DAY 1:
NAIROBI - NANYUKI
Depart Nairobi at 9.30 am for Nanyuki, a journey which takes approximately 3 hours. After lunch walk around this small town or relax in the hotel preparing yourself for the next few days trek. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 2:
NANYUKI - SIRIMON PARK GATE - OLD MOSES CAMP
After breakfast transfer to the park gate where, after checking in, we commence our hike accompanied by the guide, cook and porters. Our trek goes through the rain forest made up of bamboo, rosewood and other vegetation to Old Moses Camp at 3,300 metres. From the gate to the mountain hut is a 3 hours hike that covers nine kilometres. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 3:
OLD MOSES - SHIPTONS CAMP
Our six to seven hours trek takes us through heath and moorland where wildlife abound and comprise of buffalo, rock hyrax and dik dik. We reach Shiptons Camp at an altitude of 4,200 m for dinner and overnight.

DAY 4:
SHIPTONS CAMP
After breakfast you may take an acclimatisation hike to Hausberg col (4,700m) before coming back to Shiptons for dinner and overnight.

DAY 5:
MACKINDERS CAMP
An early morning start for Point Lenana (4,985 m) which is reached just before sunrise - this is an ascent of about 800 metres in three and a half-hours. Descend via the Lewis Glacier to the Austrian Hut (4,790 m) and continue to Mackinders Camp (4,200m) for overnight. The descent from Point Lenana to Mackinders takes about two hours.

DAY 6:
NAIROBI
After breakfast at 8.00 am we cross the vertical bog to the roadhead where we are picked up for our transfer to our base hotel for showers and lunch. In the afternoon we are driven to Nairobi where our hike terminates. 

DAY 1:
Leave Nairobi for Naro Moru arriving in time for lunch. Drive to the base hotel where you spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

DAY 2:
After breakfast drive to the park gate (2460 m) where the trek starts. The 3 hours walk covers 9 kms through equatorial rain forest. Dinner and overnight at Met Station at 3,048 m.

DAY 3:
At 7.30 hours in the morning trek past the vertical bog and beautiful vegetation e.g. Giant lobelia, Hagenia. Picnic lunch en-route. After lunch proceed down to Teleki Valley arriving at Makinders Camp (4300 m) in the late evening, dinner and overnight at the camp.

DAY 4:
An early pre-dawn ascent to Point Lenana via the Austrian Hut (4985 m) through the Lewis Glacier to reach the summit at 6.30 in time to see the sunrise. We then descend to Mintos Hut for breakfast. Later continue down along the famous Gorges Valley to the Mountain Bandas. Lunch en-route and dinner and overnight at the Bandas.

DAY 5:
Leave at 7.30 am through Bamboo forest for a trek that takes 5-6 hours to Chogoria town. After lunch at the town we are transfered to Nairobi where the tour ends. 

  • DAY 1:
    Leave Arusha after breakfast and drive to Marangu Gate where you will start the ascent to Mandara Hut. Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut.

    DAY 2:
    After breakfast trek to Horombo Hut. Dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut.

    DAY 3:
    Leave Horombo after breakfast and trek to Kibo Hut. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut.

    DAY 4:
    Early start to the summit, Uhuru Peak, then descend slowly to Horombo Hut. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut.

    DAY 5:
    Trek further down from Horombo Hut to Marangu gate then proceed to Arusha. 

    DAY 1:
    ARUSHA -MARANGU
    Transfer to Marangu. Dinner and overnight at a Hotel.

    DAY 2:
    MARANGU - MANDARA HUT (2,744 M)
    Distance: 9 kms. Estimated duration: 4 hours. Depart from your hotel, drive straight to Marangu National Park gate, where the climb begins (1860m) on the edge of the mountain forest. Walk through the semi tropical dense rain forest, with camphor, cedar, juniper, wild olive and pillar trees festooned with lianas, lichens and Spanish moss. Flowers of various species delight the eyes, while monkeys shake trees and terraccos and other colourful forest birds sing in the forest profusion. The walking takes 4 hours covering 9 km to Mandara Hut, at 2744 m near Maundi Crater. Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut.

    DAY 3:
    MANDARA HUT - HOROMBO HUT (3,761 M)
    Distance: 11kms. Estimated duration: 5 hours. Starting early in the morning towards Horombo Hut you walk 5 hours, to cover the first 4 km or so, the dense rain forest now gives way to the rolling moorland, clothed in knee-high grass tussocks dotted here and there with giant heather trees, some standing upto 9 m high. Here is perhaps the most pleasant point, where the landscape is decorated with tropical flowers and the sun is refreshingly warm. From here, both Kibo and Mawenzi Peaks are magnificently viewed. Some animal species are found here, i.e. bush duikers etc. The landscape becomes more rugged and rocky, as you continue to Horombo Hut at 3761 m above sea level. Dinner and overnight at the Horombo Hut. You should have warm clothes due to strong winds here.

    DAY 4:
    HOROMBO HUT - KIBO HUT (4,700 M)
    Distance: 10kms. Estimated duration: 5 hours. After breakfast, continue to Kibo Hut through the euphorbia trees and here high altitude causes difficulty in breathing and tiredness is felt. The path leading you to Kibo Hut passes the water streams and skirts MAWENZI before opening out into the lunar landscape of the saddle. It forms a "U" between MAWENZI and KIBO Peaks. You will experience the winter nights as cold and icy winds encircle the huts accompanied by frost and snow. Dinner and overnight at KIBO Hut.

    DAY 5:
    UHURU PEAK - HOROMBO HUT (3,761 M)
    Distance: 24kms. Estimated duration: 12-13 hours Wake up soon after midnight for the final attempt to the summit. Walk for about 5 hours, the steepest and most difficult part of the route, to GILMAN'S POINT at 5681 m above sea level, on the Crater rim. Try again if your stamina allows, for UHURU Peak, reached in about 2 hours. This is the highest point in Africa. After signing the visitors book, descend to Horombo Hut, for dinner and overnight.

    DAY 6:
    HOROMBO HUT - MARANGU HOTEL
    Descend to Marangu Gate then transfer to Marangu or Kibo Hotel for dinner and overnight.

    DAY 7:
    MARANGU - ARUSHA
    After breakfast, return to Arusha by company transport. 

    DAY 1:
    6 HOURS WALK
    Leave Arusha after breakfast and drive to Machame Gate. Walk through the forest to Machame Hut (3,000 m) in about 6 hours.

    DAY 2:
    4 HOURS WALK
    Trek after breakfast across the valley and continue along the steep ridge, past the Giant Heather and into a river gorge to reach the Shira Hut at 3,800m.

    DAY 3:
    A full day is spent at Shira Hut acclimatizing for the higher altitude.

    DAY 4:
    6 HOURS WALK
    We proceed east towards Kibo, then continue towards the Lava Tower. After the tower we go up to Arrow glacier at 4876 m before descending to Barranco Hut at 3,860 m for dinner and overnight.

    DAY 5:
    8 HOURS WALK
    After breakfast we continue on a steep ridge past the Barranco Wall, through the Karanga Valley to Barafu Hut at 4,600m. The two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo can clearly be seen from this position. Dinner and overnight.

    DAY 6:
    11 HOURS WALK
    Early morning ascent to Stella Point (5,745) on our way to the Summit (Uhuru peak, 5,895 m) which we reach after about 6 hours pre-sunrise trek. We watch the sun rise from the highest point on Mt. Kilimanjaro. We then begin our descent which takes about 5 hours. The route is steep but picturesque. Dinner and a well-earned sleep at Mweka Hut (3,100 m).

    DAY 7:
    After breakfast leave Mweka Hut and descend to Mweka Gate for transfer back to Arusha. 

    DAY 1:
    Clients to be picked up from entry point - Airport or border post to a hotel in Arusha town.

    DAY 2:
    Morning drive to Momela gate to start climb Mount Meru - overnight at Miriakamba Hut.

    DAY 3:
    Climb from Miriakamba to Saddle Hut and overnight.

    DAY 4:
    From Saddle Hut back to Momela gate and drive to hotel for overnight.

    DAY 5:
    A fter breakfast drive to Rongai Gate and start to climb Mount Kilimanjaro following the Rongai Route to Cave 1 for overnight.

    DAY 6:
    Climb from Cave 1 to Cave 2 - overnight.

    DAY 7:
    From Cave 2 climb to Cave 3 - overnight

    DAY 8:
    From Cave 3 climb to Water Point - overnight.

    DAY 9:
    From Water Pointto Moir Hut - overnight.

    DAY 10:
    From Moir Hut to Lava Tower - overnight.

    DAY 11:
    From Lava Towerto Barranco Hut - overnight.

    DAY 12:
    From BarancoHut - Barafu Hut - overnight.

    DAY 13:
    From Barafu Hut to Kibo Hut - overnight.

    DAY 14:
    From Kibo Hut to Uhuru Peak and then down to Horombo Hut - overnight.

    DAY 15:
    From Horombo Hut to Marangu Gate and drive to Arusha for overnight at a town hotel.

    DAY 16:
    Early morning transfer to Airport or exit point. 

    DAY 1:
    DISTANCE : 9 KM DURATION: 4 HOURS
    Leave Arusha after breakfast and drive to Marangu Gate, where you will start the trek to Mandara Hut. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut.

    DAY 2:
    DISTANCE: 11 KM DURATION: 5-7 HOURS
    After breakfast trek slowly to Horombo Hut. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Horombo Hut.

    DAY 3:
    Full day at Horombo Hut acclimatizing to the higher altitudes.

    DAY 4:
    DISTANCE: 10 KM DURATION: 5-7 HOURS
    After breakfast trek from Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Kibo Hut.

    DAY 5:
    DISTANCE 24 KM DURATION: 12 HOURS
    Early start to the summit arriving there by daybreak after a 7 hours/8 km trek. Then descend slowly to Mweka Hut. Lunch, dinner and overnight at Mweka Hut.

    DAY 6:
    DISTANCE: 10 KM DURATION: 3-4 HOURS
    Leave from Mweka Hut after breakfast and descend down to Mweka Gate where you will be picked up for the drive back to Arusha Town. 

    DAY 1:
    NAIROBI - ARUSHA 10.00 hours:
    Depart Nairobi for Namanga arriving in time for an early lunch at Namanga River Lodge. Cross border point (Immigration and Customs) and proceed to Arusha for dinner and overnight at hotel.

    DAY 2:
    MANDARA HUT
    Depart from your hotel, drive straight to Marangu National Park gate, where the climb begins (1860m) on the edge of the mountain forest. Walk through the semi tropical dense rain forest, with camphor, cedar, juniper, wild olive and pillar trees festooned with lianas, lichens and Spanish moss. Flowers of various species delight the eyes, while monkeys shake trees and terraccos and other colourful forest birds sing in the forest profusion. The walking takes 4 hours covering 9 km to Mandara Hut, at 2744 m near Maundi Crater. Dinner and overnight at Mandara Hut.

    DAY 3:
    HOROMBO HUT
    Starting early in the morning towards Horombo Hut you walk 5 hours, to cover the first 4 km or so, the dense rain forest now gives way to the rolling moorland, clothed in knee-high grass tussocks dotted here and there with giant heather trees, some standing upto 9 m high. Here is perhaps the most pleasant point, where the landscape is decorated with tropical flowers and the sun is refreshingly warm. From here, both Kibo and Mawenzi Peaks are magnificently viewed. Some animal species are found here, i.e. bush duikers etc. The landscape becomes more rugged and rocky, as you continue to Horombo Hut at 3761 m above sea level. Dinner and overnight at the Horombo Hut. You should have warm clothes due to strong winds here.

    DAY 4:
    KIBO HUT
    After breakfast, continue to Kibo Hut through the euphorbia trees and here high altitude causes difficulty in breathing and tiredness is felt. The path leading you to Kibo Hut passes the water streams and skirts MAWENZI before opening out into the lunar landscape of the saddle. It forms a "U" between MAWENZI and KIBO Peaks. You will experience the winter nights as cold and icy winds encircle the huts accompanied byfrost and snow. Dinner and overnight at KIBO Hut.

    DAY 5:
    HOROMBO HUT
    Wake up soon after midnight for the final attempt to the summit. Walk for about 5 hours, the steepest and most difficult part of the route, to GILMAN'S POINT at 5681 m above sea level, on the Crater rim. Try again if your stamina allows, for UHURU Peak, reached in about 2 hours. This is the highest point in Africa. After signing the visitors book, descend to Horombo Hut, for dinner and overnight.

    DAY 6:
    MARANGU GATE/ARUSHA/NAIROBI
    After breakfast, descend to the Marangu National Park Gate, meet your driver, drive back to Nairobi through Arusha and Namanga. 

    DAY 1:
    LAMU.
    A two hour flight to Manda Island followed by a short boat ride to Lamu Island. This unique Swahili town has no roads for vehicles, with streets broad enough only to allow camels and donkeys. Lunch at Peponi or the Island Hotel and afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Peponi or the Island Hotel.

    DAY 2:
    LAMU.
    Breakfast at leisure and morning free for shopping and exploring the Island. A seafood lunch at your hotel and spend the afternoon relaxing. Dinner and overnight at Peponi or the Island Hotel.

    DAY 3:
    NAIROBI.
    Breakfast and a boat ride to Manda Island for your return flight to Nairobi. 

    DAY 1:
    ABERDARE/MT. KENYA
    After breakfast, safari through Kikuyu country via Thika to the Aberdare Forest. Drive through the forest to your tree hotel for evening game viewing from the hotel veranda and overnight at either Treetops, the Ark or Mt. Lodge.

    DAY 2:
    SAMBURU
    After breakfast, safari past Mt. Kenya across the equator to Samburu Game Reserve. Lunch and afternoon game viewing. Overnight at Larsens Luxury Camp.

    DAY 3:
    SAMBURU/MT. KENYA SAFARI CLUB
    Early morning game viewing. After breakfast travel to the slopes of Mt. Kenya. Lunch, dinner andovernight at the famous Mount Kenya Safari Club.

    DAY 4:
    NAIROBI
    Morning departure for Nairobi. Free afternoon in the Kenyan captial. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

    DAYS 5 & 6:
    AMBOSELI/MT. KILIMANJARO
    After breakfast transfer to Wilson airport for your winged safari across the Athi Plains, home of the Maasai tribe, to Amboseli, located at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy two days of game viewing and overnight at your lodge. Dinner and overnight atAmboseli Serena Lodge.

    DAY 7:
    AMBOSELI/MAASAI MARA
    After breakfast you will fly to Nairobi and connect with a flight over the Great Rift Valley to Maasai country for overnight stay at Mara Safari Club.

    DAYS 8 & 9:
    MAASAI MARA
    Two days of game viewing. Enjoy one of Kenya's best known reserves, famous for its black maned lions and herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. All meals and accommodation at Mara Safari Club.

    DAY 10:
    MAASAI MARA/NAIROBI
    After breakfast return flight to Nairobi. Rest of day and early evening spent shopping or sightseeing. A day room will be provided. Dinner at Carnivore then later proceed to airport for departure. 

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