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Mt Kenya 6 Days Sirimon Route

Code: GETTM004

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6 Days Sirimon Route safari will take us South through the Rift Valley to Masai Mara where the largest concentrations of game in Kenya is to be found. Then back North to the remote lakes Bogoria and Baringo a bird watchers and naturalists paradise.

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: NAIROBI – NANYUKI

Depart Nairobi at 9.30 am for Nanyuki, a journey which takes approximately 3 hours. After lunch walk around this small town or relax in the hotel preparing yourself for the next few days trek. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

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DAY 2: NANYUKI – SIRIMON PARK GATE – OLD MOSES CAMP

After breakfast transfer to the park gate where, after checking in, we commence our hike accompanied by the guide, cook and porters. Our trek goes through the rain forest made up of bamboo, rosewood and other vegetation to Old Moses Camp at 3,300 metres. From the gate to the mountain hut is a 3 hours hike that covers nine kilometres. Dinner and overnight.

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DAY 3: OLD MOSES – SHIPTONS CAMP

Our six to seven hours trek takes us through heath and moorland where wildlife abound and comprise of buffalo, rock hyrax and dik dik. We reach Shiptons Camp at an altitude of 4,200 m for dinner and overnight.

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DAY 4: SHIPTONS CAMP

After breakfast you may take an acclimatisation hike to Hausberg col (4,700m) before coming back to Shiptons for dinner and overnight.

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DAY 5: MACKINDERS CAMP

An early morning start for Point Lenana (4,985 m) which is reached just before sunrise – this is an ascent of about 800 metres in three and a half-hours. Descend via the Lewis Glacier to the Austrian Hut (4,790 m) and continue to Mackinders Camp (4,200m) for overnight. The descent from Point Lenana to Mackinders takes about two hours.

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DAY 6: NAIROBI

After breakfast at 8.00 am we cross the vertical bog to the roadhead where we are picked up for our transfer to our base hotel for showers and lunch. In the afternoon we are driven to Nairobi where our hike terminates.

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