Day 1. Naromoru gate-Met station camp(3300m).
Naromoru town is the base for starting your hike on the western Naroumoru 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 Naromoru 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 Met station camp which is about 3-4hrs depending on your pace.
The big animals 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 though.
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.