CYCLING NAIROBI TO MOMBASSA

The National parks of Kenya are impressive and what a better way to appreciate the sheer vastness and beauty of Kenya, than to cycle to the parks. This trip takes you from Nairobi through the magnificent Amboselli with ave a chance to meet a local community of Masai. From there we head south through Kimana then via Chyulu to Tsavo West before cycling down to the coastal town of Mombassa.

NOTE THAT THIS TOUR IS NON FIXED DEPARTURE AND REQUIRES A MINIMUM OF 4 PEOPLE

Overview

Day-1 - Nairobi - Amboselli

Day-2 - Amboselli

Day-3 - Kimana

Day-4 - Tsavo

Day-5 - Voi Town

Day-6 - Mombasa

Fast Facts

Best: May to October

Tour: From 6 Days

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Kenya Cycling Itinerary

Day-1 - Nairobi - Amboselli

Depart Nairobi at drive on Mombasa highway for about 2 hours to Emali, from where we will cycle down the road to Loitoktok/Amboseli, and have a chance to meet a local community of Masai. We will have a vehicle back up and you can cycle as you wish. We will set up camp at a Masai Village and spend the evening getting ideas and information on Masai Culture.

Day-2 - Amboselli

After breakfast, start the cycle on the dusty road with great views of Kilimanjaro. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the way and cycle for about 4 or 5 hours with your guide. Later in the afternoon we will again board the vehicle and drive into Amboseli National Park as one is not allowed to cycle inside National Parks or Game reserves. Evening game drive, dinner and overnight at the campsite or Amboseli Bandas if available.  

Day-3 - Kimana

Early morning game drive and after breakfast drive out of the park and cycle along the way to Kimana area, overnight at a homestead camp. Picnic lunch, dinner and overnight included.

Day-4 - Tsavo

Early morning breakfast and drive via Chyulu to Tsavo West, on the way near Tsavo one can cycle for 2 hours among Giraffe and Zebra and a chance to see Elephants at a close range but our van and driver must be close by. In the afternoon enter the Park and spend the afternoon on game drive. Dinner and overnight at Kamboyo Guest house.

Day-5 - Voi Town

We visit the famous Mzima Springs famous for their hippo population and later with picnic lunch drive out of the Park through Makitau Gate where it will be possible to ride for about 4 hours among wildlife via Mwatate Town to Voi Town. We will spend the night in Voi Town in a local Guest house or Hotel.

Day-6 - Mombasa

After morning breakfast we will drive down to Mombasa. The roads here are quite busy so it is not advisable to cycle but clients may do so if they wish. Arrive Mombasa in the afternoon and drop of at Mombasa Town.

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Overview of the National Parks
Lake Baringo is the most northerly of the Rift Valley Lakes. The lake is fed by several rivers, El Molo, Perkerra and Ol Arabel, and has no obvious outlet; the waters are assumed to seep through lake sediments into the faulted volcanic bedrock. It is one of the two freshwater lakes in the Rift Valley in Kenya, the other being Lake Naivasha
Lake Naivasha is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres. Lake Naivasha supports a diverse water-bird community. It provides a diverse habitat for a variety of mammals and fish such as tilapia, black bass, and Crayfish. Among the birds that can be spotted here are Cormorants, Warblers, Black Herons, Grey-backed Fiscal, and the Fish Eagle.

Lake Nakuru has become world famous for one particular reason. Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake to feed on algae that forms on the lake bed. Nakuru does, however have more to offer. It is also a sanctuary for Black and White Rhino  and is also home to huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more. 

This park is famous for its massive cliffs and hot springs and is home to a variety of bird and wildlife. Unlike Kenya's other National Parks, walking and biking is permitted here which is why our biking tours go into this park.

The Aberdare National Park, with an area of 767 Km2 covers the higher areas of the Aberdare Mountain Ranges of Central Kenya, from altitude of 1829m to 4000m above sea level. Animals easily observed in the park include; the Black Rhino, leopard, baboon, black and white Colobus monkey and sykes monkey. Rarer sightings include those of lions, the golden cat and the bongo

For most, Amboseli is all about its big game - elephants, lions and cheetahs. The plains are vast and the landscape is dominated by the glistening majestic snow capped Kilimanjaro immediately to the south. Main game viewing lies in the eastern half of the park. Game includes elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, maasai giraffe and buffalo. Also common game such as zebra, eland, hartebeest, white-bearded Gnu, waterbuck, Thomsons and Grant gazelle and Impala



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