Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Mount Kenya hike - Two-day trip from Nairobi
This amazing and so very diverse experience on this tour combines unforgettable sights - in Ol Pejeta Conservancy and from Mount Kenya overlooking it.
Ol Pejeta is a non-profit wildlife conservancy, which provides sanctuary for great apes, boasts the biggest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa, and is home to the only two remaining northern white rhinos in the world! Ol Pejeta is also the only reserve in Africa conserving three rhino subspecies - the black, southern white, and the northern white rhinos. Visiting means also supporting great wildlife conservancy programmes and helps funding water, education, health, and infrastructure projects for the communities surrounding it.
Mt. Kenya with its 5199 metres at the highest peak is the second-highest mountain in Africa. It overlooks the UNESCO World Heritage National Park of the same name. The mountain and the park are one of the most important sources of water in Kenya. The rivers, streams, and other waterways attract countless bird species and other wildlife, varying depending on landscape and altitude.
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Ready to set out? Your adventure awaits!
- DAY 1 - Nairobi - Ol Pejeta Conservancy
- DAY 2 - Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Mount Kenya - Nairobi
DAY 1 - Nairobi - Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Nairobi. After a short photo-stop at Nanyuki town, where the equator divides the Earth in the northern and the southern hemisphere, you will soon enter the conservancy at its northern side. Meet the chimpanzees accompanied by abundant wildlife, perhaps an endangered Grevy’s zebra comes along your way.
We’ll take a scenic and delicious stop at Serena Sweet waters lodge - observe the animals quenching their thirst at the water hole just in front of the lodge while enjoying a delicious lunch! Watch out for curious and brave resident monkeys, always checking your menu choice!
After your body and soul have been caressed by food and mesmerizing views, we’ll head for a game drive in the eastern part of the Ol Pejeta conservation area. Alternatively, you can choose from other activities the conservancy offers.
We know that animals seen here are unique and worth undivided attention, but don’t forget to raise your eyes - the backdrop of Mount Kenya and Aberdare mountains adds to the magic!
After a hearty dinner at your lodge head for good night sleep to charge your batteries for tomorrow’s adventure.
DAY 2 - Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Mount Kenya - Nairobi
You will wake up to birdsong and a dramatic view of the jagged, glacier- and snow-covered slopes of Mount Kenya, that heralds a challenging climb up the mountain. Definitely not something that is achievable in one day. Today’s hike, though, is intended for anyone who wants to stretch their legs and experience this volcanic mountain up close - from its grassy plains to the alpine peaks and breathtaking views - but does not necessarily want to summit. After breakfast, we’ll drive you to the Naro Moru Track at an altitude of 3000 metres. Your experienced guide will adjust the pace to the weakest hiker - expect it to be relaxing and leisurely. After a picnic lunch in breathtaking surroundings at around 3600 metres altitude, you will continue to stroll to the ridge at some 4000 metres, to be rewarded with remarkable views of the famous Teleki Valley and the surrounding peaks.
Your descent will be a little faster - way down is always easier. After returning to the starting point, we’ll drive you back to your hotel in Nairobi just on time for dinner.