Mt Kenya 4 Days Sirimon Route

Code: GETTM001
4 DAYS
Category:
  • Mt. Kenya Peak

Meru National Park which is noted for its fauna and natural beauty. It has many swamps and rivers lined with palms, as well as mountains and woodlands, and it is the setting for Joy Adamson’s book “Born Free”, which was later made into a successful film. The park is home to a large pride of lions, herds of buffalo, and hippos and crocodiles that live in the rivers. At Meru, you will find excellent views of snow-capped Mount Kenya and the park’s beautiful landscape is a camper’s paradise. The roads are suitable for vehicles and there are many rocky outcrops that provide great lookout points for the abundant Kenyan animals. Meru National Park incorporates Bisanadi, Kora, Rahole and Mwingi National Reserves. It is situated right on the equator at an altitude of between 1000-3400 feet (304-1036meters) and covers 870km². The park was established in 1968.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION JKIA/Hotel of Choice
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 1 hours before departure.
INCLUDED
Accommodation and meals Park fees Services of a driver/guide
Drinking water Game drives as per the itinerary Allowances for a driver/guide
Transportation
NOT INCLUDED
JKIA Airport – hotel pick up Tips Items of personal nature
Visa Medical insurance Any expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

 

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Day 1: NANYUKI – SIRIMON GATE 2650m – JUDIMEER CAMPSITE 3300m

After breakfast at 8:00 am leave Nairobi to Sirimon gate where you will start your hiking to Judimeer campsite. Trek from Sirimon gate to Judimeer campsite is a distance of 9km that take a bout 3-4 hours trekking, passing through the forest of indigenous trees like Podo trees, Douglass fire, Cinder, pine e.t.c and then to Bamboo and finally to Heath part. Dinner and over night in the tent at Judimeer Campsite.

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Day 2: JUDIMEER CAMPSITE – SHIPTONS Hut 4200m

Wake up at 6:00am in the morning, pack your belongings, and then have after breakfast at 6:30am. Leave Judimeer campsite with a picnic lunch exactly at 7:00 am to shiptons camp a distance of 14 km a journey that takes 6-7 hours. Shiptons camp is located at the base of the highest peaks in Mt Kenya. Dinner and overnight in the tent at Shiptons campsite.

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Day 3: SHIPTONS HUT – LENANA SUMMIT 4985m – JUDIMEER CAMPSITE

Wake up very early in the morning exactly at 2:00 am to prepare your self and the take pre breakfast at 2:30 am. Leave Shiptons at 3:00 am to attempt the summit a journey that takes 3 ½ hours to reach the summit. Point Lenana is the third highest peak in Mt Kenya and the only one that can be reached by trekking. On a clear sky day, you can see Mt Kilimanjaro on southern side and Indian Ocean shining as the sun is rising. After enjoying the summit, descend down to Shiptons camp for full breakfast before you proceed further to Judimeer where you will spend your last night in the mountain. Lunch will be served enrout.

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Day 4: JUDIMEER – SIRIMON GATE – NAIROBI

After breakfast at 6:00 am, you will walk down for 9 km to Sirimon gate where you will a transfer car that will connect you with a shuttle van back to Nairobi where your tour ends.

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