This tour will take you from Soysambu Conservancy, where you can, among other animals, see giraffes, gazelles and zebras up close while being on two wheels. The ride then continues on to Lake Baringo, a freshwater lake in the Rift Valley which is home to a large hippo and crocodile populations.
|per rider in a group of 8 riders:||$2,879.00|
|per rider in a group of 7 riders:||$2,957.00|
|per rider in a group of 6 riders:||$3,062.00|
|per rider in a group of 5 riders:||$3,209.00|
|per rider in a group of 4 riders:||$3,429.00|
|per rider in a group of 3 riders:||$3,796.00|
|per rider in a group of 2 riders:||$4,530.00|
|Single room surcharge (if available) (surcharge - only available with an additional selection of the basic price "per rider in shared twin/double room"):||$202.00|
|Riding gear for the entire tour (on request - no surcharge)||$0.00|
|9 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|
|1 night accommodation at the Sandai Resort or Tamarind Tree hotel or at a camping site near Lake Baringo incl. Full Board (all meals, international food) in individual tents|
|2 nights accommodation at the Samburu Guest House or at the camping site near Nkoteiya incl. Full Board (all meals, mix of local & international food) in individual tents|
|2 nights accommodation at the Camels Gate Lodge or at the camping site near Sabache incl. Full Board (all meals, international food) in individual tents|
|1 night at the Mianzi Camp or the Soames hotel or at a camping site near Nanyuki incl. Full Board (all meals, international food) in individual tents|
|Game drive in Samburu National Reserve, or a night of camping on Ololokwe Mountain|
|Potable water during the ride|
|Front rider & guide, mechanic, support vehicle. The Crew has First Aid knowledge.|
|FE 390 Husaberg / KTM 350 and 250 motorbikes with fuel, insurance on bikes & 3rd party for riders|
|Fees for Soysambu Conservancy & Samburu National Reserve|
|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|
|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: twin rooms at the Tamarind Tree Hotel upon your arrival in Nairobi, single rooms at the Punda Milias Nakuru Camp (unless otherwise requested), twin rooms at Island Camp, twin rooms at the Soames hotel in Nanyuki and then in simple local 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, for instance at a beach resort. 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.|
|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 up the escarpment and on to Nyoteiya. From Nyoteiya we ride to Ololokwe, to the Samburu tribes ancestral sacred mountain. Enjoy a day of game drives in safari vehicles in the Samburu National Reserve, or a hike and a night of camping on Ololokwe mountain. From here, we ride a mix of off-road and tarmac back to Nanyuki. Here you can enjoy the spectacular views of Mt Kenya.
The daily temperatures vary, from cooler at Soysambu to hotter at Lake Baringo and Sabache. Nanyuki is cool, being close to Mt Kenya. Wildlife sightings are incredible on this itinerary as well as the beautiful landscapes. Accommodation wise it is a mix of single rooms and camping sites (with the option to stay in lodges if desired).
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. Overnight stay at the Punda Milias 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 Camp.
Day 4 - After breakfast, a 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. After 200 km and 5 hours of riding, we leave the motorbikes on the mainland and take the boat across to Island Camp. Overnight stay at the Sandai Resort or Tamarind Tree Hotel or at another camping site (optionally you can also stay at the Island Camp that is located on an island in Lake Baringo).
Day 5 - From Lake Baringo we ride out of the Rift Valley, onto the Laikipia Escarpment and on to Nkoteiya. The terrain changes on this route a fair amount, from sand to rocky sections. Spectacular views of the valleys. Picnic lunch enroute. Overnight at the Samburu Guest House or at a camping site near Nkoteiya.
Day 6 - We spend a full day at Nkoteiya with an option of going for walks with the local community guides. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn about the Samburu Culture. Overnight stay at the Nkoyeita Eco Camp, same as yesterday.
Day 7 - We depart from Nkoteiya and ride across to Wamba and on to Ololokwe Mountain until we finally get to Sabache. There are small sections of tarmac on the road, but the terrain is mainly sandy with some rocky sections. Overnight at the Camels gate lodge or at a camping site.
Day 8 - Full day at Sabache. The options that you have here are: a day of Game Drive at the Samburu National Reserve in safari vehicles, or a have hike. We camp at the top of Ololokwe Mountain. Depending on which you prefer, overnight either at the Camels gate lodge camping site or camping on the mountain.
Day 9 - After breakfast, a relaxed ride on the slopes of Mt Kenya to the town of Nanyuki. Today´s ride will be a mix of some bits of tarmac and lots of off-road. Overnight at the Mianzi camp or at a camping site.
Day 10 - Mid morning departure from Nanyuki by car and a drive to Nairobi. Late lunch/early dinner and drop off at JKIA for your international 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.