5 Days
Duration
Moderate
Physicality
Tanzania
Destination
13+
Age
All Year
Availability

Experience local cultures from the saddle of your bike.

Enjoy the really taste of an adventure when you cycle through the different parts of Tanzania’s northern circuit, from West Kilimanjaro of the Maasai land to the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. Cycle to the lake shore where there are stunning vistas of the lake, the Rift Valley Wall and small herds of wildlife, meet with the local fishermen around.

  • Path: Off road & paved road
  • Highlights: Amazing scenery and Wildlife Safari in Lake Manyara.
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Day 1: Moshi to West Kilimanjaro | 64km

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.

  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 2: West Kilimanjaro to Arusha | 83km

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 / Carnivore hotel where we will be spending the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 3: Arusha to Tarangire National Park | 102km

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 camp 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day4: Tarangire to Lake Manyara | 74km

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 Migombani Tented Camp where we will be spending the night and today is our last day for biking.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
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Day 5: Lake Manyara to Moshi / Jro | Drive

In the early morning, your safari guide will collect you from Migombani Camp and drive you to Lake Manyara National Park. The park encompasses the northwest bank and part of the alkaline Lake Manyara which itself rests in the Great Rift Valley. The park is perhaps best known for its flamingos, pelicans and cormorants but it is also the home for a few hundred other species of birds, it is therefore a paradise for ornithologists. Next to a great variety of birds, the “Big Game” can also be seen. With a bit of luck you might see elephants in the wooded regions and with even more fortune the tree-climbing lions. Indeed, it was thought for a long time that the Lake Manyara National Park is the only place where lions can be found with this atypical behavior of climbing trees. Baboons and vervet monkeys are also found amongst the forested areas and in the more open spaces, giraffes nibble at the fresh leaves while the various types of antelopes common to the region browse for tasty shoots. After a picnic lunch, there will be more time for further game and wildlife watching before it is time to return to the airport or Moshi town.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

TOUR INCLUDES

  • All 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Snacks and fruits
  • Water 3+ liters everyday
  • Mountain bikes & Helmets
  • Accommodation 1 nights before / after the trip
  • Support vehicle (Back up vehicle)
  • Quality camping gears like Tents, sleeping bags, Mattress, Tables with Chairs (Camping trip)
  • Tour guide(s), Bike Mechanic, Driver and Cook
  • Village fees, WMA fees (Wildlife management Conservation Area), Cycling fee and All entry fees
  • First Aid Medical Kit

 TOUR EXCLUDES

  • Tip for the Crew
  • Laundry service
  • Entry visa for Tanzania
  • Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.