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ends on 26 Sep 2019
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Mt Kenya Ascent - Exodus Travels
Mt Kenya Ascent - Exodus Travels
Good
15 reviews
Starts
Nairobi
+1 Destinations
Mount Kenya
Ends
Nairobi
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Highlights

Start and end in Nairobi! With the hiking & trekking tour Mt Kenya Ascent, you have a 6 day tour package taking you through Nairobi, Kenya and Mt Kenya. Mt Kenya Ascent is a small group tour that includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
12
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking, Adventure, Camping, Mountain Hikes
Operator
Exodus Travels

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Start Nairobi; transfer to Mountain Rock Lodge (1950m); acclimatisation walk to Mau Mau Caves.
  2. Day 2: Begin trek to Giant Bamboo Camp (2600m).
  3. Day 3: Ascend to Highland Castle Camp (3700m).
  4. Day 4: Scenic summit circuit to Shipton's Camp (4236m).
  5. Day 5: Final ascent to Point Lenana (4985m); descend back to Shipton's Camp (4236m).
  6. Day 6: Descend; drive to Nairobi; end.

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

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  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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  • Insurance

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15 Reviews

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7%
Good
80%
Average
7%
Rather Poor
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  • LS
    Written on July 4, 2013
    2.0 - Rather poor

    My first trekking up a mountain experience!  However this is not a walk in the park, and one I certainly would not really recommend - except maybe to my enemy!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?I suppose getting to the top after leaving the... Read more

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  • CB
    Written on April 9, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    Great trip with a well thought out route and itinerary. Exceptional food and hygiene throughout coupled with supportive staff, help make this challenging walk a safe and enjoyable trek.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Inspired to try... Read more

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  • DR
    Written on March 18, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Very well run trip by excellent ground operatorWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?All thirteen group members making the peak in time for sunriseWhat did you think of your group leader?Francis was excellent..taking time to go through all the... Read more

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  • RC
    Written on January 4, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    Mount Kenya is frequently desribed by friends as a 'prettier' climb than Mt Killimanjaro, so with that in mind I set off on the ascent with a group of like minded souls from various walks of life.What did you think of your group leader?The group leader... Read more

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  • CG
    Written on July 24, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    Climbing Mount Kenya was a fabulous experience, extremely tough & delivering a both a mental & a physical challengeWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Reaching the summit in time for sunrise - just ....What did you think of your group... Read more

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  • PB
    Written on February 11, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    Superb trek, well led by great local guides Francis and John. Very warm welcome from Patrick, MD of local companyWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The celebratory Tusker beer at Old Moses Camp the evening of the successful ascent day!What... Read more

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  • MH
    Written on October 5, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    For an 8 day trip, this was a real adventure.  Although primarily about reaching the summit of Mount Kenya, I thought travelling about 150 miles across the centre of Kenya, and back into the centre of Nairobi, was a really interesting experience - a... Read more

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  • MH
    Written on October 5, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    For an 8 day trip, this was a real adventure.  Although primarily about reaching the summit of Mount Kenya, I thought travelling about 150 miles across the centre of Kenya, and back into the centre of Nairobi, was a really interesting experience - a... Read more

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  • CH
    Written on July 23, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    A great experience but harder than the impression given from the daily height gains shown in the trip notes. There's a lot of additional ups and downs involved.  This isn't just trekking straight up a mountain. Several people in the party who've done... Read more

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  • CH
    Written on July 23, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    A great experience but harder than the impression given from the daily height gains shown in the trip notes. There's a lot of additional ups and downs involved.  This isn't just trekking straight up a mountain. Several people in the party who've done... Read more

    Review collected by Exodus Travels

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Vaccinations

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Typhoid
Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Meningococcal meningitis
Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 3 weeks before travel.
Yellow fever
Recommended for Kenya. Ideally 10 days before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Nairobi.
Hold my space
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Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 6 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 6 December 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Exodus Travels. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 75 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 278 km.
  • Nairobi (Kenya)
  • 139 km
  • Mt Kenya (Kenya)
  • 139 km
  • Nairobi (Kenya)

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