11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combine

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11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combine

11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combine includes some of Kenya’s best outdoor experiences. After sightseeing in Nairobi, spend several days hiking to the top of Mt. Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa. This amazing and challenging experience is followed by several days of safari and wildlife-spotting activities, as well as cultural immersion in the Maasai Mara. Combine your Mount Kenya climb with an incredible Masai Mara safari experience.

This 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combine the classic five days Mount Kenya trek with the popular 6 day Masai Mara and Rift Valley Safari. This active, 11-day adventure includes some of Kenya’s best outdoor experiences. Combine your Mount Kenya climb with an incredible Masai Mara safari experience. This tour combines the classic five days Mount Kenya trek with the popular 6 day Masai Mara and Rift Valley Safari.

Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari

For the climbers who have a long holiday may prefer to hike mt. Kenya and combine with a lodge safari in Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara National Park. Our Mount Kenya hike starts in Chogoria town whereby we drive to Mount Kenya forest with our crew members and a 10km walk for acclimatization to meru mt. Kenya Bandas campsite 2950m, animals may be seen on the way while trekking, on a clear day you will be able to see, mugi hill, ithanguni, giant billiard, the peaks of Mt. Kenya from Chogoria gate,

The 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combine is an amazing way to get the best out of Kenya’s top attractions. Mount Kenya is a very beautiful and scenic mountain beyond reasonable doubt.  It is the highest in Kenya and the second-highest after Kilimanjaro in the whole of the African continent.

Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari

Most climbers prefer to climb Mount Kenya through the Sirimon Naro-Moru route a very popular route on Mount Kenya that has successfully led many climbers to its summit at Point Lenana (4,985m). The combination of the very scenic trail to Sirimon and the quick and easy descent via Naro-Moru makes this route a perfect blend for trekking Mount Kenya. The 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combine is without doubt the best way of seeing Kenya! Its without doubt the best way of seeing Kenya!

Mount Kenya is characterized by a series of peaks which are naturally crowned with snow, and its slopes are covered with forests. Here you can perform an adventurous activity, as the 5199 meter (17,057 ft) high summit is a difficult technical climb. Mount Kenya presents the perfect destination for the experience. It’s an extinct volcano with some trees half a million years old. Straddling the Equator, the mountain provides a mosaic of woods, moorland, stone, and ice, and is crowned by the glittering twin peaks of Batain (5,199m) and Nelion (5,188m).

  • 2 Pax per person sharing US $ 2145
  • 4 Pax per person sharing US $ 1833
  • 6 Pax per person sharing US $ 1628

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    All about the 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combine.

    11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combine includes some of Kenya’s best outdoor experiences. After sightseeing in Nairobi, spend several days hiking to the top of Mt. Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa. This amazing and challenging experience is followed by several days of safari and wildlife-spotting activities, as well as cultural immersion in the Maasai Mara. Combine your Mount Kenya climb with an incredible Masai Mara safari experience. This 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combine the classic five days Mount Kenya trek with the popular 6 day Masai Mara and Rift Valley Safari. Its without doubt the best way of seeing Kenya!

    Mount Kenya is without doubt, a beautiful mountain and the climb to the trekkers peak at Point Lenana (4,985m) is claimed by many to be the superior to climbing Kilimanjaro. The Sirimon Naro-moru route is justifiably the most popular on the mountain. The climb up Sirimon is well paced with wonderful scenery, whilst Naro-Moru offers the quickest and easiest route down. Sirimon Naro-Moru can be done in 4 days, but to aid acclimatization an extra day at Shipton’s Camp is always wise. The Rift Valley Lakes of Nakuru and Naivasha lie half-way between Mount Kenya and Masai Mara and are well worth the stop with all the big game and incredible birdlife on offer. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a vast park of rolling grasslands interrupted only by crocodile infested rivers. It plays host to all the big game and the incredible wildebeest migration during the peak summer months.

    The obvious highlights of this trip are climbing Mount Kenya and safaris in Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru, but there is plenty in the detail too. You will get to camp out in the Maasai wilderness with a Maasai warrior standing guard against the wildlife outside. You’ll also visit Maasai villages and schools and hopefully get a small sense of the incredible changes that modernization is bringing to these remote communities. When you are not camping, you’ll stay in charming local guesthouses, including a night in a Colonial tea plantation complete with an out of Africa veranda and lush gardens.

    Mount Kenya Safari Packages

    11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combine
    7 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Chogoria Trek
    6 Days Mount Kenya Trek Sirimon Naro Moru Route
    5 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Private transport from Naro Moru to the trek start point (Mt Kenya National Park gate)
    • Park fees, camping fees and park rescue fees
    • Park certified guides (ratio of 1:4)
    • Porters and cooks, plus equipment for them (porters carry your main bag)
    • All group camping equipment including tents
    • All meals on the mountain – fresh food, 3 meals per day with hot drinks
    • Bottled water when not on the mountain (we use mountain water during the trek)
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • International airfare
    • Kenyan Visa
    • Vaccinations and malaria tablets required
    • Personal expenses and travel insurance
    • Airport transfers and / or transfers to and from Embu and any accommodation needed in Nairobi or Embu
    • Mountain Staff Tips paid in local currency to main guide for distribution in Chogoria after the climb
    1. Day 1: Nairobi to Old Moses Hut

      7am. Drive Nairobi – Sirimon Gate (250km / 4 hours)

      Walk 10km / 2.5 hrs from Sirimon Gate (2,600m) – Old Moses Hut (3,340m)

      You’ll be picked up from airport or Nairobi hotel in the morning and journey north past diverse agricultural lands and landscapes to the slopes of Mount Kenya. After meeting your crew you’ll have a full briefing and equipment check. Each person has a personal porter and there are extra porters for food and camping equipment. Today is a short walk to the first hut at 3,340m, a total ascent of 740m in just 2-3 hours. On this route, you will pass through zones of dense forest, bamboo, giant heather and out onto high open moorland. The trail follows a dirt road that has recently been put in by the Kenya Wildlife Service to reduce response times to emergencies on the mountain. The dense vegetation is home to buffalo, elephants and is teeming with birdlife. Whilst there will be evidence of large game everywhere, your chances of seeing them are small. (L,D)

    2. Day 2: Old Moses Hut to Shiptons Camp

      Walk 14km / 8 hours from Old Moses Hut (3340m) to Shipton’s Camp (4236m)

      After an early cooked breakfast, you’ll head out of the camp. The first hour is easy going over gentle open grassland. In the early morning sun, the views over the plane below are stunning. There is a chance of seeing Eland and Buffalo grazing in the distance. After an hour you begin to cross two valleys, the first is easy, but the second involves a quick descent followed by a punishingly quick 100m climb out of the valley. The reward is stunning views up the glacial valley with the twin peaks shining in the sun.

      The crew usually wait at this point to make sure you make it without any altitude affects. The next 2-3 hours are fairly easy going up the broad valley past a bizarre jurassic landscape of glacial features, giant lobellia and Senecio plants. There is a strong chance you will see beautiful sunbirds and the Hyrax, a close relative of the elephant, but more like a baby seal in size and shape. Finally, there is a further short climb past Mackinders Caves before reaching Shiptons Camp where you’ll enjoy a much deserved cup of tea. (B,L,D)

    3. Day 3: Shiptons Camp Acclimatization Day

      Walk 7 km / 4-5 hours from Shipton’s Camp (4,200m) to Hausberg Col (4,600m) and return.

      You’ll stay at Shipton’s for two nights, and have a rest day. This is invaluable for acclimatization and will make the summit day more enjoyable. Highly recommended is a short walk on the summit circuit trail up to the Hausberg col (4,6OOm) OR go farther, passing between Oblong and Hausberg Tarns to Nanyuki and Two Tarns to enjoy panoramic views of peaks Batian (5199m) and Nelion (5188m). Having reached a high altitude of over 4600m the true acclimatization benefit of this day becomes clear, Climbing high and sleeping low is excellent for acclimatization (B,L,D)

    4. Day 4: Summit Day

      Climb 749m up and 3km in length to Point Lennana (4985m)

      Descend 685m and 3.5km to Mackinder’s Camp (4,300m) or onto Met Station (4hrs) to reduce the walking distance on the last day.

      The big day, after a very early 3am start and a quick cup of tea and biscuits it is time to don all the layers you can manage and head out into the pitch dark. The early start is designed to get you to the summit just in time for sunrise. It also increases your chances of summiting without cloud cover. The climb is a steady ascent up scree and rock, with a scramble up the last 30m. The views from Point Lenana are superb, showing off the tarns, glaciers and jagged peaks of Mount Kenya at their resplendent best. On a clear day you can see Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance.

      Temperatures can be very cold on the summit (as cold as -20 degrees C plus wind chill) so after quick photos and a moment to take it all in, you’ll head back down again. After a 2 hour walk past the glacier down loose scree you will reach Mackinder’s Camp and a very welcome hearty breakfast. If you are feeling up to it after a couple of hours rest you can head on down the further 9km to Met Station for the overnight, if not you can rest and stay the night at Mackinder’s. (B,L,D)

    5. Day 5: Descend and rest at Mountain Rock Lodge

      Am. Walk 22km / 6 hours from Mackinder’s Camp (4,300m) to Naro Moru Gate (2,600m)

      Pm. Drive from Naro Maoru park gate to Nairobi 210km / 4-5 hours

      A long descent through attractive vegetation on the windward side of the mountain. The trail winds through the infamous vertical bog, dense bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet the vehicles at the park headquarters at Naromoru gate. You will be back in time for lunch at Mountain Rock Lodge. Afternoon free to shower, rest, enjoy the gardens and do as you please! Overnight at Mountain Rock Lodge (B,L,D)

    6. Day 6: Mountain Rock Lodge to the Rift Valley

      Am. Drive 200km / 3 hrs from Nairobi to Rift Valley

      Pm. BBQ lunch, wildlife walk in tea plantation, evening game drive

      After breakfast you’ll be driven from Mount Kenya to a tea and coffee plantation near to Lake Nakuru. The plantation is a lovely lush forested setting where you will enjoy a delicious farm lunch in the gardens followed by a guided bird walk on the estate and a chance to visit the tea and coffee processing operations. The estate has a evocative colonial guesthouse where you will be staying the night. You can take an optional night safari drive around the estate grounds with the chance of seeing hyena and if you are lucky, leopards. Overnight Woodlands Hotel (B,L,D)

    7. Day 7: Lake Nakuru

      Am. Long morning game drive

      Lake Nakuru is Kenya’s second most popular wildlife park and for good reason. Although small in size it surrounds a beautiful lake that is teeming with pelicans and flamingos. The park plays host to a variety of terrain, shallows, mud flats along with classical African Acacia Woodlands and grasslands. Lake Nakuru is rich with big game and good sightings are virtually guaranteed. Lion, hyena, rhino, buffalo, giraffe and Zebra are all common. After a long morning game drive with a boxed lunch, spend a relaxing afternoon at Lake Nakuru Lodge. You’ll have time to enjoy the pool at the lodge in the afternoon. Overnight Woodlands Lodge (B, L, D)

    8. Day 8: Hippos in Lake Naivasha and Wilderness Camp

      Am. Lake Naivasha boat safari

      Pm. Drive 300km / 5hrs from Naivasha to Loita Plains

      After breakfast you’ll head out for a boat ride on the vast Lake Naivasha. Unlike the surrounding soda lakes, Naivasha is freshwater and has a large hippo colony and excellent birds with fish eagles, pelicans and love birds common. After returning to shore you’ll be driven to the Loita Plains just outside the Maasai Mara National Reserve, stopping for lunch along the way. You’ll be staying at the Olanganayo wilderness camp in a lush green spot by a small stream. Whilst the crew set up camp you’ll be free to take a short stroll and take in the vastness of the Maasai plains. This area forms the corridor by which Wildebeest migrate to and from the Maasai Mara National Reserve, so wildlife spottings are not uncommon. Our Maasai host will take us on an early evening walk to the nearbye Maasai village and stand sentinel through the night (lions are always a possibility). Spend the evening around the camp fire. Overnight Kongoni Lodge (B,L,D)

    9. Day 9: Loita Plains and Magi Moto Eco Camp

      Am. Short bush walk & drive to Maasai Mara

      Pm. Sunset walk or night game drive

      After waking to the sounds of the bush and a full breakfast, you’ll enjoy a short 2-3 hour walk along a small river course and through the open savanna for wildlife viewing. The local Maasai will act as guides and you will often walk amongst giraffe, impala, zebra and wildebeest. You’ll then drive to Maji Moto a fascinating community run eco camp with a hot spring and a lovely spot for lunch. There is the opportunity to visit a widow’s village and school for girls rescued from female genital mutilation. Then onto the permanent tented camp in the Masai Mara. There will be time for a late afternoon game drive in the Siana Conservation area and in the evening you can enjoy a hike up the nearby Naumare Hills to glimpse a stunning sunset over the Mara. Overnight Maisha Luxury Camp (B, L, D)

    10. Day 10: Maasai Mara National Reserve.

      The big draw. You’ll spend all today in the reserve on a game drive in rugged 4wd extended wheel base Land Cruisers with pop tops. With an experienced naturist guide and driver you’ll have every chance of spotting elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, Cheetah, Rhino, hippo, crocodile and countless others. An undoubtable highlight is the Mara River, the scene of so many famous encounters between hungry crocodiles and migrating wildebeest. Overnight Mara Maisha Luxury Camp (B, L, D)

    11. Day 11: Back to Nairobi

      Early game drive in the Mara

      250km / 4-5hr drive back to Nairobi

      Another early morning game drive in the Mara at 6am to spot any animals you might have missed and an opportunity to spot the early morning birdlife. After this drive you’ll return to camp for a late breakfast then drive for approximately 4 hours back to Nairobi.

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    Hotels, Tea Houses and Camps

    Old Moses Hut Mount Kenya

    Old Moses Hut Mount Kenya Climbing Accommodation was formally known as Judmier Camp. This camp stands at 3300 meters and offers self-service accommodation. Old Moses is a well maintained mountain hut located along the popular Sirimon Route on Mount Kenya climbing and it is where most hikers spend their first night of the trek while using the Sirimon Route.

    At the Old Moses you have the option of sleep in dormitory like bunkers or camping in the spacious grounds surrounding it. Old Moses Mountain Hut has a kitchen and dining area plus a clean and well maintained bathroom.

    Sirimon Gate is located at 2700 meters above sea level. This is the entrance gate for the Sirimon Route up into the mountain. From here visitors can actually see the peaks of Nelion and Batian in the far distance. Guests can live and experience the real Africa in the midst of the picturesque shrub and grassland landscape that surround these mountain huts. To get to Old Moses Hut the walking from Sirimon Gate is on a comfortable dirt road 9 km up to the camp.

    Shipton’s Camp

    Located just below the summit of Mount Kenya, embezzled in a world of snow-capped peaks and unique flora and fauna, Shiptons Camp Mountain Hut is the final stop before reaching Point Lenana.

    Here you can sleep in bunkers within the mountain hut or camp, and rest your weary legs, before embarking on the final stretch of this epic achievement.

    Said to be better than Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya towers over the north eastern side of the Great Rift Valley. Hikers will encounter an extraordinary world of alpine meadows, exotic high-altitude vegetation, sunbirds, hyrax and soaring eagles.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Old Moses Hut Mount KenyaOld Moses Hut Mount Kenya
    Judmier Camp
    Judmier Camp
    Shipton’s CampShipton’s Camp
    Shipton’s Camp
    Shipton’s Camp

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