On our 16 day family adventure we travel from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Nairobi in Kenya. Traveling 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 rainforest and tropical coastline. We hike in 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 visit Ngorongoro Crater, which hosts the largest concentration of plains game anywhere in the world and Amboseli National Park in Kenya to give you the wildlife experience that East Africa is famous for. Enjoy a day hike on the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro and visit a local school in the unspoilt Usambara Mountains. Bike through the Usambara Mountains and along the tropical Indian Ocean coastline, camp with a local Maasai family, stroke a giraffe, ride an ostrich and so much more.
What is the biking like?
9 days with biking - 90% on dirt and 4x4 roads, some paved roads, and a wee bit of non-technical single track. While most of the riding on this trip is non-technical some off road biking experience will help. A good level of fitness will add to the enjoyment of your trip. From 10 km to 40 km per day. Total distance approximately 200 - 230 km. Fully vehicle supported.
The Basic Lo-Down.
We travel between Dar es Salaam on the Indian Ocean coast in Tanzania and Nairobi in Kenya. 100% vehicle supported. Our trusty support vehicle carries all your luggage, helps you up those hills (if you like) and always has lunch, snacks and water at hand. Two Game parks included, Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) and Amboseli National Park (Kenya). Reptile park, Elephant orphanage and Giraffe center included. Group size minimum 4, maximum 10 plus M15202 leaders and local crew. Accommodation is twin share - 1 night in a hotel; and single or double for 14 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. Includes visit to a rural primary school in Tanzania and Maasai village school in Kenya.
Day 1: Arrive in the historical town of Bagamoyo, pre-departure meeting and first dinner together. Coastal Lodge.
Day 2: We ride away from Bagamoyo town along the coast to the Southern end of Saadani National Park. An afternoon game drive brings us to our beach camp. 25 km. Camping.
Day 3: A start the day with a game drive in Saadani National Park and then back on our bikes for a tootle along the coast. 15 km. Camping/Upgrades available.
Day 4: Cycling away from the coast through sleepy palm lined villages. 35 km. Camping/Upgrades available.
Day 5: Driving for the main climb we head into the Usambara Mountains, and bike to a viewpoint overlooking the endless plains. 25 km. Camping/Upgrades available.
Day 6: Visit a local primary school, meet the children and experience Tanzanian school life. Optional tree planting project. Camping/Upgrades available.
Day 7: Explore the smooth trails through rainforest and village farmland. Camp next to a river with “bush babies” swinging in the trees. 20-40 km. Camping.
Day 8: Cycling out in the big open spaces of the Maasai Steppe. In the afternoon we take a vehicle transfer into Arusha City. 20 km. Guesthouse.
Day 9: Visit to a reptile park, ride a camel to a Maasai village and bike down into the Great Rift Valley. 30 km. Camping/Upgrades available.
Day 10: All day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater. Guesthouse.
Day 11: Vehicle transfer into Kenya. Cycle around the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. 15 km. Camping.
Day 12: Relaxed start, visit Maasai family. Continue cycling around the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro to Amboseli National Park. 25 km. Camping.
Day 13: Morning game drive Amboseli National Park, afternoon biking away from the park bike alongside Maasai tribesmen and plains game. 35 km. Camping.
Day 14: Stretch the legs biking in the real African Savannah. 20-40 km. Camping.
Day 15: After a last ride together, get face to face with giraffes, visit our foster baby elephant Ajabu at Sheldrick Elephant Orphange and enjoy a final evening meal together in true African style. 10 km. Luxury tented camp.
Day 16: Final breakfast together and explore the city / onward travel.
Also available Nairobi to Dar es Salaam.
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