Experience the Magic of Sir Halford Makinder - first man to climb Mt Kenya

Experience the Magic of Sir Halford Makinder - first man to climb Mt Kenya

Nairobi . Mt Kenya climb . Nanyuki
10 day / 9 night locally escorted journey
From $4279 per person sharing

Experience the Magic of Sir Halford Makinder - first man to climb Mt Kenya

Experience the Magic of Sir Halford Makinder - first man to climb Mt Kenya

Kenya > Nairobi

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10 Days, 9 Nights

A lifetime scholar, Makinder held degrees in history, biology and was a founder of the London School of Economics, where he was credited with establishing geopolitics as a field of study and shaping foreign policy for years to come.  In 1899, he is also led the first expedition to successfully summit Mount Kenya, Kenya’s highest mountain and the second highest in Africa after Kilimanjaro. 

While it is too late to be the first person to summit Mt Kenya, summiting it for the first time yourself will leave you with the same sense of accomplishment, and deep respect for the man who did it over 100 years ago. After your fully guided climb, you will relax at the evocatively named Sweetwaters Camp and enjoy brilliant game viewing, and perhaps a well deserved massage or two.

Highlights

  • Thrill and sense of achievment climbing historic Mt Kenya - at 17,057' the highest mountain in the country
  • Relaxing and rejuvenating game viewing by vehicle at Sweetwaters Camp

Inclusions

  • Nairobi Meet and Greet service
  • All transfers
  • 1 night Residences at Karen, hotel, Nairobi, including breakfast
  • 5 night guided Mt Kenya climb, including all meals, guide and equipment, accommodation in huts and tents
  • 3 nights Sweetwaters Tented Camp, including meals and game drives

Group Size

Minimum 2, solo travelers pay surcharge

Dates

Departs daily, year round.

Price

From $4279 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share. Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates may apply. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.  Airlines frequently change their prices as a result of fare increases and/or fuel surcharges. Prices are current at time of posting (4/16/19) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed.

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Itinerary

Experience the Magic of Sir Halford Makinder - first man to climb Mt Kenya

Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival at Nairobi International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for tonight. Climb briefing. Rest of day at leisure.

Experience the Magic of Sir Halford Makinder - first man to climb Mt Kenya

Day 2: Mt Kenya

Transfer to Mt Kenya base camp to begin your ascent of Mt Kenya. Today you will walk 6 miles and ascend 1,000 meters. Overnight at Mt Kenya Banda hut. (B,L,D)

Experience the Magic of Sir Halford Makinder - first man to climb Mt Kenya

Days 3 - 6: Mt Kenya

Assisted by your climb guides and porters, slowly and safely ascend Mt Kenya to the summit, camping enroute. Take the non technical Lenana route; your experience will be a high altitude trek and no special climbing equipment is needed. You will ascend slowly to assist with acclimatization. Then, full of a sense of achievement descend safely back to base camp. A detailed climb description is available on request. (B,L,D)

Experience the Magic of Sir Halford Makinder - first man to climb Mt Kenya

Day 7: Nanyuki

After a 3 hour descent, transfer to Nanyuki and Sweetwaters Camp for a well deserved hot shower and celebratory meal. An afternoon game drive is included. (B,L,D)

Experience the Magic of Sir Halford Makinder - first man to climb Mt Kenya

Days 8 - 9: Nanyuki

Relax, recuperate and enjoy brilliant game viewing by vehicle. Sweetwaters is a peaceful camp with a spa for those who wish to reward their successful climb with a massage. Morning and afternoon game drives are included. A visit to the chimpanzee rescue center is recommended. (B,L,D)

Experience the Magic of Sir Halford Makinder - first man to climb Mt Kenya

Day 10: Depart

Transfer to Nairobi Airport for your onward flights. (B)

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Experience the Magic of Sir Halford Makinder - first man to climb Mt Kenya

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Kenya
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