The Mount Kenya Circuit
23rd of march 2024

  1. Tour Duration: 6 days (5 nights, 6 days)
  2. Total Distance: Approximately 560 miles / 1317 kilometers
  3. Elevation Gain / Loss: 3455 meters / 11335 feet

Tour Cost: $1115 (Inclusive of meals, accommodation, and gas and park entry fees.) Excludes tips, drinks and donations).

DAY 1

Ngong Hills

From Westlands, we will make our way to the Ngong hills. While up there, you will be able to see the rest of Ngong town and the city’s skyline on a clear day. Formed on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, Ngong hills are peaks in a ridge located southwest near Nairobi, in southern Kenya. The word “Ngong” is an Anglicization of a Maasai phrase “enkong’u emuny” meaning rhinoceros spring, and this name derives from a spring located near Ngong Town.

 

At the top of the mountain, wind power is being generated by use of wind turbines, which stand several meters high. Riding to the top of the hills will allow you a great view of Ngong and the rift valley extending to the south

Suswa Conservancy.

From Ngong hills, we will head to Suswa, which is located on the West side of Ngong town. You will ride on an off-road to use your endure riding skills, hence building confidence and abilities when it comes to off-roading for beginners.

 

Lunch at Mara Gateway Hotel

To make it memorable and unique, African local food will be served, including Nyama Choma (Roasted meat), at Mara Gateway Hotel.

Mount Suswa Conservancy

Mount Suswa is a shield volcano in the Great Rift Valley, Kenya. The highest point on the Mountain is 2355 meters above sea level, with an elevation gain of 679 meters. It is a double crater volcano with a shield shape cone covering an area of about 270km

Among the things you will get to experience at the conservancy include the caves, the bat colonies, rock paintings and hot water geysers, which the community around use to collect water for domestic use after the process of condensation

The conservancy is entirely run by the Maasai community there.. The guides on the mountain are well versed and knowledgeable about the mountain conservancy and the efforts that have put in place.

Narok

After the Mount Suswa conservancy tour, we will head to Narok, where we will have dinner and spent the night. Afterwards, you are free to have a few drinks if you wish.

Day 2

Enonkishu Conservancy

Begin the day by riding to the Enonkishu Conservancy located South West of Narok. At the comfort of your saddle, you will get the opportunity to see a number of wildlife, which roam the open conservancy, including the common zebra, giraffe and Grant’s gazelles.

 

Kericho Tea plantations

From Enonkishu Conservancy in Narok, we will head to Kericho, through Bomet town. Riding through the tea plantations is therapeutic. The region is the leading producer of tea, being consumed in Kenya and exported as well

After the tea plantation adventure, we will head to the hotel, where we will spend the night. Having a cup of tea in the evening will end our adventure of the day.

 

Day 3

Nandi hills

Ride to Nandi hills through Kericho’s tea plantations. Pass through the villages of Nandi County and experience the daily lives of the locals. A short stop at Kapsabet, Nandi County headquarters for lunch before proceeding to Mlango Water falls.

Mlango Waterfall

From Kapsabet, we’ll make a short stop at the Mlango water fall, also known as Chepkiit waterfall. This magnificent fall is thrilling to the eye, and one of the greatest tourist attraction in the area.

After the view, Eldoret will be our next destination, a town referred by the locals as “The City of Champions.” Here, we will spent the night as we substantiate this claim.

Day 4

Iten

From the city of Champions, the home of champions will be our next destination, in Elgeyo Marakwet County. The ride here on the meandering roads and the view of the Kerio Valley are breathtaking. The scenic is adventurous and spectacular.

Chebloch Gorge

After the meandering spectacular views of Tambach, Chebloch Gorge will be next. You will see how the local divers jump into a 30 meters gorge with ease. As you watch the divers, we will use that opportunity to take a juicy mango from the local traders, who are normally here waiting for buyers. After the experience of the risk taking divers, we will head to Kabarnet where we will have our short lunch, before proceeding.

Lake Bogoria

After lunch, we will straight head to Lake Bogoria, one of the Rift Valley lakes. Amongst the things to see include flamingos, hot springs, and a variety of birds. Afterwards, Nyahururu will be our last stop for the day

Day 5

Thompson Falls

From the hotel, the first stop will be at the Thompson Falls. It is a 74 metres (243 ft) waterfall on the Ewaso Ng’iro River in Central Rift Valley Kenya, a few kilometres from Lake Ol Bolossat, which drains from the Aberdare Range.

Afterwards, we will hit the tarmac through Nanyuki, and Meru to Lake Ellis, which is located on top of the highest mountain in the land, Mount Kenya. Riding uphill will require some advanced level of off-roading skills. However, the stunning views will be worthy the struggle.

Since the motorcycles won’t be able to go further, we will enjoy the view for a while, before going back to Chogoria town, where we will spend the night.

Day 6

Tour Cost: $1115 (Inclusive of meals, accommodation, and gas and park entry fees.) Excludes tips, drinks and donations).

Nthenge Njeru Falls

The last day will be short. From the hotel, we will head to Nthenge Njeru Falls, located in Runyenjes, before proceeding to Nairobi, where we will conclude the tour.