10 Days Kilimanjaro to Lake Natron Cycling + Safari Extension

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Our Cycling Challenge from Kilimanjaro to Ngorongoro Conservation Area takes us through Tanzania’s lush green forests to dry bush lands, remote villages to bustling towns and from lakeside shores to plantations! You will cycle along rough/dirt roads and smooth tarmac roads under the hot tropical sun. Cyclists are provided hot lunches everyday during the tour and there are several rest stops where cyclists can take a breath, top up water and have some fruits and snacks. The tour incorporates different aspects of Tanzania’s attractions including the beautiful scenery, diverse cultures and amazing wildlife; hence making it more than an ordinary cycling tour.


  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the iconic mountain.
  • Engage with Tanzanian communities and experience their culture.
  • Enjoy stunning vistas and photo opportunities along the route.
  • Spend time exploring the unique surroundings of Lake Natron.
  • Explore nearby waterfalls and canyons for additional natural wonders.
  • Visit the Engare Sero footprints, an ancient archaeological site

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Day 1 Arrive in Tanzania and Transfer to The Lodge

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transferred to your Lodge in Moshi town situated on the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Today you will meet your tour guides who will brief you about your upcoming tour and together you will do the bike fitting.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 2 Start Cycling from Moshi to West Kili |73km

We start cycling from our Lodge towards the Moshi – Arusha road. It is a short day but a bit tough as we go uphill around parts of north-west Kilimanjaro towards the western side of the mountain. Despite today’s tough terrain, you will be rewarded with spectacular views Mt. Kilimanjaro towering majestically into the African sky as well as the bustling market of Sanya juu. We will spend the night at the Olpopongi Cultural Maasai Village. This day adds a cultural aspect to the challenge whereby we will be able to experience Maasai culture first hand.

Day 3 Cycling from Olpopongi to Ngasurai Plains |55 Km

We will begin our journey in the morning through the maasai grazing plains, meet the local Maasai people on the way, enjoy the exciting view of the Sinya – Ngasurai plain and Shira plateau; one of the three peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Sinya and Ngasurai open plains serve as a wildlife corridor for wild animals moving from Amboseli National Park to these open plains. The route will be completely off-the-beaten-path with no tarmac but with the magnificent views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru and Mt. Longido, on clear skies! We will end our ride on Longido, where we will be spending our night camping in our tents.

Day 4 Cycle Longido to Gelai Bomba | 45 Km

Today’s landscape consists of dramatic acacia plains and mountain forests with excellent views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, and at the end the glorious Mountain of God; Oldoinyo Lengai. Some wildlife can be seen on the way; including giraffes, hyenas, zebras, kudu, impala, ostriches and many other species of birds. The terrain is a bit challenging with ups and downs and as such we should be prepared with our favorite snacks as well as our tropical fruits on our water stops to keep our energy levels up! We will arrive at our Camp exhausted but elated!

Day 5 Cycle from Gelai Bomba to Lake Natron |75km

We cycle across the low saddle between the mountains of Kitumbeine and Gelai, with the magnificent view of Oldoinyo Lengai. Today we see more of the wildlife that populates the region while on two wheels. We will proceed with our last and the most difficult challenge heading to Lake Natron! It’s always very hot and today’s terrain of the road is rocky and loose gravel that can spell disaster if we are not careful enough especially on the sharp corners and when crossing seasonal rivers! Lunch will be served half-way before heading to Lake Natron Tented Camp where our cycling tour ends! We wind up our challenge by a memorable Feast Style Celebratory Dinner accompanied by live BBQ.

Day 6 Lake Natron Tour and Then Transfer to Serengeti

We start our day by nature walk before sunrise right from our Camp through the Maasai villages towards Lake Natron – on the way; we will enjoy wildlife viewing! We will see giraffes, zebras, some wildebeest and several species of birds before reaching the shores of Lake Natron to view Lesser Flamingos in their breeding habitat. We will spend about half an hour at the lake before jumping into your jeep and drive back to our Camp for proper breakfast! We will then get ready for our transfer to Tanzania’s oldest and most famous national park, the Serengeti National Park. You’ll be spending a night in a lovely Camp/ Lodge exploring the endless plains and the complex ecosystem of the Serengeti.

Day 7 Full Day in Serengeti National Park

Full day will be spent in Serengeti observing the World’s greatest wildlife spectacular event – The Great Migration; and spend the rest of the remaining time to discover what the Serengeti’s great plain can offer! Return to your Lodge elated; sit for a sundowner drink while contemplating your day’s wonderful experience!

Day 8 Serengeti/ Ngorongoro Conversation Area

The day starts with sunrise game drive (before breakfast) – today we’ll have high chance of seeing major cat families such as lions, Leopard and cheetahs roaming in the vast plains of the Serengeti. You will transfer back to your Camp for breakfast and then pack ready for your journey to Ngorongoro crater rim where you’ll spend a night.

Day 9 Ngorongoro Crater Tour

Leave your Lodge just after breakfast; descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor where you will spend the whole day exploring the memorable Crater to see the large mammals residing there – these includes elephants (mainly bulls), lions, Buffaloes and Black Rhino. Leave after enjoying your picnic lunch and drive slowly to your nice Lodge located in Arusha – on the way you can stop at the curio shop to grab some souvenir to take back home with you

Day 10 Departure Day

You will be served breakfast at your hotel. Depending on your flight time, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Int’l Airport (JRO) where you will be able to catch your home flight.

Please note that the above Itinerary involves complex logistics and may be subject to slight changes during the execution of the tour

  • Mountain bikes
  • All Park fees and village fees
  • Government fees and taxes – inclusive of 18% VAT & Concession fees
  • Accommodation on full board basis – Camping and hotel accommodation as indicated on the itinerary
  • Unforgettable cycling experience!
  • Up to 6 litres of bottled mineral water per participants per day (for cycling days)
  • Game drive – Ngorongoro Crater
  • Cultural experience first-hand!
  • English speaking tour guides + Safari driver guides
  • Support vehicles and Proper Safari Vehicles
  • All bike transfers
  • Airport transfers – airport pick-ups & drop
  • Mountain Bikes (except for the participants who will be using their own bikes)
  • Gratuity (recommended 10% of cost)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Cycling helmets
  • Laundry Service & Items of personal nature
  • Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks while at the Camps (these drinks can be arranged while at the Camps for extra cost) and hotels
  • Extra activities not mentioned on the above tour

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