In case you intend to discover a number of the most varied and breathtaking panoramas in Tanzania, among the finest strategies to try this is to have a cycling safari. Whether you’ll need a moderate cycle on the bottom of Mt. Meru or perhaps a more tough cycle lasting a couple of days, we can arrange something to match.
Cycling Safari holidays in Tanzania can be done in the morning or even in the evening on a typical safari itinerary of up to Three hours OR for the greater experienced cyclist bought out a number of days. Whichever you choose, a thing is without a doubt you will probably have a lot of conversations with the local community; Maasai cultivating their crop, the Waarusha looking after banana plus coffee plantations with spectacular views of buffaloes, elephants as well as giraffes within their all-natural habitat, plus the huge plains of Serengeti plus the Maasai Mara.
Having its all-natural elegance as well as undulating terrain, the truly amazing attractiveness of a bicycle is you are able to take pleasure in the fresh air as well as the exceptional wildlife and even Tanzanian beauty all close up. We offer safari rides that go for different length to make sure that the tour suits just your fitness and precisely what the traveler desires to see. At the finish of a strenuous cycling day there is merely no more satisfying than holding your bike as well as chilling out by the camp fire, having a number of drinks and entertainment, whereas about the days great experiences.
Half-Day Rift Valley Biking (Manyara)
This is ideal for people at different ages ranging from Eight years on wards ( bikes for children plus helmets are offered ) nonetheless we need to be notified since these are well-liked excursions and in case you are enthusiastic to feature this in your major Northern Safari itinerary then we would want to know so when you are reserving. The route crosses the escarpment of the Rift Valley at Lake Manyara as well as through the charming Mto-wa-Mbu village, past the plantations of maize, coffee plus banana, lively marketplace, paddy fields, as well as into the serene beautiful forest neighboring this lake.
Well suited for leaving your safari vehicle as well as exploring the various off-the-beaten-path regions.
Kilimanjaro Circum-navigation-cycle-safari 8 days
Plenty of cycling is associated with this adventure that may be challenging sometimes. It’s not a technical cycling-trip so any person realistically fit can complete this safari. This cycling trip is made for the active individuals that enjoy cycling, observing wildlife and interacting with different cultures. The trip comprises of a maximum of Eight days with Seven days cycling around the greatest snow topped mountain in Africa Mt Kilimanjaro.
This safari is actually suitable for persons above 16 years.
Tanzanian Rift Valley Cycling Safari & Wildlife Viewing – 13 days
This cycling trip is made for the active individuals that enjoy cycling, observing wildlife and interacting with different cultures. The trip comprises of a maximum of seven days cycling, four days game-viewing within the Ngorongoro crater plus Serengeti national park, and the remainder spent experiencing and enjoying the surroundings on foot or in vehicle with plenty of interactions with the locals.
The safari is actually suitable for persons above 16 years.
Rift Valley Adventure Cycling Safari – 8 days
This tour is specifically for the very adventurous cyclists who will cycle through a number of extremely remote regions as well as camping near the Maasai people. You will have a lot of interaction. Normally, the days hot as well as dusty, and you require to be physically fit and also confident on the bike.
The safari is actually suitable for persons above 16 years.
Currently we simply offer cycling-safaris within Tanzania, however we might arrange cycling in Malawi and even Kenya. Contact us in case you are considering cycling within these different locations.
An exciting cycling plus wildlife safari
Cycling through the plains
This thrilling trip brings together the finest that taking a safari within Tanzania offers interspersed with fascinating cycling across a varied and breathtaking landscape.
Beginning from Arusha in t northern Tanzania we go across the cultivated plantations of bananas plus coffee prior to reaching the Rift Valley as well as the grasslands in which the Masai people graze cattle.
We cycle towards the southern shores of the stunning Lake Manyara and will likely see a number of wildlife like wildebeests, zebras and giraffes.
Off your bikes and then into 4WD drive cars, to explore the all-natural wildlife haven of the vast Ngorongoro Crater and also the open Serengeti plains; the wildlife is very fascinating.
The final days of this cycling are long but greatly rewarding, as you cycle to the beautiful Lake Natron as well as the awesome active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, passing by the Masai and their cattle plus the wildlife alongside them
Countries visited: Tanzania
MYB – TANZANIA CYCLE SAFARI
Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport and head to Arusha. Have a Morning briefing, and then have the afternoon at leisure, or lie by the swimming pool or visit the town.
Beginning from your Arusha lodging, cycle a route going through the plantations of bananas and coffee prior to heading west to the Monduli mountain-range. The Open farmlands lead you past the bottom of this mountains. The soil here is referred to as the ‘Black cotton’ and actually is extremely susceptible to erosion. You will go through the tiny valleys plus Masai homesteads as you cross the foothills. Carrying a packed-lunch you will have it at a convenient place along the way. Camp at ‘Snake Park’ for the night and there you will have an opportunity to see some of the local reptiles. The Total covered distance will be 40 to 60 km
Cycling from the camp, this route follows the aged tarmac road, that patterns to and fro over the brand-new road. It really is split up very much, and sometimes goes a long way from the major road. Following lunch, based on the distance already covered, you either have a lift or go on cycling towards the wall of the Great Rift Valley, which is evident in the distance, plus Lake Manyara glimmering. After Manyuki you will follow the main-road to Selelai village. This is an open region, and giraffes, ostriches, gazelles and sometimes elephants are seen. Camp at a fascinating campsite around the fringe of a Rift Valley high mountain. The Total distance covered is 60 to 80 km
In the morning climb up a mountain at the rear of the campsite which offers a number of breathtaking sights across Rift Valley and then traverse to Manyara National Park. Your maasai guide will takes this chance to introducing to you the different medicinal plants which his tribe makes use of. You will return to the camp for a scrumptious lunch. After lunch cycle out to one of the local Maasai homesteads to visit a number of our Maasai friends as well as get an insight into their interesting lives within the Rift Valley. Return to your camp later in the afternoon. Total cycle distance- 20 to 30kms
Leave the campsite and cycle through the rift valley to Mto wa Mbu village. The wall of the Rift Valley is visible all day as you cycle past several Maasai homesteads. Probable views of wildlife as you cross over the vast open plains. Enjoy packed lunch beneath an acacia tree as you cool off the heat of this day prior to cycling to later arrive at your camp in the late afternoon. Total distance is 50kms.
Today your bikes will be packed onto your vehicles and you will drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. the Ngorongoro is a unique place because it is not a National Park but a Conservation Area, ; meaning that the entire area is controlled for both animals and local Masai persons that graze their livestock next to the local wildlife. Following a stop at the main entrance gate, you may get an opportunity to learn about the interesting volcanic landscape, later drive round the edge of the Crater, and there you can look down to its floor to see the numerous wildebeests plus elephants. Afterwards descend to the floor of the crater. This crater walls offers a natural haven for the wildlife, meaning there is a lot to view such as lions, elephants, buffaloes, and, in case you are fortunate, leopards ae well. Giraffes are actually the sole animal that you won’t see here because their long legs cannot cope with the high steep sides of the Ngororngoro Crater. in the afternoon you will drive up the crater’s wall and camp at the Simba campsite.
Following an early tasty breakfast have a breathtaking drive down the exterior of this crater and arrive at Oldupai Gorge, the place that the Leakey family unearthed the historical remains of a number of man’s very first ancestors. You will later drive on to the stunning Naabi Hill that symbolizes the boundary between the Ngorongoro and the Serengeti which are endless Masai’s Plains. Spend the remainder of the day viewing wildlife in Serengeti. Exactly where you go is dependent upon the season of year; you can spend time at the Hippo-pool viewing these stunning animals lie about within the cool water gladly living together with the crocodiles, view a huge pride of lions as well as the great migration of wildebeests and zebras. You will voyage from the open plains to the stunning kopjes – which are volcanic rocky protrusions that offer shelter to wide diversity of animals and also look down at the extensive Serengeti grasslands. This beautiful landscape will offer you with the best game viewing, and you will with luck , see all the wildlife living in the plain like; lions, elephants, wildebeests, giraffes and zebras, and perhaps the hard-to-find leopards plus cheetahs, in addition to great numbers of birds , including the exquisite Secretary birdsand the ostrich. Spend this night within the plains at the Seronera campsite.
Today you will again rise early for an entire day within the park, going north to see animals and enjoy the scenery. It is a long day’s driving though there is a lot to view along the way. camp at Lobo camp,.
Back on your bikes today. After a short drive to the gate of the national park you will begin cycling. The following 2 days will be along a dirt road with a couple of sandy parts. This route is undulating, and you’ll be happy to return in the saddle yet again. As you are on the border of the national park you may observe more animals on the way, plus many Masai people. Camp in the late afternoon at a good local campsite within the little Wasso town. Total distance covered 40to 50 km
Today is a possibly the longest day cycling. You cycle southwards over the hills neighboring Serengeti and down via an area inhabited by the Songo tribe who dress in bright orange clothing. The route is on a coarse dirt road having a couple of sandy parts and the landscape is as the day before. You will need to stop to have an early lunch, and then pack your bikes onto the vehicle and transfer to the peak of the great Rift Valley’s escarpment looking over Lake Natron, a really spectacular sight. The descent is along a gravel road having switchbacks; therefore a steady handle-bar is needed! The road steeply descends sideways of Lake Natron after which follows the shore of the lake to a village. This road’s surface changes, turning stonier, and needs more concentration. This is a actual challenge to arrive at the camp using bikes although you will ride as far as you can. Camp at Lake Natron campsite. The Total Distance covered 50 to 100 km
Today spend the day at leisure at Lake Natron Camp; you may sit and enjoy the sights of this lake while at the camp, that appears virtually mirage-like from the distance. A brief drive / walk to this lake is worthwhile: the egrets, flamingos and pelicans. It is nonetheless scorching. Lake Natron is recognized among the largest breeding places for lesser flamingos in the world. An afternoon walk to see the local falls is a excellent way to end the day. its water is cool and also refreshing, and you may virtually swim . A number of people have taken the chance to climb Ol Doinyo Lengai however, this is a challenging climb. overnight Camping at Lake Natron campsite.
Go back to Arusha. This is a lengthy drive, roughly 6hrs, as well as being really dusty! You follow the bottom of the Great Rift Valley wall past the open plains home to plains animals, a recognizable sight at this point. As soon as you get to the tarmac road you will most likely fall asleep as you drive the last Two hours back to urbanization. You return to your comfortable hotel.
Leisurely morning within Arusha, explore this town as well as buy a number of the final souvenirs or simply spend this day unwinding by the swimming pool. You will depart from Arusha in the late afternoon and head to Kilimanjaro airport to ctch a flight back home