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  “TOUR ADVENTURE SECRETS”

 

Mt Kenya Climb

 

Nairobi, Mt Kenya, Nairobi

 

Day 1: Nairobi

 

Arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport in Nairobi where you will be met by All Seasons Safaris & Tours Representative and briefed concerning your safari as we assist with visa formalities, then escorted past the custom counter where you will be given mineral water to freshen up.

 You will be transferred to your Nairobi Hotel.

 

Day 2: Nairobi Nanyuki / Sirimon Gate / Old Moses Camp (Trekking)

 

0600 Hrs pick up from your Nairobi Hotel, And proceed to Nanyuki

 You will get a short briefing on your safari and be dressed up for the safari courtesy of All Seasons Safaris & Tours (Safari Hats) and then depart for Nanyuki.

Enroute, you will pass by the town of Thika, which is known as an industrial hub. You will see vast pineapple and coffee plantations. The pineapple estate is owned and managed by Delmonte Company that also deals with the processing of pineapples. The British previously owned the company but it has since been sold to an Italian company.

 Continue with your drive. You will pass and stop by the popular Blue Post hotel famous for its strategic view overlooking the chania falls.

 Drive on and you are passing through Karatina town and witness the largest open air market in East Africa.

 You will pass through the equator for a short demonstration on how crossing from the southern to the northern hemisphere affects water flow.

 Mt. Kenya is an imposing extinct volcano dominating the landscape of the Kenyan Highlands, East of the Rift Valley. Mt. Kenya lies about 140 km North, North-East of Nairobi with its Northern flanks across the Equator. The mountain has two main peaks - Batian (5200m) and Nelion (5188m). The mountains slopes are cloaked in forest, bamboo, scrub and moorland giving way on the high central peaks to rock, ice and snow. Mt. Kenya is an important water catchment area, supplying the Tana and Northern Ewaso Ngiro systems.

The park includes a variety of habitats ranging from higher forest, bamboo, alpine moorlands, glaciers, tarns and glacial morains.

Arrive at Sirimon gate and hike to Old Moses camp for overnight (3300m), 3 to 4 hrs hikes (9kms). Old Moses is where you acclimatize as you also come across different vegetation.


Dinner and overnight at Old Moses camp.

 

Day 3: Old Moses Camp / Shipton’s Camp (Trekking)

 

After breakfast Hike to Shipton's camp (4200m) through Liki and Makinders valley for overnight (6 to 8 hrs. hikes) 17 kms.

 

 

Dinner and overnight rest at Shipton’s Camp.

 

Day 4: Shipton’s Camp / Point Lenana  (Trekking)

 

Attempt point Lenana (4985m) at 0300 hrs and descend directly to Old Moses (Judmair) Camp for

 

overnight.

 

 

Day 5: Point Lenana / Australian hut (Trekking)

The trail continues to Austrian hut via tooth col  which is situated between several rock towers. Overnight at Austrian hut.

 

 

 

 

Day 6: Australian hut to Mintos hut (Trekking)

 

We descend from minto’s hut at 4300m that is situated on a plateau overlooking Lake Michaels on 300m below. There are spectacular views of the summits from here. Head for the gate as you exit through the Chogoria gate to catch your vehicle to Nanyuki.

Dinner and overnight at the Nanyuki Simbas lodge.

Mt Kenya Kit List

This list covers equipment and clothing recommended for a Mt Kenya trek and safari. Your main bags will be carried by vehicles or porters.  At all times you will only be walking with day-packs.

Day-pack - large enough to carry spare clothes, waterproofs, camera, lunch, drink, etc.  Your main bag should be a large kit bag or ideally a rucksack which is easier for porters to carry. This should weigh less than 16 kg for the Mt Kenya section.  A light kit-bag is useful for storing any gear not needed on the mountain section.

Sleeping bag:  A good 4 season bag. Temperatures can be minus 10 C high on Mt Kenya. A quality liner is useful for extra warmth, upgrading a 3 season to a 4 season bag. Full length zip useful for ventilation on warmer nights. 

Sleeping mat: e.g. Karrimat or Thermarest non-slip.

Water bottle: 1 litre, (1.5 litre if you need to drink a lot) Purifying tablets or iodine - juice drink powders to disguise the taste.

Torch: Spare bulbs, batteries. Head torch useful but not essential. Small spare torch.

Walking pole/s: Highly recommended by some, awkward for others - try one out first. 

Camera: Plenty of film.  Spare camera batteries and cleaning kit, dust proof camera bag.

Day7:20th September 2009: Nanyuki/Lake Bogoria                                                                 

 

Breakfast then Drive to Nairobi,

 

Arrive and have the following excursions depending on the time.

 

Optional activities on this day

 

Visit to the David Sheldricks Elephant orphanage.

Adopt an elephant or rhino orphans.

 

For Usd 50 you can book an appointment with the elephants and get to see, feed and play football with them and finally put them to bed. This you will need to do it directly with the TRUST.

But just in case you do not adapt, we shall still take you there to see them been fed between 1100 hrs and midday

 

      

 

GIRAFFE CENTER is a wonderful and refreshing experience visit. The tour gives a completely up close and personal interaction where guests have the opportunity to view giraffes as well as feed them. This is the only place where you can go as near as feeding the Giraffe from your palm.

 

 

The Fun of feeding the giraffes from your palms right at your doorstep

 

 

   You can actually feed the Giraffes from your room and you can also Share lunch with them.

 

Mathare Slums

Mathare is a collection of slums in Nairobi Kenya with a population of approximately 500,000 people the population of Mathare Valley alone, the oldest of the slums that make up Mathare, is 180,000 people. Mathare is the home of football team Mathare United. It is believed to be the biggest slum in the world.

You will then have lunch then proceed to the animal orphanage at the Nairobi National Park.

 

The Nairobi Animal Orphanage

The animal orphanage is about 20 minutes drive from Nairobi’s city centre. The orphanage is a wider part of the Nairobi National Park – the first to be established in East Africa on the 16th of December 1946.The park makes Nairobi a special capital as it is the only city in world where wild animals live naturally in the wild transforming Nairobi into Africa’s prime safari capital.

 

 

The Orphanage is home to deeply traumatized, often injured, suffering from shock and grief having lost their mother and family- orphaned animals from all over Kenya. The orphanage is not big - in fact, it is rather small, but this helps make it very intimate and easy to wander around. What adds to its charm and sense of personalization is that every enclosure has a notice describing the animals which allows you to relate to the animal

 

 

 

Nairobi Safari Walk

This is a conservation based recreation facility. The combination of skilled and creative landscape design, unique wildlife species and detailed interpretation, renders the facility supremacy in tourism and conservation education. It is an eye opener to Kenya's Parks and Reserves. It offers you an opportunity to learn what you expect to see across the country. You will have a taste of Kenya's rich Animal collection including the rare bongo, white rhino, albino zebra, and a collection of cats, antelopes and primates. It is also home to a collection of about 150 species of local trees.

 

Bomas Of Kenya

Bomas of Kenya was started by the Government of Kenya in 1971 as wholly owned subsidiary of the Kenya Tourist Development Cooperation (KTDC) the Company was established to Preserve, Maintain and Promote the Rich Diverse cultural values of various ethnic groups of Kenya and to act as a tourist attraction centre thus Bomas of Kenya is expected to preserve the authenticity of the Kenya’s Cultural values and to portray them in the pure form. At the Bomas of Kenya currently we have fourty seven (47) different traditional dances collected from different tribes of Kenya.

 

As it is our duty to create cultural awareness for current and future generation we have established special performance for school children from Nursery to High School level at a special rate. We also offer services and hire out our facilities that go a long way to help raise the much needed funds to run and

 Maintain our rich culture. We boast of two large separate hall accommodating up to 2,500 and 3,000 pax, mini hall for 300 pax.

 

The final optional activity this day will be a farewell dinner at the carnivore at the cost of 35$ pp.

 

The Carnivore is considered ‘Africa’s Greatest Eating Experience’.

 

Every type of meat imaginable including a selection of exotic meat is roasted over charcoal and carved at your table. Delicious side dishes and an exceptional array of sauces complement this fixed price feast that also includes soup, a selection of desserts and Kenyan coffee. Set in attractive tropical gardens, the service and the décor are outstanding. – The waiters will serve until you surrender and put your flags down! Please we surrender – You will be served with fresh brewed Kenyan Tea and Coffee

 

 

You will then transferred to the Airport for your flight back home depending on timing

 

For cost of the safari Email us on info@allseasonssafaris.com 

Cost Inclusions:

  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • Transport and game drives in specially designed 4 x 4 Safari vehicles driven by professional English speaking safari guides
  • All the park entrance fees.
  • Government taxes where applicable.
  • Airport transfers.

Complimentary adds on courtesy of traveling with All Seasons Safaris & Tours.

  • Mineral water while on safari-1 bottle per person per day 500ml.
  • Safari hats while on safari.
  • Meet, smile and greet with visa assistance on arrival.

Cost Exclusions

  • Cost of obtaining visas.
  • Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, tips etc.
  • International departure taxes.
  • Travel & medical insurance.
  • Other expenses that are of purely personal nature

 

 

Cost of optional activities

Usd 450pp for balloon ride,

Usd 25 pp for an authentic visit to Masai Village.

Usd 35pp for the dinner at the Carnivore

Usd 35 pp for the Giraffe centre.

 

 

-KARIBU KENYA!! HAKUNA MATATA!!

 

 

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