Overview

The large central plateau, the Highlands, is divided by the fault in two parts. At the western edge, the Mau Escarpment rises from the tanzanian border up to the Cherangani Hills, which fence the plateau that extends itself to the slopes of Mount Elgon. At the east side of the Rift, the Aberdare Range is backed by the Ngong Hills, southwest of Nairobi, and northward to Laikipia Escarpment.
The Eastern Highlands are dominated by the massive Mount Kenya, the highest in the country and the second in the whole continent. At its snowy heights there are three outstanding peaks, Lenana (4,985 m) and the twin Nelion (5,188 m) and Batian (5,199 m). This region comprises the provinces Rift Valley, Central and Nairobi. Two major cities are included: Nairobi, the capital, and Nakuru, the country’s fourth city, next to the lake of the same name. The Highlands’ moderate climate and fertile valleys attracted the settling of the first pioneers.

Day 1: Nairobi to Central Plateaus

Drive through the glamorous coffee estates before reaching the foothills of Mt. Kenya arriving in time for lunch at you base hotel. Take a nature walk or relax until; night fall when you can spend quite hours watching the numerous wildlife that visit the flood lit water hole and saltlick below, overnight at the lodge, full board.

Day 2: Depart from Central Highlands to Nairobi

After breakfast drive back to Nairobi , and have your lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant.

Prices include:

  • International Flights from London Heathrow
  • Internal flights between Mombasa and Nairobi
  • Park entrance fees
  • Transfers as per the itinerary

Prices do not include:

  • Airport taxes and visas

All times and distances are approximate. Prices are based on two adult sharing double rooms. They are intended as a guide and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Prices may differ depending on time of year and flight price fluctuations.