Mt. Kenya Trek Itinerary #2
• 10 Days / 11 Nights
• Arrival/Departure Airport Transfers
• 1 night at Nairobi Serena Hotel (bed and breakfast included)
• 5 nights at Serena Mountain, Amboseli, and Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodges
• 5 Day Mt. Kenya Summit Trek
• Safari transport in 4X4 Land Cruisers
• English speaking drivers and guides
• Park & Conservancy entrance fees included
• Lunches at Cafe Maghreb Restaurant
• Day room at Nairobi Serena Hotel
Day 1 - Arrival At Nairobi
Meet on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by a Serena Representative and transfer to Nairobi Serena Hotel where you have been booked on bed & breakfast.
The Nairobi Serena Hotel
Justly famed for its exceptional standards of efficiency, service and five-star hospitality, the elegantly sophisticated Nairobi Serena is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group and is consistently voted ‘Best Hotel” in Nairobi by airlines and international travel magazines alike. Despite its pivotal central location, the Serena remains true to its title and offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustle of one of Africa's most vibrant capital cities.
DAY 2 - Nairobi to Mount Kenya
Breakfast in the Hotel.
08:30hrs After a Pre-Safari briefing, depart with your Safari Driver Guide and drive via the Great North Road, through the famed Kenyan highlands onto Mount Kenya National Park. Drive on to the Serena Mountain Lodge – located at 2,134 meters on the slopes of Mount Kenya.
Serena Mountain Lodge - Tree Hotel
Standing out amid the primeval forests of Kenya's highest mountain, Mount Kenya, this timbered tree hotel offers champagne-clear mountain air, sweeping views across the tree-canopy, sparkling trout streams, and gentle forest walks.
The open-air viewing-deck looks down on to its own water hole and salt-lick, which attracts numerous animals. Lunch in the lodge followed by an afternoon at leisure.
15:00hrs Depart for a Guided Forest Walk through the forest, accompanied by the Resident Naturalist.
Dinner and Overnight at Serena Mountain Lodge
DAY 3 - Mount Kenya Trek (Sirimon / Naromoru Circuiting)
Transfer by vehicle from the lodge to Sirimon Gate (2600m).
Hike for 3 hours to Old Moses Camp (3300m) for overnight in tents.
Morning start and Hike to Shiptons Camp or Kami Hut for overnight in tents. (Takes 5 -6 hrs).
Predawn attempt of point Lenana (4985m) taking 3-4 hours and peak circuit via the Austrian Hut, Two-Tarn Camp and back to the Camp at 5.00 – 6.00 p.m.
Hike via the Hausberg Col to Mackinders Camp for overnight. 5-6 hours hike.
Day 7 - Descend from Mt. Kenya
Return to the lodge in time to refresh before departing for Amboseli National Park. Picnic lunch will be served at a designated location en-route. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive to the lodge for check-in.
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Set against the magnificent backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the glittering Mount Kilimanjaro, the lodge enjoys a uniquely privileged position at the heart of this world-famous national park.
16:00hrs Enjoy afternoon game-viewing drives in the park. Amboseli is one of the most popular destinations for safari-goers to Kenya, but it also offers some spectacular views of the highest free-standing mountain in the world - Mount Kilimanjaro.
Drive back to the lodge in time to refresh for dinner.
All meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Day 8 - Amboseli National Park
Full day in Amboseli National Park with morning and afternoon game viewing drives. Elephant are a dominant presence in Amboseli; they are tracked almost constantly by researchers thus; the reason they have largely escaped the ravages of 1980s poaching. Here, you are able to spot some of the older “tuskers” lumbering almost delicately before the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
All meals and overnight at Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Day 9 - Amboseli to Tsavo West National PArk
Breakfast in the lodge. 08:00hrs Depart and drive to Tsavo West National Park to arrive in the early afternoon at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge for check-in.
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
Superbly situated in the lee of Mount Kilimanjaro and sheltered by the volcanic splendor of the Chyulu Hills, this classic stone-built lodge overlooks its own water hole, which is visited daily by elephants, buffalos and a wide variety of plains game.
Lunch in the lodge with free time at leisure to enjoy a swim at the lodge’s swimming pool.
16:00hrs Depart for an afternoon game drive.
Dinner and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
Day 10 - Tsavo West National PArk
Full day in the Park with morning and afternoon game viewing drives. The park offers some of the most magnificent game viewing in the world with large herds of dusty-red elephants, hippopotamus, giant crocodiles, black rhinoceros and African buffalos. The park includes also the lion, the cheetah and the leopard. The "big five" can be seen in Tsavo. Other animals commonly seen in the park are the zebra, the antelopes and gazelles, the mongoose, the hyrax, the dik-diks and the lesser kudu. Birdlife is abundant as more than 600 species of bird have been recorded.
Some of the interesting areas to be visited are the Mzima springs, Roaring rocks, Chaimu and Shetani Lava sites to mention a few.
All meals and overnight at Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
Day 11 - Tsavo West to Nairobi & Departure
Breakfast in the lodge.
08:00hrs Depart and drive to Nairobi to arrive at Nairobi Serena Hotel in time for lunch at the Café Maghreb Restaurant.
You have been booked a Day room to refresh and relax before your transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your homebound flight.
Places You Will See
- Mt. Kenya
- Tsavo West National Park
What Isn't Covered
- International and Visa Entry Charges to Kenya
- Mountain climbing gear
- All personal items (drinks, laundry, phone calls, tips, travel insurance, etc.)