Weekend camping inside the Aberdares

The KWS Hargenia Special Campsite. PHOTO| JAN FOX

What you need to know:

  • My brother, Andreas, is a private safari guide, and he planned the Aberdares excursion as a recce for a future trip with Mzee up Mount Kenya.
  • His usual safari vehicle is too heavy to run at such altitudes, so he will have to put his faith in Mzee instead.
  • With a full service, though including the removal of a rat’s nest behind one of the headlights, Mzee was given a new lease of life for the Aberdares trip.

Many of you will be familiar with Mzee, our old 1976 Range Rover. Mzee has featured heavily in this column over the 30 or so years that it has been running, and his trips have tended to generate more interest from readers than your average ‘Going Places’ article. We received lots of emails, in particular, after our journey with Mzee from Mombasa to Johannesburg in 2011. People were surprised that we made it to Jo’burg in just six days, especially in a car that had suffered the worst of Kenya’s roads. 

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