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BICYCLE SAFARI

Overview

This will definitely get your adrenaline pumping. Get on your mountain bike and ride through the beautiful landscapes of Tanzania all the while enjoying the wildlife that this magnificent safari destination.

Break a sweat as you ride on the lower slopes of Mount Meru. Carrying a camera will be a great bonus as this safari guarantees to offer some of the most amazing scenic views. The rugged landscape from Arusha to Mto Wa Mbu is ideal for a memorable bicycle ride that assures great adventure.

The game drives done at the interval of the bike rides will enable you to encounter troops of baboons and herds of elephants and also the famous tree climbing lions of Manyara.

Itinerary highlights

  • Bike at the slopes of Mt Meru
  • Enjoy the scenic views of the Mt Meru, Mt Kilimanjaro and the Great Rift Valley
  • Catch the famous tree climbing lions of Manyara
  • Enjoy the sceneic views of the lake manyara.
  • Experience the local cultures as you ride by the local villages

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DAYACTIVITIESHOTEL
DAY 1 ARUSHAArrival at Arusha for overnightRivertrees Country Inn
DAY 2 USA RIVER/TENGERURide to Tengeru from Usa river and backRivertrees Country Inn
DAY 3 USA RIVER/TENGERURide to Tengeru from Usa River and experience a bit the gentle slopes of Mt. MeruRivertrees Country Inn
DAY 4 USA RIVER/ MT MERUEnjoy a short game drive before you embark on a ride at the craterRivertrees Country Inn
DAY 5 ARUSHA/MANYARADrive to Manyara from Arusha and have a game drive and tour at the Manyara National parkTwiga camp
DAY 6 MTO WA MBURide around the Mto wa Mbu villageTwiga camp
DAY 7 MTO WA MBURide around the Mto wa Mbu villageTwiga camp

Day 1: Arrival/overnight Arusha

On arrival at the Kilimanjaro international Airport you will have our driver cum guide pick you up, he will be holding a placard with your names written on it. He will help you load your luggage into the vehicle and brief you of your safari. He will drive you Arusha where you will have dinner and overnight at Rivertrees country inn.

Day 2: Arusha/Usa River/Tengeru

This is a short and easy 2-hours ride mainly on single-track trails through the farming villages on the outskirts of Arusha. Most of this ride is flat and the tracks are in a moderate to good condition. You will encounter local Tanzanian farmers, kids and general farming communities. The ride is partly shaded.

Equipment: Merida and Titan mountain bikes and helmets

Strenuousness level: medium

Time: mornings or afternoons

Price: $35 per person (incl. 18% VAT)

 Day 3: Usa River/Tengeru and Mt.Meru (half day)

This 3-hour bike ride will take you through the farming villages of Usa River as well as Tengeru. You will also ride a bit up the lower slopes of Mount Meru, into the lush farms of these slopes. Most of the tracks are in moderate to good condition.

Equipment: Merida and Titan mountain bikes and helmets

Strenuousness: medium to high

Time: mornings or afternoons

Price: $47 per person (incl. 18% VAT)

Day 4: Usa River/Tengeru village/Mt. Meru (full day)

You will enjoy a short game drive through the park en-route to Ngurudoto Crater from where you will start your ride. The ride mainly goes round the rim of the Crater with stunning views into the Crater. A ranger will accompany you at the ride since it is possible to encounter buffalo. Other animals likely to be seen are Colobus Monkeys, giraffes and various bird species. The ride is partly on a gravel track and partly on a small animals track that can allow for some muddy riding. There are steep up and steep down parts during this ride.

Equipment: Merida and Titan mountain bikes and helmets

Strenuousness: high

Time: morning till late afternoon

Price: $100 per person (incl. lunch and 18%VAT, excl. park fee $53, Tanapa bike fee $25)

Day 5: Arusha/Manyara

you will leave early in the morning and head to Manyara. Over at Lake Manyara National you will have an opportunity to go on a game drive in the park where you can expect to see elephants, baboons and the famous Manyara tree climbing lions. I the evening you will go for an overnight at Fanaka loge and campsite or Twiga lodge and campsite.

Day 6: Mtu wa Mbu ride

You will enjoy a 2-hour mountain bike ride through the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. On this ride you visit local farms, schools, church, milling machine a local bar and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant village.

Equipment: Merida and Titan mountain bikes and helmets

Strenuousness: medium

Time: mornings or afternoons

Price: $35 per person (incl.18% VAT)

Day 7: Biking at Mto Wa Mbu and Great Rift Valley

Experience local cultures from your bike on a 3-hour mountain bike ride through the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. You visit local farms, schools, church, milling machine, a local bar and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant village. Cycle to the lake shore where there are stunning vistas of the lake, the Rift Valley Wall and small herds of wildlife. The ride is on fairly flat single tracks. We can include a local lunch, in the middle of the village (price $30).

Equipment: Merida and Titan mountain bikes and helmets

Strenuousness: medium

Time: mornings or afternoons

Price: $60 per person (incl. 18% VAT)

Day 8: Arusha/ flight back home

Early in the morning you will head to Arusha from Mto Wa Mbu. On arrival at Arusha you will have a rest before you head to the Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will board a plane back home.

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