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Old 10-22-2011, 11:58 AM   #31
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good idea!

Good idea - have a GS n KLR ...
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:57 AM   #32
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Aberdares

Hi,

I'm in Nanyuki and heading over to Gilgil in a couple of weeks time. Has anyone ridden through the Aberdares? Is it allowed? Is it safe from the animal point of view?

Any info very welcome

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Old 11-25-2011, 06:21 AM   #33
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Hi,

I'm in Nanyuki and heading over to Gilgil in a couple of weeks time. Has anyone ridden through the Aberdares? Is it allowed? Is it safe from the animal point of view?

Any info very welcome

Cheers

John
i dont think kenya wildlife service allow motorbikes in any park now- there used to be a right of way from kiandongoro to mutubio gate but i dont think it still open. if you get through let me know!
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:29 AM   #34
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Hi Ed

Thanks for that. I got an e-mail back from KWS. You're right they don't allow bikes anymore even to transit the park (glad Mt Kenya NP haven't been told yet!) I'll need to have a rethink and may head north via Rumuruti and down into the Rift that way before trekking south. With the rain we're having at present I can imagine the Aberdares are pretty grim. I fancy visiting the Mukutan Gorge up near Baringo. Someone says there's a track into it..............

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Old 12-22-2011, 07:43 AM   #35
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Im in Nairobi, would be great to do some rides around with other ADV riders. My trusty steed has a fried CDI at the moment but i managed to order one from the UK and its currently been sitting at customs for the past two days !! Should be back in the saddle in a couple o days so if anyones doing a ride just give me a buzz 0770561516
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:46 AM   #36
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Had a rethink and actually came back through the Aberdares NP by 4x4. The gate guards told me that bikes could pass if they were in a group and had a "chase car" in case an elephant got frisky. So it looks like its maybe a goer.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:34 PM   #37
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hey

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Had a rethink and actually came back through the Aberdares NP by 4x4. The gate guards told me that bikes could pass if they were in a group and had a "chase car" in case an elephant got frisky. So it looks like its maybe a goer.
you could hire a tour company to escort you. come see us in entebbe. you can ride in the parks Uganda. we are planning trips to Murchison falls and queen elizibeth.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:59 PM   #38
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hells gate national park

below this is me through the hell gate park, well the edges...lovely ride - i have notes on the facebook page for those with akin interest - will also post the entire ride on advrider
my version of the Lord of the rings
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:54 AM   #39
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Love seeing all the ADV riders in the Kenya area.

You might enjoy this group on Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMDiaries/

A buddy of mine is getting married in a month, so before we send him off to America to do the deed, we thought we'd have one last good ride. We'll be going overnight this weekend from Nairobi to Lake Baringo via Gilgil and Nyahururu Falls. We have a decent number of bikes of all kinds going, mostly 600-650s. Hondas, BMWs, Yamaha, old and new. Should be a fun ride. I hope to get some good video and post something up, when I have time to edit it.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:59 AM   #40
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Great time to Lake Buringo last weekend. We ended up taking a VERY long route around Ngong hills and then up through the Falls and down the backside of the rim. Lots of fun, hard riding. 11.5hrs in the saddle the first day, mostly off-road. Straight road 4hrs on the way home :) Not to fun, but we were all whipped and ready to be home. Total of about 250 miles off-road and 150 on road. A few pics from the rim on opposite sides of the valley...

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One bike didn't make it home, a Yamaha 600, after hitting a speed bump at 120km/h and shattering some important parts.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:03 AM   #41
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fly fishermen....

anyone keen on exploring the mau forest? was thinking three or four days up to kericho and then a day back from there via narok. pm me if your keen
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:26 PM   #42
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IMG_0701

See all the photos with the link below. I just did this ride yesterday, crossing a set of hills called Ngong Hill just outside of Nairobi, Kenya.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zulusaf...00762291/show/
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #43
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At last!!

Hi guys, complete noob here

Got a modest 250cc bike a few months back but haven't found "experienced" guys to ride with offroad
So.... it would be GREAT if anyone of you is interested in tagging/dragging me along
0721613468 is the number.

Cheers,

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Old 05-08-2012, 06:20 AM   #44
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hey Ash, welcome to the forum. Next time we do a ride I'll let you know. There are often portions on the highway that can be difficult for a 250 (depending on what it is) to keep up. But if we just take other roads or stay off-road, it shouldn't be a problem. I have another friend bugging me to do a day ride soon. I'm at the coast right now, but maybe we can do one later this month.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:23 AM   #45
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Suzuki DR 350s For Sale

I know there is a specific forum for sales, but I think the E Africa community is small enough on this site that this is probably more appropriate here. Let me know if I'm wrong and I'll make amends...

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