14 Days
Duration
Challenging
Physicality
Tanzania
Destination
13+
Age
All Year
Availability

It includes riding the best Mountain bike trails you will find in Tanzania and at the same, takes you to the highest mountain in Africa! Moreover, Mount Kilimanjaro is also the tallest freestanding mountain in the entire world! Located in the Kilimanjaro National Park, it is home to a variety of ecosystems and microclimates. Everything from tropical forests to subzero Alpine environments. We will be biking and hiking through lush rainforests, across glaciers by day and sleeping closer to the stars than you ever dreamed possible by night! Personally crafted Tanzania Mountain biking & Climbing Kilimanjaro is simply magical as you gonna end up with an epic 2 days Safari to Tarangire & Ngorongoro crater.

  • Activity: Cycling, Trekking & Safari
  • Activity Level: Challenging
  • Private & Group Tour

Highlights: You can tell people you’ve been around Kilimanjaro and to the top. You’ll also have been ample time to witness the great Tarangire & Ngorongoro.

  • Path: Tarmac and dirt roads
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Day 0: Arrive in Tanzania

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transferred to Moshi town situated at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Today you will meet your guide who will brief you about your upcoming tour and together you will do the bike fitting. For those arriving on the morning or afternoon flight, you will have ample time to go for a quick test ride through the nearby Sugar cane plantation and surrounding villages.

  • Accommodation: Park View Hotel
  • Meals: Dinner included
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Day 1: Moshi to Marangu | 44km

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transferred to Moshi town situated at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Today you will meet your guide who will brief you about your upcoming tour and together you will do the bike fitting. For those arriving on the morning or afternoon flight, you will have ample time to go for a quick test ride through the nearby Sugar cane plantation and surrounding villages.

  • Road Surface: Tarmac and dirt road
  • Accommodation: Camping at Marangu Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 2: Marangu to Lake Challa | 24km

Lake Challa, a hidden gem, a perfect place to relax and unwind from the busy city life. The remote caldera lake on the border of Tanzania & Kenya is only 55km from Moshi and therefore the perfect get away for a day. Pure tranquility and beautiful nature await you at the lake. Explore the area on one of the many possible hikes, swim in the crystal clear water, kayak across borders or simply enjoy the stunning vistas of an untouched Africa. In the morning your guide will pick you up from your accommodation.

You will ride the bicycle to Lake Challa Safari Camp with a packed lunch box and drinking water. Upon arrival you will see the beautiful private game reserve overlooking the crater lake. Our guide will take you down to the lake. Spend the day swimming, exploring, kayaking (optional).

You will experience the natural beauties of the green scenery, landscape and will also have the opportunity to meet local people doing their daily activity. There is a very high possibility of spotting the baboon monkey, velvet monkey, blue monkey, antelopes, elephants and many different birds, that live in this wonderful savannah land. overnight in camping site. There is a bar that serves alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and a restaurant that serves snacks and main meals

  • Road Surface: Tarmac and dirt road
  • Accommodation: Camping at Lake Challa
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 3: Lake Challa to Nalemuru Village | 64km

We are heading further north anti-clockwise around the volcano. In the higher regions we see good farming practice of water and soil saving agriculture of the locals. We ride close to the Kenyan border climbing gently to higher altitude. The last 6 miles are on steep. In the afternoon we arrive at our cozy chalets. This is one of the starting points leading onto the mountain.

  • Road Surface: Tarmac and dirt road
  • Accommodation: Camping at Snowcap Cottages
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 4: Nalemuru Village to Simba Farm | 66km

We ride along the volcano through wide and deep river streams. We are in a very fertile area with countless small farms. Later we arrive in deeper plains, where the mountain slopes merge with the plain. Your cycling tour today ends at Simba Farm which is situated on top of the vast wheat and barley fields overlooking the west Kilimanjaro plains.

  • Road Surface: Tarmac, dirt and gravel road
  • Accommodation: Camping at Simba Farm
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 5: Transfer from The Simba Farm to Londorossi Gate (2250m) – Big Tree Camp (2780m) | 7km Hiking

After breakfast and a briefing (including a check of your equipment), we drive to Londorossi Gate, which is about 8 kilometers away. The journey takes about 30 minutes and leads partly over bumpy slopes. After the formalities at the gate have been completed, the trail leads through lush rainforest where you can spot black and white colobus monkeys in the tree crowns. After a 2-3-hour hike, you will reach the Big Tree Camp (Mti Mkubwa Camp) – your first night camp on Kilimanjaro.

  • Accommodation: Camping on Mountain Kilimanjaro
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 6: Big Tree Camp (2780m) – Shira Camp 1 (3500m) | 10km Hiking

After breakfast you will soon leave the dense rainforest, and pass through heathland, the landscape starts to become more barren and is marked by lobelias. It travels up to the mountain ridge that leads to the Shira Plateau. You will be rewarded here with a great view of the Kibo and Mount Meru. You then cross some quiet streams and descend over the Shira Ridge (3600m) to the night camp at Shira Camp 1.

  • Accommodation: Camping on Mountain Kilimanjaro
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 7: Shira Camp 1 (3500m) – Shira Camp 2 (3900m) | 8km Hiking

Today you leave the heathland as the path leads up through an open moorland landscape. Upon reaching the Shira Plateau, you can again enjoy the great view of the Kibo. At Shira Camp 2, where you will stay overnight, there is a warm lunch. Afterwards you can take a short excursion with your guide for better acclimatization.

  • Accommodation: Camping on Mountain Kilimanjaro
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 8: Shira Camp 2 (3900m) – Barranco Camp (3960m) | 10km

Today’s stage contributes very well to good acclimatization. You will pass huge boulders on your way to the Lava Tower (4600m), which you will reach approximately at the “half-time” of today’s trek. Afterwards it descends to the foot of the Kibo peak down into the Barranco valley to the camp. Enjoy the magnificent view of the glaciers and snowfields of the Kibo and the reddish shimmering Barranco Wall at sunset.

  • Accommodation: Camping on Mountain Kilimanjaro
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 9: Barranco Camp (3960m) – Karanga Camp (4035m) | 6km Hiking

Today’s trek is somewhat shorter, so we can start a little later and enjoy the sun. First it travels through the Barranco Wall, where there is some light climbing where you must also use your hands to help. After you have reached the upper end, you can take a deep breath and once again enjoy the view of the Kibo. The next part of today‘s route will take you through small streams and the Karanga River to Karanga Camp where you will spend the night in your tent.

  • Accommodation: Camping on Mountain Kilimanjaro
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 10: Karanga Camp (4035m) – Barafu Camp (4640m) | 4km Hiking

Today you can start your day a bit more relaxed. During the gentle climb, you will have great views into the Karanga valley and soon you will also see the Rebmann Glacier. After crossing a last valley, the trail goes over the Lava Ridge and up steeply to your today’s destination, the Barafu Camp. The view of the second highest peak of Kilimanjaro, the Mawenzi, is spectacular. After an early dinner, you should settle into your sleeping bag to catch a little sleep, as at midnight we go to the summit!

  • Accommodation: Camping on Mountain Kilimanjaro
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 11: Barafu Camp (4640m) – Uhuru Peak (5895m) – Mweka Camp (3080m) | 19km Hiking

You will be awakened around 11pm, and after a hot coffee or tea and a small snack, you start with your trek to the summit. The climb is exhausting and requires a lot of will power in the cold of the night. At about sunrise you will reach the crater rim of the Kibo at Stella Point. Backed by the rising sun, you will reach the Uhuru Peak in just over an hour from now. The great views compensate you for the strenuous ascent, enjoy them! After you have taken a few summit pictures, it will be time for the descent. After a short break at Barafu Camp, you continue your trek to Mweka Camp, where it is time to sleep properly.

  • Accommodation: Camping on Mountain Kilimanjaro
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 12: Mweka Camp (3080m) – Mweka Gate(1630m) – Transfer to The Hotel | 10km

After a last breakfast on the mountain you will walk for 2-3 hours through the rainforest to the Mweka Gate. Here you will have to say goodbye to your mountain team. On arrival at the hotel, a hot shower, a comfortable bed and clean clothes will await you. Later you will be visited by your guide, who will hand over your summit certificate and have a drink with you to celebrate your summit success.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
  • Accomodation: Park View Hotel
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Day 13: Moshi - Tarangire National Park

We will depart for Tarangire National Park early in the morning. Once we arrive in Tarangire we will begin exploring the enormous termite mounds and the ancient baobab trees. This park is renowned for its diverse bird species and extensive population of elephants. There are regular sightings of ferocious lions, giraffe, warthogs, ostriches, impalas, cheetah, mongoose, buffaloes, and mischievous baboons. After viewing the wildlife in Tarangire we will continue our journey to our next highlight the Ngorongoro Crater. Migombani Camp will provide comprehensive camping facilities. Dinner will be served at the campsite.

  • Accommodation: Migombani Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 14: Ngorongoro Crater - Airport / Moshi

We will have an early start to the day to ensure that we complete the itinerary for the day which includes a magnificent game drive with a picnic lunch in the crater. Animals infrequently migrate in and out of the crater due to its elevated walls. This means you are capable of spotting every member of the big five in one day. The big five comprises of buffalo, elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards. Some of the other wildlife that you can expect to see includes zebras, hippo, wildebeest and hyenas. The craters also feature an extensive bird population including geese, storks and vultures. You will be graced by the lovely flamingos on the Soda Lake. Our guides are highly skilled and will impress you with their ability to track down animals. This is a skill that a book

  • Accommodation: Park View Hotel.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Private transport to & from Kilimanjaro International Airport to your accommodations in Moshi.
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Moshi
  • Mountain Bikes & Helmets
  • All transfers to the mountain and back to your Moshi hotel
  • Professional & experienced mountain bike guides
  • Guides, Porters, Cook salaries and park fees
  • Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • All meals while on the Mountain
  • Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
  • Large portions of fresh, healthy, nutritious food
  • Clean, purified drinking water
  • Crisis management and safety procedures
  • Fair and ethical treatment of porters
  • Conservation fees
  • 7 Days Climbing Kili on Lemosho Route
  • 2 Days Safari to Tarangire & Ngorongoro
  • Hut fees
  • Rescue fees & Camping fees
  • VAT (18% charged by the Government)
  • Portable oxygen tanks & ox meter
  • Kilimanjaro National Park Certificate for your successful summit attempt.

 

TOUR EXCLUDES

  • 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
  • Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
  • Personal medicine