Program

Day 1

ARRIVAL IN NAIROBI

Arrival and reception at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi. Then Transfer to Osoita Lodge in the outskirts of Nairobi, from which place the safari will start. Briefing and presentation of the dirt bikes for the adventure tour starting the next day, dinner and overnight at Osoita.

Day 2

NAIROBI – LAKE NAIVASHA

 

15 km of tarmac and 115 km of dusty and stony-gravel tracks (6 hours including breaks)

Breakfast then depart towards the Ngong hills. Roll down through a steep track into the land of Maasai of Kedong, right into the heart of the Great Rift Valley. You won’t wait too long before meeting the first wild animals. Picnic lunch en route. Drive up the Mau Escarpment, passing through villages and scenic landscapes of the Great Rift Valley then descend towards Lake Naivasha. Arrive at the campsite next to the lakeshore and under yellow acacia trees, graced by girafes, impalas and Thomson gazelles. Dinner around a camp bonfire and overnight under camping tent.

Day 3

NAIVASHA – MARALAL

 

55 Km of tarmac + 240 of dirt tracks (10 hours including breaks)

Depart after breakfast to Nakuru then on to a tarmac road that winds its way up the escarpment and commands a splendid view over the rift valley. Cross the equator line at Subukia village then up again onto Laikipia plateau where man shares a vast territory with elephants, giraffes, antelopes, zebras… soon, Mount Kenya appears at the horizon, with its shiny glacier capping its summit. In the afternoon, arrive at Maralal, the gate to the Northern deserts. Diner and night at Ngari Hill Cottage.

Day 4

MARALAL – LAKE TURKANA

 

225 Km of stone and sandy tracks (9 hours ride)

Depart after breakfast taking a track with an amazing view over the rift valley then plunges into the bottom of a deep northward stretching valley: The Suguta valley. Cross through South Horr village, shaded by an oasis of acacia trees, where Samburu and Turkana herdsmen meet to trade their livestock (goats and camels). In the afternoon take a track of black lava stones which ushers you to the shores of the biggest soda lake of the rift valley; Lake Turkana or Jade sea. Its extraordinary turquoise colour is due to the concentration of microscopic algae. This is also the lowest point in the entire Rift Valley, the climate is hot and dry. Arrive at Loyangalani, an oasis of palm trees situated in the middle if a harsh environment where nomadic tribes come to fetch the precious fresh water essential for their survival. Check in at Oasis Lodge for dinner and night.

Day 5

LAKE TURKANA – CHALBI DESERT

 

145 Km of sand and stone tracks (6 hours ride)

Depart after breakfast along the shores of the saline Lake Turkana, teeming in fish (Giant Nile perch) and the Nile Crocs. The local tribes live almost exclusively on fishing but also occasionally hunt crocs and hippos for meat. Then leave the lake shore towards east and Chalbi desert, a dry soda lake bordered by sand dunes. Arrive end of afternoon at the oasis of Karacha to pitch tents and set the camp in the middle of nowhere. Dinner and night under camping tent.

Day 6

CHALBI DESERT – SOUTH HORR

 

190 km of sand and stone track (9 hours ride)

Break camp then move across the spread of Chalbi soda lake. Encounter with the nomadic Gabbra and Galla peoples, heading to Marsabit market with their herds of camels laded with salt. At Kargi change direction towards the massive Mount Kulal sitting dominatingly on the horizon then head direct to South Horr. Encounter with Samburu and Rendile pastoralists herding their flocks of goats and camels in search of pasture water. Arrive end of afternoon at South Horr campsite nested in a luxury refreshing vegetation. Dinner then night under camping tent.

Day 7

SOUTH HORR – LAKE BARINGO

 

255 Km of sand and earth tracks (10 hours ride)

Depart after breakfast to Maralal mountains then through a track descending to Lake Baringo along Laikipia plateau, encounter with Pokot peoples, close relations of the Turkana tribe of Nile ancient origin. Arrive in the afternoon at the shore of the fresh water lake Baringo; rich in an amazing birdlife, also hippos and crocs. Dinner and night at Robert’s camp right on the lake shore.

Day 8

LAKE BARINGO – LAKE ELEMENTAITA

 

120 km of tarmac and 45 km of gravel road (6 hours including breaks)

Breakfast then depart towards Nakuru town then take a stone track leading to Lake Elementaita. Arrive at Sleeping Warrior Camp, a small charming camp located in the private Soysambu Reserve, ensconced amidst a landscape of volcanic hills. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 9

ELEMENTAITA – NAIROBI

 

80 Km of dirt tracks and 60m Km of tarmac (6 hours ride)

Last leg going round Lake Elementaita then up the Nairobi plateau. Arrive end of afternoon at Osoita Lodge for a shower followed by a farewell dinner at Carnivore restaurant and a transfer to the airport for return flight.

Safari Moto Nord Kenya

Rates and conditions

Tariffs in US Dollar :

  • for a groupe of 4 riding participants : $ 4 490 US Dollars per person  
  • for a groupe of 5 riding participants : $ 4 060 US Dollars per person  
  • for a groupe of 6 riding participants : $ 3 715 US Dollars per person
  • for a groupe of 7 riding participants : $ 3 520 US Dollars per person
  • for a groupe of 8 riding participants : $ 3 330 US Dollars per person

Price includes :

  • Airport transfers 
  • Full board accommodation (3 meals + mineral water) per day for a double room
  • Sleeping tents and mattresses while camping
  • Motorcycle and fuel
  • Logistical and technical support provided by 4x4 vehicles
  • Support crew: A guide on motorcycle, medic, mechanic, cook and driver
  • Technical and medical assistance
  • Entry fees for reserves
  • Link and communication with the "Flying doctors" through satellite phone for emergency evacuation to Nairobi hospital in case of accident or sickness (Note: evacuation, hospitalization and repatriation are charged to your personal insurance)
  • Public liability and third party Insurance cover

Not included:

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  • Air ticket to Nairobi 
  • Motorcycle riding gear and equipment (mandatory)
  • Personal sleeping bag
  • Visa for Kenya (can be obtained upon arrival in Nairobi)
  • Personal medical repatriation insurance
  • Drinks
  • Expenses of Personal nature (souvenirs, tips …)
  • Security deposit for the Motorcycles in case of damage (500 USD per bike)

Features

Highlight Points :

  • It is advisable to have off road driving skills to participate
  • The motorbikes; off-road models serviced in our premises (HONDA 250 XR BAJA) suit to all riders
  • Accompanying crew: a mechanic, cook, camp attendant and one medic, board a support 4WD car equipped with VHF radio and satellite telephone linked in permanently to the rescue organisation “Flying doctors”
  • It is also possible to participate as accompanying passenger in 4WD car on the same itinerary
  • We take our time to guide you and the tour leader is always available to advice you
  • It is possible to have a customized itinerary e.g. lengthen the legs for the most demanding riders … Note that the average speed of moving is 30 Km/h including breaks
  • We ensure our itinerary is practically off the beaten track, so the participants experience authentic discoveries
  • Requirements : national driving licence, visa, malaria prevention 
  • For camping, we provide double tent for single use (one tent per person) with high density foam mattress, pillow and sleeping bag, toilet and shower facilities