Adventure for Rhinos

July 18-30 2023

Come take part in a 13-day/12-night, multi-sport adventure dedicated to the conservation of nature with a focus on rhinos. On this ‘safari’, you will ride a mountain bike through conservancies that are devoted to the conservation of Kenya’s remaining black and white rhino populations. Enjoy custom game safaris. Walk through the Kenyan bush. Engage with local conservationists. Climb Kenya’s tallest mountain. Learn about conservation in the Laikipia landscape.

This is an adventure of a lifetime. It is an exclusive, personalized trip.

Your participation will directly contribute to the #MazingiraConservationFund, a program dedicated to the future of community-based wildlife conservation in Laikipia, Kenya.

Adventure for rhinos

Day 0: July 18, 2023 - Arrive in Nairobi

Karibu Kenya!! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), you will be met by your guide and driven to your first hotel in Nairobi, on the outskirts of Nairobi National Park.

After your long journey, this accommodation is the most practical place to unwind and get a great night’s rest before your adventure begins. Enjoy dinner on the hotel grounds and fall asleep to the views of Nairobi National Park.

Hotel: Emara Hotel Ole Sereni
Meals: Dinner | Social Hour

Day 1: July 19, 2023

Wake to Kenya’s fine coffee at breakfast and prepare for your journey North. The 5 hour journey will take you through varying landscapes including the capital city of Nairobi, Lake Naivasha, Rumuruti forest and finally into the Northern part of the Laikipian plateau.

This afternoon hop on your mountain bike for your first spin. You will become acquainted with the bike and beautiful scenery by riding through Mugie Conservancy, a conservancy dedicated to combining sustainable conservation, productive rangeland management, community cooperation, responsible tourism, and much more.

Today’s Ride:
Approx 16km~10mi / 170m~600ft

 Hotel: Fly Camp
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Day 2: July 20, 2023

Your first full day of biking will take you from Mugie Conservancy into Loisaba Conservancy, a conservancy that recently acquired black rhinos. Ride through the open savannah and by yellow fever groves and catch a glimpse of the endangered Grevy zebra.

Your ride will have some exciting downhill sections to the Ewaso Nyiro river. Tonight enjoy camping in tents in the middle of Laikipia’s wilderness. We will camp under the African sky and gather around the fire to hear tales of the bush.

Today’s Ride: Approx 55km~34 miles / 462m~1600ft

Hotel: Fly Camp in Loisaba Conservancy

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Day 3: July 21, 2023

Rise with the rays of the African sun and enjoy a walk along the Ewaso Nyiro river. This is an amazing opportunity to see Kenya’s small wildlife and the biodiversity of bird species.

Hop back on your bike and experience the Laikipian savannah and onto your next destination. Today's ride will take you through community land, an important piece of the puzzle in terms of land conservation. We will spend the night at a community owned campground in Naibunga Conservancy.

Today’s Ride:
Approx 51km~32miles/ 620m~ 2100ft

Hotel: Fly Camp in Naibunga Conservancy

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Day 4: July 22, 2023

Today’s ride is a longer one through the community owned landscape. This is a great opportunity to meet the locals and speak to them. We will pass through the town of DolDol, the largest town in the Northern part of the Laikipian plateau. Tonight enjoy camping in in your tent in the Kenyan bush. We will be camped on the edge of the Mukogodo Forest.

Today’s Ride:
Approx 45.9km~28.5miles/ 645m~ 2,115ft

Hotel: Fly Camp outside of Mukogodo Forest in Kuri Kuri Group Ranch

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Day 5: July 23, 2023

Wake to the calls of the masked weaver birds and enjoy a bush breakfast. Hop on the bikes and ride into Mukogodo Forest from the north. Mukogodo Forest is the largest national forest reserve in Laikipia, covering over 30,000 hectares. It is one of Kenya’s few remaining dry forests and under management of the Ilmamusi Community Forest Association.

We will set up camp in the middle of the forest and enjoy the evening forest sounds.

Today’s Ride:
Approx 46km~30 miles / 662m~2172ft

Hotel: Fly Camp in Mukogodo Forest

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Day 6 - July 24, 2023

Today’s ride will be an exciting journey through the Mukogodo Forest with an epic descent to Lekurruki Conservancy. The Lekurruki Conservancy is owned and managed by a community of Mukogodo Maasai.

Tonight enjoy the luxuries of Tassia Lodge. The Lodge captures all elements of the Kenyan bush and is an ideal escape for those searching for a taste of unspoiled Africa.

Today’s Ride:
Approx 25km~15 miles / 662m~2507ft

Hotel: Tassia Lodge

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Day 7 - July 25, 2023

Your day, your decision. Choose to rise early and head out on an exclusive bush walk experience with expert local guides. Or choose a different option for the day: horse-back riding through the savannah, game drive to spot endemic species, or mountain biking around the conservancy. 
This afternoon head out with Tassia’s expert guides on a game drive and enjoy sundowners at a private location. Enjoy dinner at the lodge.

Hotel: Tassia Lodge

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Day 8 - July 26, 2023

After a lavish breakfast, say “kwaheri” to Lekurruki Conservancy. We board our 4-wheel drive vehicles and head to the start of our mountain trek. Here we’ll be met by our guide and porters from African Ascents.

Mount Kenya is one of the most enchanting and alluring mountains in Africa. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199m ~ 17,057ft), Nelion (5,188m ~ 17,021ft), which are technical climbs, and Point Lenana (4,985m~16,335ft), which is the highest trekking peak.

We will climb to Lenana via Timau route, enjoying an access that is full of solitude and peace. Today’s trek will take about 4 hours and you will start at the edge of the Moorland Zone. We spend the night at Marania Camp.

Today’s Walk:

Walking Distance: 9 kms

Walking Time: 3 hours

Elevation Gain: 445 meters

Hotel: Camping on Mt. Kenya

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 9 - July 27, 2023

Enjoy a hot breakfast while the sun warms the slopes of Mt. Kenya. Today’s trek will continue through the moorland and you will start to take note of the mountain’s amazing vegetation including lobelia and senecio plants.

Tonight we stay at Major’s camp, which lies at 3,800m ~ 12,470 ft. Relax beneath dramatic rock faces and enjoy another home-cooked meal.

Today’s Walk:

Walking Distance: 11.2 kms

Walking Time: 6-7 hours

Elevation Gain: 808 meters

Hotel: Camping on Mt. Kenya

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 10 - July 28, 2023

The morning air will be brisk as you emerge from your tent; but with a hot cup of tea and a filling breakfast, you will feel ready to approach the summit.

Today’s trek will leave the moorland and enter the unique lunar landscape dotted with groundsels and lobelias; vegetation that is endemic to Mt. Kenya and very unique in its adaptation to the dramatic temperature fluctuations of the mountain.

This afternoon we will settle down next to Simba Tarn and get an early night before tackling the tantalizingly close Lenana pea.

Today’s Walk:

Walking Distance: 11 kms

Walking Time: 4-5 hours

Elevation Gain: 1,088m meters

Hotel: Camping on Mt. Kenya

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 11 - July 29, 2023

Step outside your tent to the bright stars and sip on a hot beverage before heading up to the summit. The 2-hour trek to the peak of Lenana will give you the opportunity to see one of the best sunrises ever. You will find breathtaking views of the two technical peaks, Batian and Nelion, and the vast lands of Kenya below.

Take a moment to reflect as you gaze over Laikipia and see the landscape that you have helped to protect. After soaking in the views, you will descend a different route and head to Soames Hotel. 

Today’s Walk:

Walking Distance: 14 Km’s

Walking Time: 2 hours to point Lenana and a further 6 hours down to the Vehicle.

Elevation Gain: 400 meters Elevation Drop: 1900 meters +-

Hotel: Soames Hotel

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Day 12 - July 30, 2023

Enjoy a luxurious breakfast while gazing at Mt. Kenya. Gather with your fellow travelers to reflect on your experience and share ideas about how to stay involved in the conservation of Laikipia’s landscape.

Your trip to Laikipia and your contribution to the Mazingira Conservation Fund will help the future of wildlife and people of Laikipia. Today, we say goodbye and you will travel back to Nairobi.

Meals: Breakfast | Morning Tea & Coffee


Itinerary Costs

Non Resident Rate
FROM US$7,995
Single Room Supplement


  • All accommodation
  • Meals as indicated with wine, beer, and house spirits
  • Services of professional and experienced guides (cycling, walking, trekking) throughout the trip
  • All conservancy entries, special events, and private tours
  • Support vehicles for the duration of the trip
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including baggage transportation
  • Emergency medical evacuation services in Kenya for the duration of the trip*
  • Meals with conservancy owners and special guests throughout the trip
  • Bike, Bicycle helmet, water bottles, cycling jersey
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Security during the trip for riding and other activities

​* Includes Flying Doctors' Emergency evacuation


  • International flights to Kenya
  • Entry visas
  • Personal Cancellation & Emergency insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity for your guides and drivers
  • Lodging before and after the trip