This tour takes you on and around Soysambu Conservancy close to the city of Nakuru in Central Kenya. The wildlife and landscapes that you see from the seat of your enduro are breathtaking, and include close encounters with giraffes, zebras, gazelles, and an array of bird life.
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|per rider - single room surcharge:
|Riding gear for the entire tour (on request - no surcharge)
|4 days and 3 nights
|3 days riding off-road – diverse terrain and landscapes. Approximately 150-200 KM per day
|Airport collection and drop off
|Transport by road from Nairobi to Nakuru and Nakuru back to Nairobi (by vehicle)
|1 night accommodation in Nairobi at the Tamarind Tree Hotel on B/B (bed & breakfast)
|2 night accommodation in Nakuru at the Punda Milias Nakuru Camp on Full Board (all meals, international food)
|Front rider & guide, mechanic, support vehicle. Crew have first aid knowledge.
|FE 390 Husaberg / KTM 350 and 250 motorbikes with fuel, insurance on bikes & 3rd party for riders
|Conservancy Fees for Soysambu Conservancy
|AMREF (Flying Doctors) emergency airlift cover
|Potable water during the ride
|International flights & visa for Kenya
|Lunch & dinners in Nairobi if any
|Riding gear (can be hired from us on a limited basis, free of charge)
|Medical insurance (mandatory)
|Everything that is not specified under included services
|Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
|Tour dates: There are no fixed dates, only proposed ones. Dates for this tour can be arranged to suit the customer´s preferred wishes. Generally, travel to Kenya takes place on a Thursday and the trip runs from Friday to Sunday; however, as already mentioned, other dates can be accommodated if there is no conflict with an already scheduled tour.
|Minimum number of participants: 2
|Maximum number of participants: 8
|Daily stages: approximately 150 km per day
|Required level of riding experience: good riding skills and physical condition
|Riding gear is mandatory. Riders are strongly invited to bring their own gear to ensure they are comfortable with this essential aspect of riding. We provide the following gear on a limited basis and free of charge:
|Helmets, goggles, gloves, body armors, riding pants and shirts, camel packs, and a few pair of boots.
|Accommodation: Room bookings are at the Tamarind Tree hotel in twin rooms upon your arrival in Nairobi then at Punda Milias Nakuru Camp in single rooms (unless requested otherwise).
|Extra nights in hotel can be arranged to accommodate all your travelling wishes.
|Pillion passengers: This tour is not suitable for pillion passengers. However 2 quads are available should (non – biker) customers wish to participate.
|Language: This offer is usually suitable for English and/or German speaking participants. Please enquire for language options.
|Mobility: The offer is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Please contact us for more information.
Located in Kenya, in Africa's Great Rift Valley with Ramsar Sites Lake Elmenteita to the east and Lake Nakuru to the west, volcanoes Ol Doinyo Eburru to the south and Menengai to the north, Soysambu Conservancy represents 48,000 acres of diverse ecological treasure.
Daily riding times vary but on average we spend approximately 6 to 7 hours out – on a full day and approximately 4 ½ hours on a half day of riding.
Thousands of years ago, this entire area was rent by volcanic activity. Lake Elmentaita is a spectacular setting, framed by walls of several extinct volcanoes, one out of which resembles a human figure. The Maasai know these peaks as " Elngiragata Olmorani" - The Sleeping Warrior.
Day 1 - Arrival in Nairobi. You will be picked up at the airport and transfer to the Tamarind Tree Hotel. Overnight stay at the Tamarind Tree Hotel, Nairobi.
Day 2 - Early morning departure from Nairobi. Approximately a three-hour drive to Punda Milias Camp. Here you will get to know your riding crew. After the briefing on the motorcycles and safety rules - it´s time to ride! The Conservancy is home to plenty of plains, zebras, giraffes, gazelles, as well as buffalos amongst other animals. Riding on and around the conservancy is unbelievably beautiful and seeing the animals from the seat of your motorcycle is an experience of a lifetime. Enjoy the tracks and trails we can ride within 48,000 acres at our disposal. Overnight stay at the Punda Milias Naturu Camp.
Day 3 - We will have a full day out and explore the Soysambu Conservancy. Optionally you can have a picnic lunch out, or a lunch back at the camp. There are plenty of routes we can ride, the whole area offers different terrains and different riding level routes – from intermediate to more difficult. Overnight stay at the Punda Milias Nakuru Camp.
Day 4 - After an early breakfast we go for a ride in the Eburu forest and the surrounding hills. Afterwards, we head back to the camp for lunch and afterwards. At approximately 3pm, we go back to Nairobi.
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Our conservation work
We are committed to protecting the communities, wildlife, and environment that we ride in. The conservancy fees that are charged to the clients are used to support the conservancy areas in which we ride, which sustain the wildlife and communities that live in these areas. We are also in the position to raise money for funding special projects. In our HQ at the Soysambu Conservancy, we have facilitated de-snaring projects. Snares are a major threat to wildlife populations through poaching and these projects that we support are critical to protecting their wildlife populations.
In the past, we have raised money to support the world-renowned David Sheldrick Trust that is known for its rescue and rehabilitation programs for orphaned elephants.
We have also held fundraisers to build predator-proof "bomas", which are designed to reduce livestock and wildlife conflict and, as they are designed to be mobile, they are great for sustainable rangelands management and enhancing grass production.
Our crew equally volunteers at the Mugie Triathlon for route opening and closing as a safety precaution to protect both the wildlife and the competitors. They ensure that there are no buffalo or elephants on the routes during the competition. This also helps raise money for a mobile community clinic serving the Western side of Laikipia.