Bike in the wild Swara Plains Wildlife Sanctuary which lies on a 20,000 acre fenced land opposite the rugged Lukenya Hill. Amongst the glade of shady Yellow Fever Trees and vast grassland, the sanctuary hosts a resident population of over 3,000 game animals and over 280 identified bird species.
Start Point: Acacia Camp, Swara Plains (3km inside the conservancy)
Morning rides between 8.30 am and 1.30 pm
Evening rides between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm
Cycling in Swara Plains is a total Bicycle Safari! Bike in the Wild along herds of zebras, tall towering giraffes and marvel at the long-legged, swift Maasai ostriches that dot the vast plains. The wildebeests, out of curiosity, will either stare at you blankly or try to outrun you on some sections of the trails. Antelopes (Swara in Swahili) own this place, so let’s have you mingle among the brown agile “athletes” of the plains. Luckily, there are no carnivores to be wary of.
Perfect for Cross Country/Leisure riders who love the expansive outdoors
50 minute drive from Nairobi
Lots of dirt roads and jeep tracks throughout the wildlife sanctuary
Trails are accessible all through the year
What to see: Herds of giraffes, zebras, antelopes, wildebeests and ostriches; Great views of the Lukenya Hills and the bordering wheat farms
Rides can range from 2 to 5 hours of riding (15 – 45km)
Bike rental option available at an extra cost
Group rates applies from 3 people onwards
Comfortable athletic/cycling clothing, helmet, gloves and sunscreen lotion.