Masai Steppe

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14 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
1205 Km
avg 134 Km
Hosted

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.

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 days 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.


Information

Tour Location

Country:
Kenya|Tanzania
From:
Nairobi, Kenya
To:
Mbeya, Tanzania

Tour Information

Guiding:
Hosted
Duration:
14 Days
Level:
Mod/Advanced
Terrain:
Mixed On/Off-road
More Options:
Camping
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 2275

Tour Distance & Dates

Distance:
1205 Km
Riding Days:
9
Month(s):
March
Departure:
9 - 20 Mar 2020

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Booking Conditions:

Registration fee of $150 USD to hold your place

Inclusions

13 Nights of camping
Most dinners
Most breakfasts
All roadside lunches
Afternoon soup on riding days
Experienced chef
Vehicle to carry your bags
Experienced tour leader
Sweep rider
Security as needed
Bike mechanic
Medic
Local support
Tour jersey
Commemorative tour medal
Celebratory final dinner
Pre-tour information bulletins
Pre-tour rider discussion forum

Options

Those coming for multiple sections get 10% off for 2 or more sections on the same tour (multiple section discount does not apply to full tour price).

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