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4 Days, 3 Nights in Sirimon-Out Chogoria route - KShs 43,500/= or $490 per person (for the 4 days)

The Sirimon Track is one of the finest approaches to the peak area. It offers some of the best views of the main peaks, with a gradual climb, which can be done leisurely. We traverse the mountain by ascending the Sirimon Track.

Day 1. Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmier Camp - (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent. Depart Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill through the forest which becomes heathland after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight.

Day 2. Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent. After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m,

Day 3. Shipton Camp. Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.

Day 4. Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 6 hrs, 14km, 785m ascent. Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30 am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut, 2hrs, for breakfast and further hrs down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for dinner and overnight,

Day 5: Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria/Nairobi. Descend 2hr, 15km to forest clearance to catch a 4x4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle back to Nairobi

The package includes: 

  1. Accommodation whilst on safari (no need for tents, just your sleeping bags)
  2. All transfers and as mentioned above
  3. Park entry fees at the park (Mt. Kenya)
  4. All park entry and conservation fees
  5. Lunch at Nanyuki & The Chogoria Exit
  6. All the meals whilst mountaineering
  7. Services of a professional guide
  8. We shall all have a porter each (thus guests will only be carrying their day packs)

Excluded from your safari: 

  1. Beverages and other extras in Nanyuki
  2. All activities not mentioned above
  3. Items of a personal nature
  4. Personal insurance covers (including emergency evacuation cover)
  5. Cost of Safari

What you need to Carry or hire out: 

  1. Sleeping Bag - 250/- per day
  2. 2 Warm trousers
  3. 2 Warm jackets
  4. 3 T-shirts
  5. Pairs of socks
  6. Hiking boots - 250/- per day
  7. Rain trousers - 100/- per day
  8. Rain jacket (waterproof) - 100 per day
  9. Gloves
  10. Sunglasses
  11. Rack sack
  12. Also, note that you need to exercise at least the week before to be physically fit.

Mt. Kilimambogo and Fourteen Falls

The Ol-Donyo Sabuk National Park is located about 85km north-east of Nairobi in Machakos County, Eastern Province. The ecosystem constitutes a mountain
which is entirely covered with dense montane forest except for a small area at the top.

Buffalo are the dominant wildlife here. Other wildlife include bushbuck, leopard, olive baboon, colobus monkey, vervet monkey, sykes monkey,
kirk's dik-dik, bush pig, common duiker, reedbuck, rock hyrax, bush-baby, tree and ground squirrel, aardvark, porcupine, mongoose, python and monitor lizard.

The park is home to 45 species of birds and the easily spotted ones include; white-browed sparrow weaver, grey- headed sparrow weaver, African pied wagtail, mourning dove, augur buzzard, African hawk eagle, purple-breasted sunbird, yellow-vented bulbul, speckled mousebird, helmeted guinea fowl, black-headed oriole, grey tit, ring-necked dove, bateleur, great sparrow- hawk, bronze sunbird, superb starling and mackinnon grey shrike.

The Proposed Itinerary
0800 hrs - Pick up from town/residence
0830 hrs - Leave for Oldonyo Sabuk National Park
0930 hrs - Arrive at the park and proceed for a 3-hour hike to Mt. Kilimambogo as you also get to see and learn about the infamous McMillan grave site
1230 hrs - Arrive the peak of Kilimambogo and enjoy the scenery. Take Photos as you enjoy the beautiful sceneries
1300 hrs - Hike down to the gate and proceed to the beautiful Fourteen Falls where picknic lunch will be served
1430 hrs - Relax and have a short break as you network before embarking on your journey back to Nairobi.

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Mt. Longonot

Mount Longonot is a dormant strata volcano located southeast of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. It is thought to have last erupted in the 1960’s. Its name is derived from the Masai word oloonongot which means mountains of many spurs or steep ridges. Mt. Longonot is 60km northwest of Nairobi. The ecosystem mainly comprises of the mountain rising to 2,776m above the sea level. This Mountain is a captivating sight for tourists. The mountain sides now have beautifully carved v-shaped ridges and valleys with deep forests inside the crater giving it a lush green look. Mt. Longonot is one of the best hiking adventures one can have while in Kenya. 

It is a volcanic mountain which up to date has smoke-emitting icons and is a twin crater mountain as well. Adjacent to it Hell's Gate National Park with a wide range of wild animals. Geothermal is generated here too. It’s a place for both family and group outing where fun is guaranteed. Rising to an altitude of 6,000-7,000 ft Mt Longonot trekking park covers an area of 52sq km. It has heavy volcano and crater forests and offers excellent walking and climbing opportunities to the summit and crater. It offers chances for day trips where groups engage in active sports like game walking, riding, cycling and picnicking. The summit offers great panoramic views of Lake Naivasha and the expansive Great Rift Valley floor including several other bluffs and smaller mountains like Mt. Suswa. 

The Proposed Itinerary
7.30 am - Pick up from town/residence
8.00 am - Leave for Longonot with a stopover at the scenic Great Rift Valley viewpoint
9.30 am - Arrive Mt. Longonot National Park and start the hike
11.30 am - Arrive the peak of Longonot and enjoy the scenery
12.00 pm - Picnic lunch at the top of Mt. Longonot
1.00 pm - You may go round the crater before hiking down the Mt. Longonot
2.30 pm - Relax and have a short break as you network before embarking on your journey back to Nairobi

On special request, we can organize  a relaxing sunset boat ride at Lake Naivasha as you enjoy bird watching or go rock climbing at the Hells Gate National Park before heading back home.

What's included
Exclusive transport in a luxurious open roof tour van/shuttle
Services of a professional driver/guide
Packed picnic lunch with a soft drink
Drinking water

What's excluded
Park entry fees – KShs 350 for Kenyan Citizens and USD 30 for non-residents
Cost of any extra activities not mentioned

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