The mountain – the tallest in Africa- capped with snow and ice rises 5,200 meters from the hot, dry savannah through rainforest and hardy scrublands to a rocky and icy summit at 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) above sea level.

For the avid hikers and trekkers the lodge can arrange to scout the rainforest in the immediate vicinity as well as the distant in the Loitokitok region. At a small additional cost these would be arranged as day treks with highly experienced mountaineers. The trek would include transport to the starting point, picnic hamper and guide.