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Northern Tanzania
Tour Location
Country:
Tanzania
From:
Mt Kilimanjaro
To:
Dar es Salaam
Tour Information
Guiding:
Guided, Hosted (Ride Leader)
Support:
Vehicle Support, Maps / GPS
Duration:
11 days
Level:
Moderate-Advanced
Bike Options:
Bike included
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 4395
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
781 Km
Riding Days:
9
Daily Average:
87 Km
Month(s):
Sep
Departure:
September 4
September 18
Tour Operator:
Tayler Knight Bike Tours
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Northern Tanzania

Kiii to Coast

11 Days Moderate-Advanced 781 KmAVG 86 Km

For many visitors to Tanzania, it’s all about the north. With snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro – our starting point, wildlife-packed game reserves, red-cloaked Maasai warriors and the vast plains of the Serengeti, northern Tanzania embodies what is for many the quintessential Africa. But there’s much more to this majestic and mythical place: the desolate Rift Valley landscape, the vast hillside coffee plantations, modern-day nomads and hunters, and hippo filled rivers

Format: point-to-point, mountain bikes

Ascent: 435 metres/day; 3918 metres total

Day 1
Welcome: Pick up and transfer to Momella Lodge
We pick you up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer you to Momella Lodge, driving through Arusha National Park. We set up and fit your bike fitting and do the first briefing. (lunch and dinner).

Day 2
Elephants of Kilimanjaro: Momella Lodge to Kambi Ya Tembo
We cycle to Kambi ya Tembo (The Elephant Camp) in West Kilimanjaro, where there are nice views of Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro and the Masaai Plains. This is where the film Hatari with John Wayne was filmed. 79km, 460m ascent (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Day 3
Crater Lake: Kambi Ya Tembo to Lake Chala
We cycle to the crater lake of Chala, formed from the volcanic activity of Mount Kilimanjaro. Lake Chala Lodge is located at the rim of the crater lake. 101km, 727m ascent (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Day 4
Nomadic herdsman: Lake Chala to Same
We cycle through the arid region of Same, which feels like cycling in the wild west, where we will see baobabs, acacia and Nomadic Mang’ati herdsman. 111km, 538m ascent (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Day 5
Sisal Plantations: Same to West Usambara
We cycle to the foothills of West Usambara, through sisal plantations that were set up by German farmers around 1900. Some of the old farm buildings still stand, others are ruins. 115 km, 169m ascent (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Day 6
Flood Plains of the Pangani: West Usamabara to Korogwe
We cycle through sisal plantations to the floodplains of the Pangani River. 59km, 620m ascent (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Day 7
Tea Plantations: Korogwe to East Usambara
We cycle through rainforest and tea plantations to an old medical research station. 68km, 1090m ascent (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Day 8
Arabic Slavers: East Usamabara to Pangani
We cycle to the old slave town of Pangani, where old Arabic stone houses still stand and the pristine white sand beach awaits. 82km, 203m ascent (breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner).

Day 9
Saadani Game Park: Pangani to Saadani
We cycle along the coast through Swahili villages reminiscent of the past, ending with a short safari to our lodge in Saadani. 68km, 98m ascent (breakfast, lunch, dinner).

Day 10
First Steps in Africa: Saadani to Bagamoyo
We cycle along the coast through Saadani to Bagamoyo, where David Livingstone and many other explorers first set foot in Africa. This was the biggest exit point for slaves and a focal point for abolishing the slave trade. 68 km, 108m ascent (breakfast, lunch, end of tour dinner and party).

Day 11
Bon Voyage: Bagamoyo to Dar es Salaam
After breakfast we will transfer you to the airport in Dar es Salaam or to your next adventure.
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share
Single Supplement: $700
Booking Conditions
$500 deposit, full payment 90 days before departure
Inclusions
Pre-tour

Everything you will need to get ready for the tour, including information on

Where we will meet you

The route and accommodation

What to bring

Training and nutrition ideas

Things to read

On tour

Local tour leaders who speak English as well as the local language and are avid cyclists. They will be with you on and off the road.
Exclusions
Transportation to and from the pick up and drop off points, including airfare, or train travel

Helmets – we ask that you bring your own to ensure the best fit

Meals not listed in the itinerary
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