From Nairobi: Mt Kenya National Park 1 Day Hike

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Daily Tour Mt Kenya Layover Day Hike
Mount Kenya, Kenya Kenya Tour Guide: From Nairobi: Mt Kenya National Park 1 Day Hike

Mt Kenya Day Hike layover tour from NBO

Climbing Mt Kenya National Park on a 1-day hike from Nairobi. The hike includes transport from Nairobi, park fees, water and guide. Hike wildlife views and a 1 day packed lunch is also included in this package.

7 Tips to Mt Kenya 1 Day Layover Trip from NBO Nairobi International Airport

Hike Mt Kenya 1 day layover trip from NBO airport. These are a few tips on a MT Kenya 1-day layover trip from nbo airport to climb mount Kenya.

  1. How far is Mt Kenya 1 Day Trip
  2. The Drive To Mt Kenya For A Day Hike
  3. Which Gate To Use For A Layover Mt Kenya Day Tour
  4. Animals to see on Mt Kenya Day Tour
  5. What Altitude Do You Climb To In A 1 Day Mt Kenya Day Trip?
  6. Other Closer Options For A Nairobi Layover Hiking Day Tour
  7. The Descent Hike
  8. Mt Kenya One Day Hiking Layover Tour from NBO Itinerary

1.   How far is Mt Kenya 1 Day Trip

NBO Nairobi layover hiking day tours are many but the Mt Kenya one day hiking trip is the most satisfying in terms of engagement and scenery. Mt Kenya is located some 175km north of Nairobi in central Kenya. The mot is located in MT Kenya national park which has several gates to access the mountain. From Nairobi, the closest gate is on the south west side called the Naro Moru gate. The Naro Moru trail is the one preferred for one day hikes from Nairobi due to its proximity.

2.   The Drive to Mt Kenya for a Day Hike

The drive from the NBO airport is a lot of fun as you go through large plantations of tea and coffee. The as you drive up the central Kenya highlands the scenery changes to deep green with pockets of forests and lots of small farm lands. The people are up and about moving to school and work in all manners of transportation including cars, bikes, bicycles, donkey carts and on foot.

3.   Which Gate to Use for a Layover Mt Kenya Day Tour

On arrival at the Naro Moru gate, you will go through the park entrance formalities and payments. The driver will drive you through to the trail head at meteorological station at 3300m above sea level. From the met station, your professional mountain guide will take over and guide you through the most magnificent scenery of large indigenous trees, moss and lichen draped undergrowth. Walk up the narrow hiking paths as you watch the birds and animals.

4.  Animals to see on Mt Kenya Day Tour

On your hike, you are likely to see elephants, buffalos, giant forest hogs, waterbucks, bushbucks, tree hyrax, bongo antelope, among others. The aim of the hike is to reach the edge of the alpine forest into the moorland and bog so as to get a closer and clearer view of the peaks Nelion and Batian. The mountain peaks are clear most of the day unless in cloudy weather. The scenery is so captivating and this is made even more fun by the fresh air and the viewing of wildlife on your hike. It is at this point you start to see why it was a great idea to choose a day hike on Mt Kenya instead of sitting all day at the airport or your hotel.

5.   What Altitude Do You Climb To In A 1 Day Mt Kenya Day Trip?

Continue with your hike beyond the tree line to arrive at the alpine savannah or moorland. There are bogs and giant groundsel and lobelia plants here. You will continue with your hike up the moorland until you get to the edge of the Tereki valley. Tereki valley is where the alpine desert made of rocks and crag starts eventually giving way to the rocky peaks. The observation point for the day trip lies on the lip of the Tereki valley. Here you will have your packed lunch as you take pictures of the now magnificently clear peaks with the snow tops. Take a few moments here taking pictures before you start your descent back to meet station. You actual gradient gain is between 200-400m from met station. The ascent climb takes 4-5hrs.

6.   The Descent Hike

Descending the mountain using the same route takes you 1½hrs and you will arrive at the meteorological station by 1430hrs. Drive back to the Naro Moru gate by 1500hrs and start the drive back to Nairobi.

7.   Other Closer Options for a Nairobi Layover Hiking Day Tour

Your driver will drop you off at the hotel or the airport at 1830hrs in time to freshen up and board your next flight. The Mt Kenya 1 day hike should be taken if you have more than 12hours to spare in Nairobi. Otherwise, there are other 1 day Nairobi layover hiking tour options which are closer including Mt Lonognot, Hellsgate, Karura forest, Ngong Hills etc. Mt Kenya is however the best of them all.

8.   Mt Kenya One Day Hiking Layover Tour from NBO Itinerary

0500hrs/0600hrs: Depart from Nairobi airport for the Mt Kenya layover hiking tour

0900hrsArrive at the Naro Moru gate and check into the MT Kenya national park

0915hrs: Start your hike at the Meteorological station at 3300m asl

1000hrs: Climb up the rain forest observing the scenery and animals

1145hrs: Clear the Montane forest and enter into the moorland grassland

1230hrs: Arrive at the Tereki valley edge after walking through Bog. Enjoy lunch.

1300hrs: Take pictures of the peaks Nelion and Batian and take in the scenery.

1315hrs: Start your climb down the mountain to the met station

1445hrs: Arrive at Meteological station and reconnect with driver. Drive down to gate.

1500hrs: Depart from the park gate and drive back to Nairobi airport

1800hrs: Drop off at the airport and end of Layover hiking tour and in time for your next flight out.

End of your Mt Kenya Layover tour.

Book a mt Kenya 1 day layover tour from Nairobi airport from Robert on whatsapp +254 722 661 827 or email us on info@sojournsafaris.co.ke

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Mount Kenya Climbing Tours- 1 Day Hiking Trip from Nairobi

Mt Kenya Climb: Mt. Kenya day trip from Nairobi is an action-packed safari to mountain climbing, an awesome day tour and best thing to do in Nairobi. An adrenaline-filled day hike including a full day trek, guided walk, view of peaks, lunch and water.

Climbing Mt Kenya National Park on a 1-day hike from Nairobi. The hike includes transport from Nairobi, park fees, water and guide. Hike wildlife views and a 1 day packed lunch is also included in this package.

Mt Kenya Layover Hiking Day Tour

0500hrs/0600hrs: Depart from Nairobi airport for the Mt Kenya layover hiking tour

0900hrsArrive at the Naro Moru gate and check into the MT Kenya national park

0915hrs: Start your hike at the Meteorological station at 3300m asl

1000hrs: Climb up the rain forest observing the scenery and animals

1145hrs: Clear the Montane forest and enter into the moorland grassland

1230hrs: Arrive at the Tereki valley edge after walking through Bog. Enjoy lunch.

1300hrs: Take pictures of the peaks Nelion and Batian and take in the scenery.

1315hrs: Start your climb down the mountain to the met station

1445hrs: Arrive at Meteological station and reconnect with driver. Drive down to gate.

1500hrs: Depart from the park gate and drive back to Nairobi airport

1800hrs: Drop off at the airport and end of Layover hiking tour and in time for your next flight out.

End of your Mt Kenya Layover tour.

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