Wilderness Ride- West Kilimanjaro



The land is leased from the local Maasai and is a true wilderness area with open plains, acacia woodland and above all, spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Contiguous with the Amboseli National Park, in Kenya, this unspoilt area has good populations of elephant as well as species such as lesser kudu, zebras, giraffes, impalas, gerenuk and striped hyena. As well as commitment to conservation and wildlife the concession works closely with the Maasai from whom the land is leased. A bike tour in this area is ideal for those discerning travelers looking for an unforgettable off-the-beaten-path adventure experience comprising of walking, photography, culture and scenery.

We add with a big cherry on top you get to enjoy a mountain biking Kilimanjaro in one day on your bike which perfectly completes a truly unforgettable adventure.

Highlights: Amazing scenery, Abundant wildlife, Sunset, Campfire, Cycling on Mt Kilimanjaro

Path: Off road & paved road


DAY: 0 Arrival in Tanzania

After arrival at Kilimanjaro airport we take a 40min transfer to our hotel situated just outside the town of Moshi, located on the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. We meet the team and go over the last trip details and prepare our bikes and gear equipment for the adventure ahead.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 1: Olpopongi Maasai to Sinya Village

Our ride takes us through the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area which is one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets. Enduimet borders Amboseli National Park and serves as an important migratory route for wildlife including the African elephants and other animals. This area is inhabited primarily by the Maasai people but there are large populations of other tribes such as the Chagga, Meru and Pare people. Your ride starts off on the wide open plains dotted with acacia trees but it gets greener as you approach the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro where a lot of cultivation takes place. Your cycling tour today ends at Longido village which is situated on Maasai homesteads.

Road Surface: Dirt and gravel road

Accommodation: Camping at Sinya Campsite

Meals: Lunch & Dinner Included

Distance: 40km

DAY 2: Sinya village to West Kilimanjaro

You will cycle through more arid open plains and acacia woodlands as you head up the foothills of the mountain towards West Kilimanjaro, your cycling tour today ends at Simba Farm which is situated on top of the vast wheat and barley fields overlooking the west Kilimanjaro plains

Road Surface: Dirt road

Camping: Simba farm lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Distance: 37km

DAY 3: Shira Plateau Cycle tour

You will cycle through the forest zone followed by the heather and moorland zone as you head towards the helipad on the Shira Plateau. The area is very spectacular and offers some magnificent views of Mt Meru and the Great Rift Valley in general. Game is often sighted and the road features some striking vegetation changes ranging from forest, grassland, heath to moorland. Our route winds down to the National Park gate and we are met by our vehicle and transferred to Hotel. A well-earned shower is tantalizingly close

Road Surface: Gravel road/ moorland

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Included

Total distance: 47km


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