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    $2600 p/p in USD
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Kili Bike Adventures

  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Camping, Mid Range

Tour Overview

Cycle through Tanzania’s most iconic natural and cultural attractions, from the base of the world’s highest free standing mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, to the world’s largest unbroken caldera, the wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater. Though the starting and end points of the tour may sound like the highlights, there are plenty of amazing places and cultures to visit and experience in between. The riding level is challenging, for those who like mountainous areas and longer cycling days. The total distance covered is 366 km.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Cycle Safari, Guided Safari
  • You will visit:
    Lake Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Kilimanjaro International Airport

RATES – USD PER PERSON

1 pax      From USD2,900 per person

2-3 pax   From USD2,600 per person

4-5 pax   From USD2,550 per person

6-10 pax From USD 2,000 per person

What's Included

  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Snacks and fruits
  • Drinking water 3 litres or more per day
  • Mountain bikes and helmets
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation before and after the trip
  • Camping gear inclunding tents, mattress, chairs, tables
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Rescue
  • Tour guide(s), bike mechanic and cook
  • Village fees, WMA fees (Wild Management Conservation Area), Park fees (Mt Kilimanjaro) and all entry fees

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Sleeping bag, climbing gear (can be rented on arrival in Tanzania)
  • Tips for the crew (much appreciated)
  • Personal items

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Kili Bike Adventures
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Kili Bike Adventures‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

You will be picked up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transferred to Keys Hotel near Moshi town situated on 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 coffee plantation and surrounding villages.

Meals: Dinner included

Our ride today takes us from the greener southern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro towards the more arid western side of the mountain. Firstly your ride today will take you through coffee and banana plantations as you cycle through the more fertile areas of southern Kilimanjaro before heading west 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, the west Kilimanjaro plains are home to the nomadic Maasai people who co-exist with the surrounding wildlife in this area known as the Maasai Lands. Your ride today will be on both dirt and tarmac roads and you will end at the Olpopongi Maasai Village where you will be spending the night.

Distances: 64 km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and 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 Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Cyclists 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.

Distances: 83 km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Today’s ride will be the longest distance wise, but not the toughest, and is 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 countryside 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 with its swimming pool where you can cool off.

Distances: 102 km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and 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 before diverting onto 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 Migunga Tented Camp where we will be spending the night.

Distances: 74 km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Today’s ride will be the final and toughest but the most rewarding. We 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 colourful Karatu town and finish today’s ride at the entrance gate to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This marks an end to a challenging but exciting five day tour of Tanzania’s northern tourist circuit on two wheels. After a celebratory toast to your achievement you will be transferred to the Ngorongoro Farm House (or alternative) where you spend the night.

Distances: 43 km
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Today you can relax at the lodge while you wait for your transfer back to the airport via the vibrant town of Mto wa Mbu where you can buy some souvenirs to take back home with you.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

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