Tailor made treks up Mount Kenya organized by
Charles was born and raised in the
foothills of Mount Kenya and knows its peaks and valleys like
the back of his hand. Living near the Naro Moru Gate to the
Mount Kenya National Park and a member of the Mt Kenya Guide
Association, he has been up and down this mountain with clients
from countries all over the world, showing them all the wonders
of this magnificent landscape while leading them successfully to
With his crew of porters and a cook who
takes care of all the meals plus ample amounts of tea and coffee
en route, a mountain trek with Charles is always a success. He
knows all the routes and huts and most importantly, what it
takes to reach your goal safely.
Transport to and from the Mountain
A trek to Mount Kenya may be organized from
either the Naro Moru, the Sirimon or the Chogoria gate or
starting point, but usually starts out from Nairobi, where most
international visitors arrive in Kenya.
Arrangements can be made to pick up clients
from Nairobi airport. On arrival in Nairobi after a long flight
it is advisable to stay a night in a hotel before departing to
the mountain which entails a 4 hour drive. Better to start your
trek next day refreshed after a good nights sleep. Staying at
the Fairview Hotel, a charming and very comfortable four-star
hotel in pleasant surroundings in Nairobi is highly recommended.
They serve all kinds of delicious meals too by the way, even
Alternatively, if arriving in Nairobi on an
early morning flight, it is possible to drive straight to Naro
Moru where you check into the Naro Moru River Lodge for a good
nights rest, before an early start up the mountain next morning.
Or, if you are on a
really tight schedule, you can drive to the mountain from
Nairobi in the morning and start your climb straight away, at
After descending from the mountain your
transport back to Nairobi can be arranged from one of the park
gates so that you can have a well deserved hot shower the same
evening in your hotel of choice!
Trekking on the mountain
During your trip on the mountain, which
will take 4-6 days, depending on the route you choose,
accomodation will be either in bunkhouses or huts
which are booked in advance by Charles. Porters will
accompany you on the whole trip, carrying your heavier gear so
that you can enjoy the walk with just a daypack containing your
camera and other personal essentials. Be sure to pack your gear
in a backpack as the porters do not carry suitcases or bags.
No need to carry any food either except
your own favourite snacks (nuts and mars bars are great) .
The cook takes care of all your meals. Water in the huts
is suitable for drinking after boiling, or alternativey,
treatment with water purification tablets, available in most
outdoor equipment stores. Take a good sized drinking bottle with
you, or, if you're a thirsty person, carrying a Camelback in
your daypack is a better option. And don't forget packing
waterproof pants and jacket besides your sunblock and sunglasses
- Mount Kenya can get plenty of rain, depending on the time of
As there is no electricity in most huts, be
sure to take extra batteries for your camera.
And remember, even though Mount Kenya is
right on the equator, don't be fooled - it gets very cold very
soon after the first day. And of course the higher you climb the
colder it gets, especially at night.
So take clothes to keep you warm and do not
economize on your sleeping bag unless you don't mind spending a
few sleepless nights up there.
Enquiries at the following mailaddress: Email Kenya
Charles can also be contacted directly (telephone
or sms) on his mobile phone: +254 720 352 120
Click on picture for routes
Naro Muro River Lodge