Mount Kenya Climbing combined with Samburu Safari

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8 Days Mount Kenya Climbing Combined With Samburu Safari:

8-DAY MT KENYA CLIMBING AND SAMBURU SAFARI

Climbing Mount Kenya is an experience of a lifetime. This is the second highest Mountain in Africa standing at 5199m. This itinerary combines Mount Kenya climbing adventure and a wildlife safari in the spectacular Samburu National Reserve where wildlife and birdlife abound. You also get to meet the Samburu worriers and indulge in their rich culture.

4 Days Mount Kenya Trekking and Samburu Safari Tour overview

Game Viewing: In the southern part of the park, you are guaranteed to see most of the Kenyan animals found in Samburu, namely: cheetahs, lions, leopards, impalas, buffalo, hippos, and dik-diks, as well as the native gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, and Beisa Oryx. You are guaranteed to see most animals during the dry season as they converge at the Uwaso Nyiro River, their main source of water during the long dry weather. Elephants are also spotted during this time, and you can watch the Nile crocodiles swim in the river.

Climbing Mount Kenya is an experience of a lifetime. This is the second highest Mountain in Africa standing at 5199m. This itinerary combines Mount Kenya climbing adventure and a wildlife safari in the spectacular Samburu National Reserve where wildlife and birdlife abound. You also get to meet the Samburu worriers and indulge in their rich culture.

Overview

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4 Days Samburu Kenya Safari Combined With Mount Kenya Climbing – 4 Days Mt Kenya Trekking-Up Sirimon Gate Down Old Moses Camp

Mt. Kenya Climbing

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro.[4] The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 metres (17,057 ft)), Nelion (5,188 metres (17,021 ft)) and Point Lenana (4,985 metres (16,355 ft)). Mount Kenya is located in central Kenya, the heart of Kenya, about 16.5 kilometres (10.3 mi) south of the equator, around 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-northeast of the capital Nairobi. Mount Kenya is the source of the name of the Republic of Kenya.

Mount Kenya is a stratovolcano created approximately 3 million years after the opening of the East African rift. Before glaciation, it was 7,000 m (23,000 ft) high. It was covered by an ice cap for thousands of years. This has resulted in very eroded slopes and numerous valleys radiating from the centre. There are currently 11 small glaciers. The forested slopes are an important source of water for much of Kenya.[8] There are several vegetation bands from the base to the summit.

The lower slopes are covered by different types of forest. Many alpine species are endemic to Mount Kenya, such as the giant lobelias and senecios and a local subspecies of rock hyrax.An area of 715 km2 (276 sq mi) around the centre of the mountain was designated a National Park and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The park receives over 16,000 visitors per year.

Mount Kenya Climbing combined with Samburu Safari

Day 1
Arrival - Nairobi

On arrival in Nairobi, met and assisted. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay at Nairobi Safari Club on bed and breakfast.

Day 2
Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp) 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent

Depart Nairobi at 9 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, B,L,D

Day 3
Judmaier Camp/Shipton Camp 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m, B,L,D

Day 4
Shipton Camp

Spend the day acclimatizing. Walk to Kami Hut down to Hauseberg Lakes (Hauseberg Tarn and Nanyuki Tarn). Walk back to Shipton for dinner and overnight.

Day 5
Shiptons/Point Lenana/Mount Meru Bandas (Chogoria Gate) 6 hrs, 14km, 785m ascent

Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Mintos hut, 2hrs, for breakfast and further 3 hrs down to Mount Meru Bandas, 2950m, for dinner and overnight, B, L, D

Day 6
Chogoria Bandas/Chogoria/Samburu

Descend 2hr, 15km to forest clearance to catch a 4×4 transfer vehicle to Chogoria Village where you will connect with your transfer vehicle to the semi-desert area of Shaba National Reserve. Afternoon game viewing drive in this reserve. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.
Samburu Game Reserve is situated in the hot and arid fringes of Kenya’s vast Northern Frontier District. The area is home to the Samburu tribe, pastoral relatives of the Masai. The landscape is rugged and dramatic – against a backdrop of volcanic mountains, gaunt hills and withered scrub tree punctuate the sparse and dry terrain with clusters of the incredibly hardy desert rose providing the ocassional flash of vivid colour. The Ewaso Nyiro river, lifeline of the area, runs along the southern boundary dividing Samburu from Buffalo Springs Reserve. Crocodile and hippo share the river with the many small herds of elephant which bathe and frolic in the muddy brown waters during the heat of the day before returning later to browse on the lush vegetation of the riverine forest. Buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and plains game may also be seen but a special feature of this Reserve are the various species of game unique to these northern parks – Beisa oryx, the long necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and the blue shanked Somali ostrich.

Day 7
Samburu

Early rise for a game viewing drive in the adjacent Samburu National Park. Further game viewing drive in the Park. Return to Sarova Shaba Lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure for perhaps a game viewing drive in this reserve. Overnight at Samburu Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.

Day 8
Samburu - Nairobi - Departure

Early morning game viewing. After breakfast, return to Nairobi to arrive in the afternoon. Later transfer to the airport for your flight home (optional lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant: US$ 45 per person) B

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