KBCS002.4 DAYS ABERDARE WALKING SAFARI
This trek through the Aberdare Ranges is a fascinating walk to
explore exotic flora and fauna found above 2500metres.Views of the
Rift Valley are breath taking and the experience is made more
memorable by camping above the surrounding forests, occasional
encounters with big game such as elephant and buffalo, great bush
buck and other antelopes.
The Aberdares (Nyandarua) overlooks the Great Rift Valley and lies
on its eastern edge. There are two main peaks, Lesatima to the north
and Kinangop to the south. Various species of wildlife inhabit these
mountain ranges, hiding in the heavily forested slopes and in the
upper moorlands. Walking is always cool with plenty of clear
mountain streams. Our walk starts below the bamboo forest, climbing
up onto the moorlands. There is always danger walking through the
African bush but we do not expect many close encounters with large
game. However, our trained and armed gameranger knows the area and
the habits of the game.
Day 1 - Mweiga
Depart in the morning to Nyeri town and further we go north to
Mweiga to meet our guide and then up into the forested eastern
slopes of the Aberdares ranges where we make camp.
Day 2 & 3 - Walking
We start our walk. Carry only what you need for the day's walk, the
vehicle will meet us in the moorlands where camp will be made. A
short gamedrive if weather permits.
Day 4 - Nairobi
We depart the moorland camp (10,000ft) and descend by vehicle
looking for game on the way. We drop off the guide and head back to
Nairobi arriving before late afternoon.
Note: Clients should arrange to have good weatherproof clothing and
a warm sleeping bag, a water bottle and good walking shoes plus a
pair of shoes to wear in camp.
- Transport by Four Wheel Drive safari vehicle
- Services of English speaking driver/safari cook?
- Flying Doctors evacuation cover
-- All airport/hotel/airport transfers
- Game park entrance fees
- Services of an armed ranger
- All campsite fees
- All camping equipment including use of our 2-person tents, stools,
foam mattresses, except sleeping bags
- Three meals a day while on safari whether vegetarian or
non-vegetarian prepared by our safari chef