Kilimanjaro to Lake Natron

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT

 

Tanzania offers a wonderfully undeveloped and largely undiscovered mountain biker’s paradise. Here, there are endless miles of dirt roads to explore. Join us on this off the beaten path ride through the great African Rift Valley, exploring Lake Natron. From the vast beauty of this game rich country to the fascinating local culture, this ride promises a memorable African adventure.

Highlights: Ride through unbelievable landscapes, through remote villages and vast savannah

-Get the best view of Tanzania’s landscapes from two-wheels – cycle in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Meru and ride alongside wild animals in west Kilimanjaro and Lake Natron

Cycle where tourists rarely go, across the remote, barely charted plains of Lengai in the realm of vast grasslands and misty volcanic peaks

– Nature walking and biking

– Experience Maasai culture

– Amazing scenery

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: Moshi to West Kilimanjaro |80Km

We start cycling from our Lodge towards the Moshi – Arusha road. It is a short day but a bit tough as we go uphill around parts of north-west Kilimanjaro towards the western side of the mountain. Despite today’s tough terrain, you will be rewarded with spectacular views Mt. Kilimanjaro towering majestically into the African sky as well as the bustling market of Sanya juu. We will spend the night at the Olpopongi Cultural Maasai Village. This day adds a cultural aspect to the challenge whereby we will be able to experience Maasai culture first hand.

DAY 2: West Kilimanjaro to Ngasurai| 55km

We will begin our journey in the morning through the maasai grazing plains, meet the local Maasai people on the way, enjoy the exciting view of the Sinya – Ngasurai plain and Shira plateau; one of the three peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Sinya and Ngasurai open plains serve as a wildlife corridor for wild animals moving from Amboseli National Park to these open plains. The route will be completely off-the-beaten-path with no tarmac but with the magnificent views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru and Mt. Longido, on clear skies! We will end our ride on Longido, where we will be spending our night camping in our tents.

DAY 3: Longido to Gelai Bomba |45km

Today’s landscape consists of dramatic acacia plains and mountain forests with excellent views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, and at the end the glorious Mountain of God; Oldoinyo Lengai. Some wildlife can be seen on the way; including giraffes, hyenas, zebras, kudu, impala, ostriches and many other species of birds. The terrain is a bit challenging with ups and downs and as such we should be prepared with our favorite snacks as well as our tropical fruits on our water stops to keep our energy levels up! We will arrive at our Camp exhausted but elated!

DAY 4:Gelai Bomba to Lake Natron|75km

We cycle across the low saddle between the mountains of Kitumbeine and Gelai, with the magnificent view of Oldoinyo Lengai. Today we see more of the wildlife that populates the region while on two wheels. We will proceed with our last and the most difficult challenge heading to Lake Natron! It’s always very hot and today’s terrain of the roa rocky and loose gravel that can spell disaster if we are not careful enough especially on the sharp corners and when crossing seasonal rivers! Lunch will be served half-way before heading to Lake Natron Tented Camp where our cycling tour ends! We wind up our challenge by a memorable Feast Style Celebratory Dinner accompanied by live BBQ.

DAY 5: Lake Natron

We start our day by nature walk before sunrise right from our Camp through the Maasai villages towards Lake Natron – on the way; we will enjoy wildlife viewing! We will see giraffes, zebras, some wildebeest and several species of birds before reaching the shores of Lake Natron to view Lesser Flamingos in their breeding habitat. We will spend about half an hour at the lake before jumping into your jeep/Van and drive back to our Camp for proper breakfast!

Accommodation: Park View Inn Hotel

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