Name: High Altitude Trout Fishing
Activities: Fishing, Helicopter, Mountains, Walking
Location: Kenya
Duration: 4 days

 

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Lake Rutundu Cottages




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Our prices for a minimum of 2 guests, start at approximately US$ 800 per person per day


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  Day 1: Lake Rutundu, Mount Kenya
We take a 60 minute flight from Nairobi the highest airstrip in Africa (11,000 ft) on the slopes of Mount Kenya. After lunch we fly-fish in Lake Rutundu, a small montane tarn situated some 10,500 feet above sea level in the Mt Kenya Afro-alpine environment.

This is some of the finest trout fishing in East Africa, where Rainbow Trout (introduced to Kenya in the 1920 from Scotland ) of 2+ lbs are "average" and monsters of 6-8 lbs are frequently encountered. After a full day fishing one can retreat to a hot tub to thaw away the cold, a sit by a log fire enjoy good food, wine and the unique afro-alpine environment.

Our base at Lake Rutundu is in two cederwood cottages, crackling log fires in the evenings and a crew of domestic staff to prepare delicious meals and assist with the tremendous fishing opportunities.
1 overnight Lake Rutundu Cottages

Days 2&3 Lake Alice, Mount Kenya
Each day we hike across the luscious afro-alpine moorland surrounded by the spectacular alpine peaks of Mt Kenya for 1 hour to Lake Alice for some of the finest fly fishing on the continent.

A helicopter is available (at additional expense) for those who do not like walking ! or for those fishermen who wish to fish other lesser known lakes. Our last guest to Lake Ellis higher up on the mountain was rewarded with an 8 pound monster.

Options for non fishing spouses abound - either hiking the spectacular moorlands of Mt Kenya - or short flying safari visits to the nearby game reserves of Samburu, Lewa Downs or the Mount Kenya Safari Club.
2 overnights Lake Rutundu Cottages

Day 4: Depart
Fly to Nairobi or on to Nanyuki to continue on your safari

 

 




     
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