Cycle to Lake Manyara

Experience local cultures from the saddle of your bike.

Ride through the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. You visit local farms, schools, church, milling machine, a local bar and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant village. Cycle to the lake shore where there are stunning vistas of the lake, the Rift Valley Wall and small herds of wildlife.

# of Days: 3
Path: Off road & paved road
Amazing scenery and Wildlife can be seen



Day 1

Moshi - West Kilimanjaro

Distances: 64 km
Overnight stay: Olpopongi Maasai Village

Meals: Lunch & Dinner Included 

Our ride today takes us from greener southern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro towards the more arid western side of the mountain. Your ride today will initially take you through coffee and banana plantations as you cycle through the more fertile areas of southern Kilimanjaro but as you head west you will cycle through the more arid open plains and acacia woodlands. These plains support a remarkable variety of wildlife and spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. While Moshi is home the Chagga people west Kilimanjaro plains are home to the nomadic Maasai people who co-exist with the surrounding wildlife and it is why this area is known as the Maasai Lands. Your ride today will be on both dirt and tarmac roads and you will finish the ride at the Olpopongi Maasai Village where you will be spending the night. 

Day 2

West Kilimanjaro - Arusha

Overnight stay: Tembo Club Camp

Distance: 83 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included 

Today’s cycle will be a long one as we cycle from the west Kilimanjaro plains towards Arusha city. The first section of the ride will be through the Ngasurai open plains which serve as a migratory path for elephants moving to and from the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Cyclist should look forward to a hot and dusty day ahead. Once we finish the dirt road we will enter the main tarmac road towards Arusha city passing a few small villages and settlements along with Mt. Meru looming in the background. Right before reaching the bustling city of Arusha we will divert through a coffee estate as we head towards our boutique lodge located outside the city. We will end our ride today at the Tembo Club where we will be spending the night. 

Day 3

Arusha - Tarangire

Overnight stay: Roika Camp / Zion Camp

Distance: 102 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included 

Today’s ride will be the longest distance wise, but not the toughest, and will be mostly on tarmac roads. The ride will take us through many villages, towns and open plains. The long stretches of undulating road through the Tanzanian country side perfectly represents Ernest Hemingway’s quote when he said – “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them” After completing the tarmac road section, we will divert onto the dirt road that takes us to our tented camp/ campsite right on the border of the Tarangire National Park, which is home to the largest concentration of elephants in Tanzania. Today we will be spending the night at the Roika Tented Lodge, which marks the perfect ending to a long, hot day of cycling since there is a swimming pool where you can cool off. 

Day 4

Tarangire - Lake Manyara

Overnight stay: Migombani Camp

Distance: 74 km

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included 

Today’s ride marks another exciting day as we cycle through the migratory wildlife corridors between Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. The first section of the ride takes us back to the main road which we follow for a few kilometers then divert on a dirt road towards Lake Manyara. This area is rich in wildlife and you will notice a significant number of Maasai settlements along the way. One of today’s highlights will be the beautiful views of the Great Rift Valley directly in front of us as we head towards Lake Manyara. After the dirt road section of today’s ride, we will rejoin the main tarmac road towards Mto wa Mbu town for several kilometers before diverting into the dirt road towards Mgombani Tented Camp where we will be spending the night.


  • All 3 meals (Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)
  • Snacks and fruits
  • Complimentary 3 liters of mineral water (per biker) for the first day on your Bike adventure and 3 litres 
    of purified water per person per day
  • Mountain bikes & Helmets
  • Pick up from Airport/ Transfer to Aiport
  • Accommodation before and after the trip
  • Camping gears like Quality Tents, mattress , Chairs and Tables
  • Support vehicle (Backup vehicle)
  • Oclaa Adventures T-shirts
  • Tour guide(s) ,Bike Mechanic , Driver and Cook
  • Village fees, Camping fees, WMA fees (Wildlife management Conservation Area), Cycling fees and All entry fees
  • Complete First Aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
  • Tour guide equipped with a Pulse Oximeter, used to take blood-oxygen level readings of clients twice a day
  • Alcoholic beverages ( Beer, Wine & Sodas )

Not Included

  • Compulsory tips for Guide, Bike mechanic, Driver and Cook
  • Sleeping bag, (You can rent if you don’t have when you arrive in Moshi)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entry visa for Tanzania .
  • Health requirements (Yellow Fever – only compulsory if you travel to Tanzania via a Yellow Fever
    infected country, Meningitis & Hepatitis A remains optional, but comes recommended)
  • Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
  • Personal medicine

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