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Mt. Kenya Hiking Tour

MT. KENYA HIKING TOUR

Trip duration

5 days/ 4 nights

The Mt. Kenya Hiking Tour can be combined with our Laikipia Wildlife Safari.

 

 

Day 1- 5: Mt. Kenya Hiking

The Mt. Kenya Hiking Tour starts from your hotel on day 1; most groups start at Nairobi. From here we shall drive to Mt. Kenya, where the hikes begin.

For the next five days you will enjoy the Mt. Kenya Hiking Tour with our professional hiking guides. You will have porters to help you carry your bags, prepare meals and set up camps on arrival.

Mt. Kenya rises to a peak of 5,199 metres above sea level. The mountain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mt. Kenya is an extinct volcano (3.1-2.6 million years ago). It is thought that when it rose to full height, before eruption, Mt. Kenya was around 6,500 metres above sea level.

Mt. Kenya has about 20 glacial tarns (small montane lakes) of varying sizes. We shall enjoy some of these tarns on our Mt. Kenya Hiking Tour; but the glaciers on the mountain are receding gradually. The top peaks of Mt. Kenya include Batian (5,199 metres above sea level), Nelion (5,188 metres above sea level) and Lenana (4,985 metres above sea level). Point Lenana is the popular peak and does not require rock-climbing techniques. Most Mt. Kenya Hiking Tours hike to this peak.

On day 5, we shall head back to Nairobi, having conquered the mountain journey. This will mark the end to our exciting Mt. Kenya Hiking Tour.

 

 

Habitats covered

Highland Forest, Montane Grasslands, Heath and Moorland, Snow

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

Touching the Mt. Kenya Peak, Montane Camping, Guided Hikes, The Equator crossing