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

This tour will takes you through Tanzania’s most iconic National and cultural attractions. From this different mountains on the background to the world’s largest unbroken caldera, the wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater. Though the starting to the end points of this tour may sound like the highlights of the tour, wait till you see all the amazing places and cultures you will visit and experience in between. We welcome you to come and experience this incredible journey on two wheels with us.

# of Days: 7

Path: Off road, bump & paved road

Highlights: Amazing scenery, Maasai culture, Cycling experience.

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Day 1: Moshi to West Kilimanjaro| 64km

Our ride today takes us from the 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 to 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 and Dinner included
  • Accomodation: Olpopongi Maasai village
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Day 2: West Kilimanjaro to Longido | 59km

After breakfast you’ll depart for Longido, you will firstly ride 9KM where you will catch the Enduimet on Ngasurai gate, here you’ll cycle on the wildlife corridor with an adventure road that will lead us to the Longido town where we will spend the night.

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Day 3: Longido to Kitumbeine| 50km

Today is another scenic day, at 08:00am  will start our bike ride to Ketumbeine village. On this day you will hit some hills but mostly it is flat sections, on the way you will interact with the famous Maasai people for the first time. Any cultural experience with the Masaai is a colourful affair and one you will remember for a long time, you’ll enjoy the hot lunch at the middle of African bush.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Kitumbeine Lodge
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Day 4: Kitumbeine to Lake Natron | 80km

Today is something unique – you’ll brave the unpaved roads which cut west across from Kitumbeine to Lengai. These aren’t roads you’ll find on Google Maps, and they’re often in poor condition, so you’ll be praising your front suspension. The amazing views and car-free environment, however, make it worth the effort. The amount of cycling today will very much depend on the conditions – given the roads, there will be an estimated mix of cycling and driving especial from OlDoinyo Lengai to Natron but because you’ll have a hot-lunch on the way then you can make all kilometres.

What won’t change is the scenery, as you travel across dry open plains with the Kerimasi, Gilai and Kitumbeine mountains in the distance and closer by seven remarkable volcanos, the jewel being the spectacular and active OlDoinyo Lengai, (Mountain of God’ in the Maasai language). Close to your Camp is the shallow, salty Lake Natron. Often coloured bright pink or deep red due to algae, it is a mecca for the breeding ‘lesser’ flamingo. Reaching temperatures above 40°C and with a similar acidity to ammonia. When you arrive at the camp you’ll have an ample time to cool off on the local swimming pool while the tilapia fish massage your body.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Maasai Giraffe Camp
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Day 5: Lake Natron to Engaruka | 58km

Today is a long day as you leave Natron behind and climb the valley walls to the Rift Valley escarpment. First you will cycle a relatively flat section with the randomly rivers that come from the slopes of Mount OlDoinyo Lengai, with great views of Lake Natron itself while Mount OlDoinyo Lengai welcoming you with the great views. If you’ll comfortable with short transfer from the camp to the junction of Longido and Engaruka which is 25KM. This option of doing transfer from Natron to this junction won’t change anything because is the same way that you used on the last day.

Along the way you will interact with local Maasai people who are grazing their cows while Zebras and Wildebeests enjoying the same thing. As this day is mixer of downhill and flat places so won’t be a really challenging day for you, but if yes our support car will be always there for you.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: NK Guest house
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Day 6: Engaruka to Manyara | 57km

Today’s ride will be also long and tough as will cycle from Engaruka village to Mto wa Mbu/ Manyara, but don’t think much about this day once the pack-up car will be behind you. After lunch can keep on riding for some kilometers then will transfer to Migombani Tented Camp where will end the tour.

  • Meals: Breakfast,.Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Migombani Tinted Camp
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Day 7: Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater | 66km

Today’s ride will be the final and the toughest but the most rewarding. You’ll start off the day cycling from the dirt road back onto the tarmac road and head past the bustling town of Mto wa Mbu and the entry gate of Lake Manyara National Park. We then proceed on a very tough cycle up the Great Rift Valley escarpment leaving behind a spectacular backdrop. Before reaching the top of the escarpment you will stop to catch your breath at the viewpoint overlooking the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park and its surroundings. If there’s ever a time to take a great selfie, it’s here. You will then proceed on the tarmac road past the colorful Karatu town as you head towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Your ride today will finish at the entrance gate to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area ( Loduare gate ) marking an end to a challenging but exciting 5 days tour on two wheels. After a celebratory toast to your achievement, you will either transferred to the Hotel or jump on your Safari jeep ready for another exciting on the Safari while relaxing on the car.

  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

TOUR INCLUDES

+ All 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

+ Snacks and fruits

+ Complimentary 3+ liters of mineral water everyday

+ Mountain bikes & Helmets

+ Lodging Accommodation

+ Support vehicle (Backup vehicle)

+ Tour guide(s) , Bike Mechanic , Driver and Cook

+ Village fees, Conservation fees, WMA fees (Wildlife management Conservation Area).

+ Cycling fees and All entry fees

+ Complete First Aid kit (for use in emergencies only)

TOUR EXCLUDES

× Compulsory tips for Guide, Bike mechanic, Cook and Driver

× Items of a personal nature

× Entry visa for Tanzania

× Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance.

× Personal medicine