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West Kilimanjaro Cycling Day Trip

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: 6 – 8 hrs
Difficulty: Moderate
Path: Dirt & Gravel Road
Total Distance: 49km
Highlights: Abundant Wildlife, Maasai Culture, Amazing Scenery

       Itinerary


At 0700hrs you will be transferred from your hotel in Moshi to Simba Farm where you will 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. You will then proceed south towards the Ngabobo Village 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 on this section of the ride. The final part of the path is a gradual ascent on a gravel road as you cycle through the Ngabobo Village towards the Maasai Lodge where the tour ends. You will then be transferred back to your hotel in Moshi.
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Pricing


GROUP SIZE  PRICE PER PERSON
1 PAX $190 
2 TO 4 PAX $150 
5 TO 9 PAX $120
10 & ABOVE PAX $100

Included

  • TREK Mountain Hardtail 4300 & Merida Matts 20-D Hardtail Mountain Bikes
  • Support Vehicle(s)
  • English speaking guide
  • Packed lunch
  • Bottled mineral water
  • All village, government fees and taxes
  • Helmets

Excluded

  • Tips to the guide and support crew
  • Drinks at the Maasai Lodge
  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Moshi or Arusha     

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