Sirimon Naromoru Land of Contrasts Mount Kenya Climbing 7 Days
This Safari to Mt. Kenya gives the visitor the opportunity to experience all the contrasting scenery of Mt. Kenya. This safari is a beautiful blend of all our itineraries, taking advantage of the best aspects of the three main approach routes to the peak area: Naro Moru, Sirimon and Chogoria.
Day 1: Nairobi - Sirimon
Depart Nairobi in the morning after sorting and organizing personal equipment for the trek. After Lunch in Nanyuki town ,drive to the Sirimon Gate where we trek to help acclimatization, hopefully you will be lucky to see some game. Night spent at the gate (2,570m.).
Day 2: Judmaier
This day incorporates a picnic on the Mt. Kenya day hike. This is very interesting and enjoyable day spent in the depths of the forest. Night will be spent at road head, at the Judmaier Camp (3,300m.).
Day 3: Sirimon Valley
After breakfast we begin our trek up the moorland and break away from the Sirimon Track at an altitude of 3,940m, contouring into the Sirimon Valley. This is a seldom - visited area which harbours a tremendous amount of wildlife. Overnight in the Sirimon Valley, altitude 3,940m.
Day 4: Hall Tarns
An early start out of the Sirimon Valley and into the head of the Hinde Valley. We then cross the Nithi and Gorges Valleys. This is undoubtedly one of the most scenic areas of the mountain. With its,1,000ft. vertical cliffs, its virgin valleys and cascading waterfalls, it certainly is one of the most spectacular trekking areas in Kenya. Night at Hall Tarns (4,300m).
Day 5: Lake Michaelson
Descend to Lake Michaelson, in the depth of the Gorges Valley. We will also see the incredible cave formation known as the Temple. We walk down the valley to Vivenne Falls (named after the famous author of Speak to the Earth). Return to camp in the afternoon. Overnight night at Hall Tarns (4,300m).
Day 6: Pt Lenana - Mackinders
Today we make our alpine ascent of the third highest peak, Pt. Lenana (4985m). Our route up the north face is little used by tourists. Four hours of stiff walking to the summit. We then descend to Teleki Valley and spend the night at our Mackinders Camp. (4,150m.).
Day 7: Met - Nairobi
Descend to Met. Station and catch transport way back to Nairobi.
The above safari includes :
- All meals and excursions as per the itinerary.
- Park entrance fees in the Game Reserves and National Parks.
- All road transportation and Game drives using custom-made Safari minivan complete with pop-up roof for enhanced game viewing and photography.
- Full board accommodation on Safari.
- Experienced English speaking driver-guides.
The above safari excludes :
- All flights.
- Additional sightseeing or deviation from the itinerary.
- All items of a personal nature such as tobacco, laundry, phone calls, tips and drinks/beverages.
- Extra meals.
- Any other items not mentioned above.
- Medical/Travel Insurance.