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5 Days Trekking Abardares

5 Days

You will be picked from your hotel / residence in Nairobi by private transport to Nyeri town where you will link up with the porters and the guide. After registration at the park headquarters, drive through Treetops gate for 45km to reach the Reedbuck Campsite.

Overview

Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

The origin of the word “travel” is most likely lost to history. The term “travel” may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.

It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words “travail”, which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words “travel” and “travail” both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means “three stakes”, as in to impale).

 

Itinerary

You will be picked from your hotel / residence in Nairobi by private transport to Nyeri town where you will link up with the porters and the guide. After registration at the park headquarters, drive through Treetops gate for 45km to reach the
Reedbuck Campsite. The drive through the salient area is worth the while and animals that can be found include elephant, buffalo, black rhino, leopard, baboon, black, white colobus and sykes monkeys. Rarer sightings include those of the golden cat and bongo, an elusive antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Eland and serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands. Birdwatching is very good here with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson’s francolin, sunbirds and plovers. The birds of prey are of particular interest and include African goshawks, ayres’ hawk eagles, rufous-breasted sparrow hawk and mountain buzzards. You will be picked from your hotel / residence in Nairobi by private transport to Nyeri town where you will link up with the
porters and the guide. After registration at the park headquarters, drive through Treetops gate for 45km to reach the Reedbuck Campsite. The drive through the salient area is worth the while and animals that can be found include elephant, buffalo, black rhino,
leopard, baboon, black, white colobus and sykes monkeys. Rarer sightings include those of the golden cat and bongo, an elusive antelope that lives in the bamboo forest. Eland and serval cats can be found higher up in the moorlands. Birdwatching
is very good here with over 250 species of birds in the park, including the Jackson’s francolin, sunbirds and plovers. The birds of prey are of particular interest and include African goshawks, ayres’ hawk eagles, rufous-breasted sparrow hawk and mountain buzzards.

After breakfast, trek through moorland, viewing high altitude plant life. Elephants, lions, buffaloes, antelopes and various bird species can be encountered as you proceed towards Honi River campsite for dinner and overnight.
Walking - 6 to 7 hours Accommodation - Camping in a basic camp site inside the Aberdare National Park Meals - Lunch and dinner prepared by our chef

Another beautiful morning. After breakfast, hike through the Hagenia forest to Wanderi’s Roadhead campsite. This is a relatively short day. You will be at the campsite for hot lunch. In the late afternoon, visit the water hole and later be back at the camp for dinner and overnight.
Walking - 3.5 hours
Accommodation - Camping in a basic camp site inside the Aberdare National Park Meals - Lunch and dinner prepared by our chef.

Wake up at 5.30am, have coffee and biscuits and start trekking before sunrise. Hike to the top of Satima peak (4,001m) which is the highest point in the Aberdare’s overlooking the great rift valley. This walk, at well over 3000m high moorland, characterise the Aberdare National Park, with wonderful views of the Dragon's Teeth to the west and Mt. Kenya to the east. Later descend to the campsite for breakfast and lunch. Break camp and hike down to the forest campsite. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Walking - 7 to 8 hours
Accommodation - Camping in a basic camp site inside the Aberdare National Park Meals - Lunch and dinner prepared by our chef

After breakfast walk down to meet the vehicle off the mountain via Wanderis Gate and then proceed back to Nairobi and arrive by 4.00pm

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Package includes;
  • Transport from Nairobi to the park and transfer back after the trek
  • Mountain services
  • Guide, porters and cook
  • Tents and sleeping mats
  • Armed KWS ranger escort for 5 days
  • Camping and park fees and other government taxes
  • All food on the mountain (vegeterian or non- vegeterian with lots of fruit)
  • Services of an English speaking guide

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Tips to porters, guides and cook
  • Sleeping bags and items of personal nature

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5 Days Trekking Abardares