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YHA Kenya Travel prides itself as the best-experienced tour operator, offering good value tours with best prices on our personalized tailor-made Kenya adventure safaris hiking trips. That caters to all budgets independent travelers, groups, small groups, families, and travelers of all ages and size. We specialize in a wide selection of exciting mountaineering adventure tour activities in East Africa to Places like Mount Kenya, Mount Longonot, Hells Gate, Kilimambogo, and Mount Kilimanjaro among others.
Our expedition tour packages include the following activities. Bush Walking, Photography, bird watching, trekking, hiking and exploring mountains. Summit Peak climbing, rafting, jungle safari, wildlife safaris, cultural visits and family based adventure holiday trips.
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An overview of Mount Kenya.
Mount Kenya is Africa’s second-highest mountain after Kilimanjaro. This extinct volcano is estimated to be 2.5 million years old. Time has taken its toll on the former, reducing the peak from 6500m to 5199 m today, while nature’s untiring eroding agents long ago eroded the crater. Mount Kenya, at an altitude of 5199 [17058ft] is the country's highest mountain, has its higher slope permanently covered in snow and ice, even though it sits astride the equator.
The National Park comprises the mountain above the 320m [10,500ft] contour plus two salient astride the Naro Moru and the Sirimon routes.
The mountain consists of three peaks the Batian [the highest] Nelion and Lenana. Of these peaks, the original hard center core is all that remains; the bulk of the volcano has been eroded away with time.
Mount Kenya is located about 200km north of Nairobi within the Mount Kenya National Park.
It is very easy to get to Mount Kenya for an adventure hike activity by road in various travel options namely public transport from Nairobi or other towns using minibusses, privately hired vehicle, Taxi or private means.
These options will lead you to towns and trekking routes close to the mountain and mostly on dirt roads. The route town options are Nanyuki town for the Sirimon route, Naro Moru town for Narumoru route and Chogoria town in Meru for Chogoria route.
The park protected an area of 3200m above sea level was established in 1949 and covers an area of 715 sqm. Km. The mountain comprises three main zones: - the rocky peak zone, the afro-alpine moorland with its scattering of giant vegetation and the extensive tower slope covered with mountain forest and a bamboo there are over 81plant species. Any fit and a prepared person can reach point Lenana, the so-called trekker’s peak; the summit has the twin peaks of 5199m Batian and Nelion and is considered more technically challenging than the higher Mt Kilimanjaro at 5894m. Mount Kenya climbing expedition
Pair Mount Kenya climbing with a Wildlife Safari.
It would not go well to visit Kenya to climb Mount Kenya and not explore the country a little bit. Most people will want to combine the trek with a Kenya budget wildlife safari. The nearest parks to Mount Kenya are to the North, These parks are the Meru and Samburu. Both are fantastic parks with arid scenery reminiscent of the Lion.
There is budget safari camping options as well as the usual luxury safari lodges on offer. You can get to Samburu in a couple of hours from Mount Kenya, and if you are short of time three days is sufficient to get a good taste of Samburu and then get back to Nairobi for your next adventure travel activity. If you have more time than you can journey on by road from Mount Kenya to Masai Mara via the Rift Valley Great Lakes. Allow around 6 or more days for this adventure extension.
NB: All Safari prices and local payments are subject to change.
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Mount Kenya Trekking, Climbing, Hiking Route Options.
There are 5 main Climbing Mount Kenya Routes to the Peak.
1 Mount Kenya Climbing the Sirimon Route:
2 Mount Kenya Climbing the Burguret Route:
3 Mount Kenya Climbing the Naro Moru Route:
4 Climbing Mount Kenya The Chogoria Route:
5 Climbing Mount Kenya The Timau Route:
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