In 2007 I spent ten days in east africa to climb Mount Kenya, the second highest peak on the continent after Kilimanjaro. The mountain and it's surrounding area is famous for it's varied scenery. I actually made it to the top of Point Lenana (4985m). Unfortunately, the views from the top were limited due to snowfall. I also did some wildlife spotting in the Samburu National Reserve and the Lake Nakuru National Park.
The road from Chogoria village to the entrance gate of Mount Kenya National Park
Looking up the Gorges Valley on Mount Kenya, Chogoria route, Kenya
Resting porters on the Burguret route, Mount Kenya
MOUNT KENYA TREK, 2007
In the central highlands of Kenya, a couple of hundred kilometers north of the equator, lays Mount Kenya, Africa's second highest peak. The mountain and it's surrounding area is famous for it's varied scenery. I chose the popular Chogoria route for the ascent combining it with the Burguret route for a six day east-west traverse.
NAKURU & SAMBURU, 2007
Samburu is a small reserve of scrub desert, thorn bush, riverine forest, and swamps along the Ewaso Ngiro River, situated north of Mount Kenya. Elephant and lion are plentiful, as are oryx, reticulated giraffe, zebra and other species adapted to an arid environment. Lake Nakuru National Park is best known for its flamingos nesting along the shores.
This tour in 2007 was organized by Hauser Exkursionen, Germany. For the traverse of Mount Kenya our small group was joined by a local mountain guide.
If you're hiking in heavy rain for a period of three days, finally getting out of your wet clothes and into dry ones can be considered a highlight