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Tribal Lands
Tour Location
Ethiopia, Kenya
Addis Ababa
Tour Information
Hosted (Ride Leader)
Vehicle Support, Mechanical
18 days
Tour Language:
Cost From:
USD 3200
Tour Distance & Dates
1405 Km
Riding Days:
Daily Average:
108 Km
14 February 2018
Tour Operator:
TDA Global Cycling
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Tribal Lands

South of Addis Ababa, the terrain changes again to rolling countryside interspersed with alkaline lakes – including Lake Koka and Ziway.

18 Days Mod-Advanced 1405 KmAVG 108 Km

Near Lake Langano you’ll have the chance to cavort with ostriches at the Rift Lakes National Park. A couple days later the riders will leave their bicycles in the small town of Konso and head out on a 3 day visit to Ethiopia’s Omo Valley. The Mursi and Hamer tribes here have retained much of their fascinating culture – body painting, hair staining and lip plates. Back on their bikes, riders now pedal onto Yabello, from where they can visit the wildlife sanctuary and catch a glimpse at some of Africa’s rarest birds.

The crossing from Ethiopia into Kenya at Moyale marks the beginning of Kenya’s Dida Galgalu lava rock desert. The scenery is as desolate as it gets. At the midway point the market town of Marsabit, set on the slopes of an ancient volcano, offers a welcome respite before the road descends again into the arid lands that are home to the Samburu people and their herds of camels and cattle. Approaching Isiolo, riders rejoice at the opportunity to have a well deserved beer or ice cream bar. From there, the route traverses the western slopes of majestic Mount Kenya, before crossing the equator in Nanyuki, which is a short day’s ride from Nairobi, East Africa’s largest city.

The section features some of the most diverse changes in scenery and riding conditions, from plateau to desert to savannah. After meeting Mursi, Hamer, Karo, Samburu, Borana, and Masai peoples in Ethiopia and Kenya, the Tribal Lands section finishes in modern Nairobi.
Camping, Hotel / Guesthouse
Single Supplement:
Freshly prepared camp meals
Restaurant meals
Roadside lunches
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced Tour Leader
'Sweep' Rider
Security as needed
Bike Mechanic
MedicLocal support
Experienced chef
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