11 Days Motorcycle Tour and Mount Kenya Trek

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11 Days Motorcycle Tour and Mount Kenya Trek offer spectacular views, panoramic landscapes, and the amazing possibility of riding next to wild animals while crossing some of the most native villages in Africa. On the back of a bike, we give you the best of Africa. This 11 Days Motorcycle Tour and Mount Kenya Trek trip starts in Nairobi and will take you through the beautiful hills of Kenya, Towards the amboseli National Park where you can take game drive in the park using a safari Geep. We will spend some time in a local village and see how the Masai lives. A perfect combination of physical challenge and cultural experience!

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    All about the 11 Days Motorcycle Tour and Mount Kenya Trek.

    11 Days Motorcycle Tour and Mount Kenya Trek offer spectacular views, panoramic landscapes, and the amazing possibility of riding next to wild animals while crossing some of the most native villages in Africa. On the back of a bike, we give you the best of Africa. This 11 Days Motorcycle Tour and Mount Kenya Trek trip starts in Nairobi and will take you through the beautiful hills of Kenya, Towards the amboseli National Park where you can take game drive in the park using a safari Geep. We will spend some time in a local village and see how the Masai lives. A perfect combination of physical challenge and cultural experience!

    11 Days Motorcycle Tour and Mount Kenya Trek ride across the country, off the beaten track, on dirt roads, discovering Kenyan’s wilderness. An encounter with local people, enjoy a memorable stay in bush lodges in the middle of nowhere. From Nairobi highlands down to Mt. Kilimanjaro, through Amboseli, Tsavo and Taita game reserves. The trip itinerary is carefully and thoroughly prepared. Nevertheless, it is possible that we have to change parts of the route and accommodations depending on availability and weather conditions. Africa is a dream destination for many travelers. It offers everything from thrilling action-adventure to sheer, generous wealth.

    Key information

    Bike: Make and Model: Suzuki DL650 Vstrom
    Engine Size: 650cc Twin Cylinder

    • Mileage: 775 kilometers / 482 miles
    • Daily rides: 120 to 190 kilometers / 75 to 118 miles
    • Riding gear: Not included: helmet, boots, gloves, protections
    • Meals: all meals included

    Highlights

    • Ride through off-the-beaten tracks
    • Starts in Nairobi and ends in Diani Beach
    • Game drives by 4WD car including entrance fee
    • A cultural visit of traditional Masai huts
    • Complimentary airport transfers
    • 12 nights’ accommodation
    • Full board meals

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    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Transport from Nairobi to Mount Kenya
    • Half board Accommodation in Nairobi on arrival date
    • 3 Meals per day while trekking
    • Transport from Naro Moru gate to Nairobi
    • All government park fees
    • English/French Speaking Guide
    • Chief Mountain Guide and one Assistant Guide(Group)
    • English Speaking Porters and cooks
    • Mt Kenya Certificate after successful summit challenge
    • Motor Bikes for 6 Days
    • 5-day Mount Kenya climbing trekking safari (Naro Moru route)
    • All the park fees in parks
    • 2 nights restful accommodation at the foot of mount Kenya.
    • Full board accommodation
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • All personal travel and baggage insurances
    • International flights
    • All Airport Taxes and Visas
    • Medical and trip cancellation insurance
    • Yellow fever vaccinations
    • Items and services of a personal nature
    • Extras at the lodges or camps; tips and gratuities, portage, telephone, laundry etc
    • Drinks and beverages not in the Itinerary.
    • Tour driver-guide gratuities
    • Hotel accommodation in Nairobi after the safari – can be arranged on request
    • Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
    • GPS Gadget
    1. Day 1: Welcome to Nairobi

      Arrival and reception at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi). Transfer to Osoita Lodge in the outskirts of Nairobi, from which place the safari will start. Briefing and presentation of the off road motorcycles for the tour starting the next day. Dinner and overnight at Osoita.

    2. Day 2: Nairobi - Selenkay (170 kilometers / 106 miles)

      Have breakfast at 07:00, then take a track running on the edge of the spectacular Great Rift Valley to arrive at Kajiado Township for refueling. Enjoy your picnic lunch, then take a track across the Savannah between acacias and anthills. Arrive through the sandy riverbed of a seasonal river at Selenkay Camp, an eco-friendly camp managed and owned by the local Masai community.

      Take part in a cultural visit of traditional Masai huts, entertainment to traditional songs and dances. Dinner, cultural talk around a camp-fire, night at the tented camp. Today, the journey covers 140 kilometers / 87 miles of track and 30 kilometers / 29 miles on tarmac (6 hours).

    3. Day 3: Selenkay - Amboseli (120 kilometers / 75 miles on sandy trail)

      Depart after breakfast through an animal trail, in the Savannah across Masai land towards Amboseli National Park, with Mount Kilimanjaro (19950 feet) in the backdrop, which in clear weather, sits across the southern horizon in marvelous splendor. At the boundary of the park, follow some beautiful trail rich in wildlife such as; giraffe, ostrich, wildebeest, and zebras.

      Arrive at Kibo Safari Camp, a tented lodge under beautiful Acacia Tortilis, with a majestic view on Mount Kilimanjaro. Game drive in the afternoon by 4WD car in Amboseli, the habitat for big cats, herds of antelopes, buffalos, and elephants. Return at sunset, dinner and night at the lodge.

    4. Day 4: Amboseli - Lake Jipe (150 kilometers / 93 miles)

      Depart after breakfast, driving away along Tsavo park boundary on a red soil trail covered with black volcanic stones, the Kilimanjaro remains behind in a full enjoyable view. A sandy track leads to Lake Jipe (a part of Tsavo Park, stretching in front of Pare Mountains in Tanzania), It is a wild place untouched by tourism and teeming in herds of elephants and a rich birdlife.

      Settle at the lake bandas (bungalows thatched with palm leaves) right on the lakeshore. Take part in a boat ride on the lake before sunset in to enjoy a close view of hippos. Spend the night in the banda beds. Today’s trip involves 125 kilometers / 78 miles of gravel road and 25 kilometers / 16 miles of tarmac road (five hours).

    5. Day 5: Lake Jipe - Taita (190 kilometers / 118 miles)

      Early morning game drive in the park by 4WD, return at the bandas for breakfast and depart to Taita Hills through the main gravel road linking Tsavo to Tanzania. Exit the Masai territory through which we have been travelling for the past four days!

      Last refill at Mwatate center before entering in Taita ranch, home to a large elephant population and vast land of dry shrubbery. Navigate through bushy vegetation and sandy trail, up a steep track, to arrive at Kasigau Kopje for a spectacular view of Taita land. The Kopje, formed 20 million years ago in the time of the great rift escarpment has its summit covered with a rain forest!

      Wind down at night at Ndovu House Kivuli Camp, a beautiful thatched cottage in the heart of Rukinga conservancy inhabited by elephants, buffalos, antelopes, and big cats. Today’s trip covers 110 kilometers / 68 miles on earth and sand road and 80 kilometers / 50 miles on tarmac road (six and half hours).

    6. Day 6: Taita – Nairobi

      After breakfast, begin your journey back to Nairobi with your picnic lunch on the way arriving in the evening. Check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

    7. Day 7: Nairobi to Mount Kenya.

      After breakfast, drive to your lodge where you will spend two nights in a hidden lodge acclimatizing for your mountain climbing. The lodge is booked on full board.

    8. Day 8: Naromoru Lodge - Mount Kenya – Old Moses hut

      After breakfast, you will be picked by our guide who will brief you about the mountain and start your trek. It takes about one hour to get to the Sirimon Park Gate (2600m) crossing the equator en-route. Sirimon gate marks the start of the Sirimon route. From here is an interesting 2-3 hours walk through Forest, bamboo, rosewood and heather zones to Old Moses camp (3340m). Accommodation today will be at the Old Moses mountain hut (3340m).

      • Dinner & Over Night at Old Moses Mountain Camp.
      • Main Destination: Mount Kenya National Park (Kenya)
      • Accommodation: Old Moses Hut
      • Meals: All meals included
      • Drinks not included
    9. Day 9: Old Moses – Shipton’s Hut

      Leaving after breakfast. Today is a long 6 – 7 hours hike to Shipton’s mountain hut (4200 mts). Leaving early, we traverse the expansive moorlands carpeted with tussock grasses and dotted with the unique Giant lobelia and Senecio plants, crossing streams and valleys. Today’ trek is largely through the Mackinder Valley, with good views of the main peaks and a brief stopover for picnic lunch. Dinner & Over Night at Old Moses Mountain Camp.

    10. Day 10: Shipton’s – Point Lenana Peak – Mackinder’s Hut

      Predawn attempt of the summit starts at 03.00 or 04.00hrs and you hike for about three hours up steep scree slopes and across rugged rocks to Point Lenana summit – 4985mts. It is planned that you arrive in time to witness the African Sun rise as it reflects its golden glow on the Majestic peaks of Batian and Nelion over the equator. On a clear day you can see the snowcapped summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro miles away to the south. After celebrating the achievement descend down through Lewis Glacier up to the Austrian hut to join to the Naromoru track and descend for 2 hours to Mackinder’s camp for breakfast then relax the rest of the day. Dinner and overnight at Mackinder’s Camp (4300m). Dinner & Over Night at Mackinder Hut.

    11. Day 11: Mackinder’s – Naromoru gate – Nairobi

      After an early breakfast, begin a 3-4-hour descent to Met Station (3030mts). The descent is gentle and it offers ample time to enjoy fascinating scenery which includes the moorlands, Heather and the lower vertical bog. From Met Station is another 2 hours walk down on a wide dirt road leading to the Naromoru Park gate (2600m) where we meet the vehicle that will take us via a hotel at the base of Mount Kenya for a quick shower to freshen up before driving back to Nairobi. After the refreshing break we proceed on to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon. You will be dropped at Nairobi airport to connect with your flight back home.

    Hotels, Tea Houses and Camps

    Osoita Lodge

    Neighboring the Nairobi National Park, Osoita Lodge boasts a tropical garden, an outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is 30 km away.

    Featuring thatched-roof rooms with brightly decorated interiors and traditional furniture, each room is fitted with a mosquito net. It includes a safe, desk and a wardrobe. The en-suite bathroom has a shower with free toiletries. All rooms have a pool view and some have a balcony.

    Osoita Lodge restaurant offers Indian, Continental and African Cuisine. Barbecue facilities are available and guests can enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar. Packed lunches are available upon request.

    The lodge has a childrens playground, darts and the tour desk can assist guests arrange excursions to nearby attractions which include the Karen Blixen Meseum and Daphne Elephant Orphanage.

    Selenkay Camp

    For those looking for a superb wildlife experience in Amboseli National Park on a budget, look no further than Selenkay Adventure Camp. This camp offers the same high-quality wildlife safari experience provided by the top-end safari camps, with game viewing in 4×4 safari vehicles escorted by top class Maasai guides and spotters in an exclusive wildlife conservancy far away from the tourist minibuses. However, this is at a hugely reduced price, achieved by staying in a more basic adventure camp, which is more like “real camping” instead of the luxury accommodation of the expensive up-market tented lodges.

    The camp can be reached from Nairobi by daily scheduled light aircraft flights from Wilson Airport Nairobi to the nearby Selenkay airstrip or Amboseli airstrip. While at camp all safari transport for game drives is in shared 4×4 open-sided safari vehicles with expert guides.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Osoita LodgeOsoita Lodge
    Osoita Lodge
    Osoita Lodge
    Selenkay CampSelenkay Camp
    Selenkay Camp
    Selenkay Camp

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