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MKCC 602: 6 Days Lake Nakuru  | Mt. Elgon | Lake Victoria Camping Safari

Day 01: Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. After lunch proceed for a game drive in this park known world over as the greatest ornithological spectacle! The lake attracts thousands of lesser and greater flamingos among other tens of species of birds. Its also a rhino sanctuary and animals found here include cheetahs, leopards, lions, waterbucks, zebras, gazelles, Rothschild Giraffe amongst others. Overnight at Nakuru.

Day 02: After breakfast proceed to Mount Elgon. Arrival into Kitale Town in time for lunch. After lunch proceed to Mount Elgon National Park for a game drive. You will have an opportunity to hike the Elephant Caves of Kitum. Dinner and overnight at your campsite.

Day 03: Full day in mount Elgon. You will visit the Saiwa Park, which is the smallest park in Kenya known for the rare Sitatunga Antelope. All meals included at your campsite.

Day 04: After breakfast proceed to Lake Victoria. On your way you will visit Kakamega Rain Forest. This is the only remaining rainforest after the Congo Forest. Monkeys and some rare birds are found here. Dinner and overnight at your campsite.

Day 05: Full day in Lake Victoria and you spend the day either on a boat ride at the lake or visit to some interesting sites found here. All meals included at your campsite.

Day 06: After breakfast depart to Nairobi.

 

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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.