Active Itinerary in Kenya's Highlands
Pre-program for Mt Kenya ascent
Active Itinerary in Kenya’s Highlands
- Visit to a tea farm
- Hike at “Hell’s Gate” National park
- Ascent of the vulcano Mt Longonot
- Relax at the cosy Rhino Watch Safari Lodge
- Guided tour at a tree-tomato farm
- Tourcode: PRE-KENYA
- Duration: 7 days
- From: Nairobi
- To: Rhino Watch Safari Lodge
- Private Tour
- Price: from 2.150 USD per person
- Lodge Safari as per itinerary
- Safari in a 4×4 Safari jeep
- Professional English speaking guide
- Overnights as per itinerary or equivalent
- Full board during the Safari
- Drinking water during the Safari
- National park fees
- Optional activities
- Travel insurance
- Excluded meals and drinks
- Visa costs
- Personal expenses
1st day: Arrival in Nairobi
Karibu Kenya! Welcome to Kenya! Arrival in Nairobi, you will be welcomed by your driver and after a short drive you will reach your accommodation Brackenhurst in the green Tigoni mountains. Overnight at Brackenhurst Lodge.
2nd day: Kiambethu Tea Farm
Today you will visit the Kiambethu Estate, one of the oldest tea farms in Kenya. From the lush green garden you have a breath-taking view of Mt Kilimanjaro and the Ngong hills. Two English families built the property in the early 1900s. They were among the first tea farmers in Kenya and until today the farm is family owned. The exciting story of the farm is told during a guided tour, you will learn everything about the process of tea production and walk through the plantation. Overnight at Brackenhurst Lodge.
3rd day: Hell’s Gate National Park
South of Lake Naivasha lies the Hell’s Gate National Park. The 68 km² comprehensive park is located in the Great Rift Valley at an altitude of about 1500 m above sea level. The park is best known for its scenic beauty. Worth seeing are especially the Hell’s Gate or Njorowa Gorge, two extinct volcanoes, as well as two volcanic columns called Fischer’s Tower and Central Tower. At the extinct volcano Ol Karia three geothermal power plants are in operation. The species-rich wildlife has both steppe and rock inhabitants. A guided hike awaits you. Overnight at Crescent Camp.
4th day: Ascent of the vulcano Mt Longonot
Mount Longonot is a stratovolcano in Kenya, estimated to have erupted for the last time in the 1860s. It is located in the Great Rift Valley southeast of Lake Naivasha. Its name derives from the Masai word oloonong’ot, which means “mountain of many mountain ridges” or “steep spurs”. A 3.1 km trail runs from the park entrance to the crater rim and leads around the crater in a 7.2 km loop. A forest of small trees covers the crater floor and small clouds of steam rise from the crater walls. The entire tour (gate-around-the-rim-gate) of 13.5 km takes about 4-5 hours and allows necessary breaks – parts of the trail are heavily eroded and very steep. The height of the gate is about 2150 m and the summit at 2780 m. The mountain is home to many wildlife, especially zebras and giraffes. Mount Longonot is protected by the Kenya Wildlife Service as part of Mount Longonot National Park. You will be accompanied on this exciting ascent by an experienced guide. Overnight at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge.
5th day: Relaxing at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge
Today’s program: Relax! Enjoy the infinity pool, the lush green garden, the spa area or just relax on your terrace! Overnight at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge.
6th day: Hike at Aberdare National Park
After a hearty breakfast you will drive to the Aberdare Mountains, one of the last intact rainforest refuges in Africa with an impressive bamboo forest. You hike to the “Setima Point” at 4,000 meters altitude. On the way you will meet smaller forest dwellers but also buffaloes. Overnight at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge.
7th day: Guided tour though a tree tomato farm and long hike through the forest
Today you visit a tree tomato farm. The berry fruit is also called tamarillo and is related to the tomato plant. During a tasting you will get to know the tart-sweet taste. Afterwards, take a guided hike in the region. Overnight at Rhino Watch Safari Lodge.
8th day: connecting program
Start of Mt Kenya climb / alternative program.
2 participants 2.200 USD per person
4 participants 1.740 USD per person
6 participants 1.600 USD per person
Elizabeth Kendi Kinge-Wirth, Director Apasio Safari
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