West East Tours

Item Code: 72-2400
When: June 21, 2023 12:00 am - March 3, 2024 12:00 am

This weeklong itinerary takes experienced hikers and active travelers to Africa’s 2nd-highest peak. Spend two days in Nairobi on a safari and learning about wildlife conservation. Meet your private guide and start a 5-day trek in Mount Kenya National Park, with tropical forests and stunning scenery, before returning to Nairobi.


Day 1: Fly into Nairobi; Relaxing Day

Kenya’s capital awaits! Before landing, window seat passengers may glimpse Nairobi National Park. The city’s 73-square-mile (117 km) park’s proximity is one of its many distinctive features. This protected area is home to many of Africa’s wild animals.

A private driver will take you to your accommodation from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Nairobi, Kenya’s largest metropolis with over six million citizens, was founded in the late 19th century by British East African colonial authority as a Uganda Railway depot. The Maasai word Enkare Nairobi (cold water) refers to the city’s Nairobi River.

Explore as you please the rest of the day. Rest or tour the city’s produce and flea markets after the trip. Finish the day with a supper at a Kenyan restaurant.

Day 2: Safari in Nairobi National Park, Wildlife Conservation Trip

Today, you’ll join an exciting capital excursion to see Kenya’s best wildlife. To avoid traffic, you’re picked up early to enter Nairobi National Park’s main entrance. Wildlife is unpredictable, so stay in the car. Lions, buffaloes, zebras, rhinoceros, giraffes, gazelles, ostriches, and more can be seen on a good day. Breakfast will be in a picnic area.

You will drive outside the city to visit an Elephant Orphanage, which rescues orphaned elephants from poachers. Elephants return to the jungle when mature. From here, you’ll visit a Rothschild’s giraffe center. Learn about the center’s conservation efforts while feeding these adorable creatures. If time permits, walk the Gogo River Bird Sanctuary’s route.

Your vehicle will drop you off in a lunchtime restaurant district. Spend the afternoon exploring the city.

Day 3: Transfer to Mount Kenya and Begin Your Trek at Old Moses Camp.

Start your multi-day trek! After an early breakfast, your driver will take you to Naro Moru (107 miles/173 kilometers) to meet a local guide and arrange your climbing gear. Drive to Mount Kenya National Park.

The park’s surroundings are stunning. Mount Kenya is a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve. It has alpine greenery, deep woods, lakes, glaciers, mineral springs, and rare and endangered animals.

You’ll overnight at Old Moses Mountain Camp through Sirimon Trekking. After paying your park fees, you’ll start the day’s 5.6-mile (9 km) journey through bamboo and rosewood forests, home to buffalo, elephants, antelope, and hundreds of bird species. Old Moses, a well-run mountain resort at 10,837 feet (3300 m), has clean restrooms, dormitory bunks, a kitchen and eating area, and tent-friendly grounds.

Dinner and sunset with international trekkers.

Day 4: Trek to Shipton's Mountain Hut

Wake up! You’ll need to start trekking early today because it’s one of your longest and most exciting days. You’ll walk 8 miles (14 km) via moors and the Mackinder Valley to reach Shiptons Mountain Hut. Soaring eagles, hyrax, and sunbirds live at this altitude.

Relax and have dinner at Shiptons after checking in.

Day 5: Hike to Hausberg Col

Today’s Hausberg Col walk will be simpler for acclimatization. This route covers about 4 miles (7 km). After arriving, you’ll rest and explore Mount Kenya’s west ridges before returning to Shiptons for another night.

Day 6: Trek to The Summit, Descend to Met Station

For the 3-hour climb to Mount Kenya’s summit, you’ll wake up early today! The 8-mile (14-km) trail to Point Lenana climbs steep hills and may require rock climbing. Hikers’ top is 16,355 feet (4,985 m).

After taking in the sights and taking panoramic shots, you’ll descend to Mackinder’s Camp for a supper and relaxation before descending for another 3 hours to Met Station for your last night of the walk

Day 7: Finish the Trek, Transfer to Nairobi, And Departure.

It’s time to leave Kenya! First, you’ll wake up early for a leisurely 2.5-hour descent. Rosewood and bamboo groves along this 6-mile (10 km) tropical walk. Your driver will be waiting at the park gate to take you back to Nairobi (107 miles/173 kilometres).

After arriving in the city, you can tour the local market for souvenirs and have lunch before being taken to the airport for your flight. Good luck!

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