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Masai Steppe
Tour Location
Kenya, Tanzania
Nairobi, Kenya
Mbeya, Tanzania
Tour Information
Hosted (Ride Leader)
Vehicle Support, Luggage Transfer
12 days
Mixed On/Off Road
Bike Options:
Tour Language:
Cost From:
USD 2150
Tour Distance & Dates
1207 Km
Riding Days:
Daily Average:
134 Km
5 March 2018
Tour Operator:
TDA Global Cycling
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Masai Steppe

If scenes of Wildebeest migration and big cat kills on the Discovery or National Geographic Channel are your African fantasy, then this is the section of the Tour d’Afrique for you.

12 Days Mod-Advanced 1207 KmAVG 134 Km

South of Nairobi, you’ll spot the unmistakable Mount Kilimanjaro and its smaller sibling, Mount Meru, en route to Namanga and the border crossing into Tanzania. From there, it’s a day’s pedal to the rapidly growing and vibrant city of Arusha. As the gateway to such famous attractions as Serengeti National Park, Ngorogoro Crater, and “Kili,” Arusha is East Africa’s safari capital. Here riders are given 3 days off, affording them the opportunities to experience wild Africa at its most spectacular, to shop in the local stores and markets, or simply to rest and replenish their energies.

Heading south from Arusha, the red-cloaked Masai tribesmen will be your constant companions as you spin along roads with relatively little traffic, keeping an eye out for zebra and giraffe.

At Babati you trade the tarmac for several challenging days of ascents and descents – the Masai Steppe – mostly on rougher gravel and sandy roads, that can be treacherous in places if the rainy season has arrived. However the friendliness of the villagers, the roadside banana stands, and the sheer beauty of this unique and verdant land ensures that come rain or shine, this stretch will be one of the most memorable on tour. Two of highlights will be cycling past Rungwa Game Reserve and 1300 meters to the the ‘World’s End’ viewpoint before speeding down 800m into the section ending town of Mbeya.
144Freshly prepared camp meals
2Restaurant meals
90Roadside lunches
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced Tour Leader
'Sweep' Rider
Security as needed
Bike Mechanic
Local support
Experienced chef
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