Day 1. Sirimon gate-Oldmoses camp(3300m).
Nanyuki town is the base for starting your hike on the northern Sirimon route of the mountain. Upon arrival, you will get to meet the crew assigned to your trip and normally a double checking at the office to be sure you have what`s needed for the hike.
That done, you will proceed to the Sirimon gate where check in is done after the payment done and tickets acquired.
On a paved road, you will have 9 km to cover to the Oldmoses camp which an about 3-4hrs depending on your pace. This being the dryer side of the mountain, the rainforest on this route isn`t dense like the rest but albeit it`s a habitat to some animals and a good bird species.
Although the big ones like the elephants and the buffalos are known to stay away from the road at daytime, the waterbucks, the bushbuck, baboons and the handsome black and white Columbus monkeys can be spotted on the way. The dik-dik is also a frequent visitor at the Oldmoses camp.
The hartlaub`s turaco is one of the endemic species of birds here, and the splendor of her red wings when in flight is a sight to behold. The golden sunbird, kikuyuensis, the African pied wagtail and the Jackson`s francolin just to mention but a few are also on the list of the birding experience on this day.
From the rainforest zone you will venture into the giant heath zone where the Oldmoses camp is situated. Our team will be there for a warm reception and carry on with the catering as you wait for the send day to continue.