Mt Kenya Trek

by Jason Steeves

Mt Kenya

Mt Kenya

Captain Joe, our guide, was outstanding. I cannot say enough good about him. His knowledge, patience, and sense of humor were remarkable.


Despite the fact that we brought our own food, Captain Joe still made some snacks for us.

We shared suppers together and we were amazed at what he could cook with so little in terms of resources.

Preparations, Weather & Facilities

The four of us did not prepare for our climb.

We had wonderful weather during our climb and the facilities were adequate.

Highlights & Challenges

Climbing Point Lenana was one of the highlights of our climb. It was also the hardest part of the climb.

Our group had some problems with altitude, but it was manageable in the end.

I have no regrets or disappointments regarding any aspect of the trek.

Useful Items

We were self contained so brought all our own equipment. I would say my sleeping bag was my most useful item.

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Jason's Trek Details:

Rating: 7 to 8 out of 10

Trekking company used: Saki Treks

Route climbed: Mount Kenya, from Naro Mora

Date of climb: 7-11 January, 5 days

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  • Comments for Mt Kenya Trek

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    Apr 18, 2010
    Regarding Mt Kenya Trek
    by: Michael Boekhoven

    I am afraid that I did not have the same experience with "Captain Joe" of Saki Trek. Despite having paid in full for my trek to Mount Kilimanjaro prior to my departure, I found that the park fees had not been paid and the porters not engaged.

    Long story short the choice was to either cancel the trek or to pay again against Captain Joe's promise to repay. He did not. I learned subsequantly that he did the same to others on the Mount Kenya trek as well.

    I do not recommend this guide.

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