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  • Walking Adventure Safaris

    Interesting designed walking safaris in pristine and unspoilt terrain with our naturalist guide and local guides/morans(warriors). Read more

  • Mountain Climbing

    With a team of experienced Mountain crew we ensure that your mountain summit excursion is over an enjoyable endurance event.Read more

  • Mount Kenya Specialist

    A team of experienced mount kenya climbers consisting of Guides, Cooks and Porters. This are the people who ensure that you summitRead more

  • 4WD & Camping Gears

    Travel in comfort offroad with our Land Cruiser 4x4 vehicles which we hire at affordable rates. The fleet is well maintained ...Read more

  • Wildlife Safaris

    East Africa is the original capital of the safari. Endowed with many species of wildgame, birds etc. The destinations include: Masai Mara & Samburu among many others... Read more

  • Mountain Bike Safaris

    Our latest adventure expedition is the Low impact Cycling challenge that circumnavigates the lower slopes of Mount Kenya. This is a great active holiday product for cycling enthusiasts. Read more

  • Horseback Safaris

    Another of our very new and innovative programs. Horseback safaris take place around Mount Kenya and in the large wildlife rich Lakipia Ranches

Why choose us ?

Mountain Rock is a recognised brand in the Kenyan tourism scene. We have built a reputation for Mountain Climbing as well as adventure walking safaris...

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what we do ?

We are the No. 1 in operating Mount Kenya excursions and we own strategically located Mountain huts, lodge in Mount Kenya and tented camp in Masai Mara...

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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking around Mount KenyaWe know organise exciting Mountain Cycling safari or challenges involving total circumnavigation of mountain along the forest and farmlands. The trip is for active holiday seekers ...

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8 days MOUNT KENYA via BURGURET/CHOGORIA wilderness route

MOUNT KENYA via BURGURET/CHOGORIA wilderness route in 8 days

 

Giant Bamboo Forest Camp on burguret route,  Mount KenyaA special trek that traverses the two most natural and scenic routes, rich in unique mountain flora and fauna. The Burguret ascent trail is the least trodden trail making it an eco-trail that offers ambient atmosphere for nature enthusiasts who want to hike in unpolluted environments. Accommodation on this trail is chiefly in tents with options of using mountain huts at Shipton's and Chogoria gate.

 

Day 1 NAIROBI-MOUNTAIN ROCK HOTEL (MOUNT KENYA)

Morning transfer from Nairobi to our hotel on the western slopes of Mt Kenya, altitude 2,000m.On arrival have a hot lunch in the hotel restaurant then begin an escorted 3-4 hours visit to nearby local community farms. Your visit will help promote the local community's initiative in eco-tourism thus providing economic justification for their participation in the conservation of Mt Kenya's natural beauty.

NB: Clients with more time can spend an extra day at the lodge and take this excursion at a more relaxed pace which would enable them visit more community projects including a local school, a typical Kikuyu village and more.

 

Day 2: MOUNTAIN ROCK HOTEL (2000M)- ELEPHANT MOAT CAMP (2300M)

Your trek starts right from the lodge soon after breakfast, together with your guide and porters you start a 4 hours trek through a lush forest pass via the famous Mau Mau caves (2000m) and waterfalls en-route. This is a splendid site at which former freedom fighters laid their guerrilla war strategies against the British Colonialists. As you enjoy your picnic lunch you listen to a preview of this historic event told by your guide. Proceed on to the Elephant Moat camp (2300m) situated at the start of the tropical rainforest for overnight in tents.

 

Day 3: MOUNT AIN ROCK HOTEL-GIANT BAMBOO CAMP (2700M)

You proceed on through the montane forest with its gigantic cidar and podocarpus trees and then through a dense bamboo belt to the Giant Bamboo campsite (2700m.) for overnight in tents. The forest and bamboo are home to hundreds of buffaloes, elephants, bushbucks and a plethora of bird species.

 

Day 4: GIANT BAMBOO CAMP-HIGHLAND CASTLE (3600M)

You set off after breakfast. Today's trek continues though bamboo, rosewood and heather zones giving way to a moorland of tussock grasses, Senecios and Lobelias as you approach the Highland Castle campsite. Today's hike takes 3-4 hours and involves an ascent of 900m. Picnic lunch is served enroute. Adventurous climbers can scramble to the top of Highland Castle cliff and enjoy splendid views of the Castle like rock formation and good views of the surrounding area.

 

Day 5: HIGHLAND CASTLE-SHIPTON'S CAMP (4200M)

Today's hike starts at 8.00am, ascending to over 4400m in 3 hours to connect the summit circuit trail. Following this in the clockwise direction the trail leads you down the Hausberg Valley and over the Hausberg Col to Kami, where you divert and walk down the Mackinder's Valley to Shiptons hut (4200m) in roughly another 2-3 hrs. Picnic lunch is served en-route.

 

Day 6: SHIPTON'S CAMP-POINT LENANA-MINTOS CAMPSITE (4300M)

Get up early to prepare for predawn summit attempt starting at 0300hrs. Hike up the steep scree to Pt. Lenana (4,985m), 'the hikers summit', taking 3-4 hours in order to arrive there in time to capture the African sunrise. When the skies are clear the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro can be seen 340km to the south. Later descent to Mintos/Hall tarn campsite for breakfast then relax for the rest of the day. Interested persons can explore the Gorges valley from here and take advantage of the fascinating scenery including the Gorges Valley, the Temple and L. Michaelson.

 

Day 7: MINTOS CAMPSITE-MERU MOUNT KENYA LODGE/CAMPSITE (3000M)

After breakfast, begin a 5-6 hour descent to Meru Mount Kenya cabins situated next to the Chogoria Park gate (3,000m). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy enchanting attractions along the way, which includes the Vivienne, falls, Nithi falls, mushroom rocks and an array of interesting montane plants. Today you have a chance to clean up and relax at the Meru Mt. Kenya Lodge.

 

Day 8: MERU MOUNT KENYA LODGE/CAMPSITE-NAIROBI

After breakfast gradually descent through the Chogoria rain Forest to have an opportunity to explore the bamboo and lush montane forest belts before boarding on to the vehicle for the return journey. Expected arrival time in Nairobi is1700hrs. Picnic lunch is served en route.

7 days Mt. Kenya, Burguret to Chogoria traverse

Same itinerary is adjustable to 5 or 6 days

Climbing Mount Kenya via Burguret RouteA green route up to the peaks that is little known to Mt. Kenya trekkersThis is the one route we take great pride in, having put it back to use ourselves after more than 30 years of disuse and neglect. The route was pioneered during colonial days and then abandoned for many years until it was re-opened by our guides in the early 90s. It provides a unique and completely natural mountain trekking experience. Up to Point Lenana then descent on the Chogoria route provides the most spectacular views and completes a traverse of the mountain.

Going up this route is quite challenging: rough underfoot going through bushy track more used by wild animals than humans, muddy when wet, no accommodation huts and with dense stands of giant bamboo and montane forest. So why are we so passionate about it? Well, it's for those who want a different experience away from the crowd and help releave pressure on the over utilised Naro-Moru and Sirimon routes.   

 

Day 1: MOUNTAIN ROCK LODGE - 1950m

AM. Transfer to Mountain Rock lodge Approx. 200kms /3.5hrs. PM.  Acclimatisation nature hike. approx. 12kms /3hrs.

D1 details: Depart after breakfast and journey north past agricultural lands and landscapes to the slopes of Mount Kenya. After lunch at the base lodge you take part in some easy walks around this predominantly Kikuyu area, exploring local farms and villages and perhaps local schools. We can gain a privileged insight into the lives of the people who live on the slopes of Mt Kenya and know what our visit is contributing towards their local economy. Meals and overnight at the lodge. . 

 

Day 2: GIANT BAMBOO CAMP – 2,600m.AM. transfer to Gathiuru Forest. Approx. 15kms / 1hP.M Trek to Giant Bamboo camp. Approx.10kms / 4hrs.Ascent: +740m.

 

D2 Details: Short drive to Gathiuru forest station via the renowned Mau Mau caves and a 4 hour ascent through dense strands of towering bamboo to our own Giant Bamboo camp. Elephant and buffalo are common here. 

 

Day 3: HIGHLAND CASTLE – 3,700mTrek to Highland Castle. Approx.10kms / 5-6h. Ascent: +1,100m. 

 

D3 Details: The luxuriant bamboo yields to enormous podocarpus and pencil cedar forest before we climb to the hagenia rosewood zone at the edge of the moorlands. This marks our lunch spot before heading up through the extraordinary giant lobelia and groundsels. We spend the night close to the sheer lava cliffs of the "Highland Castle".

 

Day 4: SHIPTON'S CAMP – 4,236m.Trek via Hausberg col (4,600m) to Shipton's Camp. Approx.10kms / 5-6h). Ascent: +900m.

 

D4 Details: Spectacular scenery as the jagged volcanic peaks and shimmering glaciers tower above our trek around the summit circuit. Turquoise tarns nestle in the valleys, eagles and buzzards soar overhead - it's difficult to believe we're on the equator! We might, for the first time, meet other trekkers here as we hike for 5-6 hours to overnight at Shipton's Hut at 4,236m. 

 

DAY 5: NITHI CAMP - 3,300m.Trek via Pt. Lenana (4,985m) to Nithi Camp . Approx. 17kms / 10hrs Ascent: 749m to the summit / Descent: -1,685m to Nithi Camp. 

 

D5 Details: After the rest day comes the highlight of the Mount Kenya trek: the stiff, but exhilarating, scramble by starlight up to Point Lenana, the "trekkers' summit", in time to see the African dawn from a vantage point of nearly 5,000m. We leave at 4am and climb the 800m to the peak in 3-4 hours. A further 3 hours down to a late breakfast by Hall Tarns in the magnificent Gorges Valley. Then in the afternoon another 3 hours down past spectacular chasms, waterfalls and weirdly eroded lava flows to camp by the track-head in the giant heather zone. 

 

DAY 6: MERU BANDAS – 3300mTrek to Meru Bandas (3,000m). Approx. 7Kms / 2-3h.  Descent: -300m. 

 

D6 Details: Short descent through the forest zone to the mountain cabins and afternoon relaxing. Log fires, hot showers, Tusker beers, and beds for overnight. Wildlife viewing in evening - often from your cabin window as the elephant and buffalo graze outside!

 

DAY 7: NAIROBI  - 1650m.

AM. Hike to Pick up point (2600m). Approx.10kms / 2hrs Descent: 400m.  

P.M. Pick up point – Nairobi by car. Approx. 230kms / 4-5hrs).

 

D7 Details: Descent on a broad track for about 10 kms through bamboo and virgin rain forest to meet vehicles for the return to Nairobi - usually arriving mid to late afternoon.

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