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1 Day – Mt Kenya Hike from Nairobi | Hiking Tour Packages


1 Day Mt. Kenya Hike Safari


0500hrs – Nairobi to Mt Kenya

Your tour starts with pick up at 0500hrs from your Nairobi hotel or airport and drive to Mt Kenya in central Kenya highlands region. This 1 – day Mt Kenya hiking tour from Nairobi starts before dawn and includes a 5hr hike in deep forest and moorland.

A fantastic 1 day – hiking safari tour on Mt Kenya package, Kenya’s best hike and popular climbing day adventure destination. This 1-day hike on Mt Kenya National Park is a full day climbing experience on the second highest mountain in Africa at 5899m above sea level.

Book your 1 day Mt Kenya hiking tour safari from Nairobi from any tour company in the city. The best part is that they all allow last minute bookings even from the JKIA Nairobi airport layover. You will be glad you decided to step out of your hotel or airport for a full day hike near Nairobi.

Road trip to Mt Kenya 1 Day Hiking

Your 1 day Mt Kenya hiking  tour experience starts from your hotel when your diver guide picks you up and heads northbound towards the central regions of Kenya. This 1 day Mt Kenya hike tour is a very engaging adventure, which can be done in a day. The drive starts predawn and the rural Kenya will be waking up and starting their day as you drive along the village roads towards the mountain.

There will be school kids dressed with layers of clothes and balaclavas as they rush to school in their school uniforms. The adults will be streaming alongside the roads to their workplaces at dawn. While the cattle keepers can be seen driving the cows to the cattle dips and for grazing. The multi-coloured Kenyan Matatus or public transport whizz past you like they own the roads while the 20plus wheeler trucks lumber along in slow agonizing speeds.

1 Day – Mt Kenya Hike Tour from Nairobi Package Itinerary

0500hrs – Nairobi to Mt. Kenya. Your driver will pick you from your Nairobi hotel and drive to Mt. Kenya Tour. Mt Kenya is located almost at the middle of Kenya. Your will stop for a breakfast at 0700hrs and proceed to the Naro Moru gate. There are several gates to do your 1 day Mt Kenya hiking trip but the Naro Moru gate is the closest to Nairobi in case you are pressed with time.

Day – Hiking on Mt Kenya Forest

0900hrs – Arrive at the Naro Moru gate and start the Mt Kenya national park gate formalities. After this you will still drive up until you get to 3300m Asl to Met. Station. This is the first stop from where you will start your 1 day Nairobi to Mt Kenya hike. It’s all tarmac road from the gate to the Met station. This station is located in the middle of the alpine rain forest and it’s thick and wet. Start your hike proper from here. Your objective for this 1 day Mt Kenya hike is to clear the alpine forest and get to the clear alpine grassland or moorland for a better view of peaks Lenana, Nelion and Batian. The thick rain forest section is the best part of your Mt Kenya 1 Day Hiking safari as most wildlife can be seen here including elephants, giant forest hogs, leopards, rhinos, buffalos and many more.

1100hrs – Clear the alpine rain forest on Mt. Kenya and arrive at the bamboo line continuing to the moorland. Here you will walk through alpine bog and moorland grassland with giant lobelia. On a clear day, the peaks on Mt. Kenya are clear.

Views from Mt Kenya Day Hiking Trips

1200hrs Continue to the edges of the alpine moorland and to close proximity of the alpine desert. At this point you can see the alpine rock and scree section of the mountain which marks the rock and ice top section of the Mt Kenya. 

1300hrs Arrive at the Batian peak observation point and set up for your packed lunch. Have lunch with the best views of the Mt. Kenya beyond. The simmering ice on the top of Batian peak with the sun reflecting against the white cascade is a sight to behold.

Descending Mt Kenya on a 1 Day Hiking Tour from Nairobi

1400hrs After a peaceful and quiet lunch, start you slow descent to the met station. Pass through the wet and muddy alpine bog and moorland savannah on your way down towards the met station. Your second pass through the heavy thick rain forest on Mt Kenya might present new view of different animals. The descent on your 1 day hiking tour on Mt Kenya is more tiring.

1500hrs Arrive at the met station and connect with your driver. Drive down to the Naro Moru gate and exit the park for the drive back to Nairobi.

Cost of Mt Kenya 1 Day – Hiking Safari Tour

1830hrs Drop off back to your Nairobi hotel after end of the Nairobi to Mt. Kenya 1 day hiking trip.

Cost of 1 Day Mt Kenya Hiking TourUsd 250 per person (Minimum of 2 Pax)

Cost of 1 Day – Mt Kenya Hiking Tour Package Includes

  • Park entrance fees
  • Packed lunch
  • Services for a mountain guide
  • Services of a driver guide
  • Bottled drinking water

Cost of Mt Kenya 1 Day – Hike Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips to driver and guides

Book your 1 day Mt Kenya day hike from Nairobi, contact Robert on whatsapp +254 722661827 or send an official email on 

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