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  Mount Kenya Climbing Safaris

Africa's second highest mountain at 5,199m forms part of the central highlands and is a very complex mountain. It has more than one peak, many rock spires and summits. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Nelions and Lenana) only Point Lenana can be reached by trekkers, the other two being only for technical climbers.

Although Mount Kenya can be climbed all year round, it is best to avoid the two rainy seasons from mid-March until June and from late October to the end of December. After the cultivated farmlands on the lower slopes the trails pass through the rain forest, rich in trees of many species but noticeably camphor's, then onto a bamboo zone growing to heights of more than 12m or more, up through open moorland before reaching the moonscape of the higher slopes. The forest are rich in wildlife including elephants, buffaloes and monkeys with even the moorlands offering along list of mammals including the rock hyrax, the nearest living relative of the elephants.

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SAFARI ITINERARY

4 Nights, 5 Days Samburu & Great Rift Valley Lakes

Day 1:
Depart Nairobi in the morning and pass through the agricultural farmlands on the slopes of Mt. Kenya to arrive at the semi-arid and open savannah plains of Samburu Game Reserve in time for lunch. Proceed for an afternoon game drive in the park. Dinner and overnight at a permanent campsite beautifully set on the edge of the river under a canopy of trees.

Day 2:
Full day of game viewing in the park famous as the place for the Samburu
semi-nomadic tribesmen, the reticulated giraffes, the Grevy's zebras gerenuks, beisa oryx and a host of the big game including elephants and lions. Meals and overnight at the permanent camp.

Day 3:
Leave Samburu early in the morning to make a scenic drive to the west across the Lerochi Plateau with lunch enroute and later descend to the floor of the Great Rift Valley and arrive at Lake Baringo in the afternoon . This a fresh water lake which supports a great variety of birds as well as Hippos and crocodiles. Dinner and overnight at a camp.

Day 4:
Depart early in the morning and head south via Lake Bogoria which is a shallow soda lake with a beautiful scenery and home of flamingoes and arrive at the hot springs and the geysers all which contribute to the beauty of the lake. After lunch proceed to Lake Nakuru in the south. This is another shallow soda lake which inhabits more than a millions flamingoes. The Lake Nakuru National Park also has a Rhino sanctuary. Other animals to be seen here are lions, buffaloes, waterbucks, warthhogs and Hippos. Dinner and overnight at a camp at the Park.

Day 5:
After breakfast proceed to Nairobi arriving in the early afternoon.

 

 

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