Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:32

Electric mountain bike safaris introduced in Kenya

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Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camps, situated in the Olderkesi Conservancy, bordering the Serengeti and Loliolondo reserves in Kenya, has introduced electric mountain bikes, known as E-Bike Bush Rides.

Marketing Coordinator for Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camps, Karen Darnborough told Tourism Update that the new offering was introduced last month (May).

E-Bike Bush Rides afford guests the opportunity to be challenged naturally and physically with an electric mountain bike ride through the conservancy. Instead of heading out on a game drive, guests can get up close with the wilderness during an E-bike ride, whilst decreasing their carbon footprint.

The solar powered electric bikes are a product of the Meeco Group, a clean energy solutions company, which through its new clean energy solution sun2move, combines the advantages of solar energy and electric mobility, and aims to strengthen eco-friendly and healthy mobility.

The sun2model comprises electric mountain bikes that are powered by the sun through charging stations, which are equipped with the company’s solar generation and energy management solution, sun2safe. The batteries of the bikes are charged with solar power in a so-called bike port, where the produced energy is stored in batteries and is available anytime to recharge the E-bikes.

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camps currently has a total of six E-bikes. Two guides are required with all groups; therefore four E-bikes are available for guests.

Guests can opt for either a full day on the E-bikes, totaling six hours, or the three hour, half-day option.

Pre-booking is advised due to limited seats and can be done through Cottar’s Nairobi office.

Source: TU

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