This classic 24 days Mountain biking adventure explores the beauty of Kenya and Uganda. You wil bike past Kenya Rift valley lakes including Lake Naivasha,Elmentaita,Bogoria,Nakuru and Lake Baringo. You wil also get chance to walk through Kakamega tropical rain forest, Raft the famous world Nile River and trek Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi National park.
Price: from $3700 per person
HIGHLIGHTS: Great Rift valley, Mount Longonot, Limuru tea farms, Hells Gate National park, Lake Naivasha,Elmentaita,Nakuru,Baringo,Bogoria,Kakamega forest, River Nile, Lake buyonyi,Bwindi National park.
Day 1.Drive out of Nairobi to Limuru tea farms where we off load our bikes and start biking past tea plantations to the Great Rift Valley view point where we wil stop to admire the views before biking to our lodge located below the valley. We wil later bike off road to our lodge past local Maasai villages. Overnight and dinner at the lodge.
Day 2. Today we bike from our lodge to the foot hill of Mount longonot where we wil climb the mountain to admire the stunning views of Lake Naivasha and the surrounding areas. You will need trekking boots and light clothes for hot weather. The trek on mount Longonot takes about 4/5 hrs going up and descending. Your guide wil brief you into detail regarding the trek. From longonot we drive to our lodge located on the shores of Lake Naivasha where hippos come to graze on the shores at night. Overnight and dinner at Fish Eagle lodge.
Day 3.Have breakfast then go on boat safari across Lake Naivasha to search for hippos and birds. Later after boat safari we wil drive to Hells Gate National park to bike a mongst wildlife and birds. Hells Gate National park offers stunning views and Gorge walk. We later drive to Elsamare in the late afternoon, the late home of joy and Gorge Adamson for documentary movie, cream tea and cakes. Overnight and dinner at Fish Eagle lodge.
Day 4.Drive to Wileli private Game Sanctuary for escorted game walk safari. You wil get chance to spot zebras,giraffes,warthogs,impalas,elands,buffalos and other wildlife on foot. Overnight and dinner at Fish Eagle lodge.
Day 5.We drive from Southern to Northern shores of Lake Naivasha to Kasarani village where we wil bike on the northern shores of Lake Naivasha with stunning views over the hills to our lodge for swimming and lunch before driving back to Nairobi in the late afternoon.
Day 6.After lunch and swimming at our lodge at Lake Naivasha we drive to Lake Elmentaita salt lake for afternoon nature walk to search for flamingos’ and other birds. Overnight and dinner at our lodge located on the shores of Lake Elmentaita.
Day 7.Drive to Lake Nakuru National park for full day game drive. This park is famous for birds, lions, rhinos, buffalos and other wildlife. Overnight and dinner at our lodge in Nakuru town.
Day 8.Drive to Marigat village then bike past local villages, schools and farms to our lodge located on the shores of Lake Bogoria. Overnight and dinner at our lodge.
Day 9.Morning nature walk on the shores of this lovely lake then bike to Lake Baringo where we wil get chance to go on afternoon boat safari to search for hippos, crocodiles and birds.Overninght and dinner on the shores of the lake.
Day 10. Nature walk and village walk to experience the traditions and culture of local Njemps tribes living on the shores of Lake Baringo.
Day 11.Drive to kakamega tropical rain forest located in western Kenya. The forest offers the finest bird walks in east Africa. There is also chance to see lots of monkeys and butterflies.Overnighnt and dinner in our lodge located on the edge of the forest.
Day 12.Full day escorted bird walks in this tropical rain forest.
Day 13. Drive to Malaba town located close to Uganda boder to spend a night before biking past Teso villages the next day.
Day 14.Bike past Teso villages, farms and schools. This is the best biking spot as you will experience traditions and culture of local people living on Ugandan/Kenyan boder. Overnight and dinner in a lodge located in Uganda busia boder.
Day 15.Cross the boder into Uganda then bike to the shores of Lake Victoria for boat trip across the lake depending on weather. Overnight and dinner in a lodge located on the shores of the lake.
Day 16.Drive past road side market, schools and villages to jinja then bike to River Nile. Overnight and dinner in a lodge located on the banks of River Nile.
Day 17.Today is afree day to go various optional activities including rafting, kayaking, quad biking, village walks, and horseback safari. The tour ends on the banks of River Nile the next day.
Day 18.Today we leave River Nile early morning and drive to the Gorillas passing cultivated hill sides, local villages and road side markets to Kabale District located in western Uganda, on arrival depending on time and weather we wil bike over the hills to our lodge located on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. The views over the hills are great! Lake Bunyonyi is a fresh water lake which is good for swimming, canoeing and boat safaris. You may decide to visit one of the villages located on the islands or take a boat trip to visit pygmy village.
Day 19.Free day to go on optional activities at Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 20.Early morning bike on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi with great views to Kisoro over the hills to Bwindi National park. Overnight and dinner on the edge of Bwindi Gorilla National park. The next day we wil trek Gorillas in the thick forest with the help of local guides and park rangers. The trek can last between three to eight hrs. dependinding on the location of the Gorillas. You need to bring trekking boots, rain jacket, clothes, picnic lunch and plenty of water on the trek. Full briefing on how to behave when with the gorilla’s wil be given by park rangers before the trek starts at the park rangers offices.
Day 21.Free day to trek Mountain Gorillas
Day 22.Drive to Mbarara town. Overnight and dinner in Mbarara town.
Day 23. Game drives and game walks in Lake Mburo National park.
Day 24 Early morning game drive enroute to Kampala where the tour finishes.
INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
• Ground transportation in a safari customized vehicle with gasoline/fuel
• Mineral water in the vehicle,
• Services of an English speaking Driver/guide,
• Accommodation as shown at the lodges mentioned in the itinerary,
• Meals as shown (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner),
• All Park Entrance Fees,
• Ferry or boat crossing fees where applicable.
EXCLUDED IN PACKAGE
• International Airfares; Excess baggage charges;
• Ugandan Entry Visa Fees
• International travel Vaccinations and Inoculations;
• Items of personal nature such us Room service,
• Beverages, Communications charges (telephone, fax, internet), Laundry, etc.;
• Postage fees, Porterage fees, Tips and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and Hotels staff,
• Shopping charges for Curios and Crafts,
• International Airport Departure Taxes,
• Optional activities unless specified as included,
Any other services not expressly shown in the itinerary or indicated as included