4 Days / 3 Nights Mount Kenya Trekking 

Arrive/Sirimon Gate- Old Moses Camp. ( 3,300M) – Shimpton Camp (4200M) – Pt Lenana(4985M)- Mt Kenya Bandas (2800M) Meru Bandas -Chogoria Town – Nairobi/Depart

PREVIEW

This creative climb joins two of the most scenic routes up Mount Kenya, Sirimon and Chogoria, producing a remarkably diverse and spectacular trek. Sirimon coming off the west of Mount Kenya passes through the dry side of the mountain with its giant trees and rocky terrain, and the descent onto the Chogoria path is exactly different with its lush bamboo and highland forests. The final night time ascent of Point  Lenana can be as difficult as any ascent in East Africa, but the rest of the trek is generally considered easier than either Kilimanjaro or the Rwenzoris.

Introduction

Accommodation Destination Start End Basis      Duration
Bush Camping

Depart

Mount Kenya Climbing

Nairobi

Day 1

Day 4

Day 4

Day 4

FB+       B 3 Nights                                    N/A

Key
B: Breakfast.

FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 01: NAIROBI – SIRIMON GATE- OLD MOSES CAMP. ( 3,300M)

(3-4 hrs, 9km walk, 680m ascent.)

Day Itinerary

After pick up in Nairobi, drive to Nanyuki town crossing the equator en route to the Sirimon Park gate for lunch (2660m). From the gate, we trek up through magnificent montane forest, bamboo and giant heather zone before reaching the high altitude moorland and our first hut (Old Moses camp 3,300m) for dinner and overnight. This is a gentle trek that takes 3 – 4 hrs gaining an elevation of 680m.

Basis

FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 02: OLD MOSES – SHIPTON CAMP (4200M).

(7 hrs, 14km, 900m ascent.)

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking right at the junction. After a water break, you continue on the track crossing Ontulili River before turning right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North River and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the Shipton Camp. This camp is a surreal setting below the towering peaks and glacier. Resident population is of Rock hyrax and sun birds.

Basis

FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 03: SHIPTON – PT LENANA (4985M)- MT KENYA BANDAS (2800M)

(11-12 hrs, 29km, 785 ascent, 2,085m descent.)

Day Itinerary

Kick off at 3.am to reach pt Lenana in time for the African sunrise.

The climb starts on frozen scree and continues on a rocky track with some very minor scrambling. With a good Moon you barely need a torch. Without a Moon, then the pollution- free sky bangs on the ground giving you as good a view of the stars as almost anywhere on Earth. The climb takes 3 -4 hrs and to add to the exhilaration, Mt. Kilimanjaro is also visible from the horizon. Descend to Minto’s hut for full breakfast. After a short rest descend further to Mt Kenya bandas along the gorges valley where you can enjoy good views of The Temple, Lake Michaelson, Mushroom rocks and Giant billiards table.  Dinner and overnight at the Bandas. You can enjoy log fires, hot showers and bed at the Bandas!

Basis

FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

DAY 04: MERU BANDAS – CHOGORIA TOWN – NAIROBI.

(3 HRS, 10KM WALK.)

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, descend on a broad track through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicle for transfer to Chogoria town and further to Nairobi arriving by 17:00hrs.

Basis

Breakfast:- Breakfast

QUOTES/COSTS/RATES OF THIS

Number of PAX 03 Jan – 31 March, June & Nov – 15 Dec  2021 01 July  – 31 Oct  &         16 Dec  – 02 Jan 2022 01 April – 31 May 2021
1 person  Per Person
2 persons Per Person
3 persons Per Person
4 persons Per Person
5 persons Per Person
6 persons Per Person

QUOTATION INCLUDES:

  • Full board accommodation in the Lodge
  • Transportation whilst on safari in 7- seater 4 x 4 minibus, driven by english-speaking driver/guide
  • All park/reserve/museum entrance fees
  • Services of an english-speaking guide

Complimentary from Campofrio

  • Mineral Water in the safari vehicles during the safari, (2 bottles per person per day during the safari)
  • AMREF Emergency evacuation service only – no medical bills – full passport details required.

Our price does Not INCLUDE; 

  • The cost of obtaining visas; Kenya visa can be got at ease at JKI Airport for US$50 – no photos required
  • Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, porterage etc.
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Tips
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • Any internal flights and departure taxes (within East African Countries)
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, telephone, postage etc
  • Holiday (Christmas, Easter) and other seasonal surcharges – please consult us for the details.
  • All other expenses that are purely of a personal nature.
  • All other items that are not mentioned in ‘our price includes’.

Please note; 

  • Non A/C Vehicles are used for transfers in cities and on Safari in Kenya
  • Luggage limit of one soft bag per person during travel in Kenya. Hard cases should be avoided as they cannot fit in safari vehicles.
  • Baggage allowance for domestic flights is 15kgs per person including hand luggage. Soft-sided luggage or duffels are preferable to hard luggage for storage on safari vehicles and aircrafts used within East Africa. Large suitcases of dimensions greater than 24″x 17″x 7″ are impossible to store in vehicles and on aircraft and should not be used. (Baggage and personal effects are at owner’s risk throughout the tour and baggage insurance for members is strongly advised).
  • The rate includes accommodation based on the hotels and lodges mentioned in the program using standard rooms. Please be advised that the maximum singles the lodges can give is 4. The rest are charged as doubles.
  • ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION: In the case of a confirmed booking being re-routed for whatever reason we will endeavour to move guests to an equivalent level property subject to availability and with prior agreement with the operator/agent and we reserve the right to do so in the best interests of all concerned

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Contract variations

The contractual costs mentioned above in this agreement are subject to change without prior notice; however, every effort will be made to maintain them. In the event of a change in Government Taxes or Levies affecting the rates mentioned herein, Campofrio Safaris has the right to pass on any increases to our Partners or Clients.

Payment Policy

A deposit of 35% is required at the time of booking.  The balance of 65% is due 45 days before commencement of the tour program.  If the reservation is made within 45 days of departure the whole amount must be paid at the time of confirmation.

Children Policy:

Children between the age of 3 and 12 years

  • Pays 60% of the adult rate if sharing a room with two adults
  • Pays 80% of the adult rate if sharing a room with another children
  • Pays 100% of the adult rates if sharing a room with one adult
  • No discount on Holiday and other supplements

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. As all suppliers charge cancellation fees, they are in turn passed on to us.

Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in number of occupancy are subject to cancellation and no-show fees. Following is the scale for cancellation charges:

  • 35% if cancelled between 45 and 35days prior to arrival
  • 50% if cancelled between 34 and 15 days prior to arrival.
  • 100% if cancelled 14 days and 24hours prior to arrival

Itinerary Changes:

Although every effort is made to adhere to schedules, it should be noted that the hoteliers in East Africa may be obliged to occasionally change routes on safaris as dictated by changing conditions.

Such conditions may be brought about by seasonal rainfall on bush tracks, airfields and in game areas, by game migrations from one region to another, or airline or other booking problems, etc. Campofrio Safaris will communicate with you for such tour itinerary/tour program or accommodation changes

NOTE: – Please note that some bookings might straddle between two seasons. Making the below seasonal quotations on accommodation NOT APPLICABLE. In such cases, please contact us for TAILOR-MADE QUOTATIONS cutting across seasons.

We thank you for the opportunity to present this program and trust that you will find it creative and exciting!!
Looking forward to organizing a memorable incentive for you!

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