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12-Days Mount Kenya Hike ,Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Safari

Combined Mount Kenya Climb and Wildlife Safari Package. Take the 12 days package that includes 6 days hiking to the summit of Mount Kenya and another 6 days wildlife safari. After the climb, take a safari to Lake Nakuru, and then end up at the famous Masai Mara National Reserve

per adult from

$4,022

NZD

Duration

12 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 11x Breakfast
    • 11x Dinner
    • 10x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Kenya
    • Entry/Admission - Maasai Mara National Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
    What's excluded :

  • Day 1: Nairobi to Nanyuki

    Stop At: Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Town, Nanyuki Municipality, Laikipia County, Rift Valley Province
    Depart Nairobi Airport or your Nairobi Hotel after breakfast and journey north past diverse agricultural lands and landscapes to the slopes of Mount Kenya. After lunch at the base lodge you take part in some easy walks around this predominantly Kikuyu area, exploring local farms and villages and perhaps local schools. We can gain a privileged insight into the lives of the people who live on the slopes of Mt. Kenya and know that our visit is contributing towards their local economy. An extended evening walk through the forest, where a local natural history expert will reveal the medicinal plants, birds and animals found here. We’ll also get to meet and spend some time with our mountain guides.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Buffet dinner at the hotel
    • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel
    Accommodation included: Base Hotel

    Day 2: Hike from Base Hotel to Old Moses – 3340m

    Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park Kenya
    a.m. Transfer to Sirimon Gate, 2,600m. (45kms / 1.5hrs).

    p.m. Trek, Sirimon gate – Old moses (10kms / 3hrs). Ascent: +740m.

    Breakfast is followed by a full briefing and equipment check before we begin the trek – we’ll meet the full crew at this point. Each person has a personal porter and there are extra porters for camping equipment and food. Then a short vehicle transfer past the equator to Sirimon park gate. Our ascent of Mt Kenya, following the Sirimon route, this is one of the longest and gentlest route on the mountain. It is also one of the most spectacular. We walk up to our first hut at 3,340m, a total ascent of 740m in just 2-3 hours. On this route, we will pass through zones of dense forest, bamboo, giant heather and out onto high open moorland. 3-4 hours

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the camp
    • Lunch: Buffet lunch at the camp
    • Dinner: Buffet dinner at the camp
    Accommodation included: Old Moses Camp

    Day 3: Hike Old Moses Camp to Shiptons Camp – (4200m)

    Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya National Park
    Emerging from Likii valley, climb and pass over a ridge to enter on a steep descent into the picturesque Mackinder Valley where you join to the normal route from the Old Moses camp. You arrive at Shiptons camp for hot lunch after a 4hour trek. Afternoon at leisure.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the camp
    • Lunch: Buffet lunch at the camp
    • Dinner: Buffet dinner at the camp
    Accommodation included: Shiptons Camp

    Day 4: Acclimatisation trek to Hausberg Col. 4,600m.

    Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya National Park
    (approx. 7Kms return. / 4-5hrs). Ascent +364m

    We stay at Shipton’s for two nights, and have a rest day. This is invaluable for acclimatisation and will make the summit day more enjoyable. Highly recommended is a short walk on the summit circuit trail up to the Hausberg col (4,6OOm) OR go farther, passing between Oblong and Hausberg Tarns to Nanyuki and Two Tarns to enjoy panoramic views of peaks Batian (5199m) and Nelion (5188m). Having reached a high altitude of over 4600m the true acclimatisation benefit of this day becomes clear, Climbing high and sleeping low is excellent for acclimatisation.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the camp
    • Lunch: Buffer lunch at the camp
    • Dinner: Buffet dinner at the camp
    Accommodation included: Hausberg

    Day 5: Accent to Lenana Summit, 4,985m & Descent to Nithi Camp, 3,300m

    Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park Kenya
    Trek via the Summit to Nithi, (approx. 15Kms / 10hrs.) Ascent: 749m to the summit then descend -1,685m to Nithi Camp. After the rest day comes the highlight of the Mount Kenya trek: the stiff, but exhilarating, scramble by starlight up to Point Lenana, the “trekkers’ summit”, in time to see the African dawn from a vantage point of nearly 5,000m. We leave at 4am and climb the 800m to the peak in 4 hours. A further 3 hours down to a late breakfast by Hall Tarns in the magnificent Gorges Valley. Then in the afternoon another 3 hours down past spectacular chasms, waterfalls and weirdly eroded lava flows to camp by the track-head in the giant heather zone.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the camp
    • Lunch: Buffet lunch at the camp
    • Dinner: Buffet dinner at the camp
    Accommodation included: Descent to Nithi Camp

    Day 6: Descent to Meru Bandas, 3,000m. Trek to Meru Bandas (approx. 7Kms / 2-3h.)

    Stop At: Mount Kenya National Park, Mount Kenya National Park
    Descent: -300m.

    Short descent through the forest zone to the mountain cabins and afternoon relaxing. Log fires, hot showers, beers, and real beds for overnight. Wildlife viewing in evening – often from your cabin window as the elephant and buffalo graze outside!

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the camp
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Meru Bandas

    Day 7: Nanyuki to Lake Nakuru

    Stop At: Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Rift Valley Province
    a.m. Hike to pick up point, 2600m (approx.10kms / 2hrs). Descent: -400m. through Bamboo / Montane Forest zones

    After lunch you will be collected for the day’s drive taking you past the Aberdare mountain range to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, destination Lake Nakuru National Park. Picnic lunch in Lake Nakuru National Park. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon of game drive inside Lake Nakuru National Park, till sunset. Drive to your lodge for the night. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the lodge
    • Lunch: Buffet lunch at the lodge

    • Dinner: Buffet dinner at the lodge
    Accommodation included: Lake Nakuru Lodge

    Day 8: Rest in Lake Nakuru National Park

    Stop At: Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Rift Valley Province
    This is a day of rest in and around Lake Nakuru National park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the lodge
    • Lunch: Buffet lunch at the lodge
    • Dinner: Buffet dinner at the lodge
    Accommodation included: Lake Nakuru Lodge

    Day 9: Drive from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara Game Reserve

    Stop At: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province
    After breakfast, drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve, offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago. The area is known for excellent game sightings, including large prides of lions. The Mara River surrounds the camp on three sides and all the tents with four poster beds, verandah and modern en-suite facilities have magnificent views of the river. Met on arrival and transfer to the lodge. Afternoon shared game drives. Dinner anad overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge or Similar

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the lodge
    • Lunch: Buffet lunch at the lodge
    • Dinner: Buffet dinner at the lodge
    Accommodation included: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge /Similar

    Day 10: Safaris in Masai Mara Game Reserve

    Stop At: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province
    The following 2 days will be spent enjoying the luxuries of the lodge, game viewing and absorbing the amazing sceneries. You may opt to do additional activities offered at the lodges as well. For example; balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back down for a beautiful champagne breakfast. You may also visit a local Masai village or school just outside the reserve. Picnic lunches and night game drives can also be arranged at some properties. Dinner and Overnight Masai Mara Sopa Lodge/Similar
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the lodge
    • Lunch: Buffet lunch at the lodge
    • Dinner: Buffet dinner at the lodge

    Accommodation included: Masai Mara Sopa lodge

    Day 11: Masai Mara Full Day

    Stop At: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
    Another 2nd day full day game drive. Dinner and Overnight Masai Mara Sopa Lodge/Similar
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the lodge
    • Lunch: Buffet lunch at the lodge
    • Dinner: Buffet dinner at the lodge
    Accommodation included: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge or Similar

    Day 12: Drive Masai Mara – Nairobi Depart

    Stop At: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya
    After breakfast, transfer by road to Nairobi to for lunch. After lunch, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your departure flight home.
    Duration: 7 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up available from airbnb and private apartments Airports
    • Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport, Nairobi Kenya
    • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Gracepatt Safaris

Activity ID: V-45313P71

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