Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, is a city unlike any other. In addition to its busy city life, Nairobi has a definitive collection of wildlife at the Nairobi National Park, including giraffes, lions, zebras, and black rhinos. In addition to this, Nairobi is also home to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The city has a unique life of its own, offering various adventurous activities to connect you with nature.
Nairobi is an exciting city to visit to experience the local city life, while engaging in fun-filled activities and tours. It allows you to experience the rudimentary elements of local life. Nairobi is also known for its many mountain bike tours, where tourists can explore various attractions while riding around the city on a mountain bike. Here are some of the best mountain bike tours in Nairobi you may want to check out.
1. Hell’s Gate Park
Hell’s Gate Park is an adventurous national park with various wildlife, hot springs, gorges, cliffs, and other landscapes that will mesmerise you. Cycling through Hell’s Gate is a unique and thrilling experience. This six-hour tour will take you through the Great Rift Valley, the Mai Mahiu Catholic Church, and then to Hell’s Gate. There are many safe cycling trails in Hell’s Gate where you can explore the national park or stop at some of the many action-packed activities, such as rock climbing or abseiling.
2. Lake Elmenteita
You will leave your hotel in the morning and will take a road trip to Soysambu Conservancy. You can choose a guided cycling tour to Lake Elmenteita. Lake Elmenteita is located 120km northwest of Nairobi and is the perfect place to go on a biking expedition. The lake has more than 400 different bird species, including the beautiful flamingos. Cycling around the lake allows you to engulf yourself in the aura and beauty of the lake, captivating you and providing you with one of the best rides of your life
3. Soysambu Conservancy
The Soysambu Conservancy stretches across 48,000 acres and is explicitly established to sustain endangered species. It was established in 2007 and is currently home to 130 giraffes and over 12,000 wildlife.
Once at the Conservancy, you can choose between multiple guided cycling tours through the national park, including all-inclusive camping tours.
4. Urban Forest Tour
The Urban Forest Tour includes a ride through Karura Forest, where you can experience the Mau Mau Caves, rivers, walking trails, and camping sites. The tour will provide you with a cycling tour experience through a lush green forest with over 200 bird species and many different wildlife species, including bush pigs, Harveys Duiker, porcupines, bush squirrels, fruit bats, and many other animals.
5. Nairobi City Tour
You can also always take a guided Nairobi City Tour on mountain bikes. It will allow you to explore the city and culture from a completely different perspective. The tour will offer you an insight into the city’s history while enjoying cycling around the city. You can also stop at many attractions to take a time out, such as the Nairobi National Park, the tea and coffee farms, Ngong Hills, and many other places.
Nairobi is an exciting city to visit. It allows you to experience the local city life and explore a world of exotic locations and fun-filled activities. Nairobi is a city that must be on your itinerary if you are visiting Kenya. If you also want to check out other travelling options, read our article Take The Best of Kenya Safari.