An experienced wildlife guide and mountain bike enthusiast leads the rides. You can bring your own vehicle or hire one. All trips are vehicle supported with radio contact between riders and support vehicle. The vehicle is large enough to carry all the bikes, equipment and people (max. 6).

This is a hands-on experience with riders helping to maintain their own bikes and helping out with the camp. Fly camps are set up for overnights, which are either spent along a Masai homestead, in the open bush or using village campsites.

Cycling in the African climate is challenging, hot and dusty, but for the enthousiast an opportunity not te be missed. Experiencing the people and their culture is easily done in a very unintrusive manner. Cycling affords you the opportunity to experience all the smells and bells ! Africa as it really is.

Half day or full day rides

 These rides take you around the local area of Arusha and will start from your hotel/lodge. Rides could include cycling through coffee plantations, villages set amongst bananas and cultivated areas or out in dryer Masai regions/ steppes

Two day trip

A fly camp is set up out in a Masai area and the route takes you either around the northern side of Mt. Meru or around towards the west heading to the Monduli mountain ranges. A night at a Masai boma gives you some insight to the cultural ways of these people.

Three days onwards

These also involve fly camps either set up alongside Masai homesteads or simply out in the bush. You may also reach villages and so be able to stay at campsites.

Longer trips can link in with a game viewing safari in which case you will be met either at Mto wa Mbu village, or go on towards Lake Natron and Ol Doinyo Lengai.

Included in the price :

– 4WD car and fuel

– bike repair kits (punctures!)

– Guide & driver fees

 – camping equipmentNot included :

– food

– drinks and mineral water

– gifts for the Masai bomas (sugar, tea,…)

Mountain biking, walking, game viewing and plenty of opportunities to experience the traditional way of life of the famous ilmaasai culture in first hand.

day 1

Cycling from Arusha to Monduli Juu campsite over looking the Rift Valley.

Dinner and overnight : camping

day 2

Cycling from Monduli Juu campsite down of the mountain and heading across the rift valley to a Maasai village called Nondoto.

Dinner and overnight : camping

day 3

Cycling from Nondoto village around the back of Ketumbaini Mountain and across the open plains heading towards Lake Natron. You will get a lift with the vehicle late afternoon to camp.

Dinner and overnight : camping

day 4

Day spent at Lake Natron to explore the lake and the rift wall on foot. Visiting the flamingos and the water falls late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight : camping

day 5

Morning departure to drive from Lake Natron up the eastern side of the serengeti, entering the National park through Kliens gate. Afternoon and evening game drive.

Dinner and overnight : camping or Lodge at Lobo wildlife Lodge

day 6

Full days game drive in the serengeti. Driving down to Seronera area for overnight.

Dinner and overnight : camping or Lodge at Serena wildlife Lodge

day 7

Morning departure and drive through to the Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the crater for game drive.

Dinner and overnight : camping or Lodge at Ngorongoro wildlife Lodge

day 8

Drive back to Arusha.