Mount Kenya's peaks from Shipton's camp

Walking Safaris

Our tailor made walking safaris on Mount Kenya are for small private groups who are looking for a mountain wilderness adventure.  Our trips are flexible, personalised itineraries without set departure dates.  We have an experienced team who will make sure your trip is as safe and enjoyable as possible. 

Mount Kenya is on the Equator, four hours drive north of Nairobi.  On Africa's second highest mountain, you can experience a high altitude walking safari amongst  rugged peaks and glaciers, without the crowds. 

If you are fit and active and want to challenge yourself to a high peak, you can trek to the third highest point, Point Lenana, which at 4,985 metres is higher than Mont Blanc.
It is also possible to hike on the mountain without the pressure of a summit climb.  There are plenty of trails off the beaten track where you can spend time appreciating the dramatic and varied landscape.

Our camping equipment is top of the range and includes Terra Nova Quasar tents and Prolite Plus Thermarest sleeping mattresses.

After your mountain trek, you could spend some time in nearby Laikipia, Meru or Shaba.  Surrounding the mountain are small and exclusive lodges and camps where you can relax and reward yourself in some of Kenya's most spectacular wilderness environments.

Responsible travel

Your mountain trip will be supporting a local group which makes its living from guiding guests around the mountain. Guide John Karumba The Guide will lead you at a leisurely pace and chat to you about the mountain on the way.

The Cook will produce delicious meals in camp and provide picnic lunches.  The Porters will help you with all your kit and also set up camp.

The Guide, Cook and porters are all registered with the Kenya Wildlife Service, and are all locally based in and around Nanyuki town, located on the north western side of Mount Kenya.

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