Swara Plains
No, Yes
Rent a Bicycle

Bike in the wild Swara Plains Wildlife Sanctuary which lies on a 20,000 acre fenced land opposite the rugged Lukenya Hill. Amongst the glade of shady Yellow Fever Trees and vast grassland, the sanctuary hosts a resident population of over 3,000 game animals and over 280 identified bird species. Cycling in Swara Plains is a total Bicycle Safari! Bike in the Wild along herds of zebras, tall towering giraffes and marvel at the long-legged, swift Maasai ostriches that dot the vast plains. The wildebeests, out of curiosity, will either stare at you blankly or try to outrun you on some sections of the trails. Antelopes (Swara in Swahili) own this place, so let’s have you mingle among the brown agile “athletes” of the plains. Luckily, there are no carnivores to be wary of.

Perfect for Cross Country/Leisure riders who love the expansive outdoors
50 minute drive from Nairobi
Lots of dirt roads and jeep tracks throughout the wildlife sanctuary
Trails are accessible all through the year
What to see: Herds of giraffes, zebras, antelopes, wildebeests and ostriches; Great views of the Lukenya Hills and the bordering wheat farms
Rides can range from 2 to 5 hours of riding (15 – 45km)
Bike rental option available at an extra cost
Group rates applies from 3 people onwards

WEAR Comfortable athletic/cycling clothing, helmet, gloves and sunscreen lotion.
Bicycle Conservation fees
Guide Drinking water
Transfers from your hotel
Cycling equipment
Guide gratuity


Additional information

Transfer From NairobiYes, No

Start Point

Acacia Camp, Swara Plains (3km inside the conservancy)

Morning rides between 8.30 am and 1.30 pm


Evening rides between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
August 21, 2015

Swara Plains is one of my favorite rides and it has to be with BA.
The routes are relatively easy for all participants. More advanced take a longer route, with an occasional height elevation, less experienced take the shorter route which is more leveled.
The animals you will meet (no, no lions or other cats & dangerous creatures) are most likely Giraffe, zebra, wildebeast and an occasional osterich. If you are lucky they will be running alongside you over the fields …. which is an amazing sight!!

Acadia Camp is a pleasant hangout during the ride (if your offspring and family wants to hang out while you grind some km’s). It is situated in the middle of the ride, so even half way you can check on them when you pass. The coffee, refreshments and lunch are very good afterwards. They have a kids playground and even accommodation if you intend to stay longer.

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