The Great Africa Cycling Safari tour exclusively powered by Equity Bank covered a total distance of 6000 Km through 5 countries in 50 days across Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya again, raced by 35 riders.
The Great Africa Cycling Safari is arguably the longest annual cycling tour in East Africa.
This tour exclusively powered by Equity Bank covered a total distance of 6000 Km through 5 countries in 50 days across Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya again.
This expedition involved adventure (tourism), eco-community restoration, exercising, networking and basically fun.
While in Rwanda, the riders were officially flagged off at the Ministry of foreign affairs and corporation by the minister of state, Prof. Manasseh Nshuti as they make their way to the Gatuna Border.
The riders were received at the Katuna boarder-line in Uganda on the 7th September 2022.
There was a camp set up, tree planting, touring of the Queen Elizabeth national park.
On 8th September, they were officially flagged off at the Kabale Equity Bank branch by the institution officials and Kabale district officials.
They traversed the areas of Ruhija, Kihihi and Katunguru before arrival in Ibanda on 11th September 2022.
Here; the riders had a special launch on the treasured Equator line, engaged the local communities as well as the bank representatives.
On 15th September 2022, the group arrived in Mubende and was engaged in the eco-community restoration through the Munasi green initiative, held a brief water point in Mityana before embarking on the journey to Kampala via Busega outlet.
In Kampala city, the riders will be subjected to sight-seeing memories and will be joined by Equity Bank staff at the Church House to Africana Hotel for public dialogue before departing for Jinja on 19th September 2022.
In Jinja city, they will meet with the mayor before proceeding to Busia and crossing over to Kenya.
Throughout their adventurous journey, the 35 cyclists engaged the respective communities about Equity Bank’s regional footprint, promote inter-country trade, digital banking and carried out a massive tree planting drive to mitigate the challenges of climate change.
It was a safari to manifest Equity’s support to the wheels of integration with a firm presence in the East African community member states.