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Short-Day Hikes

$ 130.00

Mount Kenya day trip from Nairobi is an adventure for those who love the mountains but do not have time to climb. Enjoy the hike, sceneries and vegetation zones



Mount Kenya day trip from Nairobi is an adventure for those who love the mountains but do not have time to climb. Witness the Equator and enjoy the fun hike, scenery, and vegetation zones.


Pick up at 6:00 am from your hotel/residence and drive to Nanyuki. The drive takes about four {4} hours. We stop at The Equator crossing point just before Nanyuki town. At this point, a demonstration will be conducted to show the North, the South, and the {neutral ground} line itself.

Drive past Nanyuki town, after 13km on the tarmac towards Timau, we take a diversion to Murram Road, 9km leading to Mt Kenya National Park’s Sirimon Gate, 2,650m asl. This takes, like, 40 minutes. Registration, park formalities and payment will be done from this point. We cross the equator again from North to South inside the park.

We drive further for nine {9km} to Old Moses camp, 3,300m a.s.l. From this point, we hike around, ascending to the {Mt. Kenya G.A.W. station} Global Atmospheric Watch Station, 3,680m above sea level.

Descend back to Old Moses Camp and drive back to Sirimon Gate to sign out. We head back to Nairobi and drop you back at your residence.

History, Geography/Geology, Botany, Entomology, etc
(a) Flora
Farmlands {cultivated zone}, tropical/montane rain forest, Bamboo belt, Haegenia rosewood belt, Giant St. John`s wort, red hot poker, Heathland/Chaparral moorland dominated by tussock grass. Lobelia and Senecio.
(b) Fauna
If you are lucky, these are common sightings: monkeys, baboons, antelopes, elephants, buffaloes, eland, bushbuck, tree hyrax, hyenas, mountain zebras, and leopards.

(c) Birds
Turacos, francolins, guinea fowl, hornbills, sunbirds, parrots, swallows, mountain buzzards and mountain chat.

You will need:
Mount Kenya has its own climate on account of its height. Rain clouds can appear without warning and be gone hours later. An early morning frost is possible at any time of the year, and guests should bring a fleece and light rain jacket, although, during the heat of the day, shorts and T-shirts should suffice.

*A set of warm clothing for the evenings

*Light clothing for day hiking

*Rain clothes

*Comfortable hiking or sports shoes

*Camera and an extra battery.


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