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Accommodation

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The most successful chain of huts are owned by the Naro Moru River Lodge and due to its popularity with both local and international climbers it is advisable to book well in advance. The Mountain Club of Kenya and Bantu Lodge do also own a couple of huts on the mountain.

Met Station Lodge. It is located on the Naro Moru Route and is at an altitude of 3048m. The lodge is managed by the Naro Moru River Lodge and sleeps around thirty people. There are a couple of latrines and water is available from the various taps located besides each Banda. There are about five bandas and a store.

Mackinders Camp. It is also managed by the Naro Moru River Lodge and is at an altitude of. It sleeps about forty people and water is available and so are latrine facilities. It from here that all summit attacks are launched. The approximate elevation is about 4200m.

Top Hut (4790m). Located near Austrian Hut on the East Side of Lewis glacier and is at present reserved for M.C.K members only. Water is available from Curling Pond or from puddles nearby. Prior to using this facility permission must be obtained from the Mountain Club of Kenya.

Austrian Hut (4790m). It has three rooms and sleeps about thirty people. Mr. Marcus Schmuck and his Austrian colleagues donated most of the funds to the construction of  this hut. The hut is extremely popular with climbers and advance booking i generally recommended.

 

Two Tarn Hut (4490m). It was erected by the Mountain Club of Kenya in 1963 besides the upper lake on Two Tarn Col. It is ideally situated for starting points for routes on the southern and western sides of Batian. (Hut has recently been demolished) 

 

Kami Hut (4439m). It was constructed in January 1963. It forms an excellent base for north face climbs. (Hut has recently been demolished)

Old Moses Banda. Owned by Bantu lodge these are an excellent place to stay the first night if attempting the Sirimons route before attempting to climb to the higher areas of the mountain. the bandas are a 3 hours walk from the park gate.

Shiptons Banda's (4300m). Located just above the Shiptons caves on the sirimon route they provide an excellent place to launch the summit climbs. These are  probably the closest bandas to the peaks in the Mackinders Valley.

Liki North Hut (3993m). It is the only hut on the north west of the moorlands. It is a convenient stop between the top of Sirimons, Hall Tarns or Austrian Hut.

Minto's Hut (4297m). It is located near the Gorges Valley and the main contributor to building the hut was John Minto Nutall.

Urumandi Hut (3063m). It is located on the Chogoria Route and water may be available down a steep slope.

Baillie's Bivvy (5000m). It is a bivouac shelter located on the Mackinder's Gendarme on the southeast face of Nelion.

Howell Hut (5188m). It is also a bivouac shelter located actually on the summit of Nelion. It was built by Ian Howell who made thirteen solo attempts of Nelion as he gradually carried the building material.

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Mandara Hut (2750m) located on the Marangu Route 3-4 hours walk from park
gate this is where most climbers spend their first night. Scenically
located in the tropical forest it provides relatively luxurious
accommodation to stay in each hut sleeping four people. Washing facilities
are available and so is solar powered electricity and water. It is
definitely the warmest place you will stay in on your way up.

Horombo hut (3800m) is located further up the mountain among the heathers
with a magnificent view of the clouds below and the summit of Kibo above.
Some of the best views of sunset and sunrises are obtained from here. The
huts are similar to Mandara and sleep 4 and provide solar electricity and
wash facilities.

Kibo Hut (4725m) is located just below the main peak region and at the
edge of the saddle. On a clear day be sure to carry your camera with you
at all time as the views are magnificent. Kibo Hut consists of a single
hut which sleeps around 40 people. Water is scarce and toilets are located
outside the huts so be sure to wrap up warm on your way to the toilet.

Shira Hut/Camp (3830m)  Located on the Shira plateau (Machame route) this
is an unfinished project and sleeps only about 7 people. There are no
toilets and water is only available from a small stream a few yards away.

Barranco Hut (3900) not much of a hut there. This is more like a camp site
and most parties stay in tents. Be ready for a cold night out.

Barafu Hut Campsite(4600m) this is the second highest hut on the mountain
with splendid views of the peaks. Expect freezing temperatures at this
height and AMS.

 

ALL PARTIES USING THESE HUTS SHOULD LEAVE THEM AS TIDY AS POSSIBLE AND BRING ALL THE GARBAGE DOWN WITH THEM TO THE PARK GATE. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE USE OF THE OLD GARBAGE DUMPS AND DO NOT SIGN YOUR NAMES ON THE SHELTER WALLS. IF U MUST, SIGN OUR GUESTBOOK.

 
 

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