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11-day Cycling safari in Africa: Great Rift Valley, Maasai Mara, Kericho tea plantations & Lake Victoria

Join one of our certified guides on this incredible 11-day cycling safari in Kenya. Pedal through the Great Rift Valley, the Maasai Mara National Reserve, and see Lake Victoria on this amazing trip.

Duration11 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Pedal through the Great Rift Valley and the beautiful Kericho tea plantations.

  • Explore the amazing plant and wildlife of Masai Mara National Park.

  • See breathtaking scenery of the Savannah as you pedal.

Description

Come, join us on this incredible 11-day cycling safari in Kenya. You will not only explore the amazing plant and animal life of the area but also see many attractions like craters and stunning mountains, pedaling through the exceptional African landscape.

Africa is an excellent continent for a cycling adventure especailly for those looking for an off-road experience. Here, the people are warm and the weather is pleasant, which makes the trip unbeatable.

We’ll start at Nairobi and pedal through the Great Rift Valley. Heading towards Maasai Mara Plains, we’ll cycle past Kericho tea plantations and finally reach Lake Victoria.

You’ll catch a glimpse of the local culture as you’ll ride across the continent, exploring the beautiful scenery of Savannah. For the most part of the trip, you’ll be cycling, but will also get to walk whenever the terrain is rocky.

At all times, you’ll be escorted by our expert guide who knows the geology of the area really well. The tour also includes a safari ride in a customized private safari vehicle especailly designed for the terrain.

The bicycle tour will take you on a gentle ride with many stops, where you’ll get to see the lifestyle of native people. Also, pedaling on not so paved roads in the jungle will definitely be worthwhile. You’ll be cycling at your own pace, thoroughly enjoying the ride.

The adventure will take you into incredible landscapes in Kenya and offer a chance to explore the diverse wildlife of Africa. You’ll be pedaling on long-horizon roads, in a breathtaking setting feeling the sun on your back. It will be no wonder to spot a herd of zebra or antelopes grazing on the way.

So, buckle your helmets and send a message now to go in this one of a kind cycling tour in Africa. You’ll create some unforgettable memories and never forget the trip! Also, check out a tour of the Maasai Mara National Reserve here.

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Departure Time: 8.00 AM Availability : 2019 -2020 Min Age: 15

Meeting point

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi to Suswa Ranch Resort

We’ll leave Nairobi at 7.30 am for the Great Rift Valley, passing by the Ngong Hills. Here, you’ll start biking down the Rift Valley over a distance of 47 kilometers. The picturesque Ngong Forest plus the stunning views of the floor of the Rift dotted by extinct volcanoes and long salty lakes will be some of the most memorable sights on this unique safari.

We’ll have lunch on the way and arrive at the ranch in the mid-afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Suswa Ranch Resort.

Day 2: Suswa Ranch Resort to Masai Mara National Park

We’ll leave Suswa Ranch Resort at 7.30 am and biking through Masai plains, we’ll get to Narok town (a distance of about 87 kilometers. Cycling will not be done throughout the 87 kilometers because of mountainous terrains) where we’ll have lunch. Continuing by safari vehicle to the Masai Mara National Park, we’ll arrive in the Masai Mara Game Park in the late afternoon and have a well-deserved bath before relaxing on the luxury campgrounds or in a bar/restaurant. We’ll have our dinner and then an overnight stay at the luxury camp.

Day 3: Explore Masai Mara National Park

Since it is not allowed to cycle in the wildlife sanctuary of Masai Mara, we’ll go on game viewing drives in our customized safari van. There are both morning and afternoon game drives where we’ll see the amazing wildlife. Maasai Mara Game Reserve includes over 450 species of animals. Although July, August, and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeests and zebras, there is also resident wildlife all year-round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live very close to the game reserve. Dinner and overnight will be at the Sentrim Mara Luxury Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Continue in Masai Mara National Park

After breakfast, you will proceed on another full day of game viewing within the reserve. The landscape here is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills. The reserve is the best park for a game in Kenya as it has an extensive road and track network which allows for close range viewing and photography. You will then take a break for your picnic lunch at the hippo pool, looking out for hippos and crocodiles. Dinner and overnight will be at the Sentrim Mara Luxury Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Masai Mara National Park to Kericho

You will depart the Mara region after breakfast, for Kericho Town. After check-in and lunch at Kericho Tea Hotel, we’ll take our bikes and proceed on a cycling tour of the extensive tea factory and the town of Kericho. Dinner and stay at the Tea Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Kericho to Kisumu

You will depart Kericho Town for Kisumu City in the morning, cycling for some part of this 84-kilometer distance through rice fields and sugar cane plantations. After arriving, at this lakeside town, you’ll have a city tour (by bicycle) of the local museum with its rich archeological findings, the municipal market and the lakeside at Dunga Beach. You’ll also see the golden sunset over Lake Victoria. Dinner and overnight at the Milimani Resort hotel in the city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 7: Kisumu to Lwanda K’otieno to Mbita Point

We’ll depart for Lwanda K’Otieno. Our western Kenya trip starts with a road transfer to the Kisian market (13 kilometers away). We’ll mount our bicycles at Kisian and ride to Kit Mikayi (16 kilometers) on the tarmacked road. Kit Mikayi is famous as the birthplace of the Luo Nation and is steeped in Luo culture and traditions. After a tour of this site with its monuments of huge boulders and underground caves, we’ll proceed to Ndori still biking through tropical savannah and Indian corn farms. From Ndori we’ll drive to Lwanda K’Otieno to connect to our Water bus (ferry) that takes us across Lake Victoria to Mbita Point. Lunch is on transit and dinner and overnight at Mbita Point Hotel.

Day 8: Mbita Point to Takawiri Island

After breakfast, you’ll take a ferry to Takawiri Island and spend the rest of the day relaxing at the beaches or fishing in Lake Victoria. Lake Victoria is the second biggest freshwater lake in the world. After dinner, we’ll spend the night at Takawiri Island hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 9: Explore Takawiri Island

After breakfast, you’ll spend the day at leisure at the beaches, fishing or birding in Lake Victoria. Overnight at Takawiri Island hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Takawiri Island to Mbita Point to Homa Bay

After breakfast, you will proceed by bus to Mbita Point. Upon reaching Mbita Point we’ll have lunch before riding on our bikes in the afternoon to Homa Bay town (a distance of 43 kilometers). We’ll spend the evening in Homa Bay Town before dinner and overnight at Cold Springs Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Homa Bay to Nairobi

After breakfast, we’ll drive back to Nairobi after having pedaled over 230 kilometers.


About the guide

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Claudious Tours and Safaris is an East Africa based firm offering Mountain climbing tours and services in East Africa including Mount Kenya climbing safaris, Mount Kilimanjaro Hiking, Mount Elgon walking tours and Mount Rwenzori Trekking. Climbing Africa Mountains offers you an experience of a lifetime. We provide you with Africa Mountain Climbing Safari Packages accompanied by experienced mountain guides, cooks and potters: ensuring that you have safe and adventurous hikes up to some of the highest and most challenging mountains in Africa which includes Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Rwenzori in Uganda and Mount Elgon. These hikes offer an opportunity to sample some of the most exciting Mountain climbing safaris in Africa. We design mountain packages for solo travelers, small and large groups looking at trekking in Africa.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2866 each

Group of 2

USD 2866 each

Group of 3

USD 2866 each

Group of 4

USD 2866 each

Group of 5

USD 2866 each

Group of 6

USD 2866 each

Group of 7

USD 2866 each

Group of 8

USD 2866 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• Price Includes: Mountain Bikes, Window seating with open top for easy photography, Transport in 4×4 Mini-Van. Price excludes: International Airfare, A visit to a Masai Village, Accommodations in Kampala, Tips, Travel Insurance. *A Maximum of 60 people can join us.


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