This 9-day, epic journey trip begins on the slopes of Kilimanjaro and takes us through Tanzania’s lush, green forests and dry bush lands, remote villages and bustling towns, wildlife corridors and diverse cultures on its way to the old town of Bagamoyo. This trip has it all – cycling, scenery, game drives, authentic cultural experiences, and more!

Tour specs
  • 5-7hrs
  • Challenging
  • Dirt, Gravel
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Tanzania

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

You will be picked from the airport and driven to the KIA Lodge where you will spend your first evening accommodation.

Meals: Dinner included

Day 2: Cycle from Simba Farm (Starting Point) to Olpopongi Masai Village (38 km)

After breakfast, you will be picked from Kia lodge in the morning and driven to the slopes of West Kilimanjaro, where the cycling tour begins. At the starting point, we will do a bike fitting session. Then, we will start cycling north and west, through the rolling hills of West Kilimanjaro and breathtaking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. There is a possibility of spotting wildlife during our ride. Our overnight will be in the authentic Olpopongi Masaai Village. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 3: Cycle Olpopongi to Weruweru River lodge (73 km)

Local markets (Sanya Juu & Lawate markets

Our first phase of today’s route will takes us through the vast savannah grasslands of the Maasai tribe. Along the way, we’ll see the iconic red and blue style dress of the Masaai people as we cycle past huts, fields, and farms. Along the way, we’ll visit the local markets of Sanya Juu and Lawate. The route continues into the farmlands of West Kilimanjaro as we approach the Chagga villages. Along the way, we’ll get a chance to observe the differences in house-construction, from huts to concrete, and the age-old tradition of the Chagga garden. Our ride ends up in a beautiful dhow-wood themed lodge surrounded by a coffee plantation, with the mighty Kilimanjaro as our backdrop.  Overnight in Weruweru River Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 4: Cycle to Rau forest with Waterfall and Coffee tour (20 km)

Today we have a short day of cycling through beautiful blue Jacaranda flowers on our way to exploring some of Moshi’s best offerings. Once we’re in Moshi town, you’ll notice not only its liveliness but also its slow-moving pace as we move towards Rau Forest. The evergreen forest is a gateway to hidden rice plantations, which we will discover by foot. After our visit, we’ll transfer by vehicle and walk a bit to the 93m high, Materuni waterfalls, nestled at the foothill of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The walking trail shrinks into a single track as we descending deep into the forest to the spectacular falls where we’ll have lunch. Throughout our walk, we’ll learn about how the Chagga go about their daily lives, with a beautiful background of cool streams that enlivens the forest and calms the spirit. Our day ends with a cup of fresh brewed coffee after a tour experience at Kahawa Shamba. Overnight at Weruweru river Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 5: Transfer to Tanga via Mkomazi National Park (400 km)

Highlights:

Rhino Sanctuary visit

Sisal farms

Mountain range scenery

Up-close with endangered species

We depart from the Weruweru River Lodge at 8:00am for an early visit to Mweka Wildlife College, a formal training center for African wildlife managers. Guest will enjoy short talks from the students or lectures on Wildlife Management and the role Mweka plays in the Tanzanian Tourism industry. After, we’ll head southeasterly by vehicle to Tanga via Mkomazi National Park. Guests will enjoy a game drive in the park and have an opportunity to learn more about conservation and the endangered black rhino and African wild dog. Lunch will be inside the picnic site with stunning views of the park. Overnight will be at Kwetu Hotel 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 6: Cycle Tanga to Pangani[  (49 km)

Highlights:

Beach activities – boat rides, swimming, beach walk & snorkeling!!

Arrive at Pangani town. This is one of Tanzania’s historical towns. More details on Pangani town: http://www.utalii.com/Tanga/Pangani_Historical_Town.htm

Guest will visit the Urithi Museum and learn about the fascinating history of Tanga. Thereafter we will cycle along the coast passing through coastal villages, farms and giving you the feel of the coast life style of Tanzania.  This dirt road also provides lovely views of the Indian Ocean; overnight at Mike lodge, http://www.mikesbeachcottages.com/ Full Board

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Day 7: Cycle from Pangani to Saadani National Park[70 km]

Highlights:

Cycle along the coastal villages

Enjoy game viewing experience while riding

Cycle along the coastal villages

Enjoy game viewing experience while riding

Saadani National Park which is the only national park in Tanzania which borders the ocean.

More details on Saadani National Park at: http://tanzaniatourism.go.tz/en/destination/saadani-national-park 

Cycle along the coast of the Indian Ocean and experience the vegetation transition from village settlement into wildlife surroundings.

Overnight at Park’s Bandas , Full Board

Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

Day 8: Cycle from Saadani National Park to Bagamoyo (53 km)

Highlights:

Cycle through the coastal villages

Crossing the might Wami river

Cycle to the historical town of Bagamoyo. More info on Bagamoyo at: http://www.bagamoyo.com/history_bagamoyo.html

Today we cycle from Saadani National Park (the only national park in Tanzania where the bush meets the beach!) to the historical town of Bagamoyo. Spot the grazers and browsers of the African savannah as we cycle across the national park. We celebrate our trip at the Bagamoyo Country Club with the great feast style celebratory meal, Full Board!

Day 9: Exploring Bagamoyo

Today, we spend half of the day cycling around Bagamoyo. In the afternoon guests have an option of relaxing at the resort or walk around the historical points and purchase some souvenir’s;  Lunch at a local restaurant called Poa Poa

 Day room at Bagamoyo country club

Ri

from US$4,299 per person*

Included: transfers, meals as noted above

Excluded:  drinks other than water, tipping, insurance

*price may vary depending by the season or specific requests

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