Adventure for Rhinos

Hike and Bike for Rhino Conservation 

LAIKIPIA, KENYA

FEBRUARY 1-12, 2021

Let's Adventure for Rhinos!

February 1-12, 2021

Come take part in a 12-day, multi-sport adventure dedicated to the conservation of rhinos. On this ‘safari’, you will ride a mountain bike through conservancies that are dedicated to the conservation of Kenya’s remaining black and white rhino populations; enjoy custom game safaris; walk through the Kenyan bush; participate in rhino tracking; climb Kenya’s tallest mountain, and 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 #RhinoRevivalFund, a fund dedicated to the future of rhino and wildlife conservation in Laikipia, Kenya.

Explore the allure of Kenya – meet its people, experience the landscape and its wildlife – and become a key contributor in wildlife conservation! 

Sample Itinerary

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February 1, 2020

Day 1

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

 

After your long journey, this unique accommodation is the perfect place to unwind and get a great night’s rest before your adventure begins. Enjoy dinner on the hotel grounds and fall asleep to sounds of tree hyrax. 

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Meals: Social Hour | Dinner

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February 2, 2020

Day 2

Wake to the sounds of ibis birds flying overhead and sip on Kenya’s fine coffee at breakfast. This morning, visit the Giraffe Centre to meet the endangered Rothschild giraffe and learn about this famous, Nature Education Centre. 

Then we will embark on the drive to Nanyuki.  The drive takes approximately 4 hours and it is a great way to see part of the country. This afternoon hop on your mountain bike for your first spin. You will become acquainted with the bike and beautiful scenery by riding through Mt Kenya Wildlife Conservancy. Dine at the hotel while learning about rhino conservation in Laikipia.


Today’s Ride:

Approx 16km~10mi / 170m~600ft 

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Soames Hotel Nanyuki

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

Social Hour | Dinner

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February 3, 2020

Day 3

Your first full day of biking will take you from Mt Kenya Wildlife Conservancy to your first rhino conservancy. Ride through tree nurseries, bamboo forests, and descend single track next to potato fields that are farmed by local Kikuyu people. 

 

After lunch head to the renowned Ol Pejeta Conservancy, (OPC) a leading model for sustainable wildlife conservation and home to 110 black rhinos, two northern white rhinos and 30 southern white rhinos. Tonight, enjoy a night's stay at Sweetwaters camp in the conservancy.


Today’s Ride:

Approx 56km~35 miles / 740m~2500ft

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Sweetwaters Camp 

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

Social Hour | Dinner

Accommodation on Trip

The Cause: #RhinoRevivalFund

Adventure for Rhinos is raising funds for the #RhinoRevivalFund. The fund will support a detailed study to determine the scope and scale of additional rhino territory in Laikipia. The trip partners with African Ascents to take you on the ultimate in multi-sport adventures while supporting rhino and wildlife conservation at the same time.

Current Rhino Conservation Land

Future Rhino Conservation Land

Your Guides

Julian Wright

 

African Ascents Company Director, Lead Guide/ Field Expert, Professional Mountaineer

 

Julian Wright is a highly experienced rock climber and mountaineer originally from Kenya.
He recently climbed the Diamond Colouir, a striking line of equatorial ice that might be one of the most exotic climbs in the world. It was last climbed in 2005 and due to climate change the line of ice hasn’t to been present until 2018. Check out his climb here

Tara Hetz

A world nomad and adventure seeker, cycling guide and Wilderness Medicine Instructor

 

Raised in the middle of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, Tara's unique childhood was spent living amongst East Africa’s wildlife. Her favorite animal is the gerenuk and she loves dancing to West African Music.  

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