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Adventure for Rhinos

Hike and Bike for Rhino Conservation 

LAIKIPIA, KENYA

FEBRUARY 1-12, 2020

Let's Adventure for Rhinos!

February 1-12, 2020

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 adventure of a lifetime is an exclusive, personalized trip that will gain you behind-the-scenes access to rhino conservation.  

Your participation will directly contribute to the Rhino Revival Fund, 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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Meals: Social Hour | Dinner

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Day 1

February 1, 2020

Karibu Kenya!!

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO),

you will be met by your guides and driven to your first hotel on the outskirts of Nairobi.

After your long journey, this unique and exclusive accommodation is the perfect place to unwind and get a great night’s rest before your adventure begins.

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Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

Social Hour | Dinner

Fairmont Mt Kenya Safari Club

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Day 2

February 2, 2020

This morning, visit the Giraffe Centre to meet the endangered Rothschild giraffe. After a privately chartered flight (50min) from Nairobi to the base of Mt. Kenya and check into the Fairmont Mt. Kenya Safari Club. 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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Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

Social Hour | Dinner

Kicheche Camp

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Day 3

February 3, 2020

Your first full day of biking will take you from Mt Kenya Safari Club 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, a leading model for sustainable wildlife conservation and home to 110 black rhinos, two northern white rhinos and 30 southern white rhinos.

Today’s ride approx 33km~ 20miles/ 500m~1800ft 

Accommodation on Trip

The Cause: Enlarging The Rhino Landscape 

Adventure for Rhinos is raising funds for the Rhino Revival Fund. 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.  

Francis Kihara

Rugged Outdoors Company Director, Safari Guide, Mountain Guide and avid cyclist 

 

Francis Kihara was born and raised in Kericho Kenya. His passion for cycling started at a young age of ten and he participated in many races through out Kenya growing up. His favorite animal is the “Pumba” (warthog) and he loves spending time exploring. 

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