CLIMBING & HIKING
We offer great mountain climbing challenges suitably tailored for both
the "energetic young" and the old who are "young at heart".
With our team of experienced guides, we have managed to see even the faint
hearted conquer through. It is a great achievement that hikers really
want to relate with us purely for this reason. We make things happen!
With Beach n Bush, you go through real-time experiences that you would
hardly forget throughout life. It is a world of opportunities!
This begins at home. On the Kenyan side lies one of the world's most famous
mountains, the Mt. Kenya. It's the Africa's second highest standing mountain
at a height of 5199m (17 058 ft) above sea level. The mountain has 3 main
peaks Batian, Nelion and Lenana. From the 3 peaks only Lenana can be reached
by hikers. The other two peaks are specifically for technical climbers.
To the exterior lies the Kilimanjaro, 320kms to the south but can be viewed
nicely from the top of Mt. Kenya on a clear day. There are of course a
wide variety of other mountain climbing and hiking options available.
Proper equipment is extremely important to the success, enjoyment, comfort
and safety of your trip. Please bring the following items for your climb.
If you have any questions, call us for advice.
These items are available for rent with prior arrangement.
Sleeping bag and stuff sack: night-time temperatures on Kilimanjaro can
be as low as zero degrees Fahrenheit so bring a warm bag -sleeping pad:
full-length thermal-rest or equivalent.
Head and Face
Pile or wool hat: it must cover the ears; a balaclava works well, bandannas
are also good for various uses like cleaning glasses, sun protection when
tied around the neck, etc. sunglasses with side shields or glacier glasses.
Two t-shirts that will get dirty, polypropylene is best; no cotton. Upper
body clothes must be made of wool, polypropylene or pile. Layers must
fit over each other and provide good insulation. A long underwear top,
a sweater and a pile or heavy wool shirt make a good combination. Avoid
cotton. Rain jacket or a waterproof nylon that has been seam sealed would
also be ideal. Afternoon showers are common in East Africa, especially
on the mountain. Poncho: quick and handy protection for your body and
your daypack; poor protection in windy rain Wool hand gloves or mittens
Down or synthetic jacket. Although not required, some individuals may
prefer to bring a heavier expedition weight jacket for cold mountain nights.
Enough undergarments adequate for the entire climb.
One pair of quick-drying hiking shorts; good for hiking at lower elevations
on the mountain
A pair of tights is comfortable to hike in, protection from vegetation
and sunburn, warm on cool misty days; Lycra are best
One pair of long underwear bottoms, either wool or polypropylene
One pair of comfortable wool pants that fit loosely over the long underwear
A pair of rain pants either Gortex or nylon pants (nylon pants must be
made of breathable, water resistant nylon); must be roomy enough to fit
comfortably over pile or wool pants
Two pairs of thin socks to wear under heavy wool socks; help prevent blisters
and keep feet dry
Heavy woolen thick socks or polypropylene socks.
One pair of nice hiking boots, medium weight and large enough to be comfortable
with one thin and one heavy sock
One pair of high gaiters made of breathable material; keeps dirt and snow
out of boots
Tennis shoes: to wear in camp after a day of hiking.
Personal Health and Comfort
1. Toiletries: toothbrush and paste, comb, shampoo, tampons, foot powder,
hand cream, etc. Bring enough for the entire trip.
2. Sunscreen: bring plenty with enough protection for equatorial sun protection.
3. Lip balm
4. Flashlight and/or headlamp: bring extra batteries
5. Personal first aid and drug kit.
6. Towel: for wash up in camp
7. Towelettes: individually wrapped anti-bacterial towels are great for
8. Spare contacts or glasses
9. Umbrella (optional)
10. Snacks: (optional): bring a supply of your favorite snacks to eat
on the climb. It is a nice treat for the porters to receive a small snack
on the climb
Water bottles: two one-quart, wide-mouthed plastic bottles
Water treatment/Purifying tablets: two bottles of Potable Agua or Polar
Pure crystal iodine purifies drinking water while on the climb and is
lightweight and easy to use
Large day pack: with padded shoulder straps and waist belt; used for carrying
personal gear such as water bottle, extra clothing, snacks, camera, etc.
Individual loads will be between 15 and 20 pounds
Large duffel bag: with a lock; mountain gear will be kept in it and the
entire duffel will go into the group mountain bag that will be carried
by the porters. Limit loads to items on the equipment list. Your large
duffel will weigh between 10 kilos or 22lbs.
Plastic bags: sleeping bag and clothes will be double-bagged while on
the mountain for protection from afternoon rains. Heavy-duty garbage bags
work great and can store dirty or wet clothes as well.
Mount Kenya Climbing Safari
4 Days Direct Safari to Mt.
5 Days Mount Kenya Climb Sirimon
Out Naro Moru Route
6 Days Mount Kenya Climb
Chogoria route out Naro Moru