Savage Wilderness

Trips

Mt Kenya (4,985m)

Hike to the summit of Mt Kenya (4,985m) with the beautiful Chogoria route. Airport transfers, food and accommodation are all included - you just need to turn up!

Ol Pejeta Safari

Explore Ol Pejeta Conservancy - famous for the big five game, and home to the last two remaining North African White Rhino.

Mountain Biking in the Massi Mara.

Day 1 Met by Savage Wilderness Safaris (SWS) at Wildebeest Eco camp in Langata. Transferred to Narok (3hrs) Once we hit the dirt road. Jump on the Mt Bikes and ride 30-40km to Maji Moto Cultural camp. Todays ride is on dirt road. (L,D) Day 2 Rid out of the cultural camp into the Massi Mara plains and up into the Loita Hills Start ride. Today you will ride between 60-70km, keep your eyes pealed for the plains game (Giraffe, Zebra, Impala etc). Today you will do a little dirt road and simple single track riding. Arrive into camp set up camp, and relax around the camp fire listening to the sounds of Africa. (all meals and snacks) Day 3 An early start so we can be on our way before the sun gets too hot. Today you will ride 80km out of the Loita Plains and into the greater Mara. The closer we get to the park the more animals we should see. Arrive camp and again help set up and get organised. Another large campfire. (all meals) Day 4 Today we spend in the mara on game drives to see some of the bigger animals. Day 5 Another early start today will be a spectacular ride. Approx.40-50Km riding. We will challenge you a little with some technical single track riding (do not worry by now you will be comfortable on your bike) We will be heading deeper into the heart of the Mara. Keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife. Another night camping. (all meals) Day 6 Today is your last day on bikes. We do half a day of cycling on dirt road and single track to our lodge Arrive at the lodge settle into rooms, have lunch followed by afternoon game drive. (all meals) Day 7 Morning game drive followed by a transfer back to NBI. Arrive back in NBI late afternoon. (B,L) Drop off by 6pm at the Wildebeest eco camp. What to Bring… Sleeping bag, Light weather bag (this can be arranged if required for $25 Water proof jacket Trainers Socks Sandals or similar for the evenings T shirts x 3 Short/Long sleeved shirt 1 or 2 to ride in, moisture wicking type ideal Pair of light weight trousers and shorts Comfy evening wear Sun hat / baseball cap Sun glasses Sun cream Water bottle 2 x 1ltr plastic cheap bottles or ‘Camelback’ types Simple Wash kit soap, toothbrush, towel, etc. Torch and spare batteries head torch ideal, but any will suffice Swimsuit Day sack for carrying your day gear no more than 20 litres in capacity Rucksack / hold all Good book for evenings Cards / travel game for afternoons in camp Camera Cycle helmet (no helmet no ride) Cycle gloves Cycling cloths (padded shorts) x 2 or 3. Cycling glasses (or good sun glasses) Cycling shoes and spd peddles if you have the shoes. The camping You will be in 2 man tents and supplied with a foam matteress. Toilets will be short drops with a seat. Showers will be limited as we do not have a lot of water. You will be limited to 5 liters per person per night to wash with. Washing areas will be provided. What’s included... Return transport from Nairobi, back up vehicle, qualified guides, conservation/camping, food, drinks and accommodation (tents/lodges). What’s not included… Riding gear, Anything on the what to bring list, any additional merchandise (t-shirts, DVD’s etc), any optional extra activities and personal accident insurance Cost $999 per person

Nairobi to Zanzibar (Gravel or XC biking trip)

Nairobi to Zanzibar is a unique cycling trip. The ride starts off in the hilly areas of Machakos. We head south and enter Maasai country as we head towards Amboseli National Park and Mt Kilimanjaro. The Maasai are a nilotic ethnic group inhabiting Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known local populations internationally due to their residence near the many game parks and their distinctive customs and dress. Day 1 Collected at JKIA and transferred to Machakos (a commuter town 40km from the airport) You then ride approx 50 km Nunguni. From Machakos we climb up through changes in climate to some beautiful views of the Khamba plains looking into Tanzania. Day 2 Nunguni-Amboseli 90 km We drop down out of the hills into the Massi plains below as we ride towards Anboseli and hopefully see some of the Big 5. (evening game drive) Day 3 Amboseli-Tarakea 100 km Today is "flat" (rolling hills) all the way to the Tanzania boarder. This will give your legs a little rest and prepare them for the Usambara Hills in Southern Tanzania. (tonight we stay in the Boarder town of Tarakea) Day 4 Tarakea-Ugweno 105 km Once we cross into Tanzania we enter some quite hard hilly days as cycle across the The Usambara Mountains of northeastern Tanzania. They comprise the easternmost ranges of the Eastern Arc Mountains. Day 5 Ugweno-Ferefere 110 km The ranges of approximately 90 km long and about half that wide, situated in the Lushoto District of the Tanga Region. They were formed nearly two million years ago by faultingand uplifting, and are composed of Precambrian metamorphic rocks. Day 6 Ferefere-Ivuga 50 km The ranges are split into two sub- ranges; the West Usambaras being higher than the East Usambaras, which are nearer the coast and receive more rainfall. The mountains are clad in virgin tropical rainforest’s which have been isolated for a long period. Day 7 Ivuga-Manolo 85 km Historically they were inhabited by Bantu, Shambaa, and Maasai people but in the eighteenth century, a Shambaa kingdom was founded by Mbegha. Day 8 Manolo-Maweni 80 km The kingdom eventually fell apart after a succession struggle in 1862. German colonists settled in the area which was to become German East Africa, and after World War I it became part of the British mandated territory of Tanganyika. Day 9 Maweni-Mashinde 65km The mountains will be a nice cool break from the hot flat lands around them. Day 10 Mashinde-Tanga 92.3 km The final day we will descend out of the mountain and head to the Indian ocean and the city of Tanga. The warm Indian ocean will be a perfect spot to end the trip as you relax in the sea sipping a drink of your choice. Day 11 A transfer to Dar-a-salam to catch the Ferry to Zanzibar. (trip ends when you dropped at the ferry. please organise your own hotel accommodation in Zanzibar.) Check list Make sure the bike gets a good service before leaving home. • Bike (if you have one otherwise we will provide one for you) make sure your bike is tubeless. • Helmet (no helmet no ride) • Cycling gloves • Puncture kit with tubeless plugs (this can be provided) • Multi tool (this can be provided) • Tubes x 2 even if your on a tubeless setup (this can be provided) • Mini pump (this can be provided) • Padded cycling shorts x 2 • Light weight rain jacket& rain pants • Cycling jersey orlight shirt x 2 • Sports socks • Shoes for off the bike • Casual clothes for time • Sandals or flip flops • A set of warm clothes evenings in the hills areCOLD. • Smart clothes fordinners out • Peaked cap/hat • GOOD Suncream • Lip balm • Chamois cream • Basic first aid kit • Toothbrush & paste • Towel • Mosquito repellent • Personal medication • Torch and batteries for off the bike evenings when camping. • Light weight 2/3 season sleeping bag Accommodation will be a combination of camping, lodges and guest houses What’s included... Collection from Nairobi, back up vehicle, qualified guides, conservation/camping, food, drinks and accommodation (tents/lodges/Guest houses). What’s not included… Riding gear, Anything on the what to bring list, any additional merchandise (t-shirts, DVD’s etc), any optional extra activities, personal accident insurance (travel insurance), flights, visas and tips Cost $1699