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Masai Steppe
Tour Location
Country:
Kenya, Tanzania
From:
Nairobi, Kenya
To:
Mbeya, Tanzania
Tour Information
Support:
Vehicle Support, Luggage Transfer
Duration:
16 days
Level:
Moderate-Advanced
Terrain:
Mixed On/Off Road
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 2800
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
1680 Km
Riding Days:
13
Daily Average:
129 Km
Month(s):
Mar
Departure:
March 16 - March 31, 2017
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 favourite vision of Africa, then this is the section of the Tour d’Afrique for you. One day south of Nairobi, you will arrive at the border of Tanzania and immediately spot the unmistakable Mount Kilimanjaro and its smaller sibling, Mount Meru.

16 Days Moderate-Advanced 1680 KmAVG 129 Km

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 Lake Manyara you trade the tarmac for several challenging days of ascents and descents – the Masai Steppe – on a rougher gravel road, 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 is one of the most memorable on tour.

Riders head into western Tanzania, cycling through isolated villages and skirting some of the country’s most unknown game reserves. A highlight will be the last day on the section where cyclists will climb 1300m to the the ‘World’s End’ viewpoint before speeding down 800m into Mbeya.
Accommodation
Camping, Hotel / Guesthouse
Single Supplement:
Inclusions
144Freshly prepared camp meals
2Restaurant meals
90Roadside lunches
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced Tour Leader
'Sweep' Rider
Security as needed
Bike Mechanic
Medic
Local support
Experienced chef
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