The 11-Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combo offers an extraordinary adventure, encompassing some of Kenya’s most captivating outdoor experiences. Starting with sightseeing in Nairobi, the tour begins with a challenging climb to the summit of Mount Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa. The five-day trek will take you through breathtaking landscapes and diverse terrain.

The trek commences from Chogoria town, where you’ll drive to Mount Kenya forest with our experienced crew. During the 10km walk to the Meru Mt. Kenya Bandas campsite at 2,950m, you’ll acclimatize and have the opportunity to spot animals along the way. On a clear day, the views of Mugi Hill, Ithanguni, and the majestic peaks of Mount Kenya from Chogoria gate are awe-inspiring.

The preferred route for most climbers is the Sirimon Naro-Moru route, which leads to the summit at Point Lenana (4,985m). This route combines the scenic trail to Sirimon with a quick and straightforward descent via Naro-Moru, making it a perfect choice for trekking Mount Kenya.

Mount Kenya’s beauty lies in its snow-capped peaks and forest-covered slopes. As an extinct volcano, it offers a diverse landscape of woods, moorland, stone, and ice. The mountain is crowned by the glistening twin peaks of Batian (5,199m) and Nelion (5,188m). The climb to the summit is an adventurous and technical endeavor, providing an unforgettable experience for those seeking an adrenaline rush.

After conquering Mount Kenya, the journey continues with a memorable safari in Lake Nakuru and the world-renowned Maasai Mara National Park. The safari offers an opportunity to witness Kenya’s rich wildlife, including the “Big Five” – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhinoceros. The Maasai Mara’s famous annual wildebeest migration is an incredible sight to behold.

Throughout the 11-day expedition, you will also immerse yourself in the Maasai Mara culture, gaining insights into their traditional way of life. The combination of Mount Kenya’s breathtaking landscapes and the mesmerizing wildlife of Maasai Mara makes this tour an exceptional and unparalleled adventure.

For nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers, the 11-Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combine is an ideal way to experience the best of Kenya’s natural wonders and cultural heritage. Don’t miss this unforgettable journey of a lifetime!

Day-by-Day Itinerary: 11 Days Mount Kenya & Masai Safari

Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi, city sightseeing.

Day 2-6: Mount Kenya Trek (Chogoria route), summit Point Lenana.

Day 7: Lake Nakuru Safari, wildlife spotting.

Day 8-10: Maasai Mara Safari, experience cultural immersion.

Day 11: Return to Nairobi, depart.

11 Days Mount Kenya Climb + Masai Mara Safari Highlights

  1. Nairobi city sightseeing, including the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Center, and more.
  2. Challenging and scenic Mount Kenya trek, reaching the summit of Point Lenana.
  3. Lake Nakuru Safari, spotting wildlife like lions, rhinos, and flamingos.
  4. Maasai Mara Safari, experiencing the famous Great Migration and encountering the Maasai culture.
  5. Stunning landscapes, including the majestic Mount Kenya and the vast Maasai Mara plains.
  6. Cultural immersion with Maasai communities and visits to local villages.
  7. Rich biodiversity and abundant wildlife sightings throughout the journey.
  8. Adventure activities, such as hiking, game drives, and boat safaris.
  9. Opportunity to see Africa’s second-highest mountain, Mount Kenya, and its incredible glacial features.
  10. Witnessing sunrise from Point Lenana and capturing breathtaking views.
  11. Experiencing the diversity of Kenya’s ecosystems, from forests to savannahs and grasslands.

Nairobi to Old Moses Hut

Your adventure begins with a drive from Nairobi to Sirimon Gate, covering 250km in about 4 hours. After meeting your crew and receiving a briefing, you’ll start your trek by walking 10km (approximately 2.5 hours) from Sirimon Gate (2,600m) to Old Moses Hut (3,340m). The route takes you through diverse landscapes, from dense forests to bamboo groves and high open moorlands. Keep an eye out for buffalo and elephants amidst the lush vegetation. Overnight at Old Moses Hut.

Day 2

Old Moses Hut to Shiptons Camp

Today, embark on a 14km trek that will take around 8 hours. Start from Old Moses Hut (3,340m) and head to Shipton’s Camp (4,236m). The trail offers breathtaking views of the glacial valley and the twin peaks of Mount Kenya. Along the way, you may encounter Eland and Buffalo grazing in the distance. After crossing valleys and witnessing the unique landscape of glacial features and giant lobelia and Senecio plants, you’ll reach Shipton’s Camp for a well-deserved cup of tea.

Day 3

Shiptons Camp Acclimatization Day

Take a rest day at Shipton’s Camp (4,200m) to acclimatize to the high altitude. Optionally, you can go on a short walk to Hausberg Col (4,600m) or explore further, passing between Oblong and Hausberg Tarns to enjoy panoramic views of peaks Batian and Nelion. Acclimatization is crucial for a successful summit day.

Day 4

Summit Day

The big day arrives as you attempt to reach Point Lenana at 4,985m. Start early at 3 am and make your way up through scree and rock to witness a stunning sunrise from the summit. The views of the tarns, glaciers, and peaks are truly awe-inspiring. After taking in the sights, descend to Mackinder’s Camp (4,300m) or continue to Met Station (4hrs) to reduce walking distance on the last day.

Day 5

Descend to Mountain Rock Lodge

Descend from Mackinder’s Camp (4,300m) to Naro Moru Gate (2,600m) on a 22km trek that will take around 6 hours. From the park headquarters, drive back to Nairobi, where you’ll stay at Mountain Rock Lodge. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.

Day 6

Drive to the Rift Valley

Drive 200km in about 3 hours from Nairobi to the Rift Valley. Enjoy a BBQ lunch and a wildlife walk in a tea plantation. In the evening, go for a game drive.

Day 7

Lake Nakuru

Embark on a long morning game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, known for its flamingos and diverse wildlife. Lion, hyena, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, and zebra are common sightings. Spend the afternoon at Lake Nakuru Lodge, where you can relax and enjoy the pool.

Day 8

Lake Naivasha and Wilderness Camp

Take a boat safari on Lake Naivasha to see hippos and a variety of birds. Drive to the Loita Plains and stay at the Olanganayo wilderness camp. Take a stroll to experience the vastness of the Maasai plains.

Day 9

Loita Plains and Magi Moto Eco Camp

Go for a short bush walk and then drive to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Spend the evening around the campfire and enjoy the beauty of the Mara.

Day 10

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Explore the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve on a full-day game drive. Spot the “Big Five” and witness the incredible migration of wildebeests at the Mara River.

Day 11

Back to Nairobi

Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Mara and have a chance to spot the morning birdlife. After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi, concluding your 11-day Mount Kenya trek and safari experience.

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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