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With 25 years flying low over this incredible continent we know it intimately. Following in the footsteps of aviation pioneers, yet flying even wider, deeper and more remotely, we offer a range of air services using a fleet of high performance aircraft, that provide extensive versatility and flexibility to meet a range of aviation needs.

From our base in the heart of Kenya at Nanyuki Airfield, we have expanded our sub-Saharan footprint to include 12 African countries, covering more than 9 million km2.

Tropic Air is an air charter and helicopter company, providing private charter flights, heli safaris and much more .. including aerial filming support, wildlife conservation, casevac and special tasks in remote and inaccessible locations. We operate fixed wing Cessna aircraft and Squirrel AS 350 B3’s.

PLATINUM SPONSOR

 

ESSENCE STATEMENT
Dormans became Kenya’s first coffee roaster in 1950. Today we continue to strengthen our East African community by roasting and distributing Africa’s most exceptional coffees. All our coffee is sourced from only the best estates and cooperatives that sit on the fertile volcanic soils of the East African region, giving rise to coffees that are renowned worldwide. Dormans Roast Master skillfully processes, blends and roasts the coffee, accentuating and bringing it to its full potential.
Our success hinges on meticulous quality control processes which have made us East Africa’s most trusted coffee brand.
Our packs have freshness valves to lock in flavour & aroma and protect the roast from moisture and air

EXCEPTIONAL COFFEE
Dormans has been roasting premium Kenyan coffees for over 65 years, but our pursuit for perfection will never cease.
We continually strive for innovation in our quest to deliver a truly extraordinary coffee experience.

MINI 10to4 SPONSOR

 

The Braeburn Group of International Schools is a group of co-educational schools offering British/ International curricula in Kenya and Tanzania. Our Schools actively value and celebrate diversity, nurturing personal growth by providing a friendly and supportive environment.

Braeburn is about people. Our teaching and non-teaching staff are dedicated to providing the best environment for every child and student to learn and develop. The support of Braeburn parents is recognised as integral to this. The triangle of teachers, parents, and children is strengthened by open communication. We actively encourage comments and suggestions from parents and pupils and our Headteachers operate an open-door policy.

Our Vision is for every student to be given the opportunity to be a successful learner, a confident individual and a responsible citizen. The Braeburn Group of International Schools is proud to be associated with the 10to4 Mountain Bike Challenge and we wish every competitor the very best of luck.

FRIENDS OF MOUNT KENYA

 

Agventure Ltd’s main focus is Conservation Agriculture.

Conservation Agriculture focuses on:
- Elimination or reduction of ploughing exercises which disrupt the soils natural processes.
- Preservation of soil = reduced erosion and water conservation.
- Increased use of rotational crops to break the cycle of disease.
- Focus on promoting and boosting biological activity and diversity.
- More opportunistic farming – fewer fixed dates and more season-based cropping decisions.

Rotational crops not only must be used; but they must become part of the economic cycle for the farm. If performed correctly, this can result in lower cost of production and better long-term sustainability for the farming system.
Business units include:
- Input purchasing
- Sale of unprocessed crops
- Sale of part-processed crops
- Oilseed processing
- Retail
- The Center of Excellence for Crop Rotation is a not-for profit department which focuses on building farmer capabilities within the wider farming community.

 

Bayer is a global innovation enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of agriculture and health care. We develop new molecules for use in innovative products and solutions to improve the health of humans, animals and plants.

 

Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) is the largest privately-owned Kenyan bank with representation in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. As a Bank, our focus in addition to Corporate and Personal Banking business segments is now growing strongly towards focusing on innovative financial solutions targeted also at the Small and Medium Business segment.

 

Nestled in the lush foothills of Mount Kenya, and with a history as rich and evocative as the surrounding landscape, the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club offers a snapshot of Africa from a bygone era. The guest rooms, suites, villas and cottages reflect the original charm of the residence complete with modern day amenities in the property spread over 100 acres with manicured gardens and tranquil streams with spectacular views of Mount Kenya in the distance.
Located in Nanyuki, 200 Kilometres from Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya is Mount Kenya’s best kept secret.

Arrive in style, at our own private airstrip located within the Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy. It is open to individual guests or groups of up to 100. A landing fee will be charged with proceeds going towards wildlife conservation efforts of Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy.

From golfing on the Equator to horse riding in the forest, an exciting array of outdoor adventures are yours to explore. Add that to the amazing slopes breakfast dining experience and you will see why Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is the country’s most famous retreat.

 

Royal African Safaris brings over 100 years of experience to highly personalised and immersive safaris across Africa. Safaris are only referred from guest to guest – 100% word-of-mouth – and a Royal African safari will always be managed and led by a Royal African Partner. The Royal African Partners inspired by the visionaries of old, continue to explore Africa, uncovering and sharing an Africa known only to a few.

With bases in the south and the east of the continent, Safaris are designed exclusively for families and groups of friends. Meticulous planning and low impact private mobile camps allow for the spontaneity that is so necessary in the pursuit of genuine adventure. The blend of private canvas with interesting lodges and houses, access to private reserves, local tribes-people and a network of conservationists, combine together to deliver the safari of a lifetime.

 

Rift Valley Adventures Ltd. (RVA) is an Outdoor Education and Adventure Activity Company, with headquarters in Kenya. The company has its own outdoor adventure center and permanent camps in Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy and on the periphery of Ngare Ndare Forest.

RVA has twenty years experience running school expeditions, charity challenges and group trips that combine adventurous journeys, service, volunteering and outdoor adventure and education. We have hosted groups from all over the world who are undertaking their International Gold and Residential Awards focusing on Expeditions; inter-cultural learning at local schools and assisting with various conservation initiatives; Field Based School trips; Inter-Cultural Programs and other meaningful trips that immerse students in the local culture and environment.

As one of two Assured Providers for British Army Adventure Training in Africa, we have an outstanding safety record and maintained international standards that go unsurpassed in the outdoor adventure sector in East Africa.

WATERSTOPS

 

 

Borana Lodge is steeped in history and style. Located at the heart of Borana Conservancy, Borana Lodge is set against a beautiful hillside with an organic design and panoramic views throughout.
In 2013, a founding population of 21 black rhino were introduced to Borana Conservancy. Once they were settled, Borana and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy were integrated to form one landscape; 92,000 acres of unspoilt African wilds.
There are now over 95 black rhino and 84 white rhino on the Lewa-Borana landscape.
Since the introduction of Rhino, Borana Lodge has become the only lodge in Kenya to invest all retained earnings into conservation. This means that every night spent at Borana Lodge is invaluable to the conservation of the surrounding landscape, communities and wildlife.
Staying at Borana Lodge acts as a direct contribution to safeguarding the future of endangered wildlife in Kenya.
This truly is travelling with a purpose.

Launched in 1979, Brown’s still follows the path David and Sue took years ago - crafting natural cheeses using the utmost care and passion for cheese. Continuing on the passion for good food, we now produce a range of crackers, ice cream and jams to complement our cheese. Brown’s will be providing hot grilled cheeses as well as refreshing natural ice creams to serve hot and dusty riders!

 

 

 

 

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (Lewa) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and IUCN Green List Area with a mission to serve as a catalyst and model for wildlife conservation across Kenya. Founded in 1995, Lewa is a 61,000-acre sanctuary held in trust for the Kenyan people. Beyond providing secure and protected habitats to Africa’s most threatened species, Lewa's unique level of involvement with local communities as critical partners in conservation sets it apart from other organisations.

Marania farm has been in existence for about 100 years, with Merino Wool Sheep being the main enterprise and business that built the farm. Over time, wool prices have fallen and the Merino Sheep have now been replaced by Hampshire Down Sheep, whose main market is meat. Irralie Murray was instrumental in introducing Aberdeen Angus cattle to Marania and it is now the only Aberdeen Angus stud in East Africa. The farm prides itself on supplying the best quality beef to a restaurant in Nairobi. George Murray investigated and introduced the option of growing crops on the farm and today, crops are the main enterprise. The farm plants wheat, barley, oats, peas, canola and Rhodes grass. Marania has invested in modern machinery, all equipped with satellite steering systems, with the precision agriculture model in mind. Their main aim is to make sure Marania farms as efficiently as possible, with a biological and sustainable approach, and minimise losses due to inaccuracies. For more information about Marania, please contact James at marania@maraniafarm.com.

Oldonyo Farm is a farm within Kenya and is nearby to Timau Forest and Ngare Ndare forest.

 

The Savage Wilderness Camp is located at Sagana on the banks of the Tana River. Started in 1990 the company initially offered White Water Rafting Trips on the Tana River and the Athi River, since then we have grown to be the number one provider of Adventure Tourism in the country. We maintain leadership in Kenyan adventure Tourism by providing unique, breathtaking experiences in one of Nature’s most beautiful environments.

Absolute Nature, Absolute Adventure.

 

Bespoke, small, unique, rustic, simple luxury...Sieku Glamping is Kenya's first and only “glamping” (glamorous camping) experience.
Sieku Glamping combines the wholesome, back-to-earth feeling of camping with high-quality and special touches that you might find in an upmarket lodge. We priortise simple luxuries; unique accommodation and comfortable, rustic living.
Situated on an equatorial bluff with fine views of Mount Kenya and across Laikipa, we are 3.5 hours from Nairobi. We are ideally located for good walking, mountain biking, high altitude training, game viewing, natural swimming, breathtaking picnic and sundowner spots, and other activities.
With only five tents, and two living spaces, we are purposefully small and personal. We can sleep 20 guests and are perfect for families and exclusive, intimate gatherings. Each spacious, canvas bell tent and tipi is romantically furnished with double beds and feather duvets, luxury mats and carpets, bespoke furniture and freshly cut flowers. We offer full-board, hire-in chefs and self-catering.

 

In the mid-1990s, Tim and Maggie Hobbs, came across a beautiful, derelict farm on the foothills of Mount Kenya only miles from the Equator. The 64-hectare farm, originally producing dairy and beef, was up for sale and with its perfect conditions for growing roses, the Hobbs bought and developed it into what it is today: a leading specialist supplier of traditional garden scented roses- the only one in Kenya. Tambuzi is an ethically run business with one simple goal – to produce the very finest garden scented roses that money can buy. The roses are carefully selected and grown for weddings and special events and find their way into the hands of the leading florists across the world from our farm in Nanyuki. Fit even for Royal Weddings, these are truly #famousflowers

“There was once a chat about our favourite cheeses and before you knew it, we were making our own”, Managing Director Kalpa Padia explains as she looks back on how Raka Cheese was born. It was 2002 and her husband Rajesh Padia became increasingly passionate about cheese and especially making it in Nyeri, Kenya. It is a straight two-hour drive from Nairobi and now the largest town in the Nyeri County and is the home of the grave of the scouting Movement’s founder, Lieutenant-General Lord Baden-Powell, and his cottage, called Paxtu, are popular attractions. (Source: www.wikipedia.org). It is also where Princess Elizabeth went up the Treetops Lodges and came down a Queen in 1952.

He made Raka Cheddar and distributed it to one of the country’s leading supermarket chain. Currently Raka has grown and has over five varieties and with over ten years experience in the food industry it is already shaping up to be a market leader in Kenya. While in 2010 Raka lost its better half, Rajesh (remember the name Raka comes from Rajesh and Kalpa), his wife Kalpa has taken over and handling it brilliantly with her team of excellent and loyal workers that have stayed on, grown and are raring to keep the sun rays soaring.

It has also penetrated into the export markets of Juba, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania proof of Expanding tastes and appreciation of Raka products. Our cheese is suitable for vegetarians and has received the Halal Certificate.

PARTNERS
Horse riding tuition; from the very young to the reasonably old.  Specialising in starting very small children and the older, ‘nicely nervous,’ but also welcoming the ‘young and old who are bold’.  Learn to ride and care for horses in a totally natural environment on happy relaxed horses; who love the job teaching you. Our aim is to get you in a confident safe position on a horse, so that you may take on the world and everything in it.  Just spending some of your spare time with horses is extremely therapeutic, but enjoying the incredible landscape and wildlife of our region on horseback -is a chance not to be missed. We can get you to that point if you wish. We recommend!  Come and learn to ride well @Altitude, where only the sky is the limit.

Mukima Village, 10km from Nanyuki. Facebook; Altitude Horse Riding. Tel; 0708286439. Email; wizzystuff@gmail.com

 

The Bike Shop is located on the first floor of the Hardy Post Shopping Mall, located on Ushirika Road, Hardy. Open 7 days a week. We are the official Giant / Liv distributor for Kenya and also stockists of the following brands; Eassun glasses and helmets, SRAM, Shimano, Mavic wheels and accessories, Maxxis tyres and tubes, OKO tyre sealants and inner tubes, Wahoo Fitness GPS and accessories, AGU Clothing, Cordo products, Muc-Off products and lubes, Endura Clothing, Shimano Pedals, Selle Italia saddles and more being added. Bike collection, delivery and first rate servicing is available. Group ride outs, testing and introduction sessions are being organised. Telephone / WhatsApp on +254 746 512 809 or email sales@bikeshop.co.ke.

 

The British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) role is to train and evaluate Light Role forces in their preparation for Operational readiness. Over 1100 troop’s echelon through BATUK 5 times a year; not only developing their own skills but engaging with local communities, charities and experiencing Kenyan culture. BATUK is here in Kenya under a bilateral agreement between the two governments; better known as the Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA). BATUK currently has 3 permanent bases, Kifaru Camp in Nairobi, Nanyuki Show Ground (NSG) and the latest and newest edition Nyati Barracks in Nanyuki. The BATUK family is around 1000 personnel, increasing to closer to 3000 when a Battlegroup arrives. Made up of serving men and women, their spouses, children and the Kenyan community who make-up approximately half the team. BATUK has the privilege to deliver training across Laikipia and as far north as Archers Post.

 

Borana Conservancy is dedicated to the sustainable conservation of land and wildlife. Our holistic approach commits tourism, ranching and other enterprises to building local livelihoods and enhancing eco-system integrity.

In 2013, a founding population of 21 Black Rhino were introduced to Borana Conservancy. Once they were settled, Borana and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy were integrated to form one landscape; 92,000 acres of unspoilt African wilderness and the largest contiguous rhino habitat in East Africa. There are now almost 90 black rhino and over 80 white rhino on the Lewa-Borana Landscape.

Our sustainable lifestyle is focused around conservation, community, culture and commerce (the 4Cs). Borana Conservancy is a Long Run Destination, these are carefully selected for their commitment to enacting the 4Cs. All retained earnings from tourism, ranching and other commercial enterprises contribute towards the support of communities, wildlife and it’s habitat.

In today’s fast changing commercial world, EXPRESS AUTOMATION has the technology, talent and truly innovative spirit to provide you with the perfect solutions to enhance your business efficiency.
EXPRESS AUTOMATION represents a new dimension in IT and Managed Services in East Africa. Representing some of the world’s most prestigious brands, Express Automation is dedicated to designing, deploying and maintaining practical and affordable solutions to the regions leading organizations.
Our solutions range in Document Workflow management, Banking Automation, Information Technology and Unified Communications.

 

Footprint Entrepreneur: My profession is sports and remedial massage and my studio is located in Hardy/Langata area in Kenya. I recently completed Sport Massage Level 4 in the UK along with other specialist massage courses. My aim is to help people who have specific injuries associated with sports and to assist with their rehabilitation.

The prime purpose of these massages is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body muscles after or during a physical and/or demanding activity. This will help relieve tightness, stiffness and restrictions in the muscle tissues. This will aid the relaxation of muscles and stop the build up of lactic acid.

During the 10to4 weekend I will have my massage tent located at the finish line, on Friday and Saturday between 2.00pm and 6.00pm. Come and see me after your race!

 

For the Six decades (since 1954) that Highlands Mineral Water Company has been refreshing the East African region, value, quality and innovation have been the gears that drive the Company.

Our product range includes locally produced bottled drinking water and fruit flavoured cordials, which have been a favourite with families in Kenya for generations. To ensure we keep up with customer demands, we have also expanded our range to include CLUB. a carbonated soft drink available in various variants.

We have also introduced an Energy Drink, a magnum of energy that keeps you in control. In line with this, all our products have been certified by the Kenya Bureau of Standards with our water carrying the Diamond mark of Quality.

Highlands strongly believes in environmental conservation hence takes pride in supporting initiatives that are environmentally conservative in nature such as the Mount Kenya 10to4 Mountain Bike Challenge among other initiatives, which build and support sustainable communities.

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Mawingu (which means cloud in Swahili) is a Kenya based company that connects rural and unconnected communities in Africa, to the Internet. Using high-performance low-cost technology. Mawingu’s vision is to connect Africa with affordable, reliable internet, bridging the digital divide and supporting the goals of the Global Connect Initiative to help bring an additional 1.5 billion people online by 2020.

Founded in 2013 Mawingu is part of Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative to improve global competitiveness in Africa. Mawingu connects multiple customer locations, schools, county government offices, libraries, healthcare clinics and the Red Cross. With access costing as little as $1 a week, Mawingu is empowering local communities.

Mawingu operates two main business lines;
Consumer: which oversees the operation of hundreds of hotspots and Enterprise which provides home, lodges, big hotels and small businesses with private internet across Meru, Karatina, Embu, Laikipia, Nyeri, Isiolo and Nyahururu counties.

Tropical Heat Limited was established in 1973 as a small ethnic snack cottage industry. Today, we are one of the leading manufacturers of spices and snacks in the East African region and our brand Tropical Heat is a household name in Kenya.
With our very strong and expert technical team, we manufacture a vast range of spices and snacks. The spices include pure spices, herbs, seasonings, masalas and salts. The snacks we produce comprise of potato crisps, ethnic snacks, Kenyan Chevda, peanuts, rice cakes and extruded snacks.
Our manufacturing processes are fully automated in a hygienic factory, which is also KBHC, HACCP and ISO 22000 certified.
Tropical Heat is an advocate of a healthy lifestyle and is keen to promote sports, fitness and activity and always happy to support great initiatives like the 10to4 Mountain Bike challenge.

Interested in Sponsoring 10to4?
To learn more about corporate sponsorship options for the 2019 10to4, please contact us on eventmanager@10to4.org