African Wildlife Trust founder, Pratik Patel, in collaboration with the Tanzanian government, has initiated an epic 260km Elephant Bike Ride for Elephants from Arusha, Tanzania to Kenya Wildlife Service’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya from August 15-18, 2013.
This bike ride is to raise awareness locally and globally on the urgent need for proactive protection of threatened elephants and wildlife. All are welcome to participate!
Day 1, August 15, 2013
Meet at the Regional Commissioner’s office on Goliondoi Road, Themi, Arusha at 7:30am.
100km ride from Arusha to Namanga.
Day 2, August 16, 2013
100km ride from Namanga to Kajiado.
Day 3, August 17, 2013
60km ride from Kajiado to the Nairobi National Park gate
Day 4, August 18, 2013
18km walk to the Kenya Wildlife Service’s headquarters on Langata Road, Nairobi
Approximately 100 bikers are expected to complete the journey and over 1000 people to join in the walk to the KWS HQ. Anyone who wishes to join the entire Elephant Ride can join AWT on August 15, 2013 in front of the Regional Commissioner’s office at 7:30am in Arusha, Tanzania.
We would like to know who is joining us, so please email Lindy Taverner at firstname.lastname@example.org(although this is not necessary to connect with us on the ride).
Those wishing to participate will need to supply their own gear, tents and money (Budget $30 per day) for food. AWT will have a truck alongside the ride transporting extra gear and food.
Suggested gear for the walk:
· Sleeping bag
· Blow up / roll out mattress
· Stainless steel plate
· Knife, Fork and Spoon
The Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism will flag the start and join us on the last days walk into Kenya. The ride’s aim is to show unity in addressing and fighting the poaching crisis in Tanzania and Kenya.
The African Wildlife Trust is erecting a majestic wooden elephant sculpture with the assistance of wooden branches from each guest staying at their Maisha Kikoti Safari Lodge.
The full size wooden elephant is to be transported to the Golden Tulip Hotel on Oyster Bay Road, Dar-es-Salaam for a symbolic burning at the finale gala dinner on the evening of 14th September 2013. The dinner takes place on the final day of the 22-day 650km AWT Walk for Elephant from Arusha to Dar-es-Salaam departing on the 24th August 2013.
AWT’s intention in setting this installation aflame at the finale event is to draw attention to the importance of saving the elephants in Africa from extinction and fighting the poaching crisis in every way possible.
For more information please contact:
Lindy Taverner at email@example.com