12 days combination trip of Mountain Biking, Safari and Zanzibar
Short trip summary:
One day Mountain Bike Safari & walking safari on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro;
Hike in Kilimanjaro National Park one day via Lemosho route;
Safari for four days to Tarangire National Park, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater;
Zanzibar five nights.
This is a short combination trip to some of Tanzanias unique attractions. Not only you will get to see the culture of Masaai and Chagga people, some of Tanzanias oldest tribes, but in addition you will experience the countryside by hiking a part of Lemosho route in Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Have a new experience by biking and walking next to wild animals in West Kilimanjaro, one of the less travelled parts with stunning views. You will get a chance to visit the hot springs and swim in this natural oasis, before going on a four day safari to the famous Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater as well as Tarangire National Park. To end up your stay, enjoy the beauty of Zanzibars beaches and cultural sights.
A briefing at the hotel in Moshi or Arusha.
We will check the hiking gear (which can also be hired locally) and bike heights. The guide team will be introduced and we will have a detailed talk about the trip itinerary, weather information, bike trail and activity plan.
BIKE SAFARI IN WEST AND NORTH OF KILIMANJARO
Our starting time is between eight and nine in the morning; we will pick you up and start our transfer of 1 ½ hours with the jeep to West Kilimanjaro.
The nature of the road where you will bike on is all flat and the main part you will go on great bike trails.
The 4×4 Jeep will be behind you (as a backup vehicle) while you are biking with the guide. In the jeep there will be a ranger and the driver, they carry a first aid box and your personal equipment.
There is the possibility to see many species so as lesser kudu, Grants gazelle, warthogs, impala, wildebeest, and giraffe as well as bird species etc. which are permanent residents while others like eland, zebra, buffalo, and elephants are passing there. You might be able to see seasonal elephant routes. Biking disctance will be flexible between 15 and 35 km.
Second day MOUNT KILIMANJARO DAY HIKE,Transfer from accommodation to the starting point at Lemosho route via Moram for 1 1/2 hours. You will hike between two and three hours and get to see Kilimanjaro in a great view at the Shira Caldera, a high altitude desert plateau which is rarely visited. Shira is the third peak of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic cones, and is filled with lava flow from Kibo Peak.
In the afternoon you will drive to your accomodation near Lake Manyara to the lodge called Fanaka Lodge fanakasafaricamps.co.tz/?page_id=390
Third day DRIVE TO SERENGETI ,You will drive from the lodge all the way to the Serengeti
National Park. You will be passing through the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. If possible you will stop by to enjoy the view, if the weather is good. If you wish, your driver will stop at an authentic Maasai village so you can see how they live and work (this will be on additional costs, depending on the village and on how much people are in the jeep). You will keep driving all the way to the first Serengeti gate at Naabi hill; here you will have a short stop. You will enjoy your Safari drive until around six, when you have to drive to you accommodation for dinner and overnight sleep.
Fourth day SERENGETI, Your day will start with a sunrise game drive; afterwards you will have breakfast and head back for another game drive. After lunch back at your accommodation place you will pack your things and have a game drive on your way out of Serengeti NP, from where you will drive to Ngorongoro Crater for accommodation and dinner.
Fifth day NGORONGORO CRATER, You set off early in the morning around six to get into Ngorongoro Crater.
In the Ngorongoro Crater you can enjoy your game drive until lunch time. You will have lunch boxes at a picnic place inside the Crater. After the game drive you set off back to your accommodation near Tarangire National Park to the lodge called Fanaka Lodge fanakasafaricamps.co.tz/?page_id=390
Sixth day TARANGIRE NP, We will start from hotel heading to Tarangire National Park from 8.00. In the park, you will drive four to five hours to get to Tarangire National Park, in between you will stop to have a lunch box, and then you will keep driving in the park for some hours. Around 1 or 1.30 pm in the rnoon you will start to drive to Arusha or Moshi for the accommodation.
Seventh day ZANZIBAR, We will drive you to your chosen flight to Zanzibar from Kilimanjaro Airport or Arusha and arrange transfer to the hotel in Zanzibar. Enjoy you 5 night in Zanzibar we would recommend to have 1 day at Stone town and 2 different beaches here are the locations Uroa Beach at the chosen hotel for 2 nights and 2 nights at the North at Kendwa in Kendwa Rocks Hotel or Sunset Hotel.
Sunhat, sun cream and rain coat (Unpredictable weather in some areas).
appropriate clothes and shoes for biking
Camera with charger as it possible to charge in the jeeps
First aid kit
Small day pack and big bag
Warmer clothes (on Safari it can be cool in the evening)
Safari vehicle, Bike helmet, biking equipment
Food and water
English speaking guide and driver
Package does not include:
Flight, transport from/to airport, Visa fees, …
Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
30 $ per person to the Kilimanjaro guide + bike guide
30 $ per person to the Safari driver and the cook.
Prices:Depend of the number of people and type of accommodation you select, as the Itinerary state.
|Number of people in the trip||Price a day a person||Total price per person for the 5 days|
|6 and more||270$||3240$|
Note for camping. A basic camping safari means that we take along portable tents, sleeping mattresses, pillows and sleeping bags. We camp at allocated camp sites within the National Parks and each campsite has public shower and toilet facilities as well as a dining area. In addition with you person things such as Jumper (Sweater as it real cold at the Ngorongoro Crater) Sun Cream insect spray, charge for the phones and Cameras, see more the pictures of the campsite attachments.
Pictures of the different trip,our equipment’s, different types of accommodation, the safari jeep and the team