7-Day Mt Kenya Climbing and Samburu Safari

Climbing Mount Kenya is an experience of a lifetime. This is the second highest Mountain in Africa standing at 5199m. This itinerary combines Mount Kenya climbing adventure and a wildlife safari in the spectacular Samburu National Reserve where wildlife and birdlife abound. You also get to meet the Samburu worriers and indulge in their rich culture.


Day 1: Nairobi - Mount Kenya

We will pick you up upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi or from your hotel. After a short briefing you will start your safari towards central part of Kenya where Mount Kenya lies. You will check in for lunch at Misty Mountain Lodge at the foothills of Mount Kenya. After lunch you can sample various activities that include horse riding, Biking, and nature walks.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at Misty Mountain Lodge.

Day 2: Mount Kenya

After breakfast you will be transferred to Naro Moru gate from where you begin the climb accompanied by your Mountain guide and potters who carry your backpack. This route approaches the mountain from the west and is the quickest to the summit. Your guide sets a leisure pace for the relaxing trek up on the mountain to help you acclimatize and enjoy the fascinating vegetation with its rich animal and bird life. Packed lunch is provided en-route. After about three hours you arrive at Met Station to spend the night in the log cabins at an altitude of 3,050 meters.

All meals included. Dinner and overnight at Met Station.

Day 3: Mount Kenya

After breakfast you hike past the forest line to moorland zone covered by tussock grass, past the heater's zone, into the Teleki Valley and onto the highest crest of the ridge. This vantage point gives you an excellent view of Mount Kenya peaks. Packed lunch is provided en-route. You will walk about 4-6 hours on this day and spent the night at makindas camp at 4200 meters.

All meals included. Dinner and overnight at Makindas Camp.

Day 4: Mount Kenya

A pre-dawn start ensures a successful summit bid in time for a clear view of the breathtaking scenery after sunrise. With the help of your guide you ascend for about 4-5 hours to Point Lenana at 4985 meters.  After celebrating this achievement, descend down to Shipton Camp for breakfast. Descent further down to Old Moses Camp for overnight.

All meals included. Dinner and overnight at Old Moses Camp.

Day 5: Mount Kenya - Samburu

After breakfast you continue descending to Sirimon gate of Mount Kenya National Park where you meet your safari driver guide. He will take you along the northern side of Mount Kenya with a stopover for lunch at a designated restaurant on the way. After lunch you will proceed to Samburu National reserve and check in at Ashnil Samburu luxury camp where you freshen up and relax.

All meals included. Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp.

Day 6: Samburu National Reserve

Begin the day with an early morning game drive. You have best chances to see big cats, elephants, The Samburu special 5; that is, Gravy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx and Reticulated Giraffe. Mid-morning is time to visit the Samburu villages and sample their culture. After lunch you can relax and resume game drives in the evening.

All meals included. Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp.

Day 7: Samburu - Nairobi

You will have an early morning game drive and return to the camp for breakfast. Leave thereafter for Nairobi with lunch in a designated restaurant on the way. Expected arrival time is 1800hrs.

(End of tour)

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