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KENYA LODGE SAFARIS Aberdare  Safaris

MKCL201: 02 Days  Aberdare Safaris
Departs daily at 09.00 hrs and returns at 12.00 hrs.

 

Day 01: Nairobi - Aberdare
Distance: 180 km. (3 hours) Cross the Kenyan Highlands, through pineapple and coffee plantations, to your "base hotel" in time for lunch. Afternoon transfer to The Ark or Treetops for an floodlit game viewing. L,D.

 

Day 02: Aberdares - Nairobi
Return to Nairobi just before lunch. B

 

Remarks
Only a small overnight bag is permitted at  at The Ark Lodge/Treetops Lodge, storage facilities are available at the "base hotel". Children below 7 years are not admitted.

 


 
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Mt.Kenya

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest mountain at 5,199m (17,058 feet) and the highest of all Kenya Mountains. Mount Kenya is roughly circular, about 60km across at the 200mm contour, where the steep font hills rise out of the gentler slopes of the centered highlands. At the centre of the massif, the main peaks rise sharply from around 4,500m to the main summit of Batian 5,199m, Nelion 5,188m and point Lenana 4,985m. Other major summits on the mountain include Point Piggott 4,957m, Point Dutton 4,885 and Point John 4,883m. Of the three main peaks (Batian, Lenana and Nelion), only point Lenana can be reached by trekkers and the other two being only for technical climbers.

Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro stands on featureless part of the East African plateau, on the Tanzanian side of the Kenya border near Moshi, side by side with the smaller Mount Meru. These mountains are extinct volcanoes, with Kilimanjaro actually being the agglomeration of three distinct volcanoes, Kibo (5896m/ 19,340 ft), Mwenzi (5,149 / 16,896 ft) and Shira (3,962m / 13,000 ft). whose violent creation is geologically associated with the creation of the Great Rift Valley, 100km to the West.

Mount Meru is Mount Kilimanjaro's little sister, standing at 4,566m compared to 5,895m, but is still an impressive freestanding volcano, which makes a superb four day climb to the top. It last erupted in 1910 therefore can be classified as an active volcano. The first Mount Meru ascent was made by Dr. Fritz Jaeger, 1904. The town of Arusha lies at the base of Mount Meru Trekking, loads of trek companies do this trek. Wild animals are frequently found on this mountain therefore an armed ranger usually accompanies the trekkers.