Mount Kenya Trust – 10 days of activities around the mountain

Come and join us at events around Nanyuki! 1st – 11th March 2018.

Friday, 2nd March

7:00 pm Quiz Night & Dinner Cape Chestnut

Come and take part in the Cape Chestnut Quiz Night and test your knowledge of the mountain and surrounding areas. Please contact Alpana or Sophy if you would like to join in.

Price: 1000Ksh per dinner Donation to MKT: 500Ksh per person for the quiz. Total cost: 1500Ksh per person. Contact – Alpana:alpana Tel: 0705 256 650, Sophy:sophy

Saturday, 3rd March

8:30am-4.30pm Ragati Conservancy Walk: Exploring the beautiful forests of Mount Kenya on foot Ragati Conservancy

Walk through the forest and along the pristine river – bringing your own picnic lunch. For true nature lovers you might spot the rare African clawless otter, or the crowned eagle. You will be guided by our professional guides and armed rangers as you might also come close to elephant and buffalo! 8:30am departure from Cape Chestnut Find us on Facebook at Ragati Conservancy

Located at 2,000m above sea level in the unspoilt wilderness on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. This will be a 2 to 3 hour

Price: 1000KSH per person Donation to MKT: 500KSH. Total Cost: 1500 KSH per person. Tel: 0733 598 599

7:00pm Stand Up for Nature: Pedal Powered Cinema at Nanyuki Stadium

This organisation focuses on producing short films that target a wildlife crime or human wildlife conflict issue. Using a bicycle powered cinema designed and constructed by Jamie they then show this film to affected communities. Using education to bring about cultural evolution to conserve wildlife, is at the core of their organisation. **Please bring your own chair. Tel: 0733 598 599


12 noon Curry Lunch & Talk: “Conservation in action on Mt. Kenya” at Le Rustique

Come and enjoy a delicious curry and hear a talk from Christian Lambrechts, from Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, and Simon Gitau (Kenya Wildlife Services).

Price: 1000 KSH per Lunch. Donation to MKT: 500 KSH Total cost: 1500 KSH per person. Tel: 0721 609 601

Monday, 5th March

1.30-4:00 pm Mount Kenya Trust Tree planting

With the Forest Restoration Officer in Karuri Forest. Come and join the Mount Kenya Trust to plant indigenous trees within the Karuri Forest. MIN 4 pax, must have own 4×4 transport. ** Meet at Cape Chestnut at 1.30 pm.

7:00pm Dinner & Movie night at Kongoni

Kongoni Camp Nanyuki will host a special dinner and movie night for the Mount Kenya Trust Festival. All diners will get a 10% discount on the wide range of cuisines in their à la carte menu. Dinner will be followed by the movie “To Walk with Lions” starring Richard Harris, focusing on the life of George Adamson.

Dinner: 10% discount on “menu à la carte”. Donation to MKT: 250 KSH per person Movie Ticket Tel: 0721 609 601

Tuesday, 6th March

8:30 am Ngare Ndare Canyoning Adventure in the Ngare Ndare Forest

Pack your day sack for a full day adventure experience in the Ngare Ndare forest. We head into the forest for a series of jumps through the waterfalls into crystal clear spring fed pools followed by an adrenaline pumping 30m waterfall abseil. Minimum of 5 pax required. Price: $120 US per person Contacts: info. Donation to MKT: 10% per person Tel: 0723 650 185. Total cost: $120 US per person

Wednesday, 7th March

10:00 am-1:00pm Fit Sana: Pelvic Workshop at Le Rustique

My name is Ali and I am a Holistic Core Restore Coach. I am running a 3-hour workshop where I will delve deeply into the functions of the pelvic floor and core and discuss a few simple changes to your lifestyle which can make a huge impact on your life. The principles of Holistic Core Restore® are evidence based and backed up and supported by some of the leading lights in Women’s Health globally. If you are worried about your health as a woman – nervous about asking for help, confused about symptoms you may be feeling – this workshop can help to answer some of your questions.** Don’t forget to bring your own towel or mat. Price: 2000 KSH per person Donation to MKT: 1000 KSH Tel: 0720 441 487 ali

7:00 pm Bush dinner at the Mount Kenya Safari Club

Join us for a bush dinner in the luxurious Mount Kenya Safari Club grounds overlooking the iconic Mount Kenya itself. Price: 5200 KSH per person Contact: esther.kimathi Robin.kinyua


9:00am-10:00am Pilates Class Mount Kenya Safari Club

Come and join us as the Fit Sana team take us through a Pilates Class. Set in the grounds of the luxurious Mount Kenya Safari Club, there really is nowhere quite as beautiful to do a class. Open to all, so come and give it a try. Please use the code "MKF Pilates 8" at the Mount Kenya Safari Club Gate to gain entrance. ** Don’t forget to bring your own towel or mat.Contact: 0720 441 487. Price: 500 KSH minimum

Mount Kenya Trust Elephant corridor walk.

Escorted by the Corridor Patrol Teams Manager at Kisima Farm. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Kamiti Camp and then proceed on around a two hourwalk that takes you in elephants’ footsteps through the elephant corridor and underpass. Meet at Cape Chestnut at 11:00am. MIN 4 and MAX 7 pax. ** Bring your own picnic. Transport Cost: (to be split between all the participants) 7000 KSH. Contact: 0733 598 599

6.30pm Talk and Pizza Night: “Birds, Our Neighbours” by Tony Ochieng and “The Bongo” by Donald Bunge, at Le Rustique.

A classical, unique natural orchestra. I hear pianos sometimes and other times it’s a violin, some other times I think it’s the trumpet. I am startled too, I am always left curious just to see the kind of neighbours that produce the different notes and instruments all at once without having to pay for a luxurious hotel or better still a music concert. If it ever happens that one day the neighbours go on a strike, I will have the saddest day of my life. Just like me, I know most people are woken up by the sound of the neighbours…who are your neighbours?"

2018 is the year of the bird so come and hear Tony talk all about them as our neighbours. "Every bright beautiful morning, we are woken up with

Price: 950 KSH per pizza 300 KSH To be paid separately. Contacts:eat 0721 609 601. Speakers contacts: tony& dbunge

Friday, 9th March

9:00am- afternoon Showcase in water conservation and management by Laikipia Wildlife forum/MKWP/Ngushishi

Join Laikipia Wildlife Forum and the Mount Kenya Water Project to learn about water conservation and management. Meet at Cape Chestnut at9:00am. ** Own Transport and bring your own picnic. Contact: James 0727 998 319 WRUA

7:00 pm BBQ Dinner at Cape chestnut

Come and enjoy a BBQ in the wonderful surroundings of Cape Chestnut, and welcome the mountain climbers on their return. A “mountain movie” of their adventure will be shown. Price: 1000 KSH per Dinner Contacts: Alpana:alpana, Sophy: sophy Tel: 0705 250 650

Saturday, 10th March

Festival Finale! 11am until late at One Stop

Come and join us for a fun-filled day featuring: Mountain bike ride (starting at 9am) This event is about 1.5 hours (shorter ride) and 2.5 (longer ride) through forest and single track. If interested, please ring/text tel: 0722 738 228 to book. Bring water and puncture repair kit.

Car Boot sale (set up at 10am) 500 KSH per car. Reservations: 0733-598-599 Food stalls and bar (starting from 11:00 until late) Talk from Nicholas Biwott: Ministry of Tourism Laikipia County Government & Njenga Kahiro: Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Laikipia County Government (3:00pm), Raffle and Auction (3.30pm), Mount Kenya Trust Festival Awards Prize Giving, Live Music, featuring the band “The Itch” (5:00pm-7:00 pm &8:00pm-10:00pm)….and much more

Entry fee: 500 KSH Adults, 250 KSH kids, 500KSH per car for car boot sale. Contact info: For all reservations and queries please contact: Anne at 0733 598 599. Email: media.