Kenya Safaris

12 Days Mount Kenya, Samburu & Masai Mara

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The 12 Days Mount-KenyaSamburu-Np takes you from nairobi city to shipton camp valleys on the mountain.Enjoy a sunny breakfast as you set to climb lenana hill.Discover mountain kenya as you set for Samburu game reserve with vegetative zones. Enjoy the scenery of lake Nakuru and masaai mara game reserve as you wind up your trip.

Tour Summary

Day 1: Nairobi – Nanyuki – Old Moses (3300m)
Day 2: Old Moses – Shipton Camp (4200m)
Day 3: Shipton Camp – Austrian Hut(4985)
Day 4: Austrian Hut – Lenana – Chogoria Bandas (3000m)
Day 5: Mt Kenya Bandas – Chogoria Gate – Nairobi
Day 6: Nairobi – Samburu Game reserve.
Day 7: Samburu Game Reserve.
Day 8: Samburu Game Reserve – Mount Kenya.
Day 9: Mount Kenya –Lake Nakuru National Park.
Day 10: Lake Nakuru National Park-Masai Mara.
Day 11: Masai Mara Reserve.
Day 12: Departure

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Day 1: Nairobi – Nanyuki – Old Moses (3300m)

An early morning Pick up from your respective place at 07:30hrs, then we proceed to Nanyuki Town which takes like 3-4 hours. On arrival we have a stop over in Nanyuki shopping mall Nakumatt as well as a cup of Kenyan tea as we finalize with the purchase of food. The 5 Days Mount Kenya Climbing are after we proceed to the Sirimon Gate, this normally takes not more than 1 hour, on arrival at the gate we will have hot lunch at the gate as we formalize the entry process and payments of the fees as required by the Kenya Wildlife Service {KWS} Park Authority. After the process the walking start from the gate to the camp, this normally takes 2-3 hours to get to Old Moses which is about 3300m. Dinner and overnight in the camp

Day 2: Old Moses - Shipton Camp (4200m)

Wake up call at 0630hrs and you will be served with the breakfast as well as hot coffee and tea depending with your preference, after the breakfast prepare yourself and re-arrange the bag as we ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley, in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks. {3990m}. Climb out of the North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley one of the broadest valleys on the Mountain, with many giant groundsels with good views of the main peaks and a brief stopover for picnic lunch along the valley on top of the cliff. After lunch we will have like 3 hours to ascend to Shipton Camp just bellow the main peak of Batian and Nelion this normally takes 7-8hrs to get to the Shipton Camp. On arrival you will find your cup of hot coffee or tea is ready as our crews always goes ahead to make sure the services are provided always on time. After refreshments you can either have a short walk for acclimatizing and then descend to the Camp as you wait for the dinner to be served. Dinner and overnight in Shipton Camp 4200m. The weather at this camp sometimes may go bellow 10 degrees depending with the climate

Day 3: Shipton Camp - Austrian Hut(4985)

Wake up call at 0730am have your breakfast and then pack, leave at 0900am and ascend uphill to Simba col which is about 4610m, then proceed on a gradual trail along samba tarn to join the trail that joins to Mintos Hut from Austrian Hut. Proceed on to the Austrian Camp on time for lunch having done half circuit of the summit clockwise. The hike takes 3-4 hours. The lest of the afternoon spent in the camp relaxing as we await hitting the summit the following morning. Dinner and overnight in Austrian Hut

Day 4: Austrian Hut – Lenana – Chogoria Bandas (3000m)

Wake up call at 04:30am, have a cup of Coffee or tea biscuits will also be served but keep it right to avoid constipation due to slow digestion, then we start the Alpine ascent to the highest peak Pt. Lenana {4985m} m (17,058ft) starts at 05:00hrs, taking 1 hr to reach Pt. Lenana 4985m (the hikers summit) in time to watch the sunrise.This is the most challenging bit of the Mount Kenya Trekking and will require a strong mind and the will as well as the spirit of Adventure to reach to the summit but its not challenging like Hiking Kili at Stella Point. On a clear day you can see the snow capped summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in the South of Mt. Elgon to the west and the Indian Ocean to the East. We normally get to the summit around 0600.0630hrs before the sun rise, take the photos as many as you can. After your photography and viewing opportunity, surrounded by glaciers and ice rock caves, descend leisurely to Mintos hut, 2hrs, for hot breakfast. There after descend further down for about 2-3 hours to Road head for picnic lunch. At this point your body will be gaining strength as you are now going down from high altitude to normal and your mind will be calm though might be tired for the long day walk. In the next 2 hours you arrive in Chogoria Bandas where the memories of Mt. Kenya becomes real, you will be received by our crews who always walks ahead and you will have hot African Tea or Coffee while dinner and overnight will be served as early as 1900hrs

Day 5: Mt Kenya Bandas - Chogoria Gate - Nairobi

The day will be calm and the breakfast will be served at around 0700am, after a leisurely breakfast, you walk about 10 km down through the forest to meet our driver who will drive you down the rest of the track and on to Chogoria town where we normally part ways with the other crews and we head back to Nairobi and have hot lunch on the way back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon with a drop off to your respective residential places of residence.

Day 6: Nairobi - Samburu Game reserve.

Depart Nairobi for the Samburu game reserve. The drive takes you through the Kenya highlands via tea, coffee and subsistence farmlands. You shall experience different climatic and vegetative zones on today’s road journey. Arrive at your lodge/Camp for lunch. Afternoon game viewing drive will follow. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa lodge.

Day 8: Samburu Game Reserve - Mount Kenya.

After breakfast, you will have an en route game viewing drive at the Samburu game reserve. We head for the cooler Mount Kenya region at the base of the Mount Kenya. Lunch at your will be at your lodge. Afternoon optional brief hiking opportunities can be arranged. You will also get the chance of viewing the snow capped peaks of Mt Kenya. Dinner and overnight game viewing will be from the comfort of Serena Mountain Lodge.

Day 9: Mount Kenya –Lake Nakuru National Park.

After breakfast at the Serena Mountain Lodge you will depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy the different sceneries en route. Stop over to view the Thompson falls at Nyahururu. You will arrive at the lake Nakuru national park in time for lunch at your lodge/ Camp. Afternoon bird watching and game viewing drive. The lake Nakuru National park hosts hundreds of thousands of the flamingos and other bird species. The Lake Nakuru National park in its sanctuary hosts the black and white rhinos. Dinner and overnight will be at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp.

Day 10: Lake Nakuru National Park-Masai Mara.

After breakfast at your lodge/Camp, depart Lake Nakuru for Masai Mara. You will have an en route game drive and a stopover at Lake Naivasha. Arrive in The Masai Mara in the afternoon. An evening game drive will follow after lunch. All meals and overnight will be at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 11: Masai Mara Reserve.

Wake up very early for a morning game drive in the World’s greatest game reserve-The Masai Mara and then an afternoon game drive will follow. Look out for the “Big Five” in the Mara. You may opt for a leisurely afternoon at the lodge or a visit to the Maasai Village or a balloon safari at an extra charge. Overnight and meals will be at Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 12: Masai Mara Reserve.

Depart for Nairobi after breakfast with an en route game drive. Stop over at view point for excellent views of the Great Rift Valley and the Longonot Crater. Arrive Nairobi in the afternoon. Transfer to Sarova Panafric Hotel for Overnight. Dinner at the famous carnivore restaurant can be organised at an extra cost.

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