7 days Mount Kenya Climbing combined with Samburu Safari
climbing combined with Samburu safari
Mount Kenya Climbing Sirimon Route
The tour takes you to climb Mount Kenya; this is an African challenging mountain. Although good health, fitness and experience is required but the mountain team with professional and qualified guide and porters will help you to make it. You will enjoy the trekking it self, landscape and high altitude on your way thru various points of views as per itinerary.
This is a short tour takes you to visit Samburu National Park a place of endless skies, dust-red plains and palm-fringed rivers, Samburu National Reserve lies on the fringes of the vast and arid desert once known as the Northern Frontier District, whose heat-scorched scrublands extend all the way to the jade-green waters of Lake Turkana and beyond.You will enjoy and experience nature, wildlife, habit and habitat of fauna and flora in the natural area.
You will enjoy and experience nature, wildlife, habit and habitat of the fauna and flora in the natural areas, also peoples and culture. Availability 90%
Minimum Rate Per Adult: US$
Departing From: Nairobi
Duration: 6 Dayss Mount Kenya Climbing samburu safari
Departure Time: 0830 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than)
Minimum Persons Required: 2
Best Time: All round the year
Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp)
Guests depart Nairobi at 8am and head to Nanyuki where they are expected to have lunch 4 hours later. They will then proceed to Sirimon Gate situated one hour away which is 2440m. Hikers will take the track that will take them uphill through the forest which turns to heath land after a 3 hours walk. The track will veer to the right to the Judmier Camp at 3300m after three and a half hours for diner and rest at night. L,D.
Day 2: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp
Hikers will take the uphill track after breakfast then take a left turn at the junction to the Old Moses camp. One hour after the camp you will find Ontulili River. Take the right road into the moorland that crosses Liki North and head uphill to Mackinder’s Valley where you will have a panoramic view of the main peaks. On this second day of climbing Mount Kenya hikers will have dinner and rest overnight at Shipton Camp which is at, 4200m. B,L,D
Day 3: Shipton Camp
Acclimatizing is very necessary when climbing Mount Kenya. The third day will therefore be used for this purpose. Climbers will go the Kami hut and down to the to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn) .Afterwards they will get back to Camp Shipton for dinner and overnight rest.
Day 4: Shipton/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate)
The day starts at 3am up a steep quarry cutting through lower Hall Tarns to arrive at Lenana point at 6:30am after 3 hrs. Next is a 2 hour breakfast at the Mintos hut then down to Meru bandas located at 2950m for dinner and rest.B, L, D.
Day 5: Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria/Samburu
The last stage after climbing mount Kenya is going down hill for 2 hours through 15km to a clearance where you will find four wheel drive vehicles that will take you to Chogoria village then connect to samburu wildlife safari
- Afternoon game viewing drive in this reserve. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge,.
- Day 6: Samburu Game reserve
- early morning game drive and after breakfast proceed for the morning game drive. Return to the Campsite for lunch and rest. 1600 hrs afternoon game drive might be lucky to se the rare species of the Grevy's Zebra and Somali Ostrich among the big five. Dinner and overnight at Lodge.
- Day 7: Samburu -Nairobi
- After breakfast depart Samburu for Nanyuki at the base of Mt. Kenya for lunch. After drive back to Nairobi.
-Transport on custom made 8 seater tour van ideal for game viewing and photography
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari
-Accommodation in double/triple room
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
Complimentary return airport transfers
-Bottled water whilst on safari
-Start and end in Nairobi.
Safari price excludes:
-Items of a personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in
-Hotel accommodations in Nairobi before and after the safari
Climbing Safaris | Climbing Mount Kenya expeditions
Mount Kenya Natural History
Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.
Mount Kenya is the second highest peak in Africa and stands somewhat unjustly in the shadow of it's taller neighbour Kilimanjaro, which lies some 320km away in the south and is visible on a clear day. Kili may see much more traffic - due to the possibility of summitting via several non-technical trekking routes and due to the sometimes dubious honour of being one of the Seven Summits - but Mount Kenya offers a wealth of excellent and diverse climbing possibilities on rock, snow and ice.
The rock on Mount Kenya can be of variable quality but is at it's best high on the mountain where the syenite rock is similar to granite - rough, hard and well endowed with features.
Apart from the superb climbing potential on Mount Kenya, its tarns and alpine meadows; exotic, equatorial, high-altitude vegetation; sunbirds, hyrax and soaring eagles make the walk around the peaks one of the most beautiful expeditions in the East African mountains.
After the cultivated farmlands on the lower slopes the trails pass through the rain forest, rich in trees of many species but noticeably camphors, then onto a bamboo zone growing to heights of more than 12m or more up through open moor land before reaching the moonscape of higher slopes. The forests are rich in wildlife including elephant, buffalo and monkeys with even the moor lands offering a long list of mammals including the rock hyrax, the nearest living relative of the elephant.
Mt. Kenya is an ancient volcanic mountain much older than Mt. Kilimanjaro. It’s believed to have once reached well above 600m. What is left today is volcanic plug which erosion has fashioned into the complex jagged outline of the central peaks.
Masai Mara is the most famous wildlife conservation area in Kenya and indeed the world. This game reserve is home to an amazing variety of wildlife in a natural and untouched state.
Masai Mara has a rolling savannah landscape dotted with patchy shrubs and bush thickets,and is the Kenyan part of the large ecosystem stretching south to Serengeti in Tanzania.
The wildlife in Masai Mara is varied, ranging from the big cats to elephant, rhino and vast herds of herbivores such as wildebeest. A true animal kingdom if there ever was one.
Masai Mara Safari
There are several safari options by road to the Masai Mara. Usually, these start from Nairobi, and include a scenic 5 to 6 hour drive down to the Sekenani gate or to the North West part of the reserve.
Accommodation is in lodges which offer quality service, rooms, and usually excellent buffet meals on a full board basis. Safaris are usually for a minimum of 2 nights and 3 days, although it is possible to have a quick one night safari here as well, although this is too short to really sample the magic of the Masai Mara. Flying Safaris to Mara are also available.