Great African Cycling Safari flags off from the Academy | Aga Khan Academies

Great African Cycling Safari flags off from the Academy

02 August 2022

The cyclists carried a flag from each of the countries they will be cycling through and a flag of the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa to symbolise the partnership between the two organisationsOn 1 August the Great African Cycling Safari (GACS) kicked off their East African tour from the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa. GACS is the longest cycling tour in Africa. Riders complete a circle route of Lake Victoria annually to promote cycling, tourism, environmental awareness and the East African Community. Over the course of 55 days, the cyclists will travel through Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, and Uganda and will re-enter Kenya to complete the safari in Nairobi.


The annual bicycle tour aims to showcase the natural beauty of East Africa and reflect on the cultural diversity of the people living in the East African region; the local foods, customs and way of life. In addition to its focus on promoting pluralism, the tour aims to highlight the impacts of climate change. The cyclists support environmental conservation and sustainability by planting trees in every country to tackle the challenges of climate change. Their aims are very much in line with the Academy's values, to be culturally accepting, environmentally efficient and stewards of the world.