Ride for Lions - the ultimate conservation cycling safari

October 09 2017

The Great Plains Foundation Ride for Lions is, quite simply, one of the most exceptional cycling experiences you will ever have. It is a 4-night exploration of Kenya’s priceless Amboseli-Tsavo region: a showcase of Nature’s grand-scale artistry. It is this magnificence that you will witness, experience and conserve. You will follow bush tracks, elephant trails and footpaths. From the vast swathes of savannahs with green smudges of game-rich wetlands, you will gradually ascend into the lava world of the Chyulu Hills.

Ride for Lions is imbued with Great Plains Conservation’s defining ethos: exquisite attention to detail, luxurious finishes, beautifully appointed locations, outstanding guiding, non-negotiable safety measures, fine dining and inimitable style. You can look forward to a perfect synergy of exceptional touring and exceptional care.

Ride for Lions is a donation with a difference, a gift to lions and conservation, but also one of the best gifts you can give yourself; convert your sweat and effort into saving lions, expanding corridors and helping people along the way.

The Details

  • The departure dates for small groups of a maximum of 10 riders will be staggered over the 4 nights/5 days of the event. The experience ends with a 5th and final night at ol Donyo Lodge.
  • Participation is for interesting people, interested in making a difference in a stylish and real experience. We invite groups of 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 that we will either keep as a unit or mix with other invited guests on request.
  • The trip is led by professional, seasoned, wildlife and mountain biking guides.
  • We can recommend a departure date where you would be with fellow riders of similar level and experience.

Event dates & schedule

Each departure dates allows for a maximum total of 10 riders to be departing on that specific date.
Day 1 Arrival Day - Transfer from Nairobi to Amboseli
Day 2 Stage 1 - Commence Cycle from Amboseli to Bush Camp 1
Day 3 Stage 2 - Cycle from Bush Camp 1 to Bush Camp 2
Day 4 Stage 3 - Cycle from Bush Camp 2 to Bush Camp 3
Day 5 Stage 4 - Complete ride from Bush Camp 3 to ol Donyo Lodge, Chyulu Hills
Day 6 Departure Day - Transfer from ol Donyo Lodge


Participant Costs

The participation cost is USD 15,000 per rider. Each entry must comprise of a group of two sharing (We do have costs for single riders). Groups comprise of two participants and can be booked in multiples of up to a maximum of ten riders per day.

The sponsors are covering the costs of the event so that every dollar of your contribution can go directly into conservation.

The cost per team excludes international flights into and out of Kenya but is inclusive of all costs from the chartered flight from Nairobi to Amboseli at the start of the event and the return chartered flight to Nairobi. 

Please note that we will take care of transporting you and your bicycles from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Amboseli National Park to start the ride. We will also transport you and your bicycles from ol Donyo Lodge back to Jomo Kenyatta Nairobi International Airport at the end of your ride.


If you have any questions or to reserve your place, simply contact us.

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