Kenya Tri-Adventure

11 Days / Kenya
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Overview

The Kenya Tri-Adventure expedition is a challenge of a lifetime covering more than 200km in seven days. The expedition includes five days of trekking to Mt Kenya (4985m), two days of biking and one day of exhilarating rafting on the Tana River.

We also include two wildlife safaris and one night of camping inside a game reserve. Each day on the route offers something different and every day is a challenge in its own right. Kenya is most recognised for being home to Africa’s famous “Big Five” (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo) but most people don’t realise that Kenya also offers some of the best adventure sport in the world.

Kenya is a country of tremendous diversity; landscapes vary from glaciated mountains with snow-capped peaks, to dense forest to flat desert plains. On this journey, you will learn about Kenyan culture by chatting with our local guides. Kenyans say that; ‘You will arrive as a visitor and leave as a friend’.

Trek

The five-day hike takes us to Mount Kenya (4985m) known as Kere Nyaga – Mountain of Brightness, an ancient dormant volcano and Africa’s second highest mountain. Long overshadowed by Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, trekkers are starting to take notice of this beautiful glacial peak.

The 66km route takes us through a variety of habitats such as dense bamboo and rainforests which are rich in wildlife including elephant, buffalo and monkeys. Even the higher up moorlands are home to many mammals including the rock hyrax, the nearest living relative of the elephant. Bike The two

Bike

The two-day cycle section covers a distance of 106km through the Kenyan countryside. It’s a very scenic route as we ride through rural Kenya with many fun downhill sections as well as tough climbs. For the most part, we will be riding on dirt roads with very little traffic.

Between the two days of biking, we camp in a game reserve and go on evening and morning wildlife safaris. The park is stocked with lion, rhino, elephant, hippo, leopard, giraffe and a host of other game. The highlight of this experience is going to sleep listening to some of Africa’s biggest game outside your tent!

Raft

The Tana River stretches for 1000km and is the longest river in Kenya. It is a drop pool river so makes for an exciting day of white water rafting. Experienced guides will provide you with the paddle skills you will need to safely get through the many rapids along a 16km stretch including one called ‘Can of Worms’ due to its four 90 degree bends in quick succession.

The main river is surrounded by stretches of thick forest with fig and palm trees. These forests are filled with interesting birdlife and often shelter buffalo, elephant, hippo and crocodile as well as a host of smaller, shyer antelope and primates.

Although the rafting section of this trip is challenging, you don’t need to have rafting experience to take part. We will teach you everything you need to know about rafting in Kenya and how to navigate the rapids safely.

Want to know more?

If you want to hear our Guide Louise talking about her Kenya-Tri Adventure talking about her trip there. This adventure included shooing elephants out of the campsite before setting up their tents! Louise also wrote a blog post about the Kenya Tri-Adventure which you can read here.

 

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Depart Dublin.

    Depart Dublin in the evening. Overnight flight.

    depart
    plane
  • Day 2

    Arrive in Kenya, 3 hrs driving.

    Arrive in Nairobi in the mid-morning and drive for three hours to the Tana River camp. Relax for the afternoon followed by an expedition brief in the evening.

    arrive
    transfer
    relax
    camping
  • Day 3

    Chogoria (2200m) to Chogoria Gate Camp (2950m), 5 hrs trekking

    Drive to Chogoria to meet our porters. Enter the forest at 2200m and trek for five hours till we reach the Chogoria Gate Camp.

    breakfast
    lunch
    trek
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 4

    Chogoria Gate Camp to Lake Ellis (3500m), 8 hrs trekking.

    Today’s route sees us emerge from the rainforest to reach our campsite at Lake Ellis. Along the way, we take in a valley of amazing waterfalls and steep landscapes.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 5

    Lake Ellis to Mintos Hut (4200m), 7 hrs trekking.

    Enjoy stunning views on the trek to the Mintos hut. We enjoy a relaxed afternoon in preparation for tomorrow’s summit day. Overnight camp.

    breakfast
    trek
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 6

    Summit Day! 12 hrs trekking

    Trek from Mintos to Lenana (4,985m) and then down to Shiptons camp for a rest before continuing to Old Moses Camp.

    trek
    breakfast
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 7

    Old Moses Camp to Ol Pejeta Game Reserve, 2 hrs trekking & 6 hrs biking (50km)

    Trek for two hours walk to meet our bikes at the Sirimoni Gate. The cycle is mostly downhill or flat and we arrive in the afternoon. We then go on the first of our safaris! Our campsite is located inside the game reserve so we go to bed listening to some of Africa’s biggest game just outside your tent!

    breakfast
    trek
    bike
    lunch
    safari
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 8

    Ol Pejeta Conservancy to the Tana River, 6 hrs biking (56km).

    After an early morning game drive, we cycle for 56km to where we meet the main road, from here we finish the last 40km by bus.

    safari
    breakfast
    bike
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 9

    Tana River, 4 hrs rafting.

    We start with some easier rapids and then finish with some exciting class IV drops. Celebration meal in the evening.

    breakfast
    raft
    lunch
    dinner
    camping
  • Day 10

    Tana River to Nairobi.

    We enjoy a relaxed morning, after lunch, we drive to the airport in Nairobi in time for our evening flight back to Dublin.

    breakfast
    relax
    lunch
    plane
  • Day 11

    Arrive Dublin.

    Arriving back to Dublin in the early morning. Expedition ends.

    arrive

Facts

The Kenya Tri-Adventure is one of the best ways to experience all that Kenya has to offer. It has so much more to offer than people realise, so we decided to compile some facts about this amazing country!

Facts about Kenya

Kenya is located in East Africa and because of its location on the equator, the sun rises and sets at almost exactly the same time each day, 5:30 am and 5:30 pm.

The two official languages in Kenya are English and Swahili, although there are dozens of other languages spoken in various parts of the country.

Kenya gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1963.

Kenya shares Lake Victoria, the world's second largest freshwater lake, with Tanzania and Uganda.

After coffee, Kenya’s biggest income generator is tourism. For the Kenyans, however, coffee is considered an export product, not something for local consumption. The local favourites are tea and beer.

Kenya features many national parks and wildlife reserves, with safaris being a popular activity for visitors.

Four different ethnic tribes live around the mountain. The Gikuyu tribe build their huts with doorways facing the mountain, as they believe it to be God’s throne on Earth.

Facts about Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, after Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

The mountain actually has three peaks which include; Nelion (5188m) and Batian (5199m), but the third peak – Point Lenana (4985m) is the only one accessible to trekkers.

Mount Kenya is a volcano, about 3 million years old, whose base diameter is about 120km. The last eruption was over 2 million years ago.

The country actually takes its name from Mount Kenya and not the other way round!

The first recorded ascent of Mount Kenya was in 1899 by Halford Mackinder, a British explorer and geographer.

 

 

Available Dates

  • Oct 30th, 2019 - Nov 9th, 2019
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  • Oct 30th, 2020 - Nov 9th, 2020
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  • Oct 29th, 2021 - Nov 8th, 2021
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