Mount Kenya, 5,199 m, is the second highest peak in Africa. It is an ancient extinct volcano, during whose period of activity 2.6 – 3.1 million years ago it is thought to have risen to 6,500 m.
There are twelve remnant glaciers on the mountain, all receding rapidly, and four secondary peaks that sit at the head of the U-shaped glacial valleys.
The area inscribed includes the upper slopes of the mountain, and two salient which make up the National Park and surrounding Forest Reserve.
With its rugged glacier-clad summits and forested middle slopes, Mount Kenya is one of the most impressive landscapes in Eastern Africa. The evolution and ecology of its afro-alpine flora also provide an outstanding example of ecological processes.
TOUR TITLE – OHTL – 27 – MOUNTAIN ROCK ROUTE.
OUR CATEGORY – LUXURY HOTELS AND MOUNTAIN HUTS.
OUR LENGTH – 6 NIGHTS – 7 DAYS.
DESTINATION – THE RIFT VALLEY – MOUNT KENYA.
Day – 0 – Your Destination – Nairobi – Kenya.
Begin your journey to Africa aboard National Airline and arrive in Nairobi, Kenya’s cosmopolitan capital. Once little more than a watering hole for Maasai tribes, today Nairobi is the largest city between Cairo and Johannesburg. Transfer to one of the world’s most historic hotels for overnight.
DAY -1 – Nairobi – Mountain Rock Hotel.
After breakfast transfer from your hotel to mountain climbing base Mountain Rock Hotel at 1950m. above sea level. for lunch. Afternoon acclimatization nature walk to Mau Mau water falls at 2050m. above sea level. Dinner and overnight.
DAY- 2 – Mountain Rock Hotel – Old Moses Camp.
Early breakfast with picnic lunch depart to the park gate 2600m above sea level begin hiking to the Old Moses Camp 3300m. above sea level for dinner and overnight.
DAY – 3 – Old Moses Camp – Shiptons Camp.
After breakfast with picnic lunch hike gradually to Shiptons camp 4200m.above sea level for dinner and overnight.
DAY – 4 – Shiptons – American Camp.
Breakfast with picnic lunch proceed to American Camp 4250m. above sea level Dinner and overnight.
DAY – 5 – American Camp – Point Lenana – Shiptons Camp.
Early breakfast depart to attempt the Alpine ascent of Point Lenana at an altitude of 4985m. above sea level. Mt. Kenya’s third highest peak. A short time is taken to admire the magic surroundings before descending to Shiptons camp at 4200m. above sea level for dinner and overnight.
DAY – 6 – Shiptons Camp – Sirimon – Mountain Rock Hotel.
After breakfast descend leisurely via Sirimon and transfer to Mountain Rock Hotel. Meals and overnight.
DAY – 7 – Mountain Rock Hotel – Nairobi.
After breakfast leave for Nairobi arriving before Lunch. Afternoon go for Nairobi City sightseeing for purchases of souvenir. Later a visit Nairobi National Park wildlife Orphanage, returning to your room for shower and snacks at the lounge. Evening transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your home bound flight.
End of our Service.
- 1 night Hotel accommodation in town hotels.
- Transfers to and from the Airport.
- Full board accommodation as specified in the itinerary.
- Park entry fees.
- Transportation and tours in a 4WD with open roof for game viewing.
- English speaking driver guide.
- Visa and vaccination fees.
- International flight tickets.
- Things of personal nature.
- Tips to guides, porters and hotel staff.