Mount Kenya Chogoria Route & Samburu Safari(6Days)



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Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain, after Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Erosion and time have reduced the peak from 6500m to 5199 on the highest point today. This extinct volcano, dating back 2.5 million years old, is located about 200 kilometers north of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, in the Mount Kenya National Park.

Mount Kenya has three peaks on the summit area: batian, Nelion and point Lenana. On this trip we will climb up to Lenana (4985m), which offers magnificent views..

Samburu National Reserve is located in Northern Kenya and is a premier game reserve situated on the banks of the Ewaso Ng’iro river. This vast expanse of remote pristine wilderness measures 165 square kilometers in area and borders the Ewaso Ng’iro River to the south, which separates it from the Buffalo Springs National Reserve. Samburu Reserve is a unique wildlife conservation haven famous for an abundance of rare species of animals such as the Grevy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx. The reserve is also home to a population of close to 900 Elephants. Large predators such as the Lion, Leopard and Cheetah are an important attraction (Kamunyak the famous Lioness that adapted a baby Oryx is a resident in the reserve). Samburu is infact one of the better locations in Kenya to spot Leopard. Wild dog sightings are also a common attraction to this unique protected area and Birdlife is abundant with over 450 recorded species.


  1. Guarantee price/guarantee trek on confirmation.
  2. Transfer to and from the base of the mountain
  3. Full board accommodation whilst on the trek and safari
  4. Meal plan as detailed: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  5. Accommodations in camps/huts as per the itinerary
  6. All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  7. Services of a professional guide, porters and skilled cook
  8. Treated water on the trek.
  9. Start and finish Nairobi
  • Training cost and purchase of mountain gear.
  • Emergency evacuation cover USD. 24.00 from Amref
  • Meals outside the mountain
  • Other Items not mentioned above
  • Accommodation before/after the trek
  • Trekking gears
  • Tips
  • Items of personal nature

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Smoking Allowed

Tour Plan

Pickup from Nairobi and drive to Chogoria gate. Heavy snacks prepared by the chef is served shortly after arrival. After lunch we will start our hike to Lake Ellis (camp)through Hargenia forest and tussock grass. We cross a stream before passing a fisheries station on the right but still under the beautiful Hargenia trees. After an hour moderate walk we exit the forest and into the moorland, the Road End camp is an hour or so. Along the trails, we enjoy views of Mugi Hill and the Giant Billiard Table. Visit River Nithi and Nithi falls enroute to lake Ellis. Take a short walk to familiarize ourselves with the surroundings. Return to campsite. Supper is served. Retire for sleep at own convenient time.
ts a beautiful morning by the lake, be sure to wake up early to catch the sunrise, as the first light hits the undisturbed waters except for trouts in their wake to feed. After breakfast, we follow the track through heather and the golden moorland. After 30 minutes we get to one of the streams that drain into the Nithi falls, we can refill our water bottles here as we take our first water break. From here its an uphill task emerging from the valley and behind us bidding Lake Ellis goodbye. After 2-3 hrs up we get to the intersection of the traditional Chogoria route and our path. This will be our Lunch break point. As we enjoy our lunch we now also from this point have a glimpse of Lake Michaelson. After lunch and some good rest, we start again following the main trail up Mintos Camp and then branch off to the left after 20 minutes. From this point it’s a gentle uphill to the Camp. From the camp if the mountain is not shy reveals the two main peaks Lenana and Batian. In the afternoon if our energies are still up we can take a walk to Mintos Tarn and also down to the Temple- beautiful rock formation 20 minutes down the camp. Later in the evening early dinner is served and we retire to our tents for a good rest and prepare for an early morning summit. Start: Lake Ellis (3455m) Finish: Mintos Camp (4200m) Altitude: ↑ 745m Walking time: 6-7h -Breakfast -Lunch & overnight at mintos
Predawn attempt of the summit starts at 03:00 am. We hike for about three hours up to Point Lenana (4985m), the hiker’s summit, arriving there in time to watch the African sunrise. Descend to Shipton camp for breakfast. After breakfast, begin a 5 hour descent via Mackinder`s valley to the Old Moses camp (3,300m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands before reaching the camp. Start: Mintos Camp (4200m) Finish: Point Lenana (4985m) – Shipton’s Camp (4200m) – Old Moses Camp (3300m) Altitude: ↑ 785m ↓ 1685m Walking time: 12-14h(24KM)
After breakfast you continue descending to Sirimon gate of Mount Kenya National Park where you meet your safari driver guide. He will take you along the northern side of Mount Kenya with a stopover for lunch at a designated restaurant on the way. After lunch you will proceed to Samburu National reserve and check in at Ashnil Samburu luxury camp where you freshen up and relax.

All meals included. Dinner and overnight at the camp

Begin the day with an early morning game drive. You have best chances to see big cats, elephants, The Samburu special 5; that is, Gravy Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Gerenuk, Beisa Oryx and Reticulated Giraffe. Mid-morning is time to visit the Samburu villages and sample their culture. After lunch you can relax and resume game drives in the evening. All meals included. Dinner and overnight at the Camp
You will have an early morning game drive and return to the camp for breakfast. Leave thereafter for Nairobi with lunch in a designated restaurant on the way. Expected arrival time is 1800hrs. (End of safari)

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