Ketas Safaris

Sirimon Chogoria

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  • The Sirimon Track is one of the finest approaches to the peak area. It offers some of the best views of the main peaks, with a gradual climb, which can be done leisurely. We traverse the mountain by ascending the Sirimon Track.

    • DAY ONE: Nairobi to Nanyuki to Old Moses


      We leave Nairobi at 6am (latest) we arrive at Nanyuki at 10 am where we have lunch. At 11.30 am we shall depart for the Sirimon Park gate.

      Our Mountain trek starts from this point after a few formalities at the Gate, an easy trek in the afternoon to help acclimatization.

      By the end of the day we will have done 5 hours of walking.

      Overnight will be at Old mosses (3300m) in the high altitude mountain cabins.

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    • DAY TWO: Old Moses to Shimptons


      The day starts at 07h00

      Ascend the Sirimon Track to Likii North Valley, in this beautiful little valley below the subsidiary peaks of Teleki and Sendeyo, two ancient parasitic vents of the main peaks (3,990m)

      Climb out of the North Valley and into the Mackinders Valley, one of the broadest valleys on the mountain, with many giant groundsels.

      By the end of this day we shall have done about 8 hrs. Of walking (Leisurely). This will be a true taste of patience, endurance & determination.

      Camp at Shimptons Cabins the of the Mackinder's Valley, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion (4,300m).

    • DAY THREE: Shimptons


      We shall spend this day acclimatizing at the base of the peaks, where we shall climb to the view Point of Oblong & Nanyuki tarn. Time Permitting, we shall descend a little bit further to have a glimpse of the other side of the mountain( but from this angle, we shall have an excellent view of Batian , Nelion & Point John not forgetting the Diamond collier as well as the “Amphitheatre”

      Camp at Shimptons Cabins the of the Mackinder's Valley, just below the main peaks of Batian and Nelion (4,300m).

    • DAY FOUR: Shimptons to Point Lenana onto Mintos Camp


      The day starts at 02h00; we start early so that we can reach the Peak at Sunrise. Alpine ascent to the highest peak, Pt. Lenana (4985m). En route up the north face little used by tourists. Four hours of stiff walking to the summit. This will be the most challenging bit of the Mt Trek and will require a strong mind to reach the summit.

      At about 07h30 we shall start the descend back to Mintos Hut where we shall have breakfast. We shall camp (in Tents) within this region for the night

      Overnight at Mintos Camp

    • DAY FIVE: Mintos to Mt Kenya Meru Bandas


      The day starts at 08h00. We shall leave for the Mt Kenya Meru Banda’s having a stopover at Road Head for Lunch. Time permitting we shall deviate abit & descend to “Nithii” waterfalls. We shall latter join the main route & head to the Mt Kenya Meru Banda’s where we shall be accommodated for the night.

      Overnight at the Meru Bandas

    • DAY SIX: Meru Bandas to Chogoria onto Nairobi


      After Breakfast, we shall leave the Mt Kenya Meru band’s at 9 am. We shall trek the first 10 Km Out of the dense forest & Cover the rest of 22 Km Using Basic 4x4 Landrover out of the Park (kindly note that the ride is quite bumpy).

      On reaching Chogoria town, we shall have lunch & Latter be transferred back to Nairobi & latter back to the Airport.

      End of your Mt Kenya Climbing Trek

    • DAY SEVEN: Departure


      After breakfast, departure back home or next destination.

  • The Safari Costs:

    1 Pax US$ 1,940

    2 Pax US$ 1,515 Per Person

    3 Pax US$ 1,280 Per Person

    4 Pax US$ 1,163 Per Person

    5 Pax US$ 1,092 Per Person

    6 Pax & More US$ 1,030 Per Person

    The cost includes the following Services:

    Accommodation whilst on safari (Including tents at Mintos Campsite

    All transfers and as mentioned above.

    Park entry fees at the park (Mt Kenya)

    All park entry and conservation fees

    Lunch at Nanyuki & the Chogoria Exit.

    All the meals whilst Mountaineering.

    Services of a professional guide

    We shall all have a porter each (thus guests will only be carrying their day packs)

    The cost is not inclusive the following Services:

    Beverages and other extras in Nanyuki

    All activities not mentioned above

    Items of a personal nature

    Personal insurance covers (including emergency evacuation cover

    Obligatory:

    • 1 Day bag
    • 1 face towel
    • 1 head lamp inclusive of batteries
    • 1 jogging suit
    • 1 pair of glacier goggles
    • 1 pair of gloves (mitten)
    • 1 pair of mountain boots
    • 1 parka extra-large with hat
    • 1 pocket knife
    • 1 rain coat
    • 1 sleeping bag up to -15 C

    Recommended:

    • 1 jogging suite
    • 1 pair of glacier goggles
    • 1 pair of jogging shoes
    • 1 spot light
    • 1unbreakableThermos flask
    • Appetizers
    • basic first aid box
    • binoculars
    • Energy bars
    • leggings up to the knee
    • lip ointment
    • photo equipment

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    • Ketas Safaris requires a 25% non-re­fund­able de­posit of the total tour cost upon confirmation of the sa­fari and the bal­ance 60 days prior to the ar­rival for clients to safe­guard the reservation.

      Reser­va­tions will be can­celled if the final pay­ment is not re­ceived by the due date with full loss of de­posit.

    • All cancellation must made in writing to Ketas Safaris and all cancellation will be charged a cancellation penalty depending on the number of days before tour departure:

      Within 45 days (No refund of the deposit)

      Less than 20 days (No refund of the total amount)

      There is no refund of any unused portion of your Kenya safari Trip once commenced. Cancellation penalties on Airfare are additional and are not included in the above cancellation charges.

    • Tour cost are based on all known costs and rates of exchange in 2016, any significant changes beyond the control of Ketas Safaris will be passed on to passengers.

      Ketas Safaris also retain the right to alter any arrangements due to local conditions or natural phenomena.

      Ketas Safaris also retains the right to refuse any person from participating or continuing any tour for any reason or if that person causes or is deemed to cause hazard and/or inconvenience other passengers or wildlife.

      Ketas Safaris is a member of the East African Wildlife Society and Eco-Tourism Kenya hence encourages proper treatment of wildlife and the local people

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