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6-Day Kilimanjaro Biking Safari

6-Day Kilimanjaro Biking Safari

6 days

6-Day Kilimanjaro Biking Safari
from $995 USD

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Biking is perhaps the best way to explore Tanzania and experience people, culture and nature in a very real way. Without the barrier of a vehicle, clients can interact with people and places in a more natural way and at a slower pace. Many clients find these trips the most rewarding of their time in Tanzania.

Our biking tours make a great cultural component to any safari or climb. We offer day trips to Moshi and to local villages nearby that can be tailored to all fitness levels. For trips more than one day we offer 3, 6, or 12 day tours.

From the rainforest between Kidia and Marangu, the Masaai lands on the north side with game viewing opportunities to the vast open agricultural spaces of West Kilimanjaro you can truly get an appreciation for the beauty and difference of landscape. Biking provides the perfect means to savor wonderful views and meet the different peoples who inhabit this region.

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Day 1: Bike from Moshi to Marangu Village (3-4 hours) (LD)

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Drive with guide and bikes to Kidia Village. From this high point commence the cycle through the Kilimanjaro rain forest to Marangu. On route, take in the picture postcard viewpoint at Mawa Seminary of Kilimanjaro with views of Mount Kilimanjaro and pay by the view point at Ngangu Hills, where there is a great view of the surroundings including lake Jipe and Tsavo Plans in Kenya. Visit the Chagga Museum and dinner and camping on the grounds of Kibo Hotel.

  • Start point: Moshi Town - Altitude 950m
  • End Point: Marangu village - Altitude 1787m
  • Time on the saddle: 3 - 4 hours with stops en route
  • Total distance covered: Approximately 20km

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Full-Service Bike Camping in Tanzania

Day 2: Bike from Marangu Village to Lake Chala (BLD)

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Departing Marangu head northwards biking down with some ups to Lake Chala for overnight. You will also get a chance of meeting people around Marangu busy village center and the busy local markets. Chala is an excellent place for bird enthusiasts. With the varied terrain come a variety of birds; in the last few years the bird list has grown to 251 identified species all seen with in about a 2 kilometer radius. Dinner and overnight at Lake Chala Campsite.

  • Start point: Marangu Village - Altitude 1787m
  • End Point: Lake Chala - Altitude 880m
  • Time on the saddle: 3 - 4 hours with stops en route
  • Total distance covered: Approximately 25km

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Full-Service Bike Camping in Tanzania

Day 3: Bike from Lake Chala to Tarakea (BLD)

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Transfer by car from Lake Chala to the rangers' gate post and start cycling north east towards Tarakea to Snow Cap Cottages in Rongai rainforest for overnight near the border with Kenya. This is a long day cycling on dirty road on gentle hills, climbing from approximately 880m from Lake Chala to approximately 1800m at Snow Cap. When you reach the Cottages, on your left you can see a beautiful artificial and natural forest and on your right you can see sunrise and Chyullu Hills of Kenya to the distance. Dinner and overnight on the grounds of Snow Camp Cottages.

  • Start point: Lake Chala - Altitude 880m
  • End Point: Tarakea - Altitude 1800m
  • Time on the saddle: 5 - 7 hours with stops en route
  • Total distance covered: Approximately 38km

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Full-Service Bike Camping in Tanzania

Day 4: Bike from Tarakea to Lerang'wa (BLD)

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Cycle from Snow Cap Cottages to Lerang'wa. This will be the longest day though with a lot to be seen; you might get a chance to spot wild animals like giraffes, zebras and gnu from Amboseli National Park in Kenya while they're crossing the border to the Tanzania side. This is the land of the Maasai people, who you may meet along the road with their big herds of cattle. The scenery is spectacular during this section of the trip. Dinner and overnight on the grounds of Endumet Guesthouse.

  • Start point: Tarakea - Altitude 1800m
  • End Point: Lerang'wa - Altitude 1500m
  • Time on the saddle: 5 - 7 hours with stops en route
  • Total distance covered: Approximately 40km

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Full-Service Bike Camping in Tanzania

Day 5: Bike from Lerang'wa to Simba Farm (BLD)

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This day seems to be a refreshing day though somehow long; you will cycle through West Kilimanjaro, an area dominated by huge farms, mainly growing wheat. This area is cool and this part is mostly down hill so there's relief after the previous long day. Simba Farm's campsite has a good swimming pool and offers an evening sundown tour of the farm where zebras, elands and antelopes are seen with spectacular views of Kilimanjaro, Meru and Ol Doinyo Lengai. Dinner and overnight on the grounds of Simba Farm.

  • Start point: Lerang'wa - Altitude 1500m
  • End Point: Simba Farm - Altitude 1700m
  • Time on the saddle: 3 - 4 hours with stops en route
  • Total distance covered: Approximately 30km

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Mid-Range Accommodations: Full-Service Bike Camping in Tanzania

Day 6: Bike from Simba Farm to Moshi (BL)

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Bike downhill all the way from Simba Farm across Sanya Juu to Boma N'gombe, on the main Arusha to Moshi Road. Load the bikes into the vehicle and drive back to Moshi or to Kilimanjaro Airport for onward flight.

  • Start point: Simba Farm - Altitude 1700m
  • End Point: Boma N'gombe - Altitude 880m
  • Time on the saddle: 3 - 4 hours with stops en route
  • Total distance covered: Approximately 40km

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Pricing

6-Day Kilimanjaro Biking Safari

Prices are Per Person and Valid for Trips through December 31, 2020

# People in Group: 1 2 3 4-5 6+
Camping: $2245 $1495 $1245 $995 $945
*** Contact Us for other itinerary and lodging options! ***

NOTE: Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your trip has already been paid for.

INCLUDES:
  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • All meals per itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All tours and entrance fees per itinerary (unless listed as excluded)
  • All transportation and transfers per itinerary
  • All camping equipment including mattresses but excluding sleeping bag
  • Supply/support vehicle including driver and cook
  • Services of local biking guide(s)
  • All food
  • Bike rental
  • All camping, guiding, village, forest and cultural tourism fees
EXCLUDES:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not listed
  • Beverages and alcohol
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff
  • Optional tours
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, etc.)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Upgraded camping with stand-up tents and camp cots $125/person

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