This tour will take you from Soysambu Conservancy the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. While being on two wheels, you can among other animals see giraffes, gazelles and zebras up close.
|per rider in a group of 8 riders:
|per rider in a group of 7 riders:
|per rider in a group of 6 riders:
|per rider in a group of 5 riders:
|per rider in a group of 4 riders:
|per rider in a group of 3 riders:
|per rider in a group of 2 riders:
|per person single room where possible (surcharge - only available with an additional selection of the basic price "per rider in shared twin/double room")
|Optional - visit to a Maasai Manyatta (village), price per person:
|Riding gear for the entire tour (on request - no surcharge)
|7 days of off-road riding on diverse terrains and in different landscapes, with occasional tarmac roads (~200km a day)
|Airport pick up and drop off
|Transport from Nairobi to the Punda Milias Camp (by car)
|1 night accommodation at the Tamarind Tree Hotel on B/B (bed & breakfast) in twin rooms
|2 nights accommodation at the Punda Milias Camp incl. Full Board (all meals, international food) in single rooms
|2 nights accommodation at the Enkerende Mara camp or at a camping site on the edge of the Maasai Mara incl. Full Board (all meals, international food) in individual tents
|2 nights accommodation at the Entasopia Falls Guest house or at a camping site near Shompole incl. Full Board (all meals, international food) in individual tents
|Day rooms at the Tamarind Tree Hotel before the airport transfer for your flight home
|Portable drinking water during the ride
|Front rider & guide, mechanic, support vehicle. The Crew has First Aid knowledge.
|FE 390 Husaberg / KTM 350 and 250 motorcycles incl. fuel, motorcycle insurance & 3rd party for riders
|Conservancy Fees for Soysambu Conservancy
|AMREF (Flying Doctors) emergency airlift cover
|International flights & visa for Kenya
|Covid tests (if still relevant at time of travel)
|Lunch & dinners in Nairobi if any
|Visit to a Maasai Manyatta
|Riding gear (can be hired from us on a limited basis, free of charge)
|Medical insurance (mandatory)
|Everything that is not listed under included services
|Duration: 8 days / 7 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.
|Minimum number of participants: 2
|Maximum number of participants: 8
|Daily stages: ~200km a day
|Level of riding experience needed: intermediate
|Accommodation: Twin rooms at the Tamarind Tree Hotel upon your arrival in Nairobi, single rooms at the Punda Milias Nakuru Camp, (unless otherwise requested) and then in simple lodges or camping in individual tents. All accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking.
|Extra nights in hotel can be arranged to accommodate your travel needs.
|If desired, the ride can be complemented by a more traditional stay in Kenya, at a beach resort for instance. We can accommodate such requests.
|Riding gear is mandatory. We offer the following gear on a limited basis:
|helmets, goggles, gloves, body armors, riding pants and shirts, camel packs, and a few pairs of boots
|Riders are strongly invited to bring their own gear to ensure they are comfortable with this essential aspect of riding.
|Pillion passengers: This tour is not suitable for pillion passengers. However 2 quads are available should (non - biker) customers wish to participate.
|At Maasai Mara a visit to a Maasai Manyatta (village) is possible at an additional cost of $ 30 per person.
|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.
The itinerary takes riders from the Soysambu Conservancy to the Maasai Mara and then south to the Tanzanian border and Shompole. The terrain changes a lot on this trip – from sandy, clay to some rocky sections. The daily temperatures vary, Shompole being much hotter than Soysambu and the Maasai Mara. Accommodation wise it is a mix of twin rooms, single rooms and camping sites, with the option to stay in lodges if desired.
Daily riding times vary but on average we spend approximately 6 to 7 hours out riding.
Day 1 - Arrival in Nairobi. Transfer from JKIA to the Tamarind Tree Hotel. Overnight stay at the Tamarind Tree Hotel.
Day 2 - Early morning departure from Nairobi. Approximately a three-hour drive (by a car) to the Punda Milias Camp close to the city of Nakuru. Here you will get to know your riding crew. After a briefing on the motorcycles and safety rules - it´s time to ride! We go explore the surrounding hills with beautiful views of the lakes and ride in the Eburu forest. Overnight stay at the Punda Milias Camp.
Day 3 - We will have a full day out and explore the Soysambu Conservancy. 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. You can either 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 Camp.
Day 4 - After breakfast we depart from the Soysambu Conservancy and ride to the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. The ride takes you out of the Great Rift Valley, and south towards the Tanzanian border. The terrain changes and is a mix of red soil and black cotton soil. Picnic lunch on the way to the Maasai Mara. Overnight stay at the Oltome Mara camp or at the camping site on the edge of the Maasai Mara.
Day 5 - Full day riding around to see the wildlife the Maasai Maasai Mara has to offer, with a picnic lunch out. Optional visit to a Maasai Manyatta. Overnight stay at the same site like the day before.
Day 6 - After breakfast, we depart from Maasai Mara and ride through the Loita Forest and down the Nguruman Escarpment. The route down is quite rocky. We get to the river and continue onto Shompole. Temperatures here are high. Overnight at the Entasopia Falls Guest House or at a camping site.
Day 7 - Full day at Shompole. Full day riding around for the sightings of elephants and visit of Lake Natron. Overnight stay at the same place like the day before.
Day 8 - After breakfast, we ride from Shompole to Karen, a suburb of Nairobi. The ride takes us through the valley floor, past the Lake Magadi and up towards the Ngong Hills. Once we get to Karen, we drop off the bikes. A day room is available for this day for showers before lunch then heading out to the airport for your flight home.
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.