Day 1: Nairobi
Depart Nairobi with driver-guide and 4×4 Land Cruiser. Stop at the Kereita Forest, approximately 1.5 hours from the outskirts of Nairobi, where you will enjoy the thrill of a ziplining adventure through the forest. Enjoy a picnic lunch before going mountain biking through the forest. In the mid-late afternoon, depart on a 2.5-hour drive to the southern shores of Lake Naivasha.
Day 2: Nairobi to Mount Longonot & Hell's Gate National Park
Head out with your guide in the morning for Mount Longonot volcano, a drive of around 1 hour. On arrival, your Kenya Wildlife Service guide accompanying you on the trek will be waiting. As you hike through the forest to the crater rim, you’ll be spoiled with incredible views. It takes around 2-3 hours to reach the crater rim, where you’ll stop for a snack and enjoy the magnificent views before hiking down to the trailhead where your driver-guide and vehicle await. Total trek time from start to finish is approximately 4.5-5 hours.
You will enjoy a packed lunch and time to relax, and in the mid-afternoon, you’ll head to the nearby Hell’s Gate National Park for an afternoon of mountain biking accompanied by a guide, exploring this unique landscape of canyons and towering rock cliffs. The biking isn’t particularly strenuous here, and you’re very likely to see zebra and other plains game, which makes this a mountain biking trip with a difference! Return to your lodge for a well-earned dinner.
Depending on your level of biking experience this can be made more challenging, cycling down and through the canyons, or take easier routes if you prefer. Please advise your preference at time of booking.
Day 3: Ol Pejeta Conservancy or Nanyuki
Depart after breakfast at Kiangazi House and drive to the Aberdare National Park western entrance, around 2.5 hours away. From here, you will enjoy a game drive through the park, looking out for some of the varied wildlife and birdlife that inhabits this largely forested area (including elephant, buffalo, reedbuck, bushbuck and Syke’s monkey). Stop at midday for a picnic lunch in a scenic spot and continue your drive up and over the escarpment, enjoying far-reaching views towards Mount Kenya.
Descend and exit the eastern side of the park, and continue onward to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, around 2 hours away from the point you depart the national park, where you can extend your adventure with some time on safari.
Prices, Departures and Inclusions
Prices are based per person based on two people travelling together. Travel during some peak season months will incur higher rates.
At the point of booking, please advise level of mountain biking experience, so that we can tailor your experience in Hell’s Gate accordingly.
Single Supplement And Child Policy
Children aged 9+ can participate in the hike and mountain biking, at the parent’s discretion. Children’s mountain bikes can be hired at both Kereita Forest and Hell’s Gate. We recommend you bring cycle helmets from home, though, as they are in limited supply for rental, and it is difficult to guarantee the right size will be available.
- Three days with a safari guide and 4×4 safari vehicle (Land Cruiser or similar)
- All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3
- Ziplining and mountain biking in Kereita Forest
- Guided hike to Mount Longonot summit
- Guided cycling in Hell’s Gate, park fees for Longonot
- Hell’s Gate and Aberdare
- Conservation charge and Medevac cover
- International flights and visa fees
- Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary
- Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.