On our 16 day biking adventure we travel from Nairobi in Kenya through Tanzania to Dar es Salaam on the Indian Ocean coast, or the reverse journey (see itineraries below). Biking far from busy roads and main tourist routes you will experience a different face of Africa - local villages and traditional tribesmen, breathtaking scenery and wildlife grazing on the plains. We travel through open Savannah, desert, mountain rain-forest and tropical coastline. We follow the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro with its snow-covered peaks and camp in the wilderness under a cloudless African sky.
We take a break from our bikes to view Amboseli National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, which hosts the largest concentration of plains game anywhere in the world and gives you the wildlife experience that East Africa is famous for. Enjoy a day hike and visit a local school in the unspoilt Usambara Mountains. Biking through the Usambara Mountains and down to the tropical coastal forest and villages brings us finally to Dar es Salaam, “Haven of Peace”. Some people choose to extend their trip and follow with a trek of Mt Kilimanjaro or experience the culture and buzz of Zanzibar Island; either of which we can help you to arrange.
12 days biking, 90% dirt, 4x4 and gravel roads and some paved roads. Some off road biking experience is preferred. From 25km to 90km per day, 100% vehicle supported. Two Game parks, Amboseli National Park (Kenya) and Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) included. Group size minimum 4, maximum 10 plus M15202 leaders and local staff. Accommodation is twin share, 4 nights in hotels and 11 nights camping. (Upgrades to rooms are available at some campsites at your own expense). Food includes 3 meals per day from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast Day 16. This excludes 2 lunches and 2 evening meals which are at your own expense to give you the opportunity to experience local cuisine.
Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi.
Day 2: Biking across open savannah.
Day 3-4: Bike to Amboseli National Park.
Day 5: Game viewing, bike to Maasai Village.
Day 6: Bike to Tanzanian border.
Day 7: Bike to Arusha.
Day 8: Biking into the Great Rift Valley.
Day 9: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 10: Transfer west, pm bike to secluded river campsite.
Day 11-13: Bike and explore the Usambara Mountains, plus school visit.
Day 14: Bike to the Indian Ocean coast.
Day 15: Bike to Dar es Salaam.
Day 16: Fly out or relax by the ocean.
Also available Dar es Salaam to Nairobi. Please remember that this is a guide only and due to unforeseen circumstances it may be necessary to make changes to the itinerary. *Room upgrades are at your own cost and are subject to availability. ** School visits. The local schools in East Africa are very different to what we are used to in the western world. We have established a relationship with a school along our route which we try to visit on every tour and help in a small way with practical gifts etc. Please contact us for more information regarding these school visits and how you may be able to help them.
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