This three-day tour takes us around the west side of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Gravel roads, easy downhills, and local culture!
DAY 1: TRANSFER TO SIMBA FARM THEN CYCLE TO OLPOPONGI MAASAI VILLAGE
Transfer from your hotel in Moshi to Simba Farm where you will begin the bike tour. The ride starts with a gentle downhill through the farm as you head toward the main road. We follow the main, dirt road through the Ngare Nairobi village and then cycle along the Ndarakwai Conservancy border towards the West Kilimanjaro airstrip. We continue along the dirt road towards the Tinga Tinga village. The tour ends at the Olpopongi Maasai Village where you will spend the night. Upon arrival at the Olpopongi Maasai Village, we will be welcomed with a traditional Maasai dance, before having lunch and settling into your Maasai-hut style rooms. We will enjoy a Maasai cultural tour in the evening before ending the full day with a delicious dinner around the bonfire.
Distance covered: 28km
Meals: Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 2: CYCLE FROM OLPOPONGI MAASAI VILLAGE TO NGABOBO VILLAGE
We begin cycling early in the morning and proceed south towards the Ngabobo Village. An early start allows us to cover some distance before the sun gets too hot. The scenery during the day’s ride is beautiful, as we pass through arid, open grasslands, an environment completely different from the lush, green slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro from which we’ve come. Wildlife such as wildebeest, giraffes, zebra, and elands can be seen in the morning part of our day’s journey. Today’s route is a bit shorter, but a little more challenging due to the terrain and temperature. The final part of the route is a gradual ascent on gravel road as we cycle through the Ngabobo Village towards the night’s lodging. We will spend the night at the Maasai Lodge.
Distance covered: 21km
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
DAY 3: CYCLE FROM NGABOBO VILLAGE TO ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
Today’s route takes us to a new vegetation zone as we leave the arid grasslands and proceed towards the greener slopes of Mt. Meru. The ride continues with a gentle ascent on a gravel road as we head towards Momella near Arusha National Park. We will cycle through cool streams flowing down the slopes of Mt.Meru as we head towards the village of Ngare Nanyuki. We continue cycling through this small, but lively village towards Arusha National Park. As we approach the park, we might be lucky enough to see several giraffes along the way. The route ends at the Momella Wildlife Lodge, on the edge of the National Park. After resting a bit at the lodge, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Moshi.
Distance covered: 22km
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included
from US$699 per person*
Included: transfer, accommodation, bike, water, meals
Excluded: other drinks, tipping, insurance
*price may vary depending by the season or specific requests
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