Tanzania Cycle Safari Holiday


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Trip Code: MYB
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries visited: Tanzania
Activities: Safari Holidays, Off-road, Cross Country
Duration: 15 Days
Difficulty: Moderate
Profile: Average daily distance: 70km (44 miles) No. of days cycling: 5 Vehicle support: 95% Terrain and Route: 90% off road. A remote cross-country trip mainly following rolling dirt roads and tracks; some sections will be sandy and dusty. The descent to Lake Natron is more technical with spectacular views.
Meals: All breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners included.
Accomodation: 10 nights full-service camping and 2 nights hotel. Campsites vary in services but mess tent, toilet and shower tent are provided where necessary, the hotel in Arusha is comfortable with private facilities.
Group: Normally 4 to 16, plus mountain bike leader, local drivers and camp assistants.

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An exhilarating cycling and wildlife safari

Giraffes, sunset

This exciting trip combines the best that being on safari in Tanzania has to offer interspersed with cycling through a diverse and spectacular landscape. Starting from Arusha in the north of the country we head out across cultivated banana and coffee plantations before meeting the Rift Valley and the grasslands used by the Masai for grazing cattle. We cycle close to the southern shores of Lake Manyara and will almost certainly spot some game here - zebra, giraffe and wildebeest. Off our bikes and into four-wheel drive vehicles, we explore the natural wildlife sanctuary of the Ngorongoro Crater and the wide open plains of the Serengeti; the wildlife here is truly captivating. The final days of cycling are long but hugely rewarding, as we cycle to Lake Natron and the awe-inspiring active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai, passing only Masai with their cattle and the wildlife they live alongside.

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart London.Show detailed information

Day 2: Arrive Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to Arusha.Show detailed information

Day 3: Cycle west across the Monduli mountain range, dropping down to Mezerani.Show detailed information

Day 4: Cycling towards the Rift Valley across Masai plains to Selelai.Show detailed information

Day 5: Rift Valley Wall hike and visit to Masaai homesteadShow detailed information

Day 6: Cycle to Mto Wa MbuShow detailed information

Day 7: An early start for game drive in Ngorongoro Crater; camp on crater rim.Show detailed information

Day 8: Full day in the Serengeti, exploring the area around the Seronera River and enjoying the wildlife.Show detailed information

Day 9: Travel north through the Serengeti for a full day of wildlife viewing; camp at Lobo.Show detailed information

Day 10: Cycle down the eastern edge of the park through Masai villagesShow detailed information

Day 11: Long ride out towards the Rift Valley and enjoy a spectacular cycle down to Lake Natron and Ol Doinyo Lengai.Show detailed information

Day 12: A free day for relaxation, walk to the lake to see flamingos or bathing in a nearby waterfall.Show detailed information

Day 13: Long transfer back to Arusha through the great scenery of the Rift Valley.Show detailed information

Day 14: Free day in Arusha to explore the city; depart.Show detailed information

Day 15: Arrive London.Show detailed information

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