How much does it cost?

Ride Africa: Kenya costs £1599 per person + flights. We have a special earlybird price of £1499 for the first 25 riders to pay in full 100 days before the event.

What does the fee cover?

The fee is separate to any fundraising and covers all costs of the trip. This includes:

  • Great places to stay
  • All food and drink
  • Bottled water throughout
  • Snacks and sustenance on the road
  • Two cycling jerseys
  • Ride Africa: Kenya T-shirt
  • A personal dry bag to store of a change of clothes on the van
  • Security en route
  • Transfers between stages
  • A medical team
  • Professional cycling support
  • A bike for the ride
What is the early bird option?

25 earlybird places are available for each event and you must pay in full 100 days before the start of your event.

Can I pay a deposit?

You can pay a £500 deposit now and settle the remaining balance of £1100, 100 days before the start of your event.

Our refund policy is explained below.

When is the final balance due?

Full payment must be made 100 days before the start of your event.

What’s a single room supplement?

In order to fit into the amazing hotels we’ll be staying at on the ride you should expect to share a room with one or two other people. You will be able to say who you would prefer to share with.

If you would rather have your own space you can pay an extra single room supplement of £500 to cover the 7 nights you’ll be with us in Kenya.

Does the fee include flights?

No. The £1,599 fee covers the costs of accommodation, food, security, bikes, and everything else related to the Ride. (See more on The Package page) It does not include the cost of flights.

What happens if I change my mind? Can I get a refund?

We want everyone who signs up to Ride Africa to be fully committed to coming with us, but we understand that sometimes things just don’t work out. Our refund policy is explained below.

When you pay your deposit or full fees online you will have a 7 day cooling off period in which a full refund can be made if you get in touch.

From 8 days after your payment until 100 days before the start of your event we will be able to refund people who can no longer come on the ride, however we will keep £100 to cover administration costs. The same rules apply for those who have paid a deposit, early bird or standard fees.

If you’re sure you can’t come then let us know as soon as possible, that way we can offer your place to someone else.

Within 100 days before the start of your event we will start incurring costs for the ride as we begin to do things like book your hotels and get your jerseys made. Because of this, we may not be able to refund any of your fees if you drop out within 100 days of the start of your event.

We will try to get your money back, but as a charity we can’t afford to lose money once we start confirming logistics. Refunds will therefore be assessed on an individual basis and will take any incurred costs into consideration.

We highly recommend taking out travel insurance that covers you in the event of an being unable to travel.

If you’re worried about any aspect of the ride then get in touch with Carrie who will be able to talk things through.

Are spaces for Ride Africa limited? When are they likely to fill up?

Spaces are limited to 75 so book your place asap.

When do I need to arrive in Kenya?

We ask all Riders to meet at Jomo Kenyatta Airport at lunchtime on the start day of your event where you will be transferred to the first hotel. You are more than welcome to arrive before then but you are responsible for organising and paying for your accommodation and travel. At the end of the event, we ask all Riders to book an evening or night flight from Jomo Kenyatta Airport. This gives us enough time to transfer you all from the last hotel to the airport bearing in mind traffic.

Will Child.org organise the flights?

Flights aren’t included as part of the Ride package. We want to allow you to select your preferred class and route (direct/non-direct, different price options etc), and to accommodate those of you who might like a few days holiday either side so everyone is responsible for organising their own flight.

How much will flights cost?

Usually between £400 and £600 (when booked well in advance), depending whether you fly direct or not.

Do I need visas and vaccinations? How much do they cost?

Yes. A single entry visa to Kenya costs around £50. You must also have a yellow fever vaccination, plus a couple of others which are recommended - you should talk to your GP or travel nurse about which are required before travel. You will have to pay for these yourself.

Where are we going?

We will start the ride in Nairobi and end in Meru. The current route is through Naivasha, Nakuru, Nyahururu, Nanyuki, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and end in Meru. However this is subject to change. We’re really excited.

Where will we stay en-route?

Rest assured that we will be staying in the best accommodation available in each area to make sure you have somewhere comfortable to come back to after your long day’s ride. Imagine national parks, beautiful lakes and incredible sunsets.

Will I have to share a room?

In order to fit you all into these beautiful hotels you should expect to share a room with one or two other people. You will be able to say who you would prefer to share with.

If you would rather have your own space you can pay a single room supplement of £500.

What sorts of bikes will we ride?

Mountain bikes. The bike is a Diamond Back 1.0 Sync

How far will we cycle each day?

In total you will cover 500km. The daily amount varies but will be around 100km a day.

I’m not an experienced cyclist, will I be able to cope with the ride?

We'll help you with a training plan to make sure you're completely ready for the ride by the time you go. On the last trip, there were really mixed abilities from the very nervous to the cycling professional, and every person completed it.

What does my fundraising go toward?

100% of your fundraising goes to Child.org and you will have the chance to see the impact of your fundraising first-hand on the last day of your adventure. The fundraising from our last ride in Ghana allowed Child.org to take our HealthStart programme to the next level.

I’ve never fundraised before. What if I don’t raise very much?

Don't worry, we'll be with you every step of the way! As the fee doesn't include any donation to the projects, the fundraising is the really important reason for running the ride. Ride Africa riders raise at least £1,800 in fundraising, 100% of which then goes to Child.org. Check out the Ride Africa fundraising guide for hints and tips, or give us a call for a chat.

When can I start my fundraising?

Now! You can set up your dedicated Ride Africa fundraising page for February here, and for May here. The earlier you start fundraising the easier it will be to hit your £1800 target.

I can’t make these dates, will there be another trip?

Yes. We love taking you on Ride Africa and we are already planning more trips in 2019 and 2020. If you can’t make this one, but want to hear about future rides then please register your interest.

Can I sponsor a ride?

Absolutely, we have a range of sponsorship packages available. Contact Carrie now to discuss working together. [email protected]

Hi, I’m Carrie.

I'm working hard on making this the best Ride Africa I can, so please ask me anything. What bikes will we ride? Where will we stay? Who are Child.org? Anything.

Give me a call on 07751768207 or email [email protected] and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Our many thanks and photo credits go to: Ninara, Ken Wewerka and our past riders.