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3 Days West Kililmanjaro Cycling

Overview

The West Kilimanjaro plains are a region in northern Tanzania san comprising of both Maasai community lands and Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). The region comprises of acacia woodland and open plains that support a remarkable variety of wildlife and spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The most common animals in the area include wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, impalas, giraffes and baboons. Depending on the time of year, elephants are a very common sight given the region lies along an elephant corridor linking Kenya’s Amboseli’s National Park & Mt. Kilimanjaro. This region is home to the nomadic Maasai herdsmen who co-exist with the surrounding wildlife hence the term Maasai Land.

Given the rich culture of the Maasai people and the variety of wildlife, a cycling 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.

TOUR SUMMARY:

  • Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Path: Dirt & Gravel Road
  • Total Distance: 71km
  • Highlights: Abundant Wildlife, Maasai Culture, Amazing Scenery

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Simba Farm (1755m) then Cycle to Olpopongi Maasai Village (1216m)                  

You will be transferred from your hotel in Moshi to Simba Farm where you wil start your bike tour. Your cycle today starts with a downhill slope through the farm as you head toward the main rough road. You follow the main rough road through the Ngare Nairobi village and cycle along the Ndarakwai Conservancy border towards the West Kilimanjaro airstrip. You then follow the main dirt road towards the Tinga Tinga village. Your cycle today will end at the Olpopongi Maasai Village where you will be spending the night. Upon arrival at the Olpopongi Maasai Village you will be welcomed by a traditional Maasai dance and before having lunch and settling into your Maasai-hut style rooms. You will engage in a Maasai cultural tour in the evening before ending your day by enjoying a great dinner around a bonfire.

  • Distance covered: 28km
  • Meals: Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 2: Cycle From Olpopongi Maasai Village (1216m) To Ngabobo Village (1337m)                          

Today we will start off cycling early in the morning and proceed south towards the Ngabobo Village. An early start is good to ensure you cover enough distance before the sun comes out. Today’s path is very interesting as you will be cycling through the dry and arid open grasslands, an environment completely different from the lush, green slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro which you have left behind. Wildlife such as wildebeest, giraffes, zebra and elands can be seen in the morning when you start cycling. Today’s route will shorter but a bit more challenging due to the terrain and weather. The final part of the path is a gradual ascent on gravel road as you cycle through the Ngabobo Village towards the lodge. Today you will be spending the night at the Maasai Lodge.

  • Distance covered: 21km
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Cycle From Ngabobo Village (1337m) to Arusha National Park (1560m)   

Today’s route takes us to a new vegetation zone as we leave the arid zone and proceed towards the greener slopes of Mt. Meru. The slope is a gentle ascent through gravel road as we head towards Momella near Arusha National Park. You will cycle through streams of water flowing down the slopes of Mt.Meru as you head towards the village of Ngare Nanyuki. You will cycle through this lively small village towards Arusha National Park. As you approach the park you, you might be lucky enough to see several giraffes along the way. Your route today ends at the Momella Wildlife Lodge, on the edge of the national park. After resting a bit at the lodge, you will then be transferred back to your hotel in Moshi.

  • Distance covered: 22km
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included

Pricing

3 DAY WEST KILIMANJARO CYCLE 

GROUP SIZE

PRICE PER PERSON SHARING SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
2 TO 4 PAX $669

$150

5 TO 9 PAX

$609 $150
10 & ABOVE PAX $539

$150

Included:

  • TREK Mountain Hardtail 4300 & Merida Matts 20-D Hardtail Mountain Bikes
  • Support Vehicle(s)
  • English speaking cycling guide
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Park fees
  • Bottled mineral water for participants
  • Packed Lunch
  • Armed Park Ranger
  • Helmets
  • Fees for nationals

Not Included:

  • Travel insurance
  • International Flights
  • Tips for cycling
  • Add-on tours & activities
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