Jammin thru Kenya

Karibu Kenya! Let’s ride on Kawasaki KLR650s and experience majestic Africa. We take in the sights of Mt. Kenya, The Great Rift Valley, salt lakes filled with flamingoes and then the epic Maasai Mara and the Wildebeest migration. Where from the Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara

When September 2018

How much $6,240

Riding Kawasaki KLR650

How far 1,190 km (740 miles) over 8 days

Difficulty 4/5

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Highlights

  • Cross the equator on two wheels!
  • Experience Kenya, the best of Africa, from the seat of a Kawasaki KLR650 dual sport
  • Get pampered in luxury bush camps
  • Chomp down on crocodile and ostrich steaks at Carnivore
  • Dance with the Maasai people
  • Spot a giraffe by the roadside
  • Be awed by the scale of the Great Rift Valley
  • Speak Kiswahili to friendly Kenyans
  • Sneak up on sleeping Lions
  • Ride around remote Lake Bogoria

Inclusions

  • Jay as your expedition lead
  • Kawasaki KLR650 motorcycle rental and fuel
  • Mechanic in support vehicle
  • Support vehicle for carrying luggage, fuel and spares
  • Additional local guides on motorcycles
  • Accommodation for 9 nights based on twin sharing (single supplement extra)
  • All meals and drinks (besides alcohol)
  • Airport pickup and dropoff
  • All fees for national park entrances
  • Game drives (safaris) in Maasai Mara
  • Click here for what’s excluded.

Testimonials

Jammin thru Kenya Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi Arrival | 5,300 ft
Arrive in Nairobi and we are met by our local crew who transfer us to our hotel. You get to meet your Kawasaki KLR650 and I suggest giving her a name for it will be you both going on this mini journey through the best of Africa. I’ll give you some pointers on what it takes to successfully ride a motorcycle in Kenya and our local guides will teach you a few words in Kiswahili that will help bridge the gap when interacting with the locals.

Day 2: Nairobi to Nanyuki | 200 km | 6,250 ft
We set off from Nairobi and head north past Thika and the Blueposts Chania Falls. We pass the towns of Nyeri and Naromoru where we lunch on some trout. Mt. Kenya is on our right and we head a bit further up to Kongoni Camp at Nanyuki.

Day 3: Nanyuki to Nyahururu | 150 km | 7,550 ft
Get up early in the morning and come for a sunrise hike around the flanks of Mt. Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa. We ride down towards the Aberdares range of mountains and lunch at the colonial-era Aberdare Country Club before heading on to Nyahururu for the night.

Day 4: Nyahururu to Lake Bogoria | 130 km | 3,250 ft
From Nyahururu, it’s an easy ride for a bit and then it’s some fun off-roading to Lake Bogoria.

Day 5: Lake Bogoria to Kericho | 230 km | 7,150 ft
From the Lake Bogoria, we get back on the pavement for a quick visit to Lake Baringo and then head west to Eldoret via the Tugen hills. After lunch, we ride the fun Eldama Ravine road before heading for the Kericho Tea Hotel. Chai is now very much a Kenyan drink thanks to the long influence of Indians here.

Day 6: Kericho to Olumara (Maasai Mara) | 150 km | 5,200 ft
From Kericho, we shift down from the hills and head for the savannahs of the Maasai Mara. Our luxury camp at Olumara makes for a perfect base to explore this world famous game park. Interested in a night walking safari?

Day 7: Olumara (Maasai Mara) | 0 km | 5,200 ft
A day off the bikes to fully experience the Maasai Mara. We head on a game drive and you can shoot, only with an SLR, all the Wildebeest and other big game in this wild playground. The Wildebeest Migration is one of the greatest spectacles in the natural world with some 2 million Wildebeest crossing the Mara River with deadly crocodiles picking them off. The lions and other big cats become lazy as food is plenty at this time of the year. But don’t get too close!


Day 8: Olumara to Lake Naivasha | 190 km | 6,200 ft
We leave the Mara and head through Narok towards Lake Naivasha. Mt Longonot, an extinct volcano, looms nearby and dominates the landscape as it stands alone in the Great Rift Valley. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake to Crescent Island.

Day 9: Naivasha to Nairobi | 110 km | 5,300 ft
From Naivasha, we climb up the escarpment with stunning views of the Rift Valley and Mt Longonot. Passing through Ngong Hills, we get to the end of the journey as we reach Nairobi. After saying goodbye to your KLR, we celebrate the epic ride with a feast at Carnivore, where you sink your teeth into endless steaks of crocodile, ostrich and perhaps a giraffe.

Day 10: Nairobi Departure
Get dropped off at the airport for your international flight home.

Please note: itinerary subject to change depending on weather conditions and other factors.

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