Mount Kenya National Park is a high altitude park lying at an altitude of between 3100 and 5300 meters and is home to a wide variety of exotic Kenyan plants as well different species of wildlife. Most famous as the home of Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa, many visitors return here each year for the excellent climbing opportunities this park offers and the breathtaking scenery that includes moors and glaciers and tarns and glades and peaks.

Our safaris to Mt. Kenya cover a broad spectrum of possibilities. We have designed many new itineraries to meet a variety of demands from all types of individuals.

 We cater to the needs of a range of visitors, from the nature admirer who simply wants to have a leisurely day around the lodge or a day hike to explore the unique lower forest of the Mt.Kenya slopes – hoping to have a glimpse of the summits. To the more ambitious, who wishes to summit Pt. Lenana, we feel that the suggested itineraries offer the best value. However, because the mountain is so large and offers such a diversity of trekking and climbing routes, should there be a need for a special itinerary that you require, please let us know and we will assist you in every way. We will be only too glad to tailor make the itinerary suited to you.

There are three routes available for the trek upto Mount Kenya.

We pick you up at your accommodation in Nairobi (or other location) and then drive you to Mount Kenya Leisure Lodge, which normally takes 4 hrs drive.

DAY I

The next day we begin by sorting out climbing gear and other personal preparations for the climb ahead. In the afternoon, we proceed to the park gate accompanied by knowledgeable guides where we register. From here you may walk or you can be driven up to the Met Station (10,000ft). Check in at the Log Cabins at the Met Station. Spend the rest of the afternoon on short hikes designed to get you to acclimatize to this altitude in preparation for the start of the challenging climb the following day. Dinner and overnight at a Cabin log at the Met Station.

DAY II

After an early breakfast, we then begin the hike through the beautiful rainforest. We hike and get into a steep bog and walk through Teleki valley, named after the Hungarian explorer Samuel Teleki, where there is a spectacular view of the main peaks. After a 6-7 hour hike, we arrive at Mackinders camp (4200 m = 14000 ft) for your well-deserved rest, dinner and overnight.

DAY III

In order to summit point Lenana (4985 m = 16355 ft) in time for sunrise, we get up at 2-3 am. Then we walk for 5 km through a long rock and summit at dawn. You will be treated to an incredible view of beautiful peaks, tarn lakes, glaciers and valleys. On successfully attaining the summit, you begin your descent back to the base station from where you are driven back to the Mount Kenya Leisure Lodge.

DAY 1

The next day we enter the park by the Sirimoni gate (2600 m = 8500 ft) and then proceed on a gentle (but uphill) 9 km (5.6 mi) hike to the first of our camps “Old Moses”. The hike takes about 3 hrs in total and we have dinner and sleep overnight at the Old Moses hut.

DAY 2

After breakfast we leave the camp at 7am and depart for Shipton’s camp which takes about 6 to 7 hrs to walk. We have lunch en route. Shipton’s camp is at 4200m (13800 ft). Here we stay, have dinner and overnight at the hut.

DAY 3

After breakfast, we do the summit circuit from the western side of the mountain hiking through Houseberg Valley through two tarns up Austrian hut at 4700 m (15400 ft). We arrive at the hut at lunch time. After lunch, we hike for 45 minutes up to point Lenana and then descend to the same hut for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4

After breakfast descend through the upper and lower Simba col, pass by Shipton’s to Old Moses camp. We have dinner and stay overnight at Old Moses.

DAY 5

We descend to the Sirimoni park gate and meet with the transfer car back to Mount Kenya Leisure Lodge.

The Sirimoni Route

Day 1.

The next day we enter the park by the Sirimoni gate (2600 m = 8500 ft) and then proceed on a gentle (but uphill) 9 km (5.6 mi) hike to the first of our camps “Old Moses”. The hike takes about 3 hrs in total and we have dinner and sleep overnight at the Old Moses hut.

Day 2.

After breakfast we leave the camp at 7am and depart for Shipton’s camp which takes about 6 to 7 hrs to walk. We have lunch en route. Shipton’s camp is at 4200m (13800 ft). Here we stay, have dinner and overnight at the hut.

Day 3.

After breakfast, we do the summit circuit from the western side of the mountain hiking through Houseberg Valley through two tarns up Austrian hut at 4700 m (15400 ft). We arrive at the hut at lunch time. After lunch, we hike for 45 minutes up to point Lenana and then descend to the same hut for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

After breakfast descend through the upper and lower Simba col, pass by Shipton’s to Old Moses camp. We have dinner and stay overnight at Old Moses.

Day 5.
We descend to the Sirimoni park gate and meet with the transfer car back to Mount Kenya Leisure Lodge.

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