Kenya and Tanzania Motor Bike Safari

16 Days
Kenya Safari Park Hotel (HB)
Day 1:

Kenya Serena Mountain Lodge (FB)
Day 2:After breakfast briefing and motorcycle handover for those who arrived late the day before. Depart riding.

Route:

Nairobi – Kiambu – Mangu –Ruiru – Thika (45 km) tarmac road [Little traffic]

This is a tarmac country road that passes through intensively cultivated Nairobi suburbs with coffee estates and flower farms [green houses] before joining the main highway to Thika at Ruiru.


Note:

The 14 falls are in Thika along the Chania River. It is a breath –taking spectacular series of water falls. Short excursions and photography it will be too early for lunch for it will still be mid-morning [1030-1100 Hrs AM]

Highway A2 –Thika –Wamumu – Thiba – Embu – 75km of tarmac road [Little traffic]

From 14 falls in Thika it is a tarmac county road that passes through expansive pineapples plantations just after Thika and scenic rice fields from Wamumu through Thiba, Mwea to Embu

Lunch:
Izaak Walton Inn
– Embu

Situated in the
Mount Kenya Forest, Serena Mountain Lodge
offers great
game viewing
from the privacy of your room, as game flock to the nearby waterhole.

The lodge is surrounded by a
dense rainforest
that comes alive with the sounds of the wild, while the rocky peaks of Mount Kenya overlook its abundant game. Elephant,
buffalo, rhino
and waterbuck are regular sights

Nairobi – Kiambu – Mangu –Ruiru – Thika-Embu- Serena Mountain Lodge 310km

Kenya Sarova Lion Hill Lodge (FB)
Day 3:

An early breakfast then depart to Lake Nakur u N/P

Route:

Mt Kenya – Nyahururu- Nakuru [No traffic]

From Nanyuki rather than going to Nyeri, take the Ngobit road that passes Sweetwaters and Ol pejeta conservancies to join the tarmac road just before Nyahururu. The Nyeri- Ndaragwa route though tarmac is long with a lot of traffic. The Ngobit road is a 40km well maintained gravel road with scenic views of Kenya’s northern frontier including the Laikipia plateau [Kenya’s most recent tourism destinations] Nice place to take pictures.

Proceed to Nyahururu at the mighty Thomson falls, short excursions while taking pictures at this massive falling water.

Lunch: at Thomson Falls lodge

Continue after lunch descending down the Rift Valleys Subukia escarpment[great views as the road snakes down to the valley floor] to arrive Lake Nakuru N/P [0200Hrs PM]

Leave the bikes and embark on an afternoon game drives at this park fame for it prolific birdlife including millions of flamingoes. Later check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight

Mt Kenya Serena Lodge – Olpajeta – Nyahururu 130km of gravel/ Tarmac in few areas .

Nyahururu – Nakuru 70km of tarmac road

Kenya Sarova Mara Game Lodge (FB)
Day 4:

Route:

Nakuru – Njoro – Mau summit – Molo – Elburgon –– Kericho – Sotik – Kapkimowa – Ngorengore – Bomet – Ololunga – Ewaso Ngiro – Sekanani gate

Early breakfast, then drive to the park gate while doing some game drives. Take you bikes and ride past Nakuru town up the western Rift valley escarpment to Mau summit. Scenic views of the valley floor, Lake Nakuru and the Aberdares ranges on the horizon

Proceed to the lush ever green expansive tea estates of Kericho with a short loop to the Tea Research Centre. Return to Kericho Tea hotel for a cup of tea. Continue past tea estates via Sotik, Kipkimowa to Ngorengore. From here the landscape changes into wheat and maize fields.

Move on to divert at Olulunga and on open savanna grassland to Ewaso Ngiro shopping centre where the tarmac ends. Ride across the Masai reserve with scattered wildlife seen grazing along to Sekenani gate. Leave the bikes and drive to the lodge for late lunch. Late afternoon game drives.

Ololunga – Ewaso Ngiro (20 km) – tarmac

Ewaso Ngiro – Sekenani Gate (80 km) – 30km tarmac & 50km maintained gravel road

90% tarmac, 10% gravel

Kenya Sarova Mara Game Lodge (FB)
Day 5:Full day of game drives plus other activities on request like Balloon Safari and Maasai Cultural Dance

Kenya Rift Valley Country Lodge (FB)
Day 6:Route:
Sekenani Gate – Narok – Naivasha – Rift Valley Country Lodge 280KmEarly game drives before retuning for breakfast. Depart to Naivasha via Narok town. riding past the wheat fields and the endless savanna plains on the floor of Rift valley. Great views of Mt. Longonot and Suswa ridges.Rift Valley Country Lodge:
Rift Valley Lodge & Golf Resort is situated in the heartof Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, overlooking the southwestern shores of Lake Naivasha from an altitude of about 7,000 feet. The resort sits on the edge of the Mau Escarpment, with sweeping views towards Mount Longonot and the Aberdares Mountains.

Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort guests can enjoy game and bird walks with experienced naturalists, boating and sailing from the lodges’ own marina,
fishing for Black Bass on Lake Naivasha
, horse riding and mountain biking on the grounds.

This is an excellent lodge between Mara and Nairobi where clients can have the above activities on request.

Kenya Ol Tukai Lodge (FB)
Day 7:

Depart to Amboseli N/P via Karen.

A short ride there after joining the highway. Stop at Mahi Mahiu at the base the eastern escarpment. Great views as you ride up the escarpment for another session of photography. Proceed to divert at Kangemi flyover to (Kikuyu) Dagoreti to Karen. Visit Karen Blixen museum (Out of Africa film), giraffe centre and later proceed to Amboseli National Park

Nairobi-Mai Mahiu – Uplands – Limuru to Karen (100 km) Tarmac road.

Activities

  • Karen Blixen
  • Giraffe center

Early Lunch in either of these places

Depart to Amboseli N/P riding along the Magadi road to divert at Kiserian to join the Great trans North Africa to South Africa road at Isinya. Scenic endless savanna plains and rolling hills all the way to Namanga.

Divert to a gravel road riding past Masai homesteads and herds of cattle to Meshanani park gate. Leave the bikes at the gates and drive in the park for game drives enroute to the lodge. Check in time for Late lunch. Late Afternoon extensive game drives. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight

Route:

  • Naivasha-Mai Mahiu – Uplands – Limuru to Karen (100 km) Tarmac road.
  • Kiserian – Isinya – Kajiado – Ngatataik – Namanga Tarmac road [150km]
  • Between Kajido and Namanga you will have Diversions due to road construction. (Gravel)
  • Namanga – Amboseli NP gravel road [70km]
Tanzania Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge (FB)
Day 8:

Route:
Amboseli NP – Namanga – Lariboro – Arusha – Makuyuni – Lodoare Gate – Ngorongoro

Early morning game drives before returning for breakfast. Drive to Namanga border town after customs and immigration procedures drive to Arusha for lunch.

Lunch
at Arusha Coffee Lodge

Later head south, passing through the Masai Steppe with its many African villages. Divert at Makuyuni continue to Lake Manyara up the Great Rift Valley where you have fantastic views over the distant Lake Manyara. Proceed to Lodoare Gate where you leave the bikes and enter the park. Game drives as you drive to the lodge perched at the rim of the crater.

  • Amboseli NP – Namanga 70km gravel road
  • Namanga – Lariboro – Arusha 110km Tarmac/Gravel road
  • Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater 190km
Tanzania Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge (FB)
Day 9:

Full day of game drives at the crater floor with visits to Olduvai Gorge archaeological site/ museum

Tanzania Marangu Capricorn hotel (HB)
Day 10:

Route:

Lodoare Gate – Makuyuni – Arusha –– Moshi – Kidia – Marangu

Depart to Marangu via Arusha

Lunch
at Arumeru Coffee Lodge

After lunch proceed to Moshi-Arusha road moving on further past Moshi town, Himo and up to Marangu. This Area is known for good quality Coffee there on the road side you will have good view of Coffee plantation in some sections and Banana Plantations.

Check in at Marangu Capricorn hotel perched in the green lush coffee and banana plantations. From here the Pare and Usambara mountains are seen rolling down to the coast.

 

Route:

  • Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha 190km
  • Arusha – Arumeru River Lodge- Usa River- Moshi- Marangu- 132km of tarmac roadArusha moshi – marangu

Tanzania Irente View Cliff Lodge(FB)
Day 11:Route:
Marangu – Himo –Same – Hedaru – Mombo – Lushoto – Irente View Cliff.Depart to Irente after breakfast riding down past Himo town to divert at the main Dar es Salaam – Moshi road after 60km divert to Same town to take a good parallel road on the other side of the mountains. Stop over on the way for photography. Divert at Mombo to visit the Usambara section of the mountain . Proceed riding up the scenic mountain and also stop over on the way for photography. Lunch at Irente View Cliff Lodge. After lunch some loops to some attractions including Irente view point.Relax in the cliff later Dinner and over night in the lodge.Irente View Point Lodge: The lodge is located in the middle of the spectacular

Usambara Mountains, situated right at the famous Irente View Point.

Lushoto is at the heart of the Usambara, can be reached in a 4-5hour drive from Marangu. It is a further 4 hours drive to Tanga.

  • Marangu– Mombo Around 230 Km
  • Mombo-Lushoto 33 km of tarmac road
Tanzania to Kenya Leopard Beach Resort and Spa (HB)
Day 12:

Route:
Irente View Mountain Lodge-Mombo-Vugiri- Korogwe- Segera-Muheza –Tanga-Horohoro Lunga lunga then to Diani Beach.

Early breakfast proceed to Diani Beach

Either have lunch at Mkonge or late lunch at Leopard Beach Resort.

  • Lushoto-tanga 200km
  • Tanga – Horohoro (68 km)
  • Lunga Lunga-Diani Beach 40Km
Kenya Leopard Beach Resort and Spa (HB)
Day 13:

Leopard Beach Resort & Spa enjoys prime position on one of the world’s most stunning beaches, Diani Beach. Tropical gardens drop onto the white sandy shores of the Indian Ocean below where waters are calm due to the coral barrier reef.

Kenya Voi Safari Lodge (FB)
Day 14:

Route:

Diani Beach – Kwale – Kinango – Mtaa – Mariakani – Mackinnon Road – Maungu – VoiSafari Lodge

Depart after breakfast to Tsavo East N/P via Shimba Hills N/P AND Mwaluganje Elephant sanctuary. Proceed to arrive at Voi safari lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drives at this Kenya’s largest N/P with huge population of Elephants.

  • Diani Beach – Mombasa– Mariakani 80km of Tarmac road
  • Mariakani – Mackinnon Road – Maungu – Voi Safari Lodge 120km of tarmac road
  • Voi- Voi Safari Lodge 5km of gravel road
Kenya Panafric Hotel (HB)
Day 15:

Route:

Voi Safari Lodge – Tsavo – Manyani- Mtito Andei- makindu-Sulta Hamud – Athi River – Nairobi

Depart to Nairobi is a hilly beautiful country with stunning valleys on the roadside.

We will have stop over on the road to take photographs.

  • Voi-Manyani- Mtito Andei- makindu-Sulta Hamud- Athi River- Nairobi 345Km

The Nairobi – Mombasa road has traffic therefore we recommend all the clients to drive as a team for safety purpose.

Motorcycle handover and farewell dinner at Carnivore Restaurant

Kenya Departure
Day 16:

Early transfer to the airport for departure.

Full day city tours plus Shopping for late departure on request.

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