Mount Kenya Charity Challenge

African Adventures Foundation’s 3rd Mount Kenya Charity Challenge will be taking place 17th – 24th August 2019.
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The Fundraising

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The Challenge

Mount Kenya is Africa’s second tallest mountain standing at over 5,000 metres. Kenya itself is named after the mountain (not the other way round) and for years now, endurance hikers and mountaineers have been heeding the mountain’s call and heading for its summit.

You will begin your ascent via the Naromoru route before embarking on two further days hiking through the Alpine Moorland Zone. On the third day, you will wake at 3am in order to reach summit Point Lenana by sunrise. At the very top, astonishing views of Mount Kilimanjaro are available on a clear day.

The Mount Kenya climb is a great option for the seasoned explorer and the amateur traveller alike. Should you take the challenge, you will climb 12- 15km per day seeing all of the incredible sights along the way. Mount Kenya is your chance to climb Africa’s second highest mountain and tick a remarkable achievement off the bucket list. The challenge is simple, to get to the top and, in doing so, help raise invaluable funds for African Adventures Foundation!

Charity Challenge Trip Package

What’s Included On Your Trip?

We pride ourselves on our excellent pre-departure service and fully inclusive charity challenges.

  • Welcome pack including guide to fundraising, personalised fundraising t-shirt and trip hoodie
  • Pre-departure planning and fundraising support
  • Access to our My African Adventure portal
  • Visa application support
  • Indirect flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Nairobi (NBO)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Airport transfers from Nairobi to Naromoru, Mount Kenya
  • All other transfers as per trip itinerary
  • 4 x days’ entry to Mount Kenya national park, including mountain ranger emergency assistance
  • All meals for the duration of the climb
  • Accommodation (mixture of B&B, dormitories and camping)
  • African Adventures Trip Host for the duration of the trip
  • Camping equipment

What’s Not Included?

Very little, actually.

  • UK medical expenses – any vaccinations or antimalarial tablets
  • Visa fee
  • Spending money
  • 4 x meals whilst not on the climb
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Payment Plan

Deposit

£195

required to book your place

1st Instalment

£850

required by 30th November 2018

2nd Instalment

£850

required by 30th March 2019

3rd Instalment

£850

required by 30th June 2019

The Itinerary

Day 1

You arrive in Nairobi and meet with the African Adventures staff who will welcome you at arrivals. You will drive to Nakuru to visit a few of the projects African Adventures supports. Enjoy lunch at one of the projects before driving to Naromoru on the edge of Mount Kenya National Park for a chance to go through final preparations before the climb.

Day 2

You will begin the climb at approximately 2,035m. A gentle hike in the morning is followed by a meeting with your mountain guides. In the afternoon you will hike to 3,048m and stay overnight at the Met Station Lodge.

Day 3

You will leave the Met Station Lodge and begin to climb towards Mackinders Base Camp at 4,200m.

Day 4

Acclimatisation/rest day. You will begin the morning with training exercises at Mackinders Base Camp and walk towards Nanyuki Tarn. You will spend the day heading up the mountain for 1-2 hours before heading back down. Enjoy a well-deserved rest in the afternoon before staying overnight at Mackinders ready for your summit climb.

Day 5

Weather permitting, you will wake at 1am to summit Point Lenana at 4,985m in time for sunrise. Return to camp for breakfast and rest before trekking back down to the Met Station.

Day 6

Take your final trek out of the park and head back to Nairobi. You will visit the elephant orphanage and giraffe sanctuary in the early afternoon before arriving at your hotel in Nairobi for some R&R followed by a celebration meal in the evening.

Day 7

You will fly out of Nairobi in the morning and return to London (Heathrow).

Note: The route itinerary and timings may change at short notice and can be affected by weather conditions or the ability of climbers making the ascent. We allow 4-5 days to make the climb.

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