Explore Mount Kenya and discover Africa ‘s second highest mountain. With a summit covered in snow and ice it’s difficult to imagine that it’s situated astride the equator!Mount Kenya has plenty of wildlife to view, particularly on the lower slopes of the mountain. You can expect to see elephant, rhino, buffalo leopard, bush buck, several species of duiker, giant forest hog, and Columbus andSykes monkeys. There is also prolific bird-life around the mountain, ranging from huge eagles to multicolored sun-birds.Naro Moru route is the fastest to point Lenana but the least scenic or pleasant of the three principal routes up the mountain but likely to remain the most popular. Hotels found on these route offers walkers excellent facilities in the form of equipment hire, porters as well as accommodation.
Depart Nairobi for Naro Moru town for lunch. After lunch drive to the Youth Hostel for the rest of the day and night acclimatizing.
After breakfast leave the hostel and drive to the main gate. Start ascending the mountain through the rain forest for ten kilometers to the Meteorological Station for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, continue with the ascent through a police Radio relay station to exit the forest, cross the Taleki Valley and continue gently to arrive at Mackinder’s camp for dinner and overnight.
Early morning rise at around 2.30 a.m. and attempt point Lenana (17,058 ft) via Austrian Hut. After Point Lenana, descend to Mackinder’s camp for breakfast and the down to Met. Station for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, make the last descent of the mountain from Met. Station via Naro Moru main gate for a short drive to Naro Moru town to catch up with your transport back to Nairobi