Kenya Cycling Tour
Starting out from Nairobi, we drive out to Hell's Gate National park named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. Despite its name, it is one of the few parks in Kenya that you can walk or cycle in.
The following day, after some late afternoon riding in Masai land near Nau Nare hills you will arrive to the Masai Mara.
Between July and August each year, literally millions of wildebeest, often aptly termed the "clowns of the African wildlife", head in their droves from the Serengeti in search of fresh grasslands further north towards the Masai Mara in Kenya. The best place from which to view the mass migration is from the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
Day-1: Depart Nairobi
Day-2: Hells Gate National park
Day-3: Narok to Masai Mara
Day-4: Masai Mara
Day-5: Masai Mara
Day-6: Depart to Nairobi
Kenya Cycling Itinerary
Day-1 Depart Nairobi
Depart Nairobi by 8.30 am for a 2 hour drive towards Naivasha via the lower road, stop over for a Panoramic view of the Rift valley and Mount Longonot on the way. Off load the bicycles at Murindat off Naivasha Nakuru highway and start the cycling tour on the North-East of Lake Naivasha on a dusty road with magnificent views of the lake and flower farms on the south east. Also a good view of Mount Longonot andEburru Hills. With picnic lunch spend as much time as one wishes to cycle around the lake and arrive Fisherman's camp late afternoon for a good relaxation. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day-2 Hells Gate National park
Early morning breakfast and thereafter ride to Hell's Gate National park and cycle among Buffalos, Waterbucks, Giraffe and other plains game, a good chance also to see variety of bird wildlife. As you will have picnic lunch you can cycle as much you wish and return to the campsite at your own convenient time. Dinner and overnight at Fisherman's Camp.
Day-3 Narok to Masai Mara
After breakfast, breakup the camp and drive towards Masai Mara via Narok Town, a short stop over and then drive for half an hour and off load the Bicycles for a smooth cycling on tarred road, depending on the sun/heat you can ride as much of the afternoon or decided to go to the campsite strait and spend the late afternoon riding in Masai land near Nau Nare hills. Dinner and overnight at our Sekenani area campsite.
Day-4 Masai Mara
A full day in Masai Land, cycle within Siana Community area with good chances to meet the locals and see a number of Wildlife, picnic lunch, dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day-5 Masai Mara
We spent another full day in the Masai Mara. Overnight campsite.
Early morning breakfast and start cycling towards Narok where on the way one will be able to see wildlife like Giraffe, Zebra, Gnu and Gazelles in plenty. Return to Nairobi by 13h00 or 14h00.
Description of the National Park
Hell's Gate National Park
Hell's Gate National Park lies south of Lake Naivasha in Kenya, north west of Nairobi. Hell's Gate National Park is named after a narrow break in the cliffs, once a tributary of a prehistoric lake that fed early humans in the Rift Valley. Named for the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries, the Hell's Gate National Park is a remarkable quarter of the Great Rift Valley. Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa. Hellís Gate is an ideal venue for a day trip from Nairobi where, in addition to the bio-diversity that includes raptors, visitors can enjoy mountain biking, rock climbing and a natural spa.
Masai Mara game Reserve
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya; contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania. The reserve covers 583 square miles (1510 square kilometers) of incredible wilderness in the south west of Kenya. It is here that over 1.5 millionwildebeest migration to around July each year, departing again around November.
The Mara is known as one of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompsonís gazelle, Grantís gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oribi, reed-buck, zebra.
|Best time||Jan - Feb, June to October|
All of our cycling tours are arranged on a private basis. The tours require a
minimum of 4 people.
Prices vary based on the number of people and days.
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Transfers from and to Nairobi/Airport
All park fees
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Tents on safari
Services of a driver and guide
Required airport taxes
Visa's and vaccinations
Bikes, or bike hire, etc.