Although we do not cross national parks we do pass through animal territories, encounters with wildlife is assured.
Day 1: Nairobi Airport - Hotel (30 Km)
Welcome at Nairobi airport and transfer to Carnivore restaurant then to Swara hotel at the boundary of Nairobi National Park.
Day 2: Nairobi - Ewaso Ngiro River (170 km on stony trail)
Breakfast and briefing. Depart towards Ngong hills then on a trail going down immediately through the dry slope of the hills straight into the heart of the Great Rift Valley and Masai Land. Already expect uncommon encounters on the way and on up to the finish: Mosiro a small Masai village. Arrive in the afternoon at the village, welcome and escort by local inhabitants to the campsite along Ewaso Ngiro River at the foot of Nguruman escarpment. Game tracking on foot under Masai Moran escort along the river to watch animals coming to drink just before sunset. Entertainment by the Masai (song, dance etc.). Return to campsite for barbecue dinner together with Masai warriors and listen to their adventurous experiences with wild animals.
Day 3: Mosiro - Ngong Hills (160 Km on stony trail)
Ride to and visit nearby traditional Masai villages. Drive through the foot of Suswa and Longonot volcanos and up a steep trail that ascends atop Nairobi plateau, that offers a splendid view of deep Rift Valley. Accommodation at Whistling Thorn hotel facing Ngong Hills.
Day 4: Ngong Hills - Maparasha Hills (150 Km on earth track)
Drive towards Mount Kilimanjaro on a narrow track across the savannah between acacias and anthills. Expect to meet herds of livestock, antelopes or giraffes. End the day at Maparasha hills to pitch-tent. Evening excursion to the top of nearby hills to watch fascinating wildlife. Capture the mesmerising sunset on Kilimanjaro (19950 ft), whose summit seems buoyant in the clouds. Later retire to the campsite for an African dinner around a wood fire.
Day 5: Maparasha – Kilimanjaro (190 Km on earth track)
A visit to a local primary (Maparasha) school then drive on an animal trail in the savannah vegetation to the view of Mount Kilimanjaro which, in clear weather, appears spread in marvellous splendour on its base all along southern horizon. Wildlife can be seen all along the track that stretches along the pipeline carrying water tapped from the big mountain. Ride on a track bordered with beautiful Acacia Tortillis and arrive at Kibo Slopes Cottages in Loitokitok, the main Masai township that sits on the foothills of Kilimanjaro.
Day 6: Kilimanjaro - Lake Jipe (160 Km - earth and stones)
Enjoying the full-view beauty of the mountain, drive towards Tsavo on a red soil trail covered with black volcanic stones. Arrive at the gate of Tsavo-west National Park and load the bikes on a lorry. Cross the park by car towards Ziwani gate where the bikes are off-loaded. Start again the ride towards Lake Jipe. Arrive at Lake Jipe in the Tsavo reserve through a sandy track. Boat ride on the lake before sunset. Return to the bandas (cottages thatched with coconut palm leaves) right on the lakeshore
Day 7: Lake Jipe - Taita (150 Km on sandy trail)
Early morning game drive in the park aboard a 4WD car then depart to Taita Hills, an "island" of luxuriant greenery in the middle of vast dry bush and shrubbery along Tsavo Park. Enduro trail across the hills, go up through a steep track to the top of Sagala hills which commands a good view of Taita land then go down to the heart of dry shrubby vegetation and arrive at Taita Ranch sanctuary home to a big elephant population. Camping in the middle of nowhere at the foot of Kopje rocks (eroded rocks) which permit a splendid view on Tsavo bush. Dinner around a wood fire.
Day 8: Taita - The coast (160 Km on stones and sand)
This stage ushers you into the coastal region. A remarkable change in the landscape, climate and the local community is gradually evident - you meet The Swahili people. Trails of red soil navigate you through coconut trees and other tropical vegetation. Then a night camping with local people, near Kaloleni village. The hosts will entertain with traditional beats and dances: a natural impression of real African night under coconut trees and stars.
Day 9: Kaloleni Village - South Coast of Mombasa (180 Km beach line ride)
Morning visit to the local community school then link with Mombasa south coast on a sandy track, round Shimba hills (rain forest and home of the mighty elephant). Arrive on a beautiful white sand beach at Diani for a seafood farewell party with the whole crew. Later proceed to your hotel: a 4* beach hotel for a rest well deserved! Coral reef, white sand and coconut trees. Dinner in your hotel.
Day 10: Beach and Connecting Flight to Nairobi International Airport.
Breakfast at the hotel. End of afternoon, transfer to Mombasa airport to connect Nairobi for your onward flight.
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