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KENYA: Rift Valley Grand Tour

This program is designed to provide participants with an enjoyable introduction to the diversity of East Africa. The program visit markets, schools, development projects, and archeological sites. There will be numerous opportunities to meet and discuss issues with Kenyans, and the itinerary offers excellent opportunities for photography: including a 7 days of spectacular bicycling in the Great Rift Valley and a 3 day game drive to Masai Mara National Park.

The program is designed by David Mozer, the director of the International Bicycle Fund, an African studies specialist and pioneer of bicycle touring in Africa.

The primary mode of travel will be self-contained bicycling. The cycling difficulty is moderate, averaging 40 miles per day. The route primarily follows low volume paved roads. Lodging is in hotels, comfortable local housing and in tent camps while on safari. All participants receive a comprehensive pre-departure information with detailed instructions on setting up your bicycle and other information for program preparation. Bicycling in Africa is ideal for the good-natured realist who appreciates the rewards that can be gained from the modest rigors of bicycle touring.

Group size is limited to ten people so early sign-up is recommended.

Bicycle Tour Fact Sheet

Schedule: July-August (see full schedule and status) (see also Ethiopia, Eritrea, Tanzania and Uganda)  With enough lead time, custom individual and group departures can be arranged.  Contact us for more details.
Program Price (lodging, two meals/day, guide, game drives, park and museum fees, and more):US$1390, (less than six people add $100) (airfare is not included). Average out of pocket expenses per program: $100 plus or minus $50.
Description: Day 1-2: Explore Nairobi, visit museum, national monuments and other point of interest. Day 3-5: Million animal van safari to Masai Mara National Park. Day 6-12: Cycle along the spectacular Great Rift Valley, visiting people, schools, development projects, archeological sites and national parks -- see more birds and wildlife. Day 13-14: Return to Nairobi and end of program.
Features: Small group program of central Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. Fascinating visit to traditional rural villages, social programs, development projects, schools, national parks, historic sites. Enjoy the wildlife, extraordinary beautiful scenery and a lot of friendly people contact.
Starting/Ending Point: Nairobi, Kenya
Skill Level: Suitable for fit Beginner/Intermediate/Expert
Mileage Daily / Total: 20-70 km, 12-43 miles, starts with lower mileage / 490 km, 300 miles
Cycling Conditions: 90% paved, several long hills
Accommodations: Medium and small hotels, tent camping only while on the game safari.
Van Support: None. Local transport generally plentiful.
Meals Included: Two meals per day, generally breakfast and dinner (meat, chicken and fish, rice/ugali (corn)/potato with various sauces).
Other Activities: Walking, bus rides.
Bike: Mountain bike recommended.    Bike Rental: Not available.
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