Fishing the Lakes of Mount Kenya

Keen fishermen,  inspired by Ninian’s fishing tales, our guests were eager to try fishing the huge trout in the high-altitude lakes of Mount Kenya.  The mountain is just over 17,000 feet high, wild and beautiful.

The most comfortable way to get there is by Helicopter.  Many of the “blue tarns” are at over 11,000 feet, icy cold and clear, fed by glacial melt water. These lakes were stocked years ago and some of the trout there are now enormous.

Only a few people have had the privilege of casting on these waters, and not all of them have had a prize to show for their efforts. Through a magical combination of the moon being in the right phase, luck and skill, our fisherman came back with a record catch including one fish that weighed in at 5lbs

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    Lowis & Leakey is a dynamic African safari company founded by Ninian Lowis and his wife Lara Leakey. We are based in Kenya where Lara and Ninian’s families have been involved in exploration and safaris since the late 19th century. Ninian is a professional guide who has over 20 years of experience leading safaris throughout Africa. Lara runs our office and manages the safari logistics as well as the day to day business of the safaris. Both Ninian and Lara delight in sharing their passion for Africa’s people, wildlife and wild places with their guests.
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