Tribal Lands

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15 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
1060 Km
avg 106 Km
Hosted

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

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.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
Ethiopia|Kenya
From:
Addis Ababa
To:
Nairobi

Tour Information

Guiding:
Hosted
Duration:
15 Days
Level:
Mod/Advanced
More Options:
Camping|Point to Point
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 3200

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
1060 Km
Riding Days:
10
Month(s):
February|March
Departure:
23 Feb - 7 Mar 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Booking Conditions:

Registration fee of $150 USD to hold your place

Inclusions

14 Nights of camping
Most dinners
Most breakfasts
All roadside lunches
Afternoon soup on riding days
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Security as needed
Bike mechanic
Medic
Local support
Tour jersey
Commemorative tour medal
Celebratory final dinner
Pre-tour information bulletins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum

Options

Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price).

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