rhino, Naivasha which is a birds paradise and finally visiting Masai mara which is a safari haven for any animal enthusiast.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Ellis
Pick up in Nairobi Early Morning to depart to Chogoria Gate Mount Kenya. Trek starts at Chogoria gate following the track through giant heather and forest through Chogoria Road Head where the path drops to cross a stream to Nithi falls. Here you will enjoy the magical roar of this Nithi falls, each drop gushing over the rocks. The views are amazing, the fall has a beautiful serenity-pool at the bottom, veneer clear plunging down the mountain. This is a motivation to move up to picnic area where lunch will be served. Proceed right, to Mugi Hills with magical views of Table Mountain, descend down to Lake Ellis which will be our home for the Night. Nothing beats the feeling of spending a night just next to a lake and a night full of stars. This is already a special experience since not many get to spend a night on this lake. Lake Ellis lies at 3470m ASL.

Main Destination: Mount Kenya (Mountain) Accommodation: Budget camping In or near Mt Kenya

Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Lake Ellis Camp- Camp Mintos 4, 200m Distance: 9km Max elevation gain: 800m
After breakfast, we set out on our journey through the heather and moorland to Camp Mintos on a relatively steep trail. Expect breathtaking views all along the way. We continue our trek through a rocky, steep stretch. Altitude sickness symptoms may start appearing at this point; therefore, we will maintain a very moderate pace the rest of the way. If heights don’t scare you, you will have the opportunity to catch a beautiful glimpse of the entire Lake Michaelson from atop a cliff. After 4 kms walk you will have your lunch on the way carefully prepared by our professional chef. Two more hours, and we reach our final destination, Camp Mintos. Here, you will give your feet a well- deserved break by letting them breathe. Feel free to slip on your sandals or walk on bare feet around the beautiful Mintos Tarn. Later on, we will have our dinner and retire early in readiness for conquering ourselves at the summit early in the morning.

Main Destination: Mount Kenya (Mountain) Accommodation: Mintos Hut & Campsite In or near Mt Kenya

Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Mintos - Pt Lenana - Old moses Camp- 11-12 hrs
We wake up at 3 am, have light breakfast immediately, and begin our 4km trek to Point Lenana (4,985m ASL). An early ascent guarantees us magical views of sunrise at dawn from the summit, if we make it on time. Descend Shipton`s camp for breakfast. After breakfast, begin a 5-hour descent via Mackinder`s valley to the Judmiere camp ( 3,300m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp. Dinner and overnight at judmiere camp/Old Moses Camp.

Main Destination: Mount Kenya (Mountain) Accommodation: Old Moses Mountain Camp Budget mountain hut located in or near Mt Kenya

Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Old Moses Camp- Ol pejeta
After breakfast we trek down to sirimon gate, connect with your safari vehicle, arrive at Ol Pejeta camp in time for lunch and afternoon rest after freshen up. Ol Pejeta is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees. You will have an early evening game drive around the Ol Pejeta Conservancy returning to your camp in time for dinner. Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation at your camp with sound of wild animals being heard from around.
Day 5: Ol Pejeta - Lake Naivasha
After breakfast you will depart form the foot of Mt Kenya and trace your way along the fringes of the Aberdare Ranges towards the Rift Valley. You will drive into the rift valley arriving on the shores of Lake Naivasha in time for lunch. The Lake Naivasha ecosystem is comprised of the saltwater lake, savannah grassland and acacia forest. The lake supports a wide variety of water birds and different species of mammals including the giraffe, hippo, antelopes and others. You will enjoy a cycling at Hells gate National park before returning to your lodge for dinner and your overnight stay. Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation.
Day 6: Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara reserve
After an early breakfast you will head out for a boat ride on lake Naivasha and later depart for Masai Mara National Reserve. You will drive into Masai land, tracing the Rift Valley escarpment and wild open plains before stopping at the Masai town of Narok. From here you will make your way into the park, arriving in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive. This is one of Kenya’s most visited reserves due to its extraordinary wildlife density, including the “big five” and many other varieties of plains game. The Mara River cuts through the Mara and Serengeti ecosystems, giving life to the both reserves before finally pouring out into the Lake Victoria. Impressive and most notable are the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle that migrate by instinct from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This journey is coupled by numerous obstacles, which makes it even more magnificent. Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation.
Day 7: Masai mara National reserve
Today you will be treated to a full day game drive within this expansive Reserve teeming with wildlife. The area we will visit today is one of the richest predator areas of the Mara and will be our focus. You can also expect to see lots of elephants, hippos, Masai giraffe, common zebra, wildebeest, impala, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles, topi, black-backed jackal, spotted hyena and more. You will be treated to a bush picnic lunch and then return to the camp (continuing your game drive en route). Meal Plan: Full Board Accommodation.
Day 8: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Early morning game drive in the Mara returning to your camp for breakfast. After breakfast, check out and bid the camp goodbye as you enjoy extra game viewing en route to Nairobi as you drive through the plains of the Mara and wildlife dispersal areas. Once you arrive in Nairobi in the early afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport, your residence or your hotel of choice.

Included

  • Porterage
  • Rescue fee
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water(On all days)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bath towels

Excluded

  • Climbing gear
  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

Check what you may require to climb Mt. Kenya

from $1,670/per person

Booking Request
Enquiry Form
Have a Question?

Feel free to reach out and we're happy to answer any questions you may have.

Does this look like fun? Book today!

Visitors of this page also viewed these packages

4 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Route

EXPLORE
What is the Cost of Climbing Mt Kenya?

5 Days Sirimon to Chogoria Mt Kenya Climbing

EXPLORE
Rock Climbing on Mt Kenya

5 Days Mount Kenya Lake Tour

EXPLORE
Kilimanjaro Trekking

Kilimanjaro Trekking 6 Days Machame Route

7 Days Mt Kilimanjaro Climbing

7 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro Marangu Route climb

Ruwenzori Mountains Climbing

11 Days Ruwenzori Mountains Climbing

Rock Climbing on Mt Kenya

7 Days Rock Climbing on Mt Kenya North Face Route

EXPLORE
8 day mountain climbing and safari

8 Day Mountain Climbing and Safari

mountain climbing and safari

10 Day Mountain Climbing and Safari

Comments are closed.