3- Day Climbing to Top of Mount Kenya Safari

Tour Overview

Mount Kenya, Africa’s second-highest mountain after Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, is a 3.5-million-year-old extinct volcano on the equator. This Naro Moru route 3-day trek to Point Lenana (4985m), the third-highest mountain, is the shortest and steepest path up and down. Hikers pass bamboo forests, alpine moors, mountain rainforests, and huge heather, groundsel, and lobelia over 3300m. You will hike up the Teleki Valley to Point Lenana in time to see a breathtaking sunrise over Kenya’s highest peak.

Tour Features:

  1. Private tour. This tour will be organized exclusively for you. However, hiking activities will be shared with others.
  2. Can start any day. If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
  3. Can be customized. You can request changes to this tour.
  4. Suitable for solo travelers. Solo travelers can book this private tour.
  5. Not suitable for children
  6. A transfer from and back to the airport included
  7. Activities: game drives & other activities
  8. Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.


  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1: Nairobi – Naro Moru Route (200 kms, 3 to 4 hours, 3048m 3-4hrs Hike)

After breakfast, you’ll depart Nairobi at 7:30 am, and drive north through Kikuyu land and rich farmland, where coffee and pineapple plantations flourish in the fertile foothills of Mount Kenya. The road climbs gently and steadily to the market town of Naro Moru, which serves as the most straightforward base for our mountain trek and marks the entrance to Mount Kenya National Park. After a picnic lunch, you’ll begin your trek from the park gate. You’ll leave the conifer plantations and occasional shambas behind as the path twists and climbs through the shaggy forest into a zone of colossal bamboo. You’ll hike as far as the Met Station (3048m), which takes 3-4hrs gaining an elevation of 600m, and this is where you’ll spend the first night in bandas with bunk beds.

Overnight in Mount Kenya.

Accommodation at Mountain Lodge cabins.

Lunch and dinner included.

Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are at an extra cost.

Main Destination:

Main Destination: Mount Kenya

Accommodation: Met Station Campsite ( Budget Banda located in or near Mt Kenya)

Day 2: Hike Up Teleki Valley to Mackinder’s Camp 4100m – 5-6 hrs Hike 1200m ascent

After an early start from the Met Station, you’ll hike up into the Teleki Valley and the route crosses a boggy area, and up into another vegetation zone of giant heather. You’ll follow the contours across the valley side and jump, or cross by stepping stones, over the snowmelt in the Naro Moru stream. Then the path follows a high ridge with the peaks of Batian and Nelion towering magnificently above. The day’s hike from the Met Station to Mackinder’s Camp (4100m)takes 5-6 hrs over a 1200m ascent and accommodation is in a cozy stone hut with bunk beds.

Overnight in Mount Kenya.

Accommodation at Mackinders Camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are extra.

Main Destination: Mount Kenya

Accommodation: Mackinders Hut ( Budget Banda located in or near Mt Kenya)

Day 3: Ascend Mount Kenya (Point Lenana – 4985m) – Nairobi (200 kms, 3 to 4 hours)

You’ll have a pre-dawn start to ensure a successful summit of Point Lenana (4985m) and in time for a clear view of Mount Kenya’s peaks before the clouds descend. You’ll depart around 3:00 am and the final trek takes 3-4 hours across bare rock and scree slopes, allowing you to get to the summit by dawn for a fabulous view—in the right conditions, from northern Kenya on one side to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on the other. The descent doesn’t take long, and after congratulating yourself for the tremendous achievement of summiting Mount Kenya, you will take a short break for breakfast back at Mackinder’s, and get all the way down to the Met Station and the park gate. Here, you will meet your driver for the journey back to Nairobi and arrive in the early evening.

No accommodation is included.

Breakfast and lunch are included, but not dinner.

Drinking water is provided. All other drinks are at an extra cost.

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