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.

PLATINUM SPONSOR

 

Dormans was established in 1950 as Kenya's first coffee roastery. The founders, Charles and Ellen Dorman wanted to bring the coffee drinking experience closer to home. Until then, coffee from the region had only been exported in its raw or green form. Sadly, Charles died a premature death in 1960 but Ellen carried on the business determined to fulfill his dream.
In her quest to provide a delightful coffee drinking experience to every consumer, Ellen creatively developed unique coffee blend formulations to meet the varied taste profiles of the different market segments. It was this passion and commitment that earned her the nickname ‘The grand old dame of coffee’. Many of her blend formulations remain popular to this day.
In 1986 Jeremy Block, in partnership with a UK multinational, purchased the business from a retiring Ellen.
Over the years, Dormans has pioneered many initiatives to spur local consumption and today, is the most trusted coffee brand in the East African market.
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

 

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.

 

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.

 


Helping you protect the things you care about

At JW Seagon, one of East Africa’s leading independent Insurance Brokers, client satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do.

It all starts with our complete coverage of the insurance sector which means our clients benefit from a one-stop-shop for all their insurance needs. This covers health, general, commercial, travel, special risks and life insurance - for individuals, families and companies.

Furthermore, we partner with some of the world’s leading insurance providers to offer a wide range of comprehensive, cost-effective and reliable policies – which our clients can truly rely on when they come to claim.

And to ensure maximum on-going client satisfaction, we have an experienced and dedicated service team on hand for queries ranging from routine renewal requests, right through to emergency medical assistance.

With over 10k customers worldwide, 25 years’ experience and offices in Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius and UK – we’re confident we can assist you with any of your insurance requirements.

Contact us today on
Tel: + 254 (0) 709 455 000
Email:talk2us@jwseagon.com
www.jwseagon.com

 


 

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.

Safarilink is Kenya's premier airline with a network of connecting domestic scheduled services to all the best safari destinations within Kenya and across the border into Tanzania. Based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi, Safarilink provides daily scheduled flights to Masai Mara, Amboseli, Tsavo West, Naivasha, Nanyuki, Lewa Downs, Samburu, Lamu, Kilimanjaro, Loisaba, Kitale, Kapese, Lodwar, Migori, Vipingo, Diani Beach, Zanzibar and Kisumu.

Safarilink offers daily seamless interconnecting services from Safari destinations to our beach destinations such as Zanzibar, Diani Beach, Vipingo and Lamu. We also provide private charter services if scheduled services are not convenient.

Through our dedicated check -in lounge, friendly security checks with direct boarding, free Wi-Fi access and a frequent flyer program, Safarilink prides itself as a reliable airline.

Safarilink operates a fleet of 14 aircraft with 3 Dash8’s and 11 Grand caravans

 

Travelshoppe Limited was incorporated in Kenya in 1994 as a full-fledged IATA company. The agency’s directors and staff have a wealth of experience in travel and tours both, inbound and outbound Africa. This gives them the ability to call upon in-depth and often personal knowledge of a wide range of tour destinations, great hotels and resorts worldwide or to Travel Kenya. This additionally gives them the ability to offer you the perfect holiday package. The Travelshoppe secret is our dedication to personal and tailor-made customer service. We’ll custom-design your holiday to your exact requirements and take care or every other detail.
WATERSTOPS

 

Hewn into a rocky hillside on the sprawling Borana Reserve in Laikipia, Kenya, Arijiju is an enchanting private family home that has been designed and constructed over a painstaking ten-year period and is now available for exclusive hire for groups of up to ten adults and 4 children. The calm and contemplative space takes inspiration from the Ethiopian churches of Lalibela that lie to the North, and a 12th century monastery in France. Arijiju boasts vaulted archways, stone passageways and a central landscaped courtyard, whilst its flat roofs planted with natural grasses and rough-hewn rock see it all but disappear into the untamed landscape.

Arijiju is home to five exquisite suites, three flanking the central courtyard and a further two nestled in the olive groves that surround, whilst a sixth ‘constellation suite’ is available for those nights too beautiful to sleep anywhere but under the stars. Elsewhere, a cavernous dining room, games room, cinema and well-equipped library are available for cooler nights.

Arijiju is not just a safari lodge but a health and wellness retreat too. The cuisine and fresh daily smoothies lend to the healthy lifestyle Arijiju supports. There is a spa, Hammam, gym, yoga deck, tennis court and squash court all inconspicuously blending into the valley, and all spa and beauty treatments are included in the modest rate. The owner is driven by conservation not commercial gain.

 

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.

 


 

 

 

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.

“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.

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

FRIENDS OF MOUNT KENYA TRUST
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.

 

EVENT PARTNERS
The British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) role is to train and evaluate Light Role forces in their preparation for Operational readiness. Over 1400 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 2 permanent bases, Kifaru Camp in Nairobi 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.
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.

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; everythingaltitude@gmail.com

 

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

 

Vestergaard is an innovative leader in the global war against diseases, especially those impacting vulnerable populations around the world. Vestergaard’s game-changing solutions contribute to a healthier, more sustainable planet. Vestergaard operates according to a humanitarian entrepreneurship business model, whereby doing good is good business. Following this model, the company devotes its entire innovative platform towards producing breakthrough products and solutions for disadvantaged people. LifeStraw is committed to redefining the safe drinking water space through technology, Innovation, Product quality, design and programs with measurable impact, today, LifeStraw is in over 84 countries around the world.

 

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