Itinerary: 15-Day Guided Tour of Kenya

Day-to-day overview

Day-to-day overview

Itinerary: 15-Day Guided Tour of Kenya



Day 1 - Arrival at Nairobi Airport

Cycling tour participants are greeted and brought to Hotel Masada in Naivasha

For your convenience, we meet all participants of our challenging adventure cycling tour at Nairobi Airport, from which we drive to our tour's starting point: Hotel Masada.

Relaxation and getting acquainted are the primary goals for this day. A boat trip on Lake Naivasha is the late afternoon plan, after which we can enjoy the comforts of the fine hotel and get a good night's rest, awakening refreshed to enjoy your first whole day in Kenya.

Take a virtual tour. Hover over the elevation graphs in the dynamic insets of the maps.

Airport pick-up and transfer service


 

Day 2 - Unwind and charge up for adventure

First sunrise in Kenya. Warming up for our adventurous cycling tour.

In the hotel near Lake Naivasha, we have the ideal location to prepare for the challenging two weeks that lay ahead. An initial two night's stay here gives sufficient time for the tour orientation, checking the bicycles and getting to know one another.  We start our cycling adventure by warming our muscles with a vengeance:  a first biking trip through Hell's Gate National Park.

The Masada Hotel Website

Adventure plus...starting strong, unforgettable vistas


Day 3 - To Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge

You asked for adventure...

Today we put the 'c' on challenge.  After warming up on 15 km (**) of asphalt roads, it heavy going (***) for approximately 50 km. A great deal of our energy is consumed by climbing and pedalling on heavy, partially sandy, gravel roads.
We are rewarded by splendid views on the mountain top: Lake Naivasha glittering on one side and and the beautiful Lake Elementaita on the other. After a careful downhill descent, we can recuperate on the final 15 km of asphalt.

Our final reward: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge provides a comforting welcome to adventure cycling partakers. Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge Website.

Cycling to Lake Nakuru


 

Day 4 - A well-deserved break.

No bikes today!

The Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge, a pretty hotel in a peaceful area of exceptional natural beauty, will serve as our clubhouse for two nights. From here we can view flamingoes and the so-called "Big Four" Kenyan mammals.

On 4x4 Safari today. In the morning we head offroad into the fields to shoot photographs of colorful birds and the large animals in and around the lake. There is time in the afternoon to enjoy the hotel's rich facilities: to relax around the swimming pool, be pampered at the Spa or flex in the fitness room.

On Safari in Nakuru National Park


 

Day 5 - Flamingo Paradise Lake Bogorio

Salty Lake Bogoria.

The ride from Lake Nakuru to Lake Bogoria is on asphalt roads (***). It's a splendid ride, slightly downhill in a pretty setting. We pass some charming little villages and enjoy wide vistas. Occasionally we see turtles crossing the road.

The cycling team will stay at the luxurious Lake Bogoria Spa Resort for two nights. Familiarize yourself with the website of this quality accommodation:

The Lake Bogoria Spa Resort Website

To Lake Bogoria National Park


 

Day 6 - Soaking in a vulcanic pool after a challenging ride?

What to do on day 6. You decide! On the bike again for a challenging 40 km gravel road to the Hot Springs and the Flamingos of Lake Bogoria? Or forget the bike and do a morning boat trip on bird paradise Lake Baringo. In the afternoon you can at least relax and enjoy the wonderful swimming pool and spa.

Experience life to the fullest


 

Day 7 - From low land to Kabernet.

Pounding, drinking, sweating.

We cycle through the Marigat road junction onwards to Kabarnet, higher and higher toward the top.

The cycling tour ends at Hotel Kabarnet at 1900 m altitude.

Aaahh.., finished. Refreshment, please.

All included in the cycling tour package.

Climbing to Kabarnet at high altitude.


 

Day 8 - Testing your limits at high altitude

Great hotel with fantastic views.

Today we are riding at high altitude, approximately 70 km in the direction of Iten Town, on our way to the Kerio View Hotel. This is a top location to recuperate and as a starting point for the new adventures on day 9.

Our adventure cycling tour is now halfway and we spend two nights at the deluxe Kerio View Hotel.

Kerio View Hotel Website.

Kerio View Hotel, ideally situated, stunning views


 

Day 9 - Elephant safari or brilliant scenery?

Most Kenyan athletes train here because of challenges of the altitude.

Adventure options for today:

  • If there are elephants, a safari in the Kerio Valley.
  • Exploring the neighborhood on the bike.
The Kerio valley is often visited by herds of Elephants.

A day to kick back or choose from optional activities.


 

Day 10 - Cycling from Iten to Kapsabet

Three more stops to Masai Mara, the absolute highlight of our Adventure Cycling Tour.

Watch out for potholes and keep pushing forward, pedaling towards the ultimate goal: the Masai Mara adventure.

Today's finish is at Eden Springs, a cozy hotel, perfect for a refreshing night's rest.

To the Eden Springs Hotel.


 

Day 11 - The Green Nandi Hills

 

Passing through the Nandi Hills tea plantations.

This cycling stage is over 95 km on asphalted roads, passing through the green Nandi hills towards the town of Kericho. The last 35 km is mostly ascending but with occasional steep climbs. A stay in the Taidy or in the Sunshine hotel.

Kericho Sunshine Hotel Website

Stop Kericho Town


 

Day 12 - Via Finlays Estate, a private tea plantation

 

On the route to the famous Masai Mara Reserve.

We cycle from Kericho to Bomet today. We are exceptionally privileged to pass through the private Finlays Estate tea plantations.

Bomet is a key route to the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve in the neighboring Narok County. Many locals sell traditional ornaments to the tourists along the roadside.

Brevan Hotel Website

To the Brevan Hotel in Bomet.


 

Day 13 - Entering the Masai Mara Landscape

 

The ride from Bomet to Talek is a challenging one. But it is your last cycling day in Kenya. You will land at the highlight of our tour, Masai Mara. Still, 2 days more, enjoying fabulous game drives, visiting a Masai village and enjoy the good food, showers and rest in our comfortable G&G Guesthouse.

Strenuous cycling to Talek


 

Day 14 - Incredible world-class Safaris and meeting the Masai people.

The Masai Mara National Reserve.

You get both, a morning and an evening game drive, both with a great chance to see lions, leopards and cheetahs, and off-course the rest of the Big Five.

In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit a Masai village. Admire the colorful Masai, their village and their special way of life.

The Serengeti Ecosystem between Kenya and Tanzania


 

Day 15 - The Grand Finale.

Your last tour day starts with a delicious breakfast, followed by a final game drive to once again enjoy all the beauty that Masai Mara has to offer. At the end of the morning you take a shower, enjoy the last lunch and the taxi will take you back to Kenyatta Airport. Full of all impressions you board the plane excitedly and look forward to telling your stories as soon as you land and see your friends or loved ones again.

Farewell day today - Drop off Time - Nairobi Airport