Safari Overview

The most popular route in Mount Kenya National Park although not the most scenic which approaches from the west. Naro Moru route is also the fastest route to the trekking peak at Point Lenana. Take this classic route up Mount Kenya through the notoriously treacherous vertical bog and into the wide Teleki Valley beneath the Tryndall, The Lewis Glacier.

Though the summit can be reached in 4 days hiking as per the below itinerary, we strongly recommend an overnight acclimatization at the base, probably at Naro Moru River Lodge. This can be arranged for at an extra fee.
This is one of the most popular hiking trail located near Naro Moru Town on the slopes of Mount Kenya. The route offers trekkers with the chance to see wildlife. Trekking the trail is graded as moderately difficult. Climbing on this trail primarily offers opportunity for hiking past vertical bog (muddy bog) and backpacking.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Meteorological Station 3-4 hrs, 10km, 400m ascent.

An early morning departure from Nairobi at 8am. Transfer to Mount Kenya National Park at Naro Moru Gate for registration and where the hike starts, 2600m. From the gate, keep to the park track, which follows the crest of a board ridge between the Northern and Southern Naro Moru valleys. The going is easy and it’s a pleasant walking through the forest. About two thirds of the way up after the bridge there are good views to the left north down into the Northern Naro Moru valley. The trek ends at Met station 3,000m where dinner and overnight rest will be, L, D.

Day 2: Met Station – Mackinders Camp 5-6 hrs, 10km, 1200m ascent

Take an early morning breakfast. Head uphill on the track to pass the radio must on your right after about half an hour. The trek runs into a path and after another 30 minutes, you will reach the end of the forest belt and enter the moorland. This is the vertical bog conditions range from damp to glutinous depending on when it last rained. Continue through until the going improves and you reach a fork overlooking Teleki Valley to reach Mackinders Camp, 4,200m. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders Camp, B, L, D.

Day 3: Mackinders Camp – Point Lenana – Met Station, 8-10 hrs, 11km, 785m ascent

The normal approach is to start an early morning at 2 am in order to reach point Lenana taking about 4 hr walk by sunrise at 6:30am. After sunrise, descend down to Mackinders Camp for breakfast, 2hrs and walk further 4hrs, way back to Met Station for dinner and overnight, B, L, D.

Day 4: Met Station – Naro Moru – Nairobi 3hrs, 9km, 400m

After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Mount Kenya National Park’s Naro Moru Gate at 2,600m. Here, you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi arriving at approximately 3pm, B, L.

Cost Includes & Excludes

Included in the Safari Cost

Arrival & Departure airport transfers complementary to all our clients.
Transportation as per itinerary.
Accommodation per itinerary or similar with a request to all our clients.
Mount Kenya National Park rescue fees
Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters and cook
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as hot drinks on the mountain
Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
Water for washing up daily
National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary.
Excursions & activities as per itinerary with a request
Mount Kenya National Park certificate for your successful summit attempt
A comprehensive Climbing Mount Kenya travel info pack
Flying Doctor Evacuation Service

Excluded in the Safari Cost

Visas and related costs.
Personal Taxes.
Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature.
International flights.
Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary like Balloon safari, Masai Village.
Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in.

Cost Includes & Excludes

The cost of this safari will vary depending on date of travel, type of accommodation, transport mode and number of people on the safari.

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