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Central Province

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central province

 

 

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Mount Kenya

Aberdare National Park

Laikipia Plateau

Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park

 

   

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Trekking over Mount Kenya

 

What a nice view from here

 

 

Mount Kenya, its panorama solemn with jagged peaks and equatorial snows, is 5,199m high. But we climb up to 4,985m to the top of Point Lenana – the most accessible of the three peaks. The climb is hard, with oxygen levels decreasing at every step, but reaching the summit is a great achievement.

 

The expedition lasts five days, and is very well organised; with competent and expert guides. Food, drink, camping equipment and personal belongings are all transported separately so that you can concentrate on the views, and on your breathing!

 

  

 

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Aberdare National Park

Slightly larger than Mt Kenya Nat. Park, Aberdare has a similar ecosystem: mountain ranges up to 4,200 meters and tropical vegetation for 766 sq km in size with deep ravines that cut through the forested eastern and western slopes. A vegetation of bamboo forests, moorland, waterfalls, trout-filled rivers and dams. It easy to meet buffalo, elephants, black rhino and a large species of birds.

It's the perfect place for those who love hiking, fishing and horseback safaris.

 

 How to get there

By car: it's 150 km from Nairobi and can be reached on tarmac road from Nyeri and Naro Moru.

By plane: the closest airstrip is Mweiga Airstrip on the opposite side from the park.

 

 

 

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How to get there

 

Easy access by small charter planes.

By car, the driving distance from Nairobi is approximately 270 Kilometers.

Laikipia Plateau

Set against the backdrop of Mt. Kenya, the Laikipia Plateau extends from the Great Rift Valley to the magnificent escarpments which descend into the Northern Frontier District. 9500 sq km of semi-arid plains, dramatic gouges and acacia-thicket-covered hills covered by open grasslands, basalt hills, lonely kopjes and dense cedar forests. It boast wildlife densities second only to those found in the Masai Mara, half of the country’s black rhinos and half of the world’s Grevy’s zebras. This spectacular region is often considered the gateway to Kenya's wild Northern frontier country and is regarded as one of Africa’s most remarkable conservation success stories. Once an area with a high density of fenced cattle ranches and farms, it has been transformed, into an area of beautiful wilderness. Laikipia has also become a focus for many conservation efforts, and some ranches have become breeding sanctuaries.

Many of the private ranches have established guest houses and private camps within their boundaries. Here, protected game roams freely and safely and some of our most exciting safari are the ones made in this area :))

 

 

 

 

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Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park

 

Location: 85km north-east of Nairobi in Machakos district of Eastern province

It's a tiny park, for us an ideal One-day-Trip out of Nairobi (the picinic area is often highly frequented by colobus:). The park is built around the summit and slopes of Ol Donyo Sabuk (2146m) and just one road leads to its summit which offers magnificent 360° panoramas over the Athi River, the pinapple fields of Thika and the snow-capped peaks of both Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mr. Kenya. The whole area it's sorrounded by an oasis of dense primeval forest that support a hughe variety of birds and numerous primates, including black and white Colobus and Blu monkeys and of course, buffalos.

When to go: year-round

"Ol Donyo Sabuk" is Maasai for 'large mountain' and Kikuyu traditionalists also call the mountain by Kea-Njahe, known as the 'Mountain of the Big Rain'

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How to get there

By road: Nairobi - Donyo main gate, Main road access from Nairobi.

 

Distance: 73 km - Travel time: 1 hour and 20 mins.

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