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Travel Blogs from Mount Kenya National Park
... children who’ve lost either one
or both parents. The master of the school proudly told us that his students had
gone on to study education and sociology, to make a difference to future
generations. He hopes one day that one
of his children will go on to be a doctor.
Then we met the lady in charge of the foundation which supports
the feeding centre we’re going to visit. KOP ...
... how many spicy hot foods we’ve encountered here. While at dinner, a staffer came by with a list of animals that are in this park. They have a service whereby they will knock on your door during the night if specific animals show up at the watering hole below your room. You have a choice to ignore their knock and go back to sleep, or you can get up, go to your balcony and take a look. So we signed up to be notified for 3 animals: elephants, leopards, ...
... days. In Nanyuki we met up and agreed on all prices and he arranged the needed equipment since you need a good jacket, gloves, thermo stuff etc on high altitude.
The road to the top and back
DAY 1: Sirimon Gate (2.650 m) to Old Moses Camp (3.300 m) => 9 km
At 11 hrs in the morning our climbing group picked us up at the Nakumatt store in Naynuki. The team is:
- Nicolas Guide
... 8211; Mountain Lodge in the Mount Kenya Reserve. Every room in this hotel looks out over a watering hole where lots of different animals come to during the day and night. We were told at check-in that at dinner they'd be asking us which animals we want to be woken up for if they come during the night – we’re pumped!
After dropping our bags off in our room we went to check out the underground viewing area (it’s like a bomb shelter but ...
... was formed millions of years ago by the collapse of a long
extinct volcano. The resulting 100 square mile depression, surrounded by
a 2000 foot volcanic rim, contains water and forage necessary to
support most of the familiar African wildlife. Don't be surprised to see
Maasai herders and their livestock, especially on the crater rim; the
Conservation Area protects both wildlife and ...