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Motorcycle Tour
7 Days - Soysambu Conservancy & Amboseli

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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 - on to Kajiado and Elerai - Kenya’s south-eastern border with Tanzania - and finally close to the Amboseli National Reserve.

Pricing

per rider in a group of 8 riders: $2,357.00
per rider in a group of 7 riders: $2,428.00
per rider in a group of 6 riders: $2,522.00
per rider in a group of 5 riders: $2,653.00
per rider in a group of 4 riders: $2,850.00
per rider in a group of 3 riders: $3,179.00
per rider in a group of 2 riders: $3,837.00
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Single room surcharge (if available): $169.00
Riding gear for the entire tour (On request - no surcharge) $0.00

Included

6 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 Punda Milias Camp incl. Full Board (all meals, international food)
1 night accommodation at Lerruat Lodge incl. Full Board (all meals, international food) in twin rooms
2 nights accommodation at the Kimana Omega Safari lodge on Full Board (all meals)
Day rooms at the Tamarind Tree Hotel before drop-off at the airport for flight home
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
AMREF (Flying Doctors) emergency airlift cover
Government taxes
Not included
International flights & visa for Kenya
Covid tests (if still relevant at the time of travel)
Lunch & dinners in Nairobi if any
Beverages
Riding gear (can be hired from us on a limited basis, free of charge)
Extra activities
Personal expenses
Medical insurance (mandatory)
Gratuities
Everything that is not specified under features

More details

Duration: 7 days /6 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.
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Minimum number of participants: 2
Maximum number of participants: 8
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Daily stages: ~200km a day
Level of riding experience needed: some off road experience and to be in normal physical conditions
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Accommodation: twin rooms at the Tamarind Tree Hotel upon your arrival in Nairobi, single rooms at Punda Milias Nakuru Camp, (unless otherwise requested), then twin rooms at the Lerruat lodge, then simple local lodging. All accommodation is subject to availability at the time of booking.lity 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.
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Equipment:
Riding gear is mandatory. We can provide the following gear on a limited basis (top of the range, maintained and thoroughly cleaned after every safari):
Helmets, goggles, gloves, body armours, riding pants and shirts, camel packs, and a few pair of boots.
Riders are strongly invited to bring their own gear to ensure they are comfortable with this essential aspect of riding.
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Pillion passengers: This tour is not suitable for pillion passengers. However 2 quads are available should (non - biker) customers wish to participate.
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Dates for this trip can be accommodated to suit the riders’ preferred dates.
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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.

Description

This itinerary will take you from Soysambu Conservancy, where you can see giraffes, gazelles, and zebras amongst others up close on 2 wheels. From Soysambu, on to Kajiado and finally on to Tawi, Kenya’s south-eastern border with Tanzania. Beautiful landscapes, and great wildlife sightings.

Daily riding times vary but on average we spend approximately 6 to 7 hours out riding.

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Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi.

Collect from JKIA and take to the Tamarind Tree Hotel. Overnight Tamarind Tree Hotel.

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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, time to ride! We go explore the surrounding hills with beautiful views of the lakes and ride in the Eburu forest. Overnight Punda Milias Camp.

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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 motorbike is an experience of a lifetime. Option of a picnic lunch out, or lunch back at 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 Punda Milias Camp.

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Day 4: After breakfast, we ride back out of the Great Rift Valley, past the famous Ngong Hills from the film ‘Out of Africa’ and head south to Kajiado.

Overnight at the Lerruat Lodge which is located at the top of a steep hill.

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Day 5: After breakfast, depart from Kajiado and ride towards Amboseli National Reserve.

The landscape changes so much – from woodlands to dry lake beds and lush river swamps. Overnight at the Kimana Omega Safari lodge or at a camping site.

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Day 6: Full day riding around Tawi Conservancy.

Look out for the mighty Amboseli elephants and incredible views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The overnight site remains the same as the previous day.

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Day 7: After breakfast, ride from Tawi to Karen, a suburb of Nairobi. Once we get to Karen, we leave the bikes. A day room is available for showers before heading out for a late lunch and then 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 a 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 which 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.