7 Days Wild Coast Motorcycle Tour in Kenya

  • Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel, Diani Beach, Kwale County, Kenya

Overview

Authentic Motorcycle Tour Kenya

Are you looking for an authentic and colorful week which combines beach, biking, an encounter with the local peoples and discovery of game reserves? Then you are in luck! Presenting you this 7-day motorcycle tour in Kenya that will take you to beautiful and breathtaking places such as Diani Beach, Mangrove Coast, The Shimba Hills, and Taita-Kasighau Reserve. What are you waiting for? Explore and enjoy the beauty of Eastern Africa!

Highlights

  • 286-mile mileage
  • Ride to The Shimba Hills
  • Ride to Taita-Kasighau Reserve
  • Ride to Diani Beach & Mangrove Coast
  • Motorcycle (Honda XR250) rental
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Daily delicious meals
  • 6 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 5 riding days
  • English
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You will stay at these following accommodations during your motorcycle tour:

  • Night 1: Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel in Diani Beach
  • Night 2: Mwazaro Beach Lodge in Mangrove Coast
  • Night 3: Shimba Lodge in Shimba Hills
  • Night 4: Kitheghe Bungalows in Taita-Kasighau Reserve
  • Night 5 and 6: Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel in Diani Beach

Overview

  • Terrain: off-road
  • Bike: rental
  • Mileage: 260 kilometers / 286 miles
  • Daily rides: 50 - 200 kilometers / 32 - 125 miles
  • Meals: all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

Day 1: Mombasa - Diani Beach, 50 kilometers / 32 miles (transfer)

You will be welcomed and picked-up at the Moi International Airport (MBA) then transferred to Diani Beach, a beach well-known for its white-sand. Check into Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel later before your tour briefing and presentation of the motorcycles for the tour. Lunch followed by an enjoyable session afternoon at the beach.

Day 2: Diani Beach - Mangrove Coast, 60 kilometers / 38 miles / 3 hours

Put on the riding gear and set off immediately on a small track that runs along the beach and Diani’s line of hotels then into other tracks that cross through lush green countryside. You will discover that a motorcycle is an ideal way to easily immerse oneself into one of Africa’s most authentic environments, bringing you into direct contact with the traditional villages of the Digo in Duruma, the people who live at the foot of Shimba Hills.

You will stop from time to time to quench your thirst and to discover the customs of the local peoples and taste the refreshing coconut juice or a cooking of some of the cassava you see growing along the route. You will get unrivaled pleasure from riding on sandy and laterite tracks using an easy to control but still powerful enough motorcycle. Later, you will arrive at Mwazaro Beach Lodge for lunch. It is a quiet and peaceful place out of mass tourism. In the afternoon, a canoe excursion along the mangrove in search of crocs and birdwatching before returning to the lodge as the sun sets over the mangroves. Dinner and night in palm-leaf thatched bungalows in front of an untainted beach of white sands.

Day 3: The Shimba Hills, 50 kilometers / 32 miles / 2 hours

After breakfast, depart by motorcycle in the direction of Shimba Hills. The track widens after crossing the Shimba’s tropical forest, home to a good population of elephants. Later, you will have lunch at Shimba Lodge (constructed in the lofty branches of the forest trees). In the afternoon, visit Shimba Hills National Reserve in a 4-wheels-drive car. Afterward, return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay. Meanwhile, enjoy observing various animals that come to drink from the minerals rich natural ponds in front of the lodge.

Day 4: Taita-Kasighau Reserve, 150 kilometers / 94 miles / 5 hours

After breakfast, ride in the direction of Taita-Kasighau Reserve through tracks that traverse some dense and thorny savanna. Picnic lunch will happen en-route. In the afternoon, arrive at the foot of Kasigau Hill, dressed in a thick cover of the primary forest and is a member of the chain of hills called the Taita Hills. The Taita Hills are remnant promontories of an ancient escarpment formed from a great rift about 20 million years ago. You will later settle at Kitheghe Bungalows Lodge which is owned and managed by the local community. Night in the bungalows which have a beautiful view over the wooded savannah of Taita.

Day 5: Taita-Kasighau Reserve - Diani Beach, 200 kilometers / 125 miles / 6 hours

You will depart after breakfast, taking a track that runs through the wooded savannah ranches of Taita, an expansive area that is a wildlife migratory corridor between Tsavo and Tanzania and mainly inhabited by livestock herders. Picnic lunch will happen en-route then further on, the track joins the Nairobi - Mombasa highway. Further on, turn off into an earth road that approaches Mombasa from the hinterland and passes again through the Shimba Hills tropical forest. Later, go back to Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel at end of the afternoon.

Day 6: Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel

You will spend this day resting at Papillon Lagoon Reef Hotel.

Day 7: Plage Et Retour

This is the end of your tour. You will be transferred to Moi International Airport (MBA) for your return flight.

Note: A package for a group of 8 riders are also available for 1660 USD per person.

Beginner

  • Can ride for 2-3 hours
  • Minimal riding experience
  • Assistance required
  • Comfortable with curves and leans
  • Basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • Short distance ascents and descents

You will have a canoe excursion along the Mangrove Coast in search of crocodiles and birds on the second day. On the third day, you will visit and explore Shimba Hills National Reserve on a 4-wheel-drive car.

During this motorcycle tour, you will explore some of Kenya's most beautiful places such as Diani Beach, Mangrove Coast, The Shimba Hills, and Taita-Kasighau Reserve. Kenya's surface area is 583,000 square kilometers, consisting of savannah and desert in the north, volcanic highlands and mountains in central zone with snow-capped Mount Kenya as the highest point (5,199 meters). The Rift Valley divides them from north to south into eastern and western highlands with the Equator runs across the middle of Kenya.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Bottled mineral water when riding
  • Daily meals
  • Insurance against third party liability
  • Medical assistance and link up air rescue and evacuation to Nairobi
  • Motorcycle (Honda XR250) rental with fuel and technical assistance
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Support car with professional driver mechanic and tour riding guide
  • Visit of national parks by car with entry fees
  • Air ticket to Moi International Airport (MBA)
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Medical expenses in case of evacuation
  • Motorcycle gear such helmet, boots, gloves, and protections (compulsory)
  • Personal travel and medical insurance (compulsory)
  • Refundable deposit for the motorcycle (500 USD)
  • Visas (50 USD) and yellow fever vaccination

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Moi International Airport (MBA). Motorbike Safari's representative will pick you up from the airport. This service is already included in the price

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 3 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Diego from Argentina

    "Did a 9-day southern Kenya trip last month with friends and Fred put together a perfect adventure for us. Having been based there for 20 years Fred is widely experienced and his team is top notch and a lot of fun. Meeting the Maasai, the off-road riding, seeing the wildlife at close quarters and the overall camaraderie are just some of the many things you will take in in just over a week. Go experience it for yourself and witness the many wonders of Kenya and the memories will stay with you forever."

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  • Review by Chris from Canada

    "Back in Canada from a third motorcycle tour with Fred, Northern Kenya this time, i already miss this kind of vacation and look forward for another one on an other part of Africa. This kind of travelling is for me a real ressource of happiness and strong moments of joy, finding myself smiling while riding on the african roads."

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  • Review by Geraint from UK

    "Just to say thank you very much for the trip, I enjoyed the riding very much, some spectacular scenery and unusual places to stay. It was kind of you to allow us to donate to the school and arranging for us to meet the nun ( in a different school) who after being in Kenya for 23 years was still changing the lives of some of the children. The trip was very challenging for a novice off road rider but the great support from you and your team made sure it was very enjoyable. Thanks again and I hope to meet you again. Kind regards."

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