A splendid 10-day adventure of Mount Kenya trek and wildlife safari, combining the two most scenic routes of Mt Kenya. This incredible journey takes you through the dry side of the mountain, offering some of the finest walking experiences. Experience the best of both worlds with Mount Kenya trekking and a thrilling safari to Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara.

During this adventure tour, you’ll ascend through lush forests and wide ridge approaches to reach the summit area, providing you with breathtaking views and unforgettable moments.

The 5-day Mount Kenya climbing tour follows the Sirimon Out Naromoru Route, known for its scenic beauty and excellent walking opportunities. Starting from the northwest side of the mountain near Nanyuki, the trek offers adequate access and the best bunkhouse facilities on this side of Mt Kenya.

The Mount Kenya and safari trek then take you on an exciting game viewing safari through the scenic views of the Great Rift Valley into Lake Nakuru National Park. Continue south over the Rift Valley to witness Kenya’s greatest concentration of game at the renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve. This reserve is famous for the annual wildebeest migration, a breathtaking spectacle from July to October.

Explore the Masai Mara Game Reserve all year round, as it boasts abundant wildlife sightings, including the majestic Big 5. Marvel at the endangered black rhinos during the Lake Nakuru National Park tour and encounter other captivating wildlife in Masai Mara. Enhance your experience with optional activities, such as the Hot Air Balloon Safari, offering a magical perspective of the wildlife-rich landscape, or visit the Masai villages to immerse yourself in their vibrant culture and traditional dances.

Our 10 Days Mt Kenya Trekking and Wildlife Safari runs on a private basis, ensuring a personalized and intimate experience. However, a minimum of 2 people is required to guarantee departure. Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime journey, where adventure, wildlife encounters, and natural wonders await you in the heart of Kenya.

Day-by-Day Itinerary: 10Days Mount Kenya &  Safari

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi, transfer to Best Western Meridian hotel.

Day 2: Nairobi to Meteorological Station, Mount Kenya trek begins.

Day 3: Trek to Shipton Camp in Mackinder’s Valley.

Day 4: Summit Day, reach Pt. Lenana and descend to Mackinders Camp.

Day 5: Trek to Met Station Bandas.

Day 6: Trek to Met Station, drive to Lake Nakuru, overnight at Jarika County Lodge.

Day 7: Full-day game drives at Lake Nakuru National Park.

Day 8: Drive to Masai Mara National Reserve, game drives at Enkorok Mara Camp.

Day 9: Full-day game drives at Masai Mara, option for hot air balloon safari.

Day 10: Morning game drive in Masai Mara, drive back to Nairobi, dinner at Carnivore restaurant, transfer to the airport.

10 Days Mount Kenya Climb +  Safari Highlights

Highlights of the 10-day Mount Kenya trek and safari include:

  1. Trekking Mount Kenya: Explore the scenic and challenging routes of Mt Kenya, ascending through lush forests and wide ridge approaches to the summit area.
  2. Sirimon Out Naromoru Route: Follow the more picturesque and dry side of the mountain, offering some of the finest walking experiences.
  3. Lake Nakuru National Park: Enjoy a game viewing safari in this beautiful park known for its diverse wildlife, including endangered black rhinos and Rothschild giraffes.
  4. Masai Mara Game Reserve: Witness Kenya’s greatest concentration of game, including the iconic Big 5, and experience the breathtaking annual wildebeest migration (July to October).
  5. Abundant Wildlife: Encounter a rich variety of wildlife, from lions, elephants, and buffalos to cheetahs, zebras, and hippos.
  6. Scenic Great Rift Valley: Marvel at the stunning landscapes and views of the Great Rift Valley as you travel to Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara.
  7. Cultural Immersion: Visit Masai villages to experience their fascinating culture, traditional dances, and way of life.
  8. Optional Activities: Enhance your adventure with optional activities, such as the Hot Air Balloon Safari, offering a unique perspective of the wildlife.
  9. Unforgettable Moments: Create lasting memories as you explore the diverse terrains, encounter incredible wildlife, and witness natural wonders.
  10. Private Adventure: Enjoy a personalized and intimate experience with the tour running on a private basis.

Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi, you will be warmly greeted and assisted by our team. We will transfer you to the comfortable Best Western Meridian Hotel for an overnight stay, preparing you for the exciting Mount Kenya trek and safari adventure that lies ahead.

Day 2

Nairobi to Meteorological Station (3-4 Hrs, 10km, 400m Ascent)

An early start from Best Western Meridian Hotel at 6 am takes you on a road journey to Nanyuki. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Ibis Hotel before proceeding to the Sirimon Park Gate, where your Mountain trek officially begins. The afternoon trek is designed for acclimatization, and you will spend the night at Old Moses (3300m) in high-altitude mountain cabins. Today’s trek will involve approximately 5 hours of walking.

Day 3

Shipton Camp (8 hrs)

Start your day early at 7 am. This challenging day will require approximately 8 hours of leisurely walking, testing your patience, endurance, and determination. Ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley, a picturesque little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo. Climb out of the North Valley into the vast Mackinders Valley, adorned with giant groundsels. Camp at Shimptons Cabins in the Mackinder’s Valley, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion (4,300m).

Day 4

Mackinders Camp

Begin your day at 2 am for an Alpine ascent to the highest peak, Pt. Lenana (4985m) via the less-traveled north face. The journey involves four hours of stiff walking to the summit, a true test of determination. After a memorable sunrise at the peak, start descending to Austrian Hut for breakfast, and later proceed to Mackinders Camp for an overnight stay.

Day 5

Met Station Bandas

After breakfast, embark on a trek to Met Station Bandas through the scenic Teleki Valley. You will have lunch on the way, and the trekking time will be approximately 8 hours.

Day 6

Met Station to Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, leave Met Station Bandas and trek towards the park, where your tour guide will meet you. Drive to Nakuru and arrive in the late afternoon. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at Jarika County Lodge or a similar accommodation.

Day 7

Lake Nakuru National Park - Full Day Game Drives

Start your day with an early breakfast and proceed for a full day of game drives at Lake Nakuru National Park, accompanied by packed lunches. The park is renowned for endangered species, including the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo, and baboons are also common residents here.

Day 8

Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara National Reserve

Depart the camp after breakfast and drive via the scenic floor of the Great Rift Valley to Masai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy lunch at a campsite before embarking on evening game drives. Spend the night at Enkorok Mara Camp.

Day 9

Masai Mara National Reserve

pend the entire day exploring the park in search of the big 5 and other wildlife. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered, with the option of an exciting hot air balloon safari at an additional cost. Return to Enkorok Mara Camp for dinner and another overnight stay.

Day 10

Masai Mara to Nairobi

Enjoy a morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Afterward, return to Nairobi and savor dinner at the famous Carnivore Restaurant before transferring to the airport for your journey back home. This marks the end of your exhilarating Mount Kenya trek and safari adventure.


The cost for the whole 11 Days Mount Kenya trek & Safari includes and excludes the following items

Kenya Tour Price includes

Nairobi airport-hotel pick up/ drop off transfers

Transport in a customized pop up top safari mini-van.

Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees

Services of an experienced English/other language speaking safari tour guide/driver.

Stay in economy, comfort or luxury lodges / tented camps (Please choose)

Game viewing drives

Park entrance fees

All meals on safari

Bottled drinking water in safari vehicle

The flying doctors medical , emergency and rescue cover

Pick up and drop off at either Nairobi airport, hotel or residence

Government taxes and local levies

Price Excludes

Bottled & Soft Drinks

Items and services of a personal nature

Tips & Gratuities


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