BEST SELECTION & PRICESBEST SELECTIONBEST PRICESTRUSTED PAYMENTS

Mt Kenya Ascent

Beyond the Horizon Sale Unlock up to $600 in extra savings
ends in 33:47:34
This tour is operated by
Have a question? Call us +1 844 311 3006
England
Travel Guide
Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.
Mt Kenya Ascent - Exodus Travels
Mt Kenya Ascent - Exodus Travels
Good
22 reviews
Starts
London
+3 Destinations
Mount Kenya
Ends
London
Map

Highlights

Start and end in London! With the hiking & trekking tour Mt Kenya Ascent, you have a 6 day tour package taking you through London, England and 2 other destinations. 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 80 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
12

22 Reviews

Write a review
  • Mt Kenya Ascent reviewer 1
    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 hut at 230am and making it down again by 930am and then on for a 6/7 hour trek again to our next hut - in the rain.  Not sure if that's classed as inspirational but it was definitely memorable!What did you think of your group leader?OK, however not like the leaders I have had on other Exodus trips.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Walking Poles are not on the trip notes but I think they are a necessity.  As is loo roll, but it needs to be protected from the wet weather if you go in the rainy season.  Gaters  - I managed to borrow a pair - saved my trousers.  Summit snacks - the food in general was very bland and unappetizing.  We took malaria tablets but the majority did not.  Don't go in the rainy season, it is not pleasant.Is there anything else you would like to add?We did meet some really nice fellow travellers, however the accommodation was very "Africa" ie no hot water/shower etc. In fact the last hut reminded me of Prisoner Cell Block H!!  I think it would not have been so bad if there had been somehow to dry our stuff which was constantly wet due to the weather.  Why do Exodus have to go with such accommodation even the lodge at the start was weary.  I also felt sorry for the porters who were not wearing what I would class as proper kit - some wore willies definitely not suitable for this sort of trek.  We left our walking boots with ours at the end.

  • Mt Kenya Ascent reviewer 2
    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 hut at 230am and making it down again by 930am and then on for a 6/7 hour trek again to our next hut - in the rain.  Not sure if that's classed as inspirational but it was definitely memorable!What did you think of your group leader?OK, however not like the leaders I have had on other Exodus trips.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Walking Poles are not on the trip notes but I think they are a necessity.  As is loo roll, but it needs to be protected from the wet weather if you go in the rainy season.  Gaters  - I managed to borrow a pair - saved my trousers.  Summit snacks - the food in general was very bland and unappetizing.  We took malaria tablets but the majority did not.  Don't go in the rainy season, it is not pleasant.Is there anything else you would like to add?We did meet some really nice fellow travellers, however the accommodation was very "Africa" ie no hot water/shower etc. In fact the last hut reminded me of Prisoner Cell Block H!!  I think it would not have been so bad if there had been somehow to dry our stuff which was constantly wet due to the weather.  Why do Exodus have to go with such accommodation even the lodge at the start was weary.  I also felt sorry for the porters who were not wearing what I would class as proper kit - some wore willies definitely not suitable for this sort of trek.  We left our walking boots with ours at the end.

  • Mt Kenya Ascent reviewer 3
    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 and cook better food ; if I can eat fantastic food up a mountain with simple cooking facilities, I should be able to make better use of home facilities. What did you think of your group leader?Professional and committed to the group achieving the goal.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Double up with some Independant travel. A week is great if you don't have much annual leave (or have child care responsibilities), 2 to 3 would do Kenya more justice.Is there anything else you would like to add?When my kids are ready for this, am gonna take them. Good, safe walk. Not extreme enough for some, but was quite nice to come home without deli belly; although my wife was really looking forward to me dropping a stone.

  • Mt Kenya Ascent reviewer 4
    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 and cook better food ; if I can eat fantastic food up a mountain with simple cooking facilities, I should be able to make better use of home facilities. What did you think of your group leader?Professional and committed to the group achieving the goal.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Double up with some Independant travel. A week is great if you don't have much annual leave (or have child care responsibilities), 2 to 3 would do Kenya more justice.Is there anything else you would like to add?When my kids are ready for this, am gonna take them. Good, safe walk. Not extreme enough for some, but was quite nice to come home without deli belly; although my wife was really looking forward to me dropping a stone.

  • Mt Kenya Ascent reviewer 5
    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 details of the trip.He made sure we all had the correct kit..even going and buying odd items like suncream and sunglasses some of us had forgotten.He seemed a little serious to begin with but relaxed as the trip went on and the group bonded and he realised we were all comfortable.The owner of the ground operator..Mr Patrick met us at a lovely hotel on the way to the airport and gave our certificates and bought us a couple of drinks...nice touch that never had before on previous exodus..great chap who made us feel valued as a customer Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Exodus guidelines for tipping very important..we all gave the higher rate 100  dollars/£60/8000 schillings plus some on a direct basis..there were 26 staff looking after the 13 of us who worked very hard for us..they earnt every pennyIs there anything else you would like to add?Harder ascent and descent than Kili but not as long..less crowded and more enjoyable...go for it!

  • Mt Kenya Ascent reviewer 6
    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 details of the trip.He made sure we all had the correct kit..even going and buying odd items like suncream and sunglasses some of us had forgotten.He seemed a little serious to begin with but relaxed as the trip went on and the group bonded and he realised we were all comfortable.The owner of the ground operator..Mr Patrick met us at a lovely hotel on the way to the airport and gave our certificates and bought us a couple of drinks...nice touch that never had before on previous exodus..great chap who made us feel valued as a customer Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Exodus guidelines for tipping very important..we all gave the higher rate 100  dollars/£60/8000 schillings plus some on a direct basis..there were 26 staff looking after the 13 of us who worked very hard for us..they earnt every pennyIs there anything else you would like to add?Harder ascent and descent than Kili but not as long..less crowded and more enjoyable...go for it!

  • Mt Kenya Ascent reviewer 7
    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 maintained a steady pace, always on the look out for those who might be tailing off the back, and even reorganising our order so that we would not be split up so frequently. An outline of the regions troubled history was a useful refresher, particularly when we got to the Mau Mau caves.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Although involved in an ascent of one of Africa's higheset mountains, the route is manageable by all those with a modicum of fitness. But do be prepared for smokey eating areas, as delightful meals are prepared on some very basic facilities, and be sure to wrap up at night when it can get cold while camping.Is there anything else you would like to add?Remember that we, the tourists and travellers, are the means by which the stall-holders earn their living, so don't be offended if they persist in trying to persuade you to buy something from their particular staff.

  • Mt Kenya Ascent reviewer 8
    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 maintained a steady pace, always on the look out for those who might be tailing off the back, and even reorganising our order so that we would not be split up so frequently. An outline of the regions troubled history was a useful refresher, particularly when we got to the Mau Mau caves.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Although involved in an ascent of one of Africa's higheset mountains, the route is manageable by all those with a modicum of fitness. But do be prepared for smokey eating areas, as delightful meals are prepared on some very basic facilities, and be sure to wrap up at night when it can get cold while camping.Is there anything else you would like to add?Remember that we, the tourists and travellers, are the means by which the stall-holders earn their living, so don't be offended if they persist in trying to persuade you to buy something from their particular staff.

  • Mt Kenya Ascent reviewer 9
    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 leader?Excellent in every respect, always mindful of our safety & comfort, as a group & as individualsDo you have any advice for potential travellers?This is a tough challenge, both the ascent & descent - harder than Kilimanjaro both ascending & descendingIs there anything else you would like to add?The final day of ascent & descent was overly lengthy; whilst nothing was untoward, had something gone wrong there would have been little contingency time

  • Mt Kenya Ascent reviewer 10
    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 leader?Excellent in every respect, always mindful of our safety & comfort, as a group & as individualsDo you have any advice for potential travellers?This is a tough challenge, both the ascent & descent - harder than Kilimanjaro both ascending & descendingIs there anything else you would like to add?The final day of ascent & descent was overly lengthy; whilst nothing was untoward, had something gone wrong there would have been little contingency time

Itinerary

Download PDF Brochure
  1. Introduction
  2. Expand all
  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.

What's included

Expand all
  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

Download PDF Brochure

Questions & Answers

We are there for you! If you have any questions about this tour, then please don't hesitate to contact us 24/7 and we will get back to you latest within 2 hours!

Ask a question

What are people saying about TourRadar?

  • Shelby29th January 2018
    Being able to view the itinerary for the trip and talking to the support staff was very helpful about making a decision on which trip to take!

Availability

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Mt Kenya Ascent

STARTENDSEATS LEFTSAVE NOW PRICE

Monthly price comparison

About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

£
Pound sterling
England
S
Shilling
Kenya

Plugs & Adapters

England and Kenya

Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
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.

Policies

Location
Start and end in London.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Exodus Travels to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 June 2018 the full payment of $1,908 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1908 for Mt Kenya Ascent, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Exodus Travels tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 13,913 km.
  • London (England)
  • 6,818 km
  • Nairobi (Kenya)
  • 139 km
  • Mt Kenya (Kenya)
  • 139 km
  • Nairobi (Kenya)
  • 6,818 km
  • London (England)

Why book with TourRadar

Best Price Guarantee
If you book with TourRadar and within 24 hours you find a better price than $1,908 for the same tour, TourRadar will pay you the difference
Safely book online
All your details are safely protected by a secure connection
7,662 tours in Europe
covered by 202 different operators in Europe
No Cancellation Fee
TourRadar does not charge any additional cancellation fees. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date.
17,753 Genuine Reviews
All reviews are verified from travellers who went on Europe tours