A moderate hiking opportunity through the 2 most well developed trails with the best infrastructure on Mount Kenya. This itinerary is quite popular with hikers seeking for a trek which they can attempt at a relaxed pace and that which they can accomplish within 5 days without having to necessarily use camping equipment at high altitude.

Transfers Accommodations
Meals Mountain guide
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

The trek is designed  in such away that both the pace of ascend and descend are comfortable to allow the hikers to enjoy their time while on the Mountain.


Day 0: Bantu Mountain Lodge

From Nairobi you are picked up by 0900hrs and drive through Coffee, Tea, Pineapple and Passion fruit plantation to our Base Hotel (Bantu Mountain Lodge), arriving in time for lunch after a 3 hours drive. After lunch you take an afternoon walk that assists with much needed acclimatization to the Mau Mau caves (2000m).

Day 1: Bantu Lodge to Old Moses Camp

After lunch you depart from the base hotel, crossing the equator to Sirimon Park gate (2600m) in 11/2 hours drive. You start an acclimatization hike of 3 hours at the gate through the tropical rain forest, bamboo, rosewood and part of heath zone to Old Moses camp (3300m) for overnight.

Day 2: Old Moses to Shipton's Camp

You hike gradually, after early breakfast, through a nature trail of tussock grass, lobelia and giant groundsels all the way to Shipton’s camp (4200m) for overnight. You will cover an altitude of 900m in 6-7 hours. Lunch is served enroute.

Day 3

After your breakfast at 0700hrs, you then leave at 0800hrs for an acclimatization hike to Hausberg col (4700m) and back to Shiptons camp (4200m) for overnight.

Day 4: Point Lenana Summit to Mackinders Camp

Your set off is at 0300hrs to the hikers summit, Pt. Lenana (4985m), to arrive after 31/2 hours having ascended 785m. On a clear morning you could see the top of Kili with its glittering snow. You then descend via Lewis glacier and the Austrian Hut (4790m) to Mackinder’s camp (4200m) for breakfast and overnight. This takes you 2 hours from the summit.

Day 5: Drop off Nairobi

You will descend down via the Naromoru track after a 0600hrs breakfast; crossing over the vertical bog to the road head (Met Station) to connect with a transfer vehicle for the base hotel for a hot shower before proceeding with your transfer back to Nairobi arriving in the early evening around 5 to 6.00pm.
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August 21, 2015

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August 21, 2015

The sightseeing and activities were better than we even thought! I still can’t believe we did so much in such a short time, but we did not feel stressed. We really loved the tour and would do it all over again in a minute! Thanks.

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