This is a minimum of a week's mountain bike adventure from the Maasai Mara, through the Loita Hills and down into the floor of the Great Rift Valley and the burning wastelands between Lake Natron and Lake Magadi. The route passes through a beautiful area that is one of Kenya’s last true wildernesses where the group is accompanied by local Maasai guides. The safari takes place in a remote corner of Maasailand, well away from the normal tourist routes and is a significant physical challenge. For much of the time there is vehicle support available, making it possible for people to cut short their days in the saddle if the going gets too tough.

It will appeal to people looking for an adventure in a remote and wild corner of Kenya. People undertaking this safari will need to be physically fit and prepared to bike over rough terrain for up to 8 hours a day, but they will be rewarded by an unforgettable experience in one of Kenya's least visited and most spectacular areas.

This safari will also appeal to people as an alternative "Charity Challenge" that can be used by people to raise money through sponsorship  much in the same way that people climb Kilimanjaro for charity.

Starting in the Maasai Mara Reserve the route skirts the northern boundary of the park and makes for Ilparakuo Camp, near the Maasai Village of Labentera, where Willetts Safaris already operates a camp in association with the local community. The route then heads south east, past the small town of Naikara in two 45 kilometre stages, stopping for a night at a new camp, Entargotua, established specifically for this safari, on the way to Walking with Maasai’s eco-camp of Olkoroi at Olorte, where the Loita Hills come to an end, close to the Tanzanian border. These first days are by mountain bike over rough terrain and involve a number of climbs up and over high passes.

The safari pauses at Olkoroi for two nights with a day available for walking along old elephant trails into the Naimena-Engiyio (Forest of the Lost Child) or to just relax by the spectacular Olkeju Arus River. From Olorte the safari continues for about 25 kilometres through the hills to the viewpoint at Enchorro Naibor. From here there are outstanding views out across the Rift Valley to Lake Natron and Shompole. On a clear morning it is sometimes possible to see Mt Kilimanjaro, over 150 kilometres away.

After spending a night under the stars the next day involves walking down over a thousand metres, on an old cattle track, before heading across the dry and barren country between Lakes Natron and Magadi towards the village of Shompole and a new camp on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. This is an extremely remote area where the local people see few visitors and the camps we use are temporary affairs that have been set up purely for this safari.

On the final day there are then a couple of options. People can choose to return directly to Nairobi or spend another day cycling up to Lake Magadi for another night's wild camping before then transferring to Nairobi on the following day.

Full details about this safari can be found in the Biking section.