Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro

Overview

This route takes you from the base of the world’s highest free-standing mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, to the world’s largest unbroken caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. This incredible journey will reveal all the beauty of Tanzania's famous northern circuits, with its panoramic views, nature, wildlife, and cultural diversity.
  • 7 days
  • Challenging
  • Tarmac, Dirt road
  • 366 km

Itinerary

You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro airport or other arriving destination with a One Bike guide who will welcome you and transfer to the hotel. This day you will get all needed information and preparations for the trip. The rest of the day could be used for resting and exploring the city of Moshi.

From our One bike shop as a starting point, we will cycle to the west side of Mt. Kilimanjaro. You will feel both, big tarmac and dirty gravel road, while you are riding first, through Chagga villages, banana and coffee plantations, and green lush forest. After that, as we are going more west, the land becomes less overgrown with plants, with more arid open plains. That is the land of Maasai people, and you will find yourself in a totally different landscape and culture. While you are cycling small uphills and downhills you can cross the roads of different wildlife species. We will end today’s driving lot in Ngabobo village where you will overnight.

This cycling lot will be long, mostly on the dirty and dusty road, but without big uphills. You will cycle through Ngasurai open plains, the migratory path for wildlife, especially elephants, who are coming from Amboseli National park in Kenya. As you enter the main tarmac road to Arusha, driving will become easier. You will pass through few villages with the magnificent view of the mountain Meru in background. The overnight will be in a lodge in Arusha.

This day will be one of the most challenging on the tour.  You will cycle uphill on the dirty and rocky road to climb the Shira Plateau of Mt. Kilimanjaro, one of its three peaks and reach helipad on 3700 meters high. From there you will enjoy a beautiful view of the top of Kilimanjaro and its Kibo peak covered with snow on one side, and endless Maasai land on the other. After the rest, you will enjoy the much easier ride down, back to the Simba farm campsite where you will be spending the night. 

Today’s ride will take you through some of the most beautiful highlights of Tanzanian northern circuit. You will pass the wildlife corridors between Tarangire national park and Lake Manyara, a number of Maasai traditional settlements, and ride along with the most beautiful view of the Great Rift Valley. The ride will be on the tarmac road until the last few kilometers of the dirt road on the way to the Migunga tented camp for overnight.

The final day of driving will be the toughest but the most rewarding. The first stop will be Lake Manyara national park gate, from where you will proceed up to the steep Great Rift Valley escarpment. On the way to the top, we will stop for a breathtaking view of Lake Manyara and its surrounding. From there through colorful Karatu town you will be cycling until the end of the tour, the Ngorongoro conversation area gate. You will be transferred to the lodge for the deserved rest and celebration of the end of the successful challenge. 

You will be able to sleep and rest well in your hotel. Transfer from the hotel to the airport or another place of departure from Moshi will be organized for you.

Pricing

US$2999 per person*

*Price may vary depending by the season or specific requests

*Tours can be customized according to wishes and phisical condition

Included in the price

  • Mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water
  • Overnight costs

Excluded in the price

  • Tipping
  • Insurance
  • Other drinks
  • Items of personal nature

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