Moshi to Ngorongoro Crater
 
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Kili Bike Adventures was built on our passion for  Mountain bike adventures, and showing people a good time.
Having spent 2 years in the tourism industry in various roles and keen mountain bikers for much longer, we feel we're in a good position to show you the places we call home and spend our personal time as well as our work time (this line is constantly blurred).
  
So come out with us. Let us take you on an adventure. Let us show you our diverse landscapes and some of Tanzania’s greatest single trail. Let us have some fun!
 
Our guides, crew and trip designers are trained to deliver ‘wow’ moments that are guaranteed to surprise and delight. They’re not just bicycle tour guides. They’re not just vacation guides.They’re your own personal travel concierges who are driven to provide exceptional service and so much more.
 
Join us as we take you through the lower hills of the world's highest free-standing mountain.  
If you know the area well, you can even come and hire a bike from us for the day and use our local knowledge to pick the best route. 

ITINERARY
Day 1
1 Hours
BLD (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
 
Arriving Moshi Tanzania
You will be welcomed by our tour guide who will take you to Tembo Tamu B&B.

Day 2
1 Hours
Moshi to Lake Chala
 
We will have views of Africa’s highest free-standing mountain for much of the day as we ride east, starting to circle it. The riding today is designed to give us time to acclimatize to the road and prepare our minds for the adventure ahead. We cycle east through Savannah towards Lake Chala, a beautiful crater lake fed by underground streams from Kilimanjaro. Its steep-sided crater walls remind us of the empty crater now full. You'll be able to appreciate the great views of jagged Mawenzi, one of Kilimanjaro’s peaks. If you have the energy you can walk along some of the forest trails. Look out for magnificent birds. Camp at Lake Chala campsite (61kms) (BLD)

Day 3
1 Hours
Lake Chala to Kamwanga Maasai Village
 
After having breakfast and head north, we ride roughly parallel to the Kenyan border and around the eastern edge of Kilimanjaro, towards the Maasai village. Our route takes us along tarmac roads, with some dirt roads and tracks. Our route is varied, taking us through the Rongai Forest, home to agile black and white colobus monkeys, and more open landscapes. With bush and grassland stretching for miles around,  we’ll be able to see into Kenya. We’ll see Maasai warriors walking and grazing their cattle and sheep, and pass through several towns and villages along the route. Then we cycle around our very scenic bush camp near the Kamwanga Maasai village. Camping and overnight. (78kms tarmac and dirt roads) (BLD).

Day 4
1 Hours
Kamwanga to Maasai village to Boma Ng’Ombe
 
We will ride from Kamwanga on undulating tracks through Maasai farms where we gain a wonderful insight into the daily life of the local tribes. We are heading south now, to complete our circuit of Kilimanjaro. As we continue with fields on either side of us, the volcanic peak of Mt Meru comes into view. We continue south and eventually rejoin the tarmac, beginning a gentle descent towards the small town of Boma Ng’Ombe, which links Moshi and Arusha. Camping and overnight. (89kms) (BLD)

Day 5
1 Hours
Arusha to Lake Manyara
 
This morning we have a short transfer from Boma to Arusha. From Kisongo the terrain is mostly flat as the road cuts through the gently rolling hills covered in scrub and bush. We ride to Makuyuni junction, where we will stop for a lunch. We continue on the much- improved smooth road towards Lake Manyara – a savannah grassland, all the way to our campsite in Mto wa Mbu. As we get closer to Mto wa Mbu we will be able to see Lake Manyara and the forest in the distance across the plain. Our first view as we approach Lake Manyara National Park is spectacular: to the east the Rift Valley escarpment looms up on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake, we ride way to our campsite at Migunga. Overnight at Migunga campsite. (102kms) (BLD).

Day 6
1 Hours
Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater Gate
 
After breakfast, we start our final cycle towards our finishing point at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Almost immediately after leaving the camp we have a steep climb up the Rift Valley escarpment; from the top, we have an amazing view of Lake Manyara National Park lying below us, the lake glistening in the sunlight and the flat open Maasai steppe stretching away into the distance. From here we continue climbing gently all the way to Karatu Town and then to the Ngorongoro Park Gate itself. As we climb and get closer to the extinct volcano and vast caldera, the landscape becomes much richer with lots of farmed plots and dense forest with many species of birds and wildlife. We finish our cycling challenge at the Park gate, where we put our bikes on the support vehicles and transfer to our lodge perched on the edge of the caldera – a wonderful place to celebrate the end of this amazing bike trails, The lodge is located on the crater rim 2200m above sea level but we have access to a proper bed, shower, toilet and even a beer! It can be very cold and foggy during the evenings and mornings. There are some animals found here like hyenas, zebras, and buffaloes, so please keep a lookout! (41kms) Overnight and dinner. 

Day 7
1 Hours
Ngorongoro to Arusha to Moshi(we will drive back to Moshi)
 
After a good breakfast, we drive to Ngorongoro Crater for our safari, excited at the chance of seeing the ‘Big Five’. Ngorongoro Crater is widely considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world. 12 miles wide, 2000 feet deep and covering an area of 100 square miles, it is the largest intact volcanic crater on earth and home to a spectacular concentration of wildlife. We have a picnic lunch on the crater floor. Our game drive will be around the crater floor with a chance of seeing large herds of buffalo and wildebeest, zebra, hartebeest, elephant, lions, and possibly black rhino. After the game drive, we will leave the National Park and drive back to our hotel in Moshi. Overnight and dinner at Tembo Tamu B&B.

Day 8
1 Hours
Saying farewell
 
End of our Bike trails and Adventures


WHAT'S INCLUDED
    1. Bike Adventures or Mountain Climbing
    2. Two or more class guides
    3. Each of our trips has a minimum of two First class guides, you will have additional guides to ensure 
    4. that you always enjoy superior Customer service
    5. Trip Accommodations
    6. Each and every night you’ll retreat to the best hotels in the region
    7. Snacks and drinks Each day's Ride
    8. Most Meals
    9. All breakfasts and most lunches and dinners are included in the price of your trip. On each trip guests are given the opportunity to dine on their own so that they can discover a location 
    10. independently. Of course, your guides will provide you with a list of their favourite restaurants to try.
    11. Private Tours, Tastings, Entrance fees, Park fees, rescue fees, and all that kind of stuff
    12. Support vehicle.
    13. We support you both on and off the bike. We always have one guide in our support vehicle and the other cycling alongside you. They’ll fill up your water bottles, change your tire, call for a shuttle or shuttle you up the hill, provide you with local insight and make sure everyone is on the right track Transportation during the trip
    14. Our trips often take place off-the-beaten-track. So on our trips, we provide transportation both at the beginning and at the end of your trip.
    15. Luggage Transfers. We will ensure that your bags are safely delivered to your hotel room. On our trips porterage service is also included.
    16. Transport to and from the mountain gate
    17. Mountain Bikes
    18. Helmets
    19. Camping gears
    20. First Aid Kit
    21. Water 1.5 litres Everyday
     
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
    1. Airfare to and from the trip and Airport transfer is US$50 per vehicle
    2. Alcohol
    3. Personal items purchased during the trip
    4. Gratuities for your Tanzania Bike Adventures guides are not included in your trip price. The industry standard is 5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. The local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service
    5. Lodging before and after the trip
     
TRAVELER REVIEWS
  
CANCELLATION
    Cancellation policy: Any cancellation prior to 60 days of the tour will be refunded all money paid less a $300 handling fee per person. Any cancellation between 30 and 60 days before the tour will forfeit their deposit. Any cancellations less than 30 days before the tour will forfeit the full price of the tour. We must adhere to our cancellation policy to protect our ability to run tours and to maintain our price structures.
     
REFUND
    Cancellation & Refund Policy: All cancellations are subject to a $300 administrative/cancellation fee per person. The remainder of your payment is refundable up to 30 days prior to departure. No refunds of any kind will be made for any reason after this deadline, including, but not limited to, acts of terrorism and war, weather, natural disaster as well as family or personal emergencies. There is no refund for leaving a trip early or arriving late. Tours are not transferable from one person to another. No tour switches are permitted less than 60 days prior to your scheduled departure. There are no exceptions for any reason.

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