Mount Kenya climbing holiday, Kenya

“Take a week to acclimatise and climb Africa's second highest peak, Mount Kenya, at an average of 9kms per day for 4 days staying overnight in tents or mountain huts. ”

Highlights

Kongoni Camp, Nanyuki | Chogoria route | Chogoria Bandas | Lake Ellis | Lake Michaelson | Shipton’s Camp | Point Lenana | Sirimon route | Old Moses Camp | Nairobi |

Description of Mount Kenya climbing holiday, Kenya

Climbing Mount Kenya over the course of a week as part of a small group is an adventure experience to remember for the rest of your life. As Africa's second highest mountain, Mt Kenya offers climbers and trekkers the chance to challenge themselves at high altitude and within a much less crowded environment.

Climbing Mount Kenya on trails off the main path invites another means of experiencing the summit without hold ups or queues with group numbers kept to a minimum to ensure impact is as environmentally responsible and as personally enjoyable as possible.

Staying in Kenya after climbing Mt Kenya is always a great option and we'd be delighted to organise accommodation at an environmentally-friendly lodge or at a tented camp site within close proximity to the mountain.

The smaller properties that we recommend support the local community and responsible tourism with the surrounding landscapes of Laikipia offering a wealth of untouched wilderness and protected habitat for endangered animals as well as a warm welcome for climbers.

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made from December - March and July - mid October and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
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Holiday type

Tailor made holiday

This trip can be tailormade to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more luxurious trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments before relaxing in comfort in some of the best and most characterful local accommodation! Quality and value are the hallmark of these trips.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Mount Kenya climbing holiday, Kenya

We are a small company based in Nanyuki town just near Mount Kenya. Our dedicated team, who will be leading and supporting you on your trek, take pride in their team spirit. Together, we discuss every aspect of our mountain trips, from camp and tent preparation to recipes and menus, and we encourage feedback and input from our core group of guides and cook. We have all walked together every step of the mountain trails, and stayed at every camp site, on and off the beaten track. Your safety and enjoyment are our primary concerns, and we hope you will have a memorable mountain experience with our friendly crew who look forward to getting to know you and exchanging views.

Community
Your trip will be supporting our locally based mountain team and their families. We make all our financial arrangements directly with our Guide, so we can guarantee our team is paid in full on the day, or day after, your trip ends.

Our Cook is very skilled at producing delicious meals, even in the most remote locations. All the fresh food for our trips is bought from Nanyuki’s market and other supplies from locally owned shops. Our Cook aims to support the local shopkeepers first and foremost.

The lodges in Laikipia employ local people and some lodges are managed and/or hosted by local Maasai communities. All lodges that we recommend support community projects.

We can organise temporary membership of AMREF flying doctors to give you added reassurance and to support the charitable work of the flying doctor service. Your membership is in addition to, but not instead of travel insurance.

After your mountain trip, our Head Guide can arrange visits to the local primary school in Mukima village (where he was a pupil himself) and also to Nanyuki's children's home. Any donations of stationery and toys are always very gratefully received.

Environment
Our Guides will give you plenty of tips on high altitude trekking techniques and chat to you about the mountain’s flora, fauna and the history of its exploration. The team understand the importance of preserving the mountain environment for the future and they are well versed in ‘leave no trace’ principles, collecting any litter left on the trails by others, as well as removing their own kitchen waste.

Your Mount Kenya park fees support the work of the Kenya Wildlife Service in preserving the pristine wilderness of the mountain and the surrounding national park. Your lodge conservancy fees support local community projects, including conservation of some of Africa’s most endangered species.

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