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Mountain Biking to and in the Masai Mara

“Mountain bike from Nairobi to the Masai Mara or within and around the famous Greater Masai Mara”

What is this safari about?

Mountain biking in Kenya has two very special trips on offer!

The first is a 4-day ride from your hotel in Nairobi down into the floor of the Great Rift Valley, onto the crater rim of Mt. Suswa and then on towards the plains of the south-eastern Masai Mara. Experience quiet single-track footpaths, hard to reach off-road trails, and the occasional tarmacked road. An immersive way to experience Kenya and an excellent way to see the culture. Along the way you will get to experience the Maasai way of life and stopover at a Maasai cultural camp. The distances covered are around a 100km per day depending on the group and accommodation is camping in tents setup by the crew along the way. The trip is guided and vehicle supported all the way and the crew will look after the bikes, the camping and the cooking. Bikes are provided but participants can also bring their own. Once arrived in the Mara a number of nights can be spend at any of the many fabulous lodges all around the Park.

The second option is to stay at House in the Wild in a conservancy in the north of the Masai Mara. Spend the next 3-days riding on the Mara plains amongst the wildlife, up the Oloololo escarpment and around the surrounding Maasai Villages, for an awesome and immersive wildlife and cultural experience. Riding distances can be adapted to suit the needs of the participants. Each day there are also options for additional game drives, sun downers, and bike rides. Enjoy the hospitality and great fresh food on offer by the owner managers at House in the Wild, one of safariFRANK’s favourite lodges in the Mara! The trip can also be extended to another area and lodge in the Mara of which there are plenty. One of our favourites is Kicheche Bush Camp, you will love it there!

Who can go?

The ride from Nairobi to the Mara is for experienced and fit riders only, as you will cover around 400km over 4-days and with some ‘up and downs’ on single track dirt tracks along the way.

Riding inside the Mara can be custom tailored for all ages 12 years and up. Days can start with as little distance as 40km per day to 120+km, as there’s no shortage of trails and terrain to experience! This is an ideal trip for families.

The mountain biking adventures are available for people with a min age of 18 at the date of booking. In case of persons are under the age of 18 they must be accompanied by a legal guardian, or in lieu of a legal guardian, by an escort over the age of 18, appointed by their legal guardian.

Why is this special?

  • The 4-day ride takes you mainly on single dirt tracks from your hotel in Nairobi through the Great Rift Valley and onto the plains of the Masai Mara, truly special for serious riders!
  • For families and safari lovers the trip inside a conservancy of the Greater Masai Mara is just a spectacular opportunity to ride with large animals.
  • Staying at great safari camps in the Mara for some of the best wildlife experiences anywhere in Africa.
  • The ride up the Oloololo escarpment is a great adventure and the view from the top over the plains of the Mara just breathtaking.
  • On both trips there are plenty of opportunity to experience and learn the Maasai culture.

Where is this?

The ride from Nairobi the capital of Kenya to the south-eastern corner of the Masai Mara starts at your hotel in Nairobi and then descends onto the Great Rift Valley floor heading south west towards the plains of the Masai Mara.

The ride inside the Mara takes place from House in the Wild in the north-western section of the Masai Mara and also covers the surrounds of the lodge. House in the Wild lies within the Enonkishu Conservancy bordering Lemek, and Ol Chorro conservancies.

What should I expect to pay?

The cost for the cycling & camping leg of the Nairobi to Masai Mara ride is around is USD 1200 pp to USD 1500 pp depending on the level of luxury whilst camping. This is based on a min of 4 participants and does not include the pre-night in Nairobi, the lodge stay in the Masai Mara, or the flight back from the Mara to Nairobi.

The cost of ride in the Masai Mara is USD 1200 pp to USD 1900 pp, depending on the type of accommodation at House in the Wild. This is based on a min of 2 participants and does not include the pre-night in Nairobi, or the flights between the Mara and Nairobi.

What Extensions do you recommend?

Since both trips end in the Masai Mara an extension to another area and lodge there makes a lot of sense. Depending on the time of year the Wildebeest Migration might be taking place and you wouldn’t like to miss that!

Alternatively consider any of the other great locations in Kenya, a trek up Mt Kenya or a beach stay at fabulous Lamu and our favourite spot there Manda Bay!

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