Ngorongoro to Kilimanjaro Biking Trek

A unique cycling adventure that combines game viewing and biking through villages and landscape to give you an alternative view of Tanzania. Explore the foothills and see the village life of Mount Kilimanjaro from your saddle.

Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro International or Nairobi Airport, where you will be met by Tanzania Journeys representative and transferred to your hotel in Moshi. Evening welcome meal to get to know your fellow group members and pre-trek briefing.

Day 2: Start at 9:00 from Moshi. Load bikes onto jeeps and drive to Karatu (near Ngorongoro Conservation Area). Arrive in Karatu at 2:30. After relaxation prepare bikes for evening biking. At 4:00 start biking to Loduare Gate passing through villages and drive back to the campsite. Dinner and overnight at Bushman Campsite.

Day 3: After breakfast you will be taken in a 4 wheel drive to tour Ngorongoro Crater, where you may view elephants, hippos, zebra, lions, rhinos and wildebeest amongst thousands of game animals living in a magnificent geological setting. Evening return to Bushman Campsite for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Early morning start biking from Karatu to Mto Wa Mbu (A village which lies close to Lake Manyara) via the escapement of the Rift Valley stop at the view point of Lake Manyara National Park. Stop at Jambo Campsite for hot lunch then proceed to Makuyuni town. Load the bikes in the jeep then drive to Arusha for dinner and overnight camp.

Day 5: Breakfast bike through Arusha. Tour heads onto Moshi road arriving at Oikolili Secondary School for dinner and overnight camp.

Day 6: After breakfast, load up the bikes and drive to Sanya Juu town. 8km past the town start biking through wheat plantation to the verdant forest of Mount Kilimanjaro and onto Simba Farm for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Breakfast at 7:00 then bike from Simba Farm to Lerang’wa Primary School for lunch. After lunch, optional biking in hills surrounding the camp. Dinner and Overnight at Lerang’wa Primary School.

Day 8: Biking starts from the camp, heading towards Tarakea, which is in Rombo District passing by the lush forest of Mount Kilimanjaro. Views of the Western side of the mountain will be seen on route. Participants will have lunch on route before reaching the camp in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Tarakea Police Station.

Day 9: This is the longest day in the saddle. Begin biking from Tarakea through several small towns heading to Marangu village with lunch on route. Dinner and overnight at Marangu, which has an alpine feel with abundant vegetation and mountain streams.

Day 10: Bike up to Marangu Gate, the starting point for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Take time to appreciate the beautiful scenery of the banana plantations. Bike down towards Moshi town arriving at Sambarai Primary School for dinner and overnight.

Day 11: Bike north through Umbwe area towards Mweka Wildlife College then South to Moshi town to the hotel. Final evening meal together to celebrate end of biking trek.

Day 12: Morning departure for those catching Nairobi flight, afternoon departure for those flying from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Onward journey for those heading on Safari or to Zanzibar.

2 nights B&B hotel accommodation good tourist standard hotels, based on 2 sharing a twin room and 2 evening meals, before and after the climb
9 nights camping (2 sharing a tent) including all food, water, provision of sleeping and mess tents and 10 days biking including support vehicles
Return airport transfers from Kilimanjaro International or Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta
All park fees

Does not include:
Items of a personal nature – sleeping bag, cold weather clothing etc
Provision of Mountain bike (clients should bring their own including all spares) – alternative provision may be arranged given advance notice
Tips and alcohol