WAGORA MTB RIDE 2024 One of Africa's most iconic adventures

For the first time, experienced riders from around the world are invited to take part in the Wagora Serengeti MTB Ride. This exclusive event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride for a cause through the extraordinary Serengeti, while supporting conservation efforts for the Grumeti Fund’s anti-poaching scouts who protect this ecosystem’s precious wildlife.

10 - 15 October 2024

  • Five nights at Singita Explore, privately hosted by Singita and the Grumeti Fund
  • Funds raised will be used in support of the Grumeti Fund Anti-Poaching Unit
  • A 150km three-day bike ride across the plains of the Serengeti
  • Interaction with the Grumeti Fund conservation and community development teams



  • Five nights’ all-inclusive, either single or sharing at Singita Explore (max 2 guests per tent)
  • A U.S. tax deductible donation to the African Community & Conservation Foundation (ACCF) - a U.S. 501(c)(3)) tax exempt organisation that supports the Grumeti Fund’s Anti-Poaching programs
  • Return flights on Grumeti Air from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Singita Grumeti
  • Transport of bikes (max 32kg per bike) to and from Singita Explore from Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport on specified days
  • All activities, daily game drives & wilderness bike rides
  • All meals and beverages
  • All activities
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi

Why Wagora?

The name of the ride pays tribute to Kitaboka Wagora, an anti-poaching scout who was tragically shot and killed by a poacher while on patrol in 2008. His memory continues to inspire others to follow a path of bravery, courage and the commitment to protect and conserve Africa’s wild places for future generations.

This three-day event traverses 150 kilometres in the Grumeti Reserve along the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park. Breath-taking views and enthralling animal sightings are part of the journey in this landscape that is home to The Great Migration.

Discover Singita Explore

After a long and rewarding day, participants will return to the luxury and comfort of this stylish tented camp that embraces the true essence of a modern safari. It’s pared down luxury at its best. The uncluttered appeal of this camp is the perfect place for riders to relax and recap the day that was.

Singita Explore has 6 x 1-bedroom safari tents - echoing the textures & tones of the natural surrounds. This quintessential wilderness experience includes dining under the stars, sleeping under canvas, cooling off in the camp’s inviting plunge pool and a level of closeness to nature that heightens the sights, sounds and smells of the bush.

Day 1 - Arrival Singita Grumeti

  • Late-morning touch-down at Singita’s Sasakwa airstrip
  • Welcome lunch and safety briefing
  • Afternoon game drive and sundowners in the bush
  • Dinner and overnight at Singita Explore

Day 2 - Grumeti Fund Projects

  • Morning game drive
  • A visit to RISE (the Grumeti Fund's inspiring Research and Innovation for the Serengeti Ecosystem Centre)
  • A visit to the Joint Operations Centre (JOC) where guests can meet the watchkeepers and learn more about EarthRanger and real-time information management
  • Introduction to the Grumeti Fund's canine unit and their loving handlers, and watch a demonstration to learn about the impact and effectiveness of the unit
  • Bush lunch
  • Bike assembly
  • Game drive
  • Dinner and overnight at Singita Explore
Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Grumeti Fund’s community and conservation programmes.
Mountain bike enthusiasts from around the world will come together in the Serengeti to ride in solidarity and support of the anti-poaching scouts who fearlessly protect wildlife in this land of The Great Migration.

Day 3 - Ride Day 1

  • First day of the bike ride in the Reserve (60km)
  • Brunch, rest and wellness treatments
  • Afternoon game drive
  • Dinner and overnight at Singita Explore

Day 4 - Ride Day 2

  • Second day of the bike ride through the community (50km)
  • Brunch, rest and wellness treatments
  • Afternoon game drive
  • Dinner and overnight at Singita Explore

Day 5 - Ride Day 3

  • Third day of the bike ride in the Reserve (40km)
  • Brunch, rest and wellness treatments
  • Dissemble and pack bikes
  • Afternoon game drive
  • Sundowners
  • Dinner and overnight at Singita Explore

Day 6 - Depart

  • Morning at leisure to rest and relax
  • Departure

Support Anti-Poaching

Your contribution will help fund the following in support of the Grumeti Fund’s Anti-Poaching Unit:

  • Training & Evaluation: Diverse and rigorous training that covers everything from field medical and veterinary first aid, tracking, anti-poaching technology, and more.
  • Labour: Hiring more rangers to safeguard the valuable wildlife of the Serengeti and provide meaningful livelihoods in our neighbouring communities.
  • Special Teams: Ensuring that teams like the Canine Unit, Specials Operations Group, and the Mobile Patrol Unit continue to operate and secure the Serengeti.
  • Equipment and Gear: Equipping the Grumeti Fund's teams to identify and respond to all poaching threats effectively and safely.
A collaboration between the Grumeti Fund and Singita, the aim of the Wagora MTB Ride is to raise funds and support the Grumeti Fund’s anti-poaching teams.

Space is limited – don’t miss out on this life-changing journey with a purpose


Event enquiries & bookings: Stephanie Schwatlo, Stephanie.S@singita.com

Conservation & Fundraising Information: Skyler Nuelle, SkylerN@grumetifund.org