Itinerary: 9-Day Guided Cycling Tour of Kenya

Day-to-day overview



Day 1 - Arrival at Nairobi Airport

Airport greet of cycling tour participants, transfer to Hotel Massada in Naivasha

For your convenience, we meet all participants of our challenging adventure cycling tour at Nairobi Airport. We then drive to our tour's starting point: Hotel Massada. Relaxation and getting acquainted are the primary goals of this day. A boat trip on Lake Naivasha is the late afternoon plan. Thereafter you 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.

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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.

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

 

A good start is half the work.


Day 3 - To Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge

You asked for adventure...

Today we put the 'c' on a challenge.  After warming up on 15 km (**) of asphalt roads, it heavy going (***) for approximately 50 km, including climbing and pedaling on heavy, partially sandy, gravel roads.
We are rewarded by splendid views at the mountaintop: Lake Naivasha glittering on one side and the beautiful Lake Elementaita on the other. After a careful downhill descent, we recuperate on the final 15 km of asphalt.

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

Cycling to Lake Nakuru


 

Day 4 - A Safari and a swift transfer.

No cycling today!

On 4x4 Safari in the morning, exploring Nakuru National Park: we will drive through the park, searching for colorful birds and big-game animals in and around the lake. In the afternoon on a swift transport towards the Nandi hills: the bikes and bikers will be transported to Kapsabet by bus. You can opt to cycle a portion of the trip through the nicest parts of the countryside. Tonight we stay at the friendly Eden Springs hotel, for a revitalizing night's rest.

From Nakuru National Park to the Nandi hills.


 

Day 5 - The Green Nandi Hills

 

Passing through the Nandi Hills tea plantations.

This cycling stage is over 95 km of asphalted roads toward the town of Kericho, passing through the green Nandi hills. The last 35 km are spent mostly ascending, with occasional steep climbs.

Kericho Sunshine Hotel Website

Stop at Kericho Sunshine Hotel


 

Day 6 - Via Finlays Estate, a private tea plantation

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.

To the Brevan Hotel in Bomet.


 

Day 7 - Masai Mara Landscape


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

Heavy cycling to Talek


 

Day 8 - 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 lif

The Serengeti Ecosystem between Kenya and Tanzania


 

Day 9 - 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