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5-day Mount Kenya climbing trekking safari (Naro Moru route)

Join a certified mountain guide for this once-in-a-lifetime experience and make an incredibly beautiful 5-day ascent up to Point Lenana, on Mount Kenya, via the Naro Moru route. Enjoy stunning views along the way and get the chance to see iconic African wildlife as well.

Mountain RangeEast African Mountains
Duration5 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Mount Kenya National Park.

  • See some of Africa's most iconic wildlife as you go.

  • Get the unique opportunity of crossing the equator en route to Mount Kenya.

Description

Towering more than 5,000 meters above the surrounding serengeti, Mount Kenya casts an imposing shadow over its surroundings.

Trekking along the Naro Moru route, up to one of the many lofty summits on the peak, is one of the most popular ways to experience the incredible beauty of this iconic mountain.

The destination of our trip will be Point Lenana (4,985 meters), but we will start by meeting up in Nairobi and driving to the park, crossing the equator en route.

Once in the park, we will hike up to a meteorological station, from which we get incredible views of the mountain in the early hours of the morning, when the air is most clear.

From here, we will hike on top Mackinders valley, getting the chance to see some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife, while enjoying phenomenal views of the surrounding scenery.

After getting a pre-dawn start on the following day, we will climb up to Point Lenana in time to see the sunrise, a truly unforgettable experience.

After enjoying the views out over the rest of Kenya and maybe even having the chance to see Kilimanjaro, we will descend back down the mountain to the meteorological station. The next day, we hike to the park entrance and return to Nairobi.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this unforgettable 5-day trek up to Point Lenana, on the slopes of Mount Kenya!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our 6-day variation of this trip up the Sirimon-Chogoria route!

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Please contact us for a complete equipment list.

Meeting point

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Naro Moru

After meeting up in Nairobi at 9 am, we will head north toward Mount Kenya, crossing the equator on the way. We will spend the night in the lodge at Nanyuki Simbas.

Day 2: Naro Moru to Meteorological Station

We will get up and enjoy some clear views of Mount Kenya before hiking up to the meteorological station, near which we will camp. Expect to hike for about 3 to 4 hours.

Day 3: Met Station to Mackinders Camp

We will hike up through the Teleki Valley to Mackinders camp, where we will spend the night, enjoying spectacular views of the main peaks of Mount Kenya as we go. Expect to hike for about 4 to 6 hours.

Day 4: Summit day

Getting a pre-dawn start, we will leave camp and begin our ascent to Point Lenana. After enjoying the stunning views from the top, we will head back down to Mackinder’s camp and then on to the Meteorological station. Expect to hike for about 11 hours.

Day 5: Departure

We will eat breakfast at the meteorological station before hiking back out to the entrance of the park and transferring back to Nairobi.


Equipment you will need to bring

Sunglasses

Backpack

Water bottle

Other gear: Hiking boots


About the guide

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Claudious Tours and Safaris is an East Africa based firm offering Mountain climbing tours and services in East Africa including Mount Kenya climbing safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking, Mount Elgon walking tours and Mount Rwenzori Trekking. Climbing Africa Mountains offers you an experience of a lifetime. We provide you with Africa Mountain Climbing Safari Packages accompanied by experienced mountain guides, cooks and potters: ensuring that you have safe and adventurous hikes up to some of the highest and most challenging mountains in Africa which includes Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Rwenzori in Uganda and Mount Elgon. These hikes offer an opportunity to sample some of the most exciting Mountain climbing safaris in Africa. We design mountain packages for solo travelers, small and large groups looking at trekking in Africa.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 897 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Permit and entrance fees

• Personal porters

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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• Please note this price is for the low season.


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