The peak of Mt Kenya

Mount Kenya is a dormant volcano that first erupted about 3 million years ago and last erupted about 2.6 million years ago. In 1997, UNESCO designated this spectacular location as a World Heritage Site. It is bordered by a national park and is located on the equator in Kenya’s central area. A climb up this mountain provides panoramic views of the volcanic peaks, broad valleys, gorges, and surrounding savannah, making it the ideal African hiking experience.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi

Your driver will pick you up at 8:30 a.m. and give you a brief preview of your journey before taking you to Mount Kenya through Nanyuki town. On your way to Old Moses Hut, you’ll be served a picnic lunch. Spend the night at Met Station after your dinner.

Day 2: Mount Kenya

Wake up early for your breakfast, which will be followed by a 6-7 hour walk to Shipton’s camp, which will give you a breath-taking view of the Nellion and Batian mountains. Take your picnic along for your journey. Early in the afternoon, you’ll arrive at Shipton camp at 4200 meters. You can unwind for a while before dinner and retire for the evening.

Day 3: Mount Kenya

Start your day around 0300H for a chance to climb Pt. Lenana, 4985 meters in three hours. Then you’ll go down for 2 hours to Mackinder’s camp (4200m), where you’ll have breakfast. After that, go down to Met Station for a picnic lunch and an overnight stay for 4-5 hours.

Day 4: Return to Nairobi

Enjoy your farewell breakfast while seeing Mount Kenya’s beauty. You’ll descend via the Naro Moru forest, where your driver will meet you for a ride to Nairobi. You are scheduled to arrive at 0400H.