Explore the Majestic Kasigau
February 9, 2024 @ 6:30 am - February 11, 2024 @ 5:00 pm
Elevation: 1,641m (5,383ft)
Min pax: X6
Date: 09 – 11 Feb. 2024
Are you ready for an extraordinary hiking adventure? Look no further than Kasigau, a remarkable mountain that stands proudly amidst the expansive plains south of Voi. With its steep, imposing slopes and numerous impressive precipices, Kasigau promises a thrilling expedition that will leave you in awe of its natural beauty.
Expert Guidance Awaits
Embarking on this adventure is made easy with the assistance of experienced guides, available at the chief’s office or possibly the forest post. Their expertise will ensure your safety and enhance your exploration of Kasigau.
Your Journey Begins
The journey to the summit of Kasigau starts with the best camping spot, located a few kilometers along the Mwatate-Rukanga road in clearings amidst the bush. From here, you’ll set out to conquer the mountain.
Navigating the Terrain
Your ascent begins by climbing steeply through the forest until you reach the main ridge. It’s worth noting that at this point, you might find yourself unintentionally circling behind the ridge. Surprisingly, you should turn right instead of left, following the ridge as it winds through the lush forest.
The Reward Awaits at the Summit
As you continue along the ridge, your determination will be rewarded with a final, steep ascent that leads you to the summit of Kasigau. At the top, don’t forget to explore the tops of some buttresses, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views that capture the essence of this unique mountain.
Your Adventure Awaits
Join us on an unforgettable hiking expedition to Kasigau, where adventure and natural beauty converge. It’s an opportunity to challenge yourself, connect with nature, and create lasting memories.
Don’t miss your chance to conquer Kasigau and witness its awe-inspiring vistas. Book your adventure today and become part of an exclusive group of hikers who have experienced the grandeur of this remarkable mountain. Your journey to Kasigau awaits!
- All entrance fees as per itinerary
- Meals as per itinerary
- Game drives where included
- Professional guide
- Bottled water
- Items of personal nature such as telephone calls, tobacco, and drinks
- Gratuity and tips to driver/guides
- Prior to your trek, engage in regular walking and exercise to improve your fitness level.
- Opt for a dry season (January to March or July to October) for climbing or trekking to ensure better weather conditions.
Clothing and Gear:
- Wear comfortable, strong boots with good soles for trekking. Ensure larger boots at higher altitudes to accommodate layers of woolen or cotton socks.
- Dress in loose-fitting trousers, hiking shorts, or appropriate attire. Layer clothing for flexibility.
- Carry essential gear like thermal underwear, warm sweaters, woolen socks, a sleeping bag, foam rubber mattress, raincoat, sunglasses, and sun lotion.
- Pack a well-stocked medical kit, including painkillers, antibiotics, and other necessary medications.
Hydration and Altitude:
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to combat high altitude and dehydration.
- Ascend gradually and plan rest days between 3,700 and 4,300 meters (12,000-14,000 feet) to acclimatize.
- Descend immediately if symptoms of mountain sickness, such as breathlessness or severe headaches, appear.
Safety and Communication:
- Lock your bag to prevent theft or accidental loss.
- Purchase and carry high-energy foods, as well as a source of comfort like whisky, brandy, or vodka.
- Observe responsible trekking practices by carrying food, torches, candles, and lighter, and disposing of litter properly.
Inadequate Physical Preparation:
- Don’t underestimate the physical demands of trekking; prepare adequately for the journey to enjoy it fully.
- Avoid choosing the rainy season for climbing or trekking, as it may lead to challenging conditions.
Inadequate Clothing and Gear:
- Don’t wear inappropriate footwear or clothing for the terrain and altitude, as it can lead to discomfort and health issues.
- Avoid relying solely on nylon socks; opt for woolen or cotton socks for better insulation.
Neglecting Altitude and Hydration:
- Don’t neglect proper hydration, especially at higher altitudes; dehydration and mountain sickness can be severe.
- Avoid ascending rapidly without acclimatization; follow recommended altitude guidelines to prevent sickness.
Ignoring Safety Measures:
- Avoid neglecting the importance of carrying essential gear, medical supplies, and emergency items.
- Never dispose of litter irresponsibly; always clean up after yourself and maintain the natural environment.
Remember to prioritize your safety and well-being while trekking and climbing, and adhere to these do’s and don’ts to have a successful and enjoyable experience.
Booking Deadline: January 31, 2024