Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Nanyuki – Proceed to Old Moses camp (3,300 meters)

    0730: Hours Drive from Nairobi to our base lodge on the western slopes of Mt. Kenya for lunch. After lunch a full briefing and equipment check before we begin the mountain trek.

    We’ll meet the crew at this point, each one has a personal porter and there are extra porters for mountain equipment and food. It takes about one hour to get to the Sirimon Park Gate (2,600 meters) crossing the equator en-route.  On completion of park entry formalities you begin a 3-4 hour hike through forest, bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to Old Moses camp (3,300 meters).

    Today we gain 740 meters on the ascent and begin to truly acclimatize. The forest and bamboo are home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and a plethora of bird species.

    Accommodation: Old Moses Hut (3,340 meters).
    Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

  • Day 2: Old Moses camp (3,300 meters) – Hike to Shipton's Hut (4,236 meters)

    After an early breakfast we commence a 7-8 hours trek to Shipton’s camp (4,236 meters). Today’s trek is long and interesting but also a good test on individual fitness.
    You’ll ascent close to 900 meters going up the surreal Mackinder Valley with its strange vegetation of giant lobelia and groundsel, unique to equatorial African mountains.
    Here we stay at Shipton’s Hut (4,236 meters), just below the glaciers and jagged peaks of bare rock that surround the main summits.

    Accommodation: Shipton’s Hut (4,236 meters).
    Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

  • Day 3: Shipton's Hut (4,236 meters) – Descend to Park Gate – Drive to Nairobi

    0300 Hours: Predawn start for the summit attempt – you’ll need a bright head torch for this. Go up steep screes and a bare rocky track to reach the hikers summit, Point Lenana at 4,985 meters in time for sunrise – to add to the exhilaration.
    Kilimanjaro is usually visible 340 kilometers to the south on a clear day. The climb is tough going through frozen scree and requiring some scrambling on final stretch to reach the summit – this is unavoidable on any route.
    0630 Hours: We aim to reach the summit and witness the magical sunrise over the equator at 0630 Hours.
    Descend back to Shipton’s camp for a hefty brunch then continue the descent to Oldmoses Camp (3,340 meters) arriving in a further 4 to 5 hours.
    (Or relax the rest of the day at Shipton’s and descend on day 4 if time permits).
    A pre-dawn start is made to ensure a successful summit bid and in time for a clear view of the majestic summit scenery.
    After ascending Point. Lenana we return to our base camp and then proceed down the mountain and back to Nairobi. Hikers intending to complete this hike in 3 days should be very well prepared and fit enough.

Included in the Safari Cost

 All transportation to/from the mountain
 All Park fees.
 All food while on the Mountain/safari.
 Accommodation in mountain huts/ camping where applicable.
 All guiding services
 Porter support for the climb.
 Pick up from the Airport
 Services of our Professional Guide/Driver
 All game drives

Excluded in the Safari Cost

 Personal clothing and equipment
 Tips and gratuities for guides and porter
 Beverages while not on the mountain

Mountain Gear Check-List
  • A Rack sack For Your Equipments – To Be Carried By Porters | sleeping bag which is 3 or 4 season
  • Hiking, or Climbing Boots ,Camp Shoes, Trainers Not Sandals
  • Socks. 2 Thin Polypro Type For Quick Drying, 4 Thick Wind Pants, Wind shirts
  • High Gaiters, Warm Pants [Fleece], Jacket Or Pullover, 1 Rain Parka
  • 2 Underwears,1 Hiking Shirt, Long Sleeve, 1 Bandanna
  • 1 Warm Hat, 1 Hiking Shorts, Pants ,Balaclava, Fleece Neck Warmer
  • Headlamp, Bulb, Batteries, First Aid Kit, Pocketknife ,Sunglasses, Snow
  • Goggles ,Water Purification Tablets
  • Toiletry Item, Plus Sunblock, Lipsalve And Moisturizer
  • Walking Stick


The weather can vary hugely but commonly you would climb in quite a few layers. For example a base layer, insulated Gilet, softshell jacket, hardshell jacket, thin softshell trousers, hat under your helmet, liner socks inside your climbing shoes and possibly close-fitting fingerless gloves. You may also need a warm belay jacket at stances.


  • Pair of 50m half or twin ropes
  • Climbing Harness
  • Helmet (& warm hat/balaclava to fit under it)
  • Rock shoes (recommended not to have too tight a fit and consider wearing thin socks inside)
  • Belay/rappel plate to suit double rope above
  • 3 HMS Karabiners
  • 2 locking Karabinas
  • 4+ short slings
  • 2x Prussic loops
  • Nuts/wires size 1-9
  • Cams size approx 0.5, 1.5, 2.5 (more if you have them) to suit cracks approx 20-50mm wide
  • 5 long quickdraws/extenders with snap gates
  • Small (~25L) climbing pack – Large enough for a spare warm belay jacket, gloves/mitts, emergency bivvy/blizzard bag, ~1 Litre of water, sweets, chocolate, camera.
Cost of Safari:

The cost of this safari will vary depending on date of travel, type of accommodation, transport mode and number of people on the safari.

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