2020 CONFIRMED SPONSORS
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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.

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.

SILVER SPONSORS

 


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.

 

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.

 

Browns Food Co.
We craft wholesome and delicious foods using locally sourced products. We make award-winning cheese as well as range of other foods, all minimally processed with no preservatives or colouring.

 

 

 

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.

“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.

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 prioritise simple luxuries; unique accommodation and comfortable, rustic living.
Situated on an equatorial bluff with fine views of Mount Kenya and across Laikipia, 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.

 

Sirai House, located in Borana Conservancy at the foot of Mount Kenya, is a magnificent private home with staggering views in every direction. Built by local craftsmen from indigenous materials, the house reflects a love of architecture, design and art, having been created with privacy and comfort in mind. Available for private hire, Sirai House affords guests all the facilities associated with a world-class resort, only with the cocoon-like ambience and seclusion of a private home – and set in a flourishing game conservancy. The numerous verandas and terraced lawns offer an extensive choice of venues for al fresco meals or sundowners, complemented by the heated infinity pool and dining area with views stretching across the plains to the hills beyond. Amongst the other recreational facilities on offer are a clay tennis court, croquet lawn, boules pit, ping pong and snooker tables, and a luxurious spa retreat for moments of contemplation and relaxing treatments. Sirai has its own watering hole and hide for in situ game viewing, however game drives in the custom-made Land Rover, sumptuous bush picnics, walking safaris and numerous other excursions can be arranged, as can riding safaris for experienced riders; Sirai is home to a stable of beautiful horses and operates as a working stud.

 

Tambuzi

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

Whey2Go

This is the first of its kind Ready To Drink Fresh Whey Protein beverage in Kenya, 100% Local and 100% Natural.

With our current lifestyle and the kind of food we eat, the lack of Nutrition and Protein through our diet is reducing drastically. That’s why doctors recommend Whey Powders (as that is the only option available) with Low Protein Values to Children, Mothers, Fathers, the Elderly…Everyone.

Whey2Go gives you more than 9gms of Protein per bottle, B Vitamins, Amino Acids, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and lots of other Micro and Macro Nutrients.

We have taken all of milks Natural goodness, removed the White of Milk, and, packaged all that into a bottle with exciting Natural Flavours

We never really understood why Mummy always told us to finish drinking our Milk, have Whey2Go and you will know why.

The staffs in the office call it the “BOUNCE BACK” drink because it revitalises and revives you quickly.

Have a Healthy Lifestyle
HAVE Whey2Go

EVENT PARTNERS
Bike Shop
The Bike Shop is located on the first floor of the Hardy Post Shopping Mall, Ushirika Road in Hardy and open 7 days a week. We are the official Giant / Liv distributor for Kenya and also stock and distribute the following brands; Eassun glasses and helmets, SRAM, Shimano, Maxxis tyres and tubes, OKO tyre sealants and inner tubes, Muc-Off products and lubes, Torq sport nutrition. We also do first-rate bike servicing, group ride-outs, testing and introduction sessions.

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.

Express Automation

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 region’s leading organizations.

Our solutions range in Document Workflow management, Banking Automation, Information Technology and Unified Communications.

For more info please get in touch: info@expauto.com

 

Altitude Horse Riding
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

 

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