This itinerary will take you from Soysambu Conservancy, where you can see giraffes, gazelles and zebras amongst others up close on 2 wheels, the ride then continues on to Lake Baringo, a freshwater lake in the Rift Valley and home to a sizeable hippo and crocodile population.
|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:
|Optional - visit to a Maasai Manyatta (village), per person:
|per rider - single room surcharge:
|Riding gear for the entire tour (on request - no surcharge)
|9 days of off-road riding through different terrain & landscapes, with the occasional crossing of tarmac roads (~200km a day)
|Airport collection and drop off
|Transport by road from Nairobi to Punda Milias Camp (by vehicle)
|Soysambu Conservancy fees
|1 night accommodation at the Tamarind Tree Hotel on B/B (bed & breakfast) in twin rooms
|3 night accommodation at Punda Milias Camp on Full Board (all meals, international food) in single rooms
|2 night accommodation at Islanda Camp in the middle of Lake Baringo on Full Board (all meals, international food) in individual tents
|2 night accommodation at the Enkerende Mara camp or at a camping site on the edge of the Maasai Mara on Full Board (all meals, international food) in individual tents
|1 night accommodation at Carnelleys Camp or at a camping site on the shore of Lake Naivasha on Full Board (all meals) in individual tents
|Day rooms at the Tamarind Tree Hotel before drop off at the airport for flight home
|International flights & visas 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 specified under included services
|Duration: 10 days / 9 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
|Required level of riding experience: intermediate
|Accommodation: Room bookings in twin rooms at the Tamarind Tree Hotel upon your arrival in Nairobi, single rooms at Punda Milias Nakuru Camp, (unless otherwise requested) and then twin rooms at Island Camp and Oltome Mara camp, Carnelleys camp or camping in individual tents. All accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking.
|For the Maasai Mara, a visit to a Maasai Manyatta (village) is optional and at an additional cost of US$ 30 per person
|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.
|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.
From Lake Baringo we ride to Njoro, the area here is home to sizeable wheat farms and the scenery is beautiful. Next, we ride to the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve. During the 2 days in the Mara, enjoy one day of game drives in a safari vehicle to see the famous big 5. From the Mara we ride to Lake Naivasha. This route show cases the beautiful scenery and wildlife Kenya has to offer – riding through small villages and rolling hills and valleys.
The terrain changes a lot on this trip – from sandy, clay to some rocky sections. The daily temperatures vary, Maasai Mara being cooler than the Great Rift Valley and Baringo. Wildlife sightings are incredible on this itinerary as well as the beautiful landscapes. Accommodation wise it is a mix of twin rooms, single rooms and camping sites (with the option to stay in lodges if desired).
Day 1 - Arrival in Nairobi. Collect from the airport and take to the Tamarind Tree Hotel. Overnight Tamarind Tree Hotel, Nairobi.
Day 2 – Early morning collection from Nairobi. Approximately a three-hour drive to Punda Milias Camp close to the city of Nakuru. Meet your riding crew. After a briefing about the bikes and safety while out riding, it´s time to ride! We go explore the surrounding hills with beautiful views of the lakes and ride in the Eburu forest. Overnight at Punda Milias Camp.
Day 3 – Full day out and about exploring Soysambu Conservancy. The Conservancy is home to plenty of plains game, 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 motor bike is an experience of a lifetime. Option of a picnic lunch out, or lunch back at the camp. There are plenty of routes we can ride, the whole area offers different terrains and different levels of riding – from intermediate to more technical riding. Overnight at Punda Milias Camp.
Day 4 – After breakfast, we ride from Punda Milias Camp to Lake Baringo. This ride takes us through sisal plantations, down to Maji Moto and on to Kampi Ya Samaki at Lake Baringo. About 200 km and 5 hours of riding. Overnight at the Island Camp that is located on an island in Lake Baringo.
Day 5 – Early morning boat ride to see hippo, crocodile, then we start our riding. Ride up into the hills to Kabartonjo and Karbarnet. Enjoy the incredible views and enjoy a traditional meal out. After lunch a short ride back to the camping site. About 200km and 5 hours riding. Overnight at the same site of yesterday.
Day 6 – After breakfast, ride from Lake Baringo towards the Kembu farm. Kembu is an amazing farm, racehorses are bred here as well as being home to the Kenana Knitters – a project set up to support women in the local community. Overnight at our base of Punda Milias.
Day 7 - Depart from Punda Milias after breakfast, 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 route to the Maasai Mara. Overnight at Enkerende Mara camp or at a camping site at the edge of the Maasai Mara.
Day 8 – Full day riding to see the wildlife the Maasai Maasai Mara has to offer, with a picnic lunch out. Optional visit to a Maasai Manyatta. Overnight at the same site of yesterday.
Day 9 – After breakfast, depart the Maasai Mara and ride in the Rift Valley to one of the 3 freshwater lakes in Kenya – Lake Naivasha. The ride takes us back into the Great Rift Valley. Overnight at the Carnelleys camp or a camping site on the shore of Lake Naivasha.
Day 10 - After breakfast, ride from Lake Naivasha to Karen, a suburb of Nairobi. The ride takes us through the valley floor and up toward Ngong Hills. Once we get to Karen, we leave the bikes, and head out for a late lunch. A day room is available for showers before heading out to the airport for your flight home.
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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.