One day hike at Mount Kenya - Trip from Nairobi
Mt. Kenya with its 5199 metres at the highest peak (it has three) is the second-highest mountain in Africa, surpassed only by the famous Kilimanjaro. 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.
A dramatic view of the jagged, glacier- and snow-covered slopes heralds a challenging climb up the mountain. Definitely not something that is achievable in one day. No, the climbs for true hikers take at least two full days, but you can also enjoy this fast-changing landscape for several days.
This 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. And it’s done in a day.
Your Journey Mapped Out
Ready to set out? Your adventure awaits!
- DAY 1 - Nairobi - Mount Kenya - Nairobi
DAY 1 - Nairobi - Mount Kenya - Nairobi
We’ll pick you up at your hotel in Nairobi early in the morning, at around 6 or 7 am, and 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 or a selected lodge just on time for dinner.