The road traverses savannah country, featuring a series of wildife conservancies, ranches and farms. The first 16km is wide, rugged dirt road. Plenty of wildlife can be seen, including buffalo, waterbuck and zebra.
As you ride along, you can catch glimpses of Lake Naivasha through a riparian belt of acacia trees. The lake is never more than a few hundred metres away - prime tourism country, with a number of lodges and tented camps in the area.
Some sections of the road have seen recent grading, and the arrow-straight bit from the Aquila farm junction to the corner at Wileli House lodge gate is especially tempting. There's a couple of raised culverts on which legends can get both wheels off the ground.
Beyond Wileli is a short rocky section that runs along the edge of the lake. This is a gauntlet where giant mūkūyū (fig) trees spread a wide canopy over the road. There's a shifting mosaic of light and shadow under these magnificent trees, which is reason enough to stop and admire.
A wide carpet of hyacinth and papyrus plants at the water's edge provides a colourful green foreground to the scenic view of the lake's blue waters. A fish eagle perched on a tall tree makes its evocative territorial call. Another, some distance away, responds. A sacred ibis bird wades along the shoreline looking for a tasty snack - fish, frog or bug, any will do.
Past the gauntlet, along Olsuswa farm, the road widens out. Herdsmen tend to their cattle alongside zebra herds grazing contentedly by the roadside, unperturbed by human presence. At Kasarani, an expansive village and shopping centre, the road transitions abruptly to mint-condition tarmac for another 17km to Morendat.
This is a fun road, and various branches from it lead to other interesting places. Perfect for the ADVenturous of heart, then.