Monthly Archive April 2016

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Beach Safari

With one of the longest coastlines in Africa, the Eastern Africa countries of Kenya and Tanzania boosts of over 1,500 kilometers of white sands fronting the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. All along this unspoiled expense are eco-friendly hotels, resorts and cottages that cater for the diverse needs of the visiting population of tourists. Both the North and South coasts offer long stretches of sandy, white, palm fringed beaches caressed by the warm blue ocean, and protected by a coral reef. Most marine activities are available which include windsurfing, water skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling and deep sea fishing. . Mombasa is easily accessible by daily scheduled flights from Nairobi, an overnight train from Nairobi, and daily flights from Arusha. Whether it is sightseeing, or relaxing under the palm trees in true holiday style, a visit to Mombasa is the ideal end to a safari.

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Mt. Kenya Climbing

MOUNT KENYA NATURAL HISTORY

Phistins Tours and Travel Mountain Climbing

Phistins Tours and Travel Mountain Climbing

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya trek is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands of Mount Kenya. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.
After the Mount Kenya cultivated farmlands on the lower slopes the trails pass through the rain forest, rich in trees of many species but noticeably camphors, then onto a bamboo zone growing to heights of more than 12m or more up through open moor land before reaching the moonscape of higher slopes. The Mount Kenya forests are rich in wildlife including elephant, buffalo and monkeys with even the moor lands offering a long list of mammals including the rock hyrax, the nearest living relative of the elephant.

Mt. Kenya hiking is an ancient volcanic mountain much older than Mt. Kilimanjaro. It’s believed to have once reached well above 600m. What is left today is volcanic plug which erosion has fashioned into the complex jagged outline of the central peaks.

When to Trek Mount Kenya & Climb Mt Kenya
Although, Mount Kenya can be climbed all year round, it’s safest to climb Mt. Kenya during the dry seasons: January-February and August to September off the most reliably fine weather. The main Mount Kenya climbing routes are likely to be more crowded at this time of the year. If you favor complete solitude over the sunny skies, try going slightly off the peak season. It’s best to avoid the two rainy seasons from mid March until June and from late October to the end of December.

Mount Kenya climbing Routes/Itineraries:
There are three main Mt Kenya trekking routes, which penetrate the forest and the moorland. The Mount Kenya Climbing routes are Naromoru Route trek, Sirimon Route hiking and Chogoria Route walking and each of which has something different to offer. Mount Kenya Naromoru Route is the fastest route to point Lenana but not as scenic as the other two. Mt Kenya Trekking through Chogoria Route hike is the most scenic and Mt Kenya hiking Sirimon Route the most interesting because it is on the drier side of Mount Mount Kenya.
Note: The normal pattern of weather on Mount Kenya climbing is for clear mornings with mist closing in from 10:00am although this can clear by evening. Therefore, early morning starts are the order of the day with a 2am start for the final ascent to point Lenana at Mount Kenya, if you want to catch the sunrise.

Mt. Kenya Climbing Routes and Itineraries:

5 Days Chogoria Route Climbin
4 Days Naromoru Route Trek
4 Days Sirimoni Route Hiking

5 Days Mt. Kenya Climbing Chogoria Route

CHOGORIA ROUTE DOWN NARO MORU
Duration: 5 days
Distance: 91 km
Difficulty: Demanding
Start/Finish: Nairobi

Summary
Pack camping gear and supplies to strike out west up this long but spectacular approach through the deep chasm of gorge valley

Day 1: Nairobi/Chogoria
Leave Nairobi at 8am to Chogoria town for lunch and afternoon leisure walk in the town to acclimatize. Dinner and overnight at Chogoria Transit Motel, 2000m, L,D.

Day 2: Chogoria/Mount Meru Bandas
5-6hrs, 32km, 950m ascent
This is a long day along dirt road through the forest although the conditions under foot are not strenuous. You may opt to use a 4×4 to reach the bandas as sometimes the road is impassable, 2950m. Dinner and overnight at Mt. Meru Bandas, B, L, D

Day 3: Chogoria Bandas/Mintos Hut
6-7 hrs, 21km, 1,280m ascent
After breakfast follow the track through giant heather and forest up to Chogoria road head from where the path drops to cross a stream then follows the broad ridge to the east of the gorges valley to reach Mintos Hut, 4200m. Dinner and overnight at Mintos Hut, B, L, D

Day 4: Mintos/Point Lenana/Met Station
11-12 hrs, 28km, 785m ascent/1985m descent
Leave shortly after midnight at 2am towards the main peaks and divide after an hour, above a flat green area at the head of the valley known as temple fields, arriving at point Lenana at 6:30am. After taking photographs, descend to Mackinders for breakfast and continue down to Met Station at 3000m for dinner and overnight rest, B,L,D

Day 5: Met Station/Naromoru/Nairobi
3hrs, 9km, 400m descent
After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, B,L

NOTE: You may opt to spend the night at Mackinders Camp and then on to Met station and lastly descend for a transfer back to Nairobi. This will require an extra day to complete.

Trip cost: from US$ 700 per person sharing
Included in the price:

Nairobi return airport transfers
Transfer to and from Nairobi
Full board accommodation on the trek.
Meals as described – B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
1 night at the base town of Nanyuki
4 nights on Mount Kenya in huts/Mount Meru Bandas
Service of an experienced English speaking professional Mountain guide with several years of successful climb.
Service of porters and skilled cook on the mountain
The tour to start and finish Nairobi
Treated water on the trek
Excluded:

Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before and after the trek and climbing gears
international flights
Visas to Kenya
Items of personal nature
Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

4 Days Mt Kenya climbing Naromoru Route

NAROMORU ROUTE
Departs daily
Duration: 4 Days

Summary
The most popular route although not the most scenic. It is also the fastest route to point Lenana. Take this classic route up Mount Kenya though the notoriously treacherous vertical bog and into the wide Teleki Valley beneath the Tryndall, The Lewis Glacier.

Day 1: Nairobi/Meteorological Station
3-4 hrs, 10km, 400m ascent
Transfer to Naromoru Park Gate for registration and where the hike starts, 2600m From the gate, keep to the park track, which follows the crest of a board ridge between the Northern and Southern Naromoru valleys. The going is easy and it’s a pleasant walking through the forest. About two thirds of the way up after the bridge there are good views to the left north down into the Northern Naromoru valley. The trek ends at Met station 3,000m where dinner and overnight rest will be, B, L, D

Day 2: Met Station/Mackinders Camp
5-6 hrs, 10km, 1200m ascent
Head uphill on the track to pass the radio must on your right after about half an hour. The trek runs into a path and after another 30 minutes, you will reach the end of the forest belt and enter the moorland. This is the vertical bog conditions range from damp to glutinous depending on when it last rained. Continue through until the going improves and you reach a fork overlooking Teleki Valley to reach Mackinders Camp, 4,200m. Dinner and overnight at Mackinders Camp, B, L, D

Day 3: Mackinders Camp/Point Lenana/Met Station
8-10 hrs, 11km, 785m ascent
The normal approach is to start at 2 am in order to reach point Lenana taking about 4 hr walk by sunrise at 6:30am. After sunrise, descend down to Mackinders Camp for breakfast, 2hrs and walk further 4hrs, way back to Met Station for dinner and overnight, B, L, D

Day 4: Met Station/Naromoru/Nairobi
3hrs, 9km, 400m
After breakfast, descend through the rainforest which is 9km to Naromoru Park Gate at 2,600m where you will connect with your transport back to Nairobi, B, L

Cost: from $600 per person sharing
Included in the price:

Nairobi return airport transfers
Transfer to and from Nairobi
Full board accommodation on the trek.
Meals as described – B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
1 night at the base town of Nanyuki
4 nights on Mount Kenya in huts
Service of an experienced English speaking professional Mountain guide with several years of successful climb.
Service of porters and skilled cook on the mountain
The tour to start and finish Nairobi
Treated water on the trek
Excluded:

Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before and after the trek and climbing gears
International flights
Visas to Kenya
Items of personal nature
Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

4 Days Mt. Kenya Climbing Sirimoni Route

4 DAYS SIRIMON ROUTE
Duration: 4 days
Difficulty: Moderate
Start/Finish: Nairobi

Summary
Much more scenic than Naromoru and it is on the dry side of the mountain which offers some of the finest walking.
Climb up through forest into a wide ridge approach to the summit area. The route starts on the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki. Access is adequate and the bunk house facilities are the best on this side of the mountain.

Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Judmier Camp (Old Moses Camp)
3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent
Leave Nairobi at 8 am to Nanyuki town for lunch, taking about 4 hours. Proceed to Sirimon Gate, 1 hr, 2440m. From the gate follow the track as it winds uphill though the forest which becomes heath land after about 3 hrs. About 3½ hours from the gate the track veers right to Judmier Camp, 3300m for dinner and overnight, L, D

Day 2: Judmier Camp/Shipton Camp
6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent
After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crosses Ontulili River. Go right contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill to Mackinders Valley from where there are panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shipton Camp, 4200m, B,L,D

Day 3: Shipton Camp/Point Lenana/Judmaier Camp (Old Moses Camp)
9-10hrs, 21km
Leave at 3am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Shipton Camp, 2hrs, for breakfast and further, 4hrs, down to Old Moses Camp for dinner and overnight, B,L,D

Day 4: Judamaier Camp/Sirimon/Nairobi
2-3hrs, 9km
After breakfast, walk down through the rainforest for 2 hours to connect with your transport vehicle back to Nairobi,B,L

Trip cost: from US$ 600 per person sharing
Included in the price:

Nairobi return airport transfers
Transfer to and from Nairobi
Full board accommodation on the trek.
Meals as described – B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
1 night at the base town of Nanyuki
4 nights on Mount Kenya in huts
Service of an experienced English speaking professional Mountain guide with several years of successful climb.
Service of porters and skilled cook on the mountain
The tour to start and finish Nairobi
Treated water on the trek
Excluded:

Laundry, tips, sleeping bags, drinks, accommodation before and after the trek and climbing gears
International flights
Visas to Kenya
Items of personal nature
Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary

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Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing

Mount Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa

Phistins Kilimanjaro ClimbingMt. Kilimanjaro is situated inside the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, permanently covered with snow. It is one of the continent’s most magnificent sights. Mt. Kilimanjaro is an extinct volcano with 3 major peaks: Kibo peak (5,895m), Shira peak (3,962m) and Mawenzi peak (5,149m). Kili can be climbed (hiked) throughout the year with our experienced guides. Put on your walking shoes and have this intense and fantastic experience!

With this information we provide the potential Kilimanjaro climber with valuable and accurate information on climbing Kilimanjaro, which will hopefully contribute towards increasing your chances of a successful summit attempt. Detailed itineraries, stunning pictures and photography cover all the major routes of Marangu route, Machame route, Umbwe route, Lemosho route and Rongai route.

The Park is endowed with a diverse of attractions ranging from terrestrial wilderness to permanent Glaciers on the mountain Peaks. The mountain rises through lush rainforest, alpine meadows and barren lunar landscape to the twin summits of the Kibo and Mawenzi. The climbing routs are:-

5 Days Mt. kilimanjaro Marangu Route
6 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro, Rongai Route
7 Days Kilimanjaro Shira Route
8 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

5 Days Mt. kilimanjaro Marangu Route

Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, 5 days The Marangu Route is probably followed by 90% of all climbers. The trek starts at Marangu gate. Porters will carry all your personal items, equipment and supplies and a cook prepares your meals.
Marangu route has a well defined path, which has been well set out and where most obstacles have been modified to make it friendly.

This is a very scenic route with good views of Mawenzi and excellent prospects for viewing wildlife and to reach the summit.

Day 1 JRO Airport – Moshi Town
Arrival at JRO/Nairobi Airport in the evening, met by Phistin representative, then make a transfer to Moshi Town Hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Briefing about the Kilimanjaro climb by your guide. Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel (BB)

Day 2 Moshi Town – Marangu Gate – Mandara hut
Pick Up from Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel in Moshi Town, do some brief shopping around town before leaving the town to Marangu Gate for the first section of the climb through the mountain forest to Mandara Hut (alt.2750m) taking 3 to 4 hours. Mandara Hut (alt. 2750m)

Day 3 Mandara Hut – Horombo hut
Leaving the forest, you trek along a good path through open grassy moor land to reach Horombo Hut (alt.3700m) taking 5 to 7 hours.

Day 4 Horombo Hut – Kibo hut
Continue ascending past ‘the last water point’ traversing the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi to Kibo Hut (alt. 4700m) taking 5 to 7 hours.

Day 5 Kibo Hut – Horombo Hut
An early start for the summit on steep and heavy scree up to Gilman’s Point (alt.5681m) on the crater rim to arrive in time for sunrise. Continue on to Uhuru Peak (alt. 5896m), the highest point in Africa. Descend to Horombo Hut for Overnight taking 7 to 8 hours ascent and 4 to 7 hours descent. Horombo Hut (alt.3700m)

Day 6 Horombo Hut – Mweka Gate
Descend the mountain to Mweka Gate, where you will get your certificates, taking 5 to 7 hours to be met by your vehicle which will transport you to Moshi Town. Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel (HB)

Day 7 Moshi Town – JRO/ Nairobi Airport
After short relaxation in your Hotel or short walk around town take a transfer to Kilimanjaro/Nairobi International Airport for your flight. Or proceed with the second part of your Tanzanian/ Kenya holiday.

Includes
Destination transfers, all meals during the tracking (breakfast, lunch and dinner), other meals mentioned, drinking water, accommodations (hotel and tents), knowledgeable guide, porters, cook, rescue and entrance fee to the National Park.

Excludes

International Flights, visa
Insurance
Beverages
Personal things like sleeping bag, rucksack, footwear, other clothing etc.
Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.

6 Days Mt. Kilimanjaro, Rongai Route

Kilimanjaro Rongai Route, 6 days. The Rongai Route is one of the easiest ascents to the peak. It has a well defined path, which has been well set out and where most obstacles have been modified to make it friendly. The trek starts north of Marangu gate, near the Kenyan border. Porters will carry all your personal items, equipment and supplies and a cook prepares your meals.Day 3 Camp 1 – Camp 2

For this route, you don’t need any mountain climbing skills, but you must be fit.

Day 1 JRO Airport – Moshi Town
Arrival at JRO/ Nairobi Airport, met by Phistin representative, then make a transfer to Moshi Town to the Hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Briefing about the Kilimanjaro climb by your guide. Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel (BB)

Day 2 Moshi Town – Rongai Gate
On your first day’s walk is a gradual ascent through the rain forest. The main thing is to watch out for is elephants and cats covering portions of the trail. About 7 hrs. Camp 1 (alt.2570)
The morning walk is a steady ascent up to the ‘Second Cave’ (alt.3450m) with superb views of Kibo and the Eastern ice fields on the Crater rim. After lunch, leave the main trail and strike out across the moor land on a smaller path towards the jagged peaks of Mawenzi. The Campsite is in a sheltered valley with giant Seneciois near Kikelewa Cave. About 7 hrs. Camp 2 (alt.3450m)

Day 4 Camp 2 – Mawenzi Tarn Hut
A short but steep climb up grassy slopes in rewarded by superb all round views and a tangible sense of wilderness. Leave the vegetation behind shortly before reach the next camp at Mawenzi Tarn (alt. 4330m), spectacularly situated in a cirque directly beneath the towering spires of Mawenzi. The afternoon will be free to rest or to explore the surrounding area as an aid to acclimatization. Mawenzi Tarn (alt. 4330m)

Day 5 Mawenzi Tarn Hut – Kibo Hut
Cross the lunar desert of the ‘Saddle’ between Mawenzi and Kibo to reach Kibo Hut (alt. 4750m) at the bottom of the Kibo Crater wall. The remainder of the day is spent resting in preparation for the final ascent before a very early night! 5hrs. Kibo Hut (alt. 4750m)

Day 6 Kibo Hut – Uhuru Peak
Begin the final, and by far the steepest and most demanding, part of the climb is by torchlight around 1 a.m. Proceed very slowly in the darkness on a switchback trail through loose scree to reach the crater rim at Gilman’s Point (alt. 5685). Rest there for a short time to enjoy the spectacular sunrise over Mawenzi. Those who are still feeling strong can make three hour round trip to Uhuru Peak (alt. 5896m), passing close to the spectacular glaciers and ice cliffs that still occupy most of the summit area. The descent to Kibo (alt. 4740) is surprisingly fast and, after some refreshment, continues the descent to reach the final Campsite at Horombo. About 11hrs. Horombo Hut (alt.3700m)

Day 7 Horombo Hut – Marangu Gate
After Breakfast, a steady descent takes us down through moor land to Mandara Hut (alt. 2752m), the first stopping place at the Marangu route. Continue descending through lovely lush forest on a good path to the National Park gate at Marangu, where you will get your certificates and where you will meet your vehicle which will transport you to Moshi Town. Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel (BB)

Day 8 Moshi Town – JRO / Nairobi Airport
After short relaxation in your Hotel or short walk around town take a transfer to Kilimanjaro / Nairobi International Airport for your flight.
Includes
Destination transfers, all meals during the tracking (breakfast, lunch and dinner), other meals mentioned, drinking water, accommodations (hotel and tents), knowledgeable guide, porters, cook, rescue and entrance fee to the National Park.

Excludes

International Flights, visa
Insurance
Beverages
Personal things like sleeping bag, rucksack, footwear, other clothing etc.
Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.

7 Days Kilimanjaro Shira Route

Kilimanjaro Shira Route, 7 days Shira route is the more technical and challenging route, the trek starts with a drive in 4WD Vehicle to Londorosi. Porters will carry all your personal items, equipment and supplies and a cook prepares your meals. From this route you climb Mount Kilimanjaro from the west side. This will give you totally different views of the Great Rift Valley and Mt Meru.

Day 1 JRO / Nairobi Airport – Moshi Town
Arrival at JRO/ Nairobi Airport transfer to Moshi Town, to the Hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Briefing about the Kilimanjaro climb by your guide. Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel (BB)

Day 2 Moshi Town – Londorosi Gate
Pick Up from Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel in Moshi Town, do some brief shopping around town before leaving the town to Londorosi Gate. After an introduction and registration process drive further in approximately 2 hours (50Kms) to Simba River where you commence your climb on foot (trekking/hiking) about 3 to 4 hours, with picnic lunch enroute through giant savannah and vegetation before reaching the Simba Campsite (alt. 2500m) for Overnight.

Day 3 Simba Campsite – Shira Campsite
After breakfast, start climbing through giant savannah with flora and fauna with picnic lunch for about 3 to 4 hrs up to the Shira Plateau (alt.3600m).

Day 4 Shira Campsite
After breakfast, the day is spent for an excursion. We walk around the vast Shira Plateau for an acclimatizatDay 7 Arrow Glacier Camp – Mweka Hution walk. A great chance to see the beautiful landscape of Kilimanjaro. If necessary-Picnic lunchboxes are taken enroute returning in the afternoon to the Shira Plateau Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 Shira Campsite – Lava Tower
After breakfast, we start to climb through the glaciers and moor land for about 4 to 5 hrs, with picnic lunch enroute before arriving at the Lava Tower for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 Lava Tower Campsite – Arrow Glacier Hut
After breakfast, with picnic walk descending towards the Barafu Hut (alt. 4600m), which is reached in 4 to 5 hrs. This are easier accessible route towards the crater Rim Or An ascending climb the Northern Ice-field towards the Arrow Glacier Hut (alt 4900m) which Is reached by climbing steeply for approximate 4 to 5 hours for dinner and overnight.
Very early around 01:00 hours, light breakfast and start climb to the summit (alt.5895m), short rest thereafter descend to Barafu hut for lunch enroute to Mweka Hut (alt. 3000m)

Day 8
Final descent to the Mweka gate and transfers to Moshi Town to your Hotel. Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel (FB)

Day 9 Moshi Town – JRO Airport
After short relaxation in your Hotel or short walk around town take a transfer to Kilimanjaro or Nairobi International Airport for your flight.

Includes
Destination transfers, all meals during the tracking (breakfast, lunch and dinner), other meals mentioned, drinking water, accommodations (hotel and tents), knowledgeable guide, porters, cook, rescue and entrance fee to the National Park.

Excludes

International Flights, visa
Insurance
Beverages
Personal things like sleeping bag, rucksack, footwear, other clothing etc.
Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.
8 Days Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route, 8 days Lemosho route is the technical route for experienced climbers.

For this route, you need some mountain climbing skills and you need to be fit.

Lemosho Route is a very special itinerary designed for those wishing to make the ascent to the summit in the daylight hours. You spend a night in the Kibo crater and trek to the top of the inner Reusch crater. There is a stunning view into the Ash Pit, and this itinerary crosses the Shira Plateau. It takes in the glades on the Lemosho Route as well as the drive to high altitude on the first day which takes us through magnificent scenery with views of the Great Rift Valley, Mt Meru and Longido.

Day 1 JRO Airport – Moshi Town
Arrival at JRO/ Nairobi Airport, met by Phistin Representative, then make a transfer to Moshi Town to the Hotel for Dinner and Overnight. Briefing about the Kilimanjaro climb by your guide. Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel (BB)

Day 2 Moshi Town – Machame Gate
Pick Up from Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel in Moshi Town, do some brief shopping around town before leave the town to drive along Boma Ngombe to Sanya Juu and up to Londorosi Gate (alt.2200m). Registration and drive to the road near Lemosho glades and start the trek through the rain forest. Dinner and Overnight at Forest Camp (alt.2400m).

Day 3 Forest Camp – Shira Camp I
Full Day trekking through Shira Caldera and desert plateau, Overnight at Shira Camp (alt.3700 m).

Day 4 Shira Camp I – GM II Camp
Trekking across Shira plateau, for dinner and Overnight at GM II Camp (alt.3700 m).

Day 5 GM II Camp- Barranco Camp
Trekking 6-7 hours through Barranco Valley. Overnight at Barranco Camp(alt.3940m). This day Can also be used for altitude acclimatization.
Barranco Camp (alt.3940m)

Day 6 Barranco Camp – Karanga Camp
Climb up to Barranco Wall across Valleys. Dinner and Overnight at Karanga Camp (alt.4270m).

Day 7 Karanga Camp
This day is spent for acclimatization, dinner and Overnight at Karanga Camp (alt.4270m)

Day 8 Karanga Camp – Uhuru Peak
Trek to the Summit, Uhuru Peak (alt. 5895m) with magnificent views. The return (12-15hrs) for dinner and Overnight at GM III Camp (alt.1100m)

Day 9 GM III Camp – Mweka Gate
Walk down across the alpine moor land to Mweka and receive your certificate. Say goodbye to your guide and porters and transfer to Moshi Town to your Hotel. Kilimanjaro Crane Hotel (BB)

Day 10 Moshi Town – JRO Airport
After short relaxation in your Hotel or short walk around town you take a transfer to Kilimanjaro/ Nairobi International Airport for your flight.

Includes
Destination transfers, all meals during the tracking (breakfast, lunch and dinner), other meals mentioned, drinking water, accommodations (hotel and tents), knowledgeable guide, porters, cook, rescue and entrance fee to the National Park.

Excludes

International Flights, visa
Insurance
Beverages
Personal things like sleeping bag, rucksack, footwear, other clothing etc.
Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication.

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The Ark / Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara (4 nights)

Day 1
0800 hours pick up from the hotel and drive out of Nairobi, past business complexes and into the open country where you will see coffee and tea growing. Drive onto Nyeri arriving in time for lunch at Outspan Hotel. This Beautiful hotel was the last home of Lord Baden Powell, founder of the Boy Scout Movement. After Lunch join the transport which departs for Treetops for afternoon game viewing from the hotel lounge. Treetops overlooks floodlit waterholes visited regularly by buffalo, elephant, eland and bush pig. Dinner and overnight at Treetops/The Ark.

Day 2
After an early morning tea drive to Outspan Hotel for breakfast. Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch, time to relax followed by afternoon game drive in the scenic park, world famous for its millions of flamingos and other bird species. Animals to be seen are buffalo, leopard, lion, water buck, giraffe and rhino. All meals and overnight stay at Lake Nakuru Lodge/Mbweha Tented Camp.

Day 3
After an early breakfast drive along the floor of the Rift Valley and turn left to climb up Western wall of the escarpment to arrive in Masai Mara Game Reserve in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch time to relax followed by afternoon game drive in the park. Masai Mara is home to the highest concentration of animals and it is in this area that the annual migration of animals takes place between July and October. Animals to be seen include elephant, buffalo, cheetah, lion, leopard, topi, impala, gazelles and giraffe. All meals and overnight stay at the Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 4
Full day spent in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight stay at the Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 5
After breakfast drive back to Nairobi to arrive in time for lunch (lunch on this day is on own arrangement). Later transfer to the airport for departure flight home.

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Amboseli / Lake Nakuru / Masai Mara (5 nights)

Day 1
0800 hours pick up from the hotel and drive to Amboseli National park, arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch time to relax followed by afternoon game drive. Amboseli national Park is a seasonal swamp, during wet season the waters spill over a large area, attracting many different animals and a great variety of birds. During the dry season the swamp dries up and the landscape is alive with swirling dust. The park is always dominated by the bulk of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. The snow can be seen early in the morning or late afternoon.
Animals to be seen are elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, ostrich, giraffe, lion. All meals and overnight stay at Ol Tukai Lodge.

Day 2

Full day spent in Amboseli with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight stay at Ol Tukai Lodge.

Day 3
After breakfast drive via Nairobi and proceed to Lake Elementaita for lunch, then proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park for afternoon game drive. All meals and overnight stay at Lake Nakuru Lodge.

Day 4
After breakfast drive to Masai Mara Gamer Reserve arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch time to relax followed by afternoon game drive in the park. All meals and overnight stay at the Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 5
Full day spend in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight stay at the Mara Sopa Lodge.

Day 6
After breakfast drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch (lunch on own arrangement). Later transfer to the airport for departure flight home.

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Aberdare Experience (2 nights) Departure from Nairobi

Day 1 Nairobi – Aberdares
Drive to the base hotel for lunch before continuing to your tree lodge for the night. Enjoy nocturnal game viewing as the animals come to the floodlit water hole to drink water and scratch for salt. Overnight stay the Treetops / The ark.

Day 2 Aberdares
After Breakfast at the tree hotel to at the base hotel. The day is at leisure to enjoy some of the optional activities available at the base hotel. Over night stay at the OutSpan Lodge.

Day 3 Aberdares – nairobi
After Breakfast, return to Nairobi.

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Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara (3 nights) Departure from Nairobi

Day 1 Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. Lunch at the Lodge & afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 2 Masai Mara Game Reserve
Depart after breakfast and drive to the Masai Mara game Reserve arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge/luxury camp.

Day 3 Masai Mara Game Reserve
Morning and late afternoon game viewing drives in this reserve with all meals and overnight stay at a lodge/luxury camp

Day 4 Departure
Breakfast at the lodge and check out. Then depart and drive back to Nairobi arriving in time to arrange for own lunch. Thereafter transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight. Note: Nairobi accommodation not included in the above program but can be provided on request

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Masai Mara by road (2 nights) Departure from Nairobi

Day 1 Nairobi – Masai Mara
Drive to the Masai Mara, arriving around midday. After lunch, enjoy a game drive in the park. Overnight stay at the Mara Simba Lodge.

Day 2 Masai Mara
Enjoy both morning and afternoon game drives. Overnight stay at the Mara Simba Lodge.

Day 3 Masai Mara – Nairobi
After breakfast return to Nairobi by road.

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Tree Tops Hotel (1 night) Departure from Nairobi

Day 1 Nairobi – Aberdares
Drive to the base hotel for lunch before continuing to your tree lodge for the night. Enjoy nocturnal game viewing as the animals come to the floodlight water hole to drink water and scratch for salt. Overnight stay the Treetops / The ark.

Day 2 Aberdares – Nairobi
After Breakfast, return to Nairobi.

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Amboseli by road (2 nights)

Amboseli by road (2 nights)
Departure from Nairobi
Day 1 Nairobi – Amboseli
Drive south to Amboseli in the afternoon, arriving early in the evening. Overnight stay at the Ol Tukai Lodge.

Day 2 Amboseli
Rise early this morning to catch view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy morning, mid morning and afternoon game drives. Overnight stay at the Ol. Tukai Lodge.

Day 3 Amboseli – Nairobi
After breakfast return to Nairobi by road.