Mountain bike safaris are an exhilarating way to explore the unique and wonderful scenery of Tanzania. Whether you are taking a leisurely cycle through picturesque vineyards or racing through a dense forest, you can always be sure to get your share of adventure, fun-filled exercise and breathtaking surroundings.
The beauty of doing one of our mountain bike safaris is the luxury of being able to cycle when it suits you. Should the terrain not be to your liking or you have had a particularly vigorous sprint, you are able to continue your journey with our guide, in the comfort of a fully-equipped back-up vehicle.
Scheduled and Tailor-Made Mountain Bike Safaris:
Tanzania offers you many excellent opportunities to go on various mountain bike safaris. The popular mountain bike safaris are around Mount Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa, Pare Mountains and Ngorongoro Highlands. On the northern circuit the Ruaha and Selous biking ride is of the popular. We also organize biking to the coastal areas of Tanzania.
9 Days / 8 Nights – Tarangire / Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro / Olduvai Gorge / Serengeti Parks
DAY 1: ARUSHA
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you are personally met by one of our representatives and transferred to Arusha. Have an overnight at the designated hotel in Arusha. A day will be spent at Arusha town for acclimatization with weather as well as going around the town and museums. Late afternoon you will meet your guide for briefing about the safari and thereafter retire to the hotel for dinner and overnight at your hotel. Lunch will be at an African cuisine restaurant in town.
DAY 2: TARANGIRE
After breakfast we will head out to Tarangire National park with picnic lunches for a game drive. Mountain bikes are transported separately to the lodge for evening testing. Overnight at the designated lodge or campsite (full board).
DAY 3: TARANGIRE
Today we head out on mountain bike with picnic lunches carried by our support crew. The riding is through bush country to begin with and then through a mixture of fishing and pastoral communities in the Burungi area. Lunch is taken under the canopy of a shady tree and after the heat of the day passes we head on to our evening’s accommodation. Overnight in a designated lodge or campsite (full board).
DAY 4: LAKE MANYARA
From the lodge or campsite we transfer to the bike starting point north along the lake. From here it is relatively easy riding all the way to Mto Wa Mbu village. We cross the main road before heading into Maasai land again near many Maasai ‘bomas’. Late lunch is taken at the lodge or campsite and in the afternoon a short rest can be taken with options for walks in the area. Overnight at the designated lodge or campsite (full board)
DAY 5: RIFT VALLEY
There is a dawn game drive option today before we head back through Silela forest and hike the Great Rift Valley wall. Our bikes are transported to the top and we meet them for a great ride back mostly downhill to the main road (around 30 km). Guests can opt to take the cars from here, or decent the rift wall on the main road back to the lodge for an extra 30 km’s riding. Overnight at the designated lodge or campsite (full board).
DAY 6: NGORONGORO
Today we depart for the legendary Ngorongoro crater. A relatively early departure is necessary to make the most of today and we descend into the crater for around 3 – 4 hours of great game viewing. The ‘big 5’ can often be spotted here in a day and all the animals are remarkably tame – a great photography day. Overnight at the designated lodge or campsite (full board).
DAY 7: SERENGETI
This morning we head off from the Ngorongoro Highlands and weave or way to the Serengeti plains. After a stop at the Olduvai Museum we head on into the Serengeti, game driving as we go. Our mobile tented camp is set up according to the best game. Overnight Serengeti Mobile Camp (full board).
DAY 8: SERENGETI
Today we have a full day exploring the Serengeti and looking for a variety of animals both migratory and resident. Anything from Bohor Reedbuck to Leopard can be found in various parts of the Serengeti in a range of habitats. Overnight Serengeti Mobile Camp (full board).
DAY 9: SERENGETI / DEPART
After breakfast we head on to the airstrip to catch the scheduled flight back to Arusha. From there you can connect to Kilimanjaro Airport or onto other locations – such as Zanzibar.