January brought the long awaited charity cycling trip. We have been planning for and anticipating this safari more than anything, and now it is finally here. The one we had been preping for and bloged about here in a series of Cycle Camping Safari Challenge Part I and Cycle Camping Safari Challenge Part II.
Together with our agent QAS Holidays, we are hosting a charity cycle group with 35 participants from The Netherlands. The EPE Cycle for Water Charity Group arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on January 29th and headed to the coast of Mombasa to start out their 13 days fundraising challenge. They will be in the country until February 10th, a period through which they will cycle from Kwale in Mombasa to Mai Mahiu in Naivasha. Covering an approximate distance of 775km, the group will traverse through untouched wildernesses and camping is basic tents, testing their benevolence to the limit.
I’m March last year, we sent out our team to scout and inspect the route that the charity cyclists will use. This was in order that we familiarize ourselves with the routing to facilitate for precision planning. It turned out to be one heck of a fun filled adventure and discovery, they shared their exploration in our blog On Safari with African Horizons. With these preparations in place, we are optimistic that the planning and groundwork that we have put in towards this trip will go a long way into making it a huge success. It is our hope that the group will enjoy every bit of their challenging traverse.
Here we share some of their photos on arrival at the JKIA on January 29th, and as they assemble their bicycles in Diani the next day.