KENYAN DIRTBIKE CHALLENGE – Nov 16th – 30th 2013


Black Desert Training UK  and Dusty Helmets (Kenya) are organising a once in a lifetime, 2 week off road riding trip in Kenya in Nov 2013.  We will be riding well off the tourist trail on 390 Husabergs, up to 220km per day, and have exclusive access to the Soysambu Conservancy (48,000 acres in the beautiful Rift Valley) – a dirt bike riders paradise.
Our trip takes us well into the African bush and to the open planes, where we will be able to spot some of Africas amazing wildlife.   Imagine riding alongside giraffe, zebra and
antelope.  We will even spend a couple of days riding in the sanddunes under the expert tuition of Craig Bounds and Tamsin Jones (both Dakar rally riders).  The riding trip is combined with visiting some of the best national reserves in Africa the Samburu and Tsavo National Parks and staying in some luxury resorts as well as camping out under the stars.    Other highlights of the trip are spending the day with the baby elephants at the Sheldrick elephant orphanage in Nairobi (we have organised a day just for the group, we will be giving them a nice mud bath).


You could be riding these sanddunes with tuition from Craig Bounds and Tamsin Jones (Dakar rally riders).

There are only 3 excusive off road riding places left and 3 spaces in the 4×4’s.  Don’t worry if you haven’t ridden off road before we can run some off road training days for you.




There are a couple of options for the trip, you can do the whole 18 day challenge or a 9 day challenge.  With the 9 day challenge you can join us for the first half or the second half of the trip.

 1st 9 day trip – 15th Nov- 23rd Nov

2nd 9 day trip– 23rd Nov- 1st Dec

18 day trip – 15th Nov – 1st Dec


Kenyan Dirtbike Challenge itinerary:

15th Nov – 1st Dec 2013


15th Nov – Arrive Nairobi

16th Nov – Visit to the Sheldrick elephant orphanage – ride to Mweiga in the Aberdare region

17th Nov–  Ride to Laikipia and Overnight Ol Tome bushcamp

18th Nov–  Ride Laikipia to Muge and overnight Ekorian camp.

19th Nov– Muge to Silali, Suguta valley ride and overnight Silali falls

20th Nov – Silali to Sugata valley sanddunes

21st Nov – Silali to Sugata valley sanddunes

22nd Nov – Silali to Lake Baringo

23rd Nov – Rest day at island camp and exchange 9 day groups

24th Nov – Lake Baringo – Soysambu conservancy (over 30,000 acres of off road riding).  Overnight Punda Milias camp

25th Nov – Full day at Soysambu conservancy.  De-snaring and game count on bikes.  Overnight Punda Milias camp

26th Nov – Soysambu conservancy to Menegai or Eburru.  Overnight Punda Milias camp.

27th Nov – Soysambu conservancy to Loita plains of the Maasai mara.  Overnight Maji moto camp

28th Nov – Full day on the Loita plains of the Maasai mara – Rest day – game drives, walks.. Overnight camp maja moto camp

29th Nov – Full day riding on the Loita plains of the Maasai mara.  Overnight Maji moto camp

30th Nov – Loita plains to Lake Naivasha.  Overnight Carnelleys camp.

1st Dec – Depart Naivasha by road, arrive in Nairobi in afternoon, drop off at Nairobi airport.


For 18 day trip:  £4,500 (3 spaces available)

For 9 day trip:  £2,995 (3 spaces available)

4×4 (4 exclusive places available)£3,900

25% of which will be donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust so you may want to consider fundraising for the trip.


Why the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust?

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31,963 elephants have been killed for there ivory since Jan 2013.  Rhinos are being poached to the verge of extinction.  There has been an extremely serious and species threatening escalation of poaching of both elephants and rhinos for their ivory and horn in recent years, driven by the insatiable desire for these items from China, Vietnam, Thailand and Far Eastern Countries.  It is hard to believe that these magnicient animals are brutally killed for trinkets.  Many of the younger animals and babies are left beside their murdered parents and families.  Rhinos face a massive problem as eastern medicine practices believe their horns have mystical healing properties and demand is growing quickly, however the horns are made of Keratin (the same stuff as our fingernails) so they are being pointlessly massacred.  In some areas of Africa there are no elephants and rhinos left.  This heartbreaking problem is escalating out of control and the authorities around Africa are stuggling to deal with it.



What can we do?

We can’t just sit back and let this happen.  These strong magnificent animals who have developed over thousands of years are helpless against a gun, poison and traps set by poachers.  But there are organisations out there working to prevent these terrible crimes and they need our support.  We can help by promoting and supporting the good work if the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

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What’s included:


All meals

Drinking water

Park/Conservation Fees

390 Husabergs

Back up crew, guide, fuel and spares

Flying dr insurance

Transport back to Nairobi


What’s not included:

International flights

Visa for Kenya

Accomodation in Nairobi

Meals in Nairobi


Extra activities

Medical and baggage insurance



Please fill out the form below to book onto our African Adventure Ride in November 2013.

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