4 Days Mount Kenya Sirimon – Sirimon
We leave Nairobi at 8.30am for transfer to the Sirimon Park Gate (2,660m) at the base of our Mt. Kenya trail. Here we meet our mountain crew and after introductions we start hiking at approximately 11am. A gentle 4hour walk with lunch on the way takes us to the Old Moses Camp (3,300m). We will spend our first night in the dormitories at the camp on the edge of the forest. The bamboo forest is home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and a plethora of bird species.
Today, we leave the camp at 8.30am and continue with our hike through the moorland characterized by a variety of Senecia and Lobelia to the Shipton’s Camp (4200m). We take a 14km hike through the Mackinder Valley for about 6 to 7 hours with a lunch break on the way. Shipton’s Camp situated just below the 3 majestic Mt Kenya peaks – Batian, Nelion and Lenana offers a spectacular view over the peaks as the sun sets. Dinner and overnight stay will be in the dormitories at the camp.
An early breakfast will be served at 5.00am before starting off on the summit challenge. The trail now leads via a steep screed to the Simba Cole and further to Point Lenana (4895m). After taking our summit photos at sunrise, marveling at the views over the plains and the main peaks of Batian and Nellion opposite us, we descend via Simba Cole to the Shipton’s Camp. Here we take a rest before we proceed downwards for another 15km to Old Moses Camp. We enjoy our dinner and take a well-deserved overnight rest.
After breakfast, we descend on a 9km hike to the Sirimon Gate where our Safari vehicles will be waiting. After bidding our mountain crew goodbye it is now time for a drive back to Nairobi or to our onward destination.