Off the Beaten Path: National Park Excursion, Mountain Treks, Game Drives [Dec – Feb]

WHERE? Kongoni Camp - Ngare Ndare Forest camping

Ngare Ndare is famed for its icy blue rock pools that you can leap into from great heights, so be sure to leave some time to explore.

The forest is an elephant corridor linking Lewa and Mt. Kenya

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Set in the middle of the indigenous red cedar Ngare Ndare Forest is a seven-metre high tree platform that you can camp on. It leads on to a tree canopy walk: a rickety wire bridge leading several hundred metres through the trees. 

 

Underneath, a fire pit is dug out under a giant tree – ideal for campfire stories as darkness sets in. Ngare Ndare is famed for its icy blue rock pools that you can leap into from great heights, so be sure to leave some time to explore.

 

The forest is an elephant corridor linking Lewa and Mt. Kenya

Kongoni Camp offers the best place to climb Mt. Kenya on the Sirimon and Burguret route. With views of Mt. Kenya, the camp has 5 en-suite cottages and secure camping grounds, with the bar and restaurant fitted with a terrace and open fire. Camping equipment is available for hire.

Expert’s tips:

Plan for a 3-day hike up Mt. Kenya


Watch out for the rare and threatened Abbot’s Starling. Mammals include Leopard, the threatened Eastern Mountain Bongo, Giant Forest Hog, Black Rhino and African Elephant, together with the uncommon central Kenya race of Black-fronted Duiker.

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