Hiking & Outoor Activities
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Game Drive Safari
An off-the-beaten cycling trip in the heart of Africa is exactly what you need in your life at the moment. Multi-day Cycling, Wildlife, Stunning Nature, and Amazing People.
What more can you ask for?
Arrival in Moshi
Our representative, identifiable by their Crazy Puffin apparel and a name board with your details, will meet you at Kilimanjaro airport and ensure your seamless transfer to your hotel. You will be free to rest or discover Moshi for the remainder of the day. Your overnight stay is arranged at the Salinero Hotel.
Moshi to Lake Chala
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will start our journey off the tarmac road to Himo, 26km and then to Lake Chala 14km with a bit of challenging dust road with some hills.
Overnight at Lake Chala Safari Lodge. Meals Plan: Breakfast
Full day at Lake Chala
You have the option on this day to embark on a scenic two-hour walk towards the border of Kenya. This rewarding journey includes a return trip through the river bed, offering a truly unique and exhilarating walking experience. The landscapes you'll behold are on par with the famed Antelope Canyon in Arizona. In the later part of the evening, an adventurous kayaking session awaits you.
Overnight at Lake Chala Safari Lodge. Meals Plan: Breakfast
Cycle to Mambo View Point
Once breakfast wraps up, it will be time to bid farewell to Lake Chala. We will commence with a brief journey from Lake Chala to Himo, and then transition into a scenic drive towards the base of the Usambara Mountains. Your packed lunch will be served beneath the shade of trees at a location chosen spontaneously during our off-the-beaten-path adventure. Our biking challenge begins at Manolo village, with our final destination being Mambo viewpoint, perched 1900m above sea level. This route offers a thrilling ride through verdant virgin forests and past numerous local communities, delivering an authentic insight into local life. Your exertions will be rewarded with a stunning panoramic vista of lush flatlands and quaint villages to the west at the culmination of your ride.
Overnight at Mambo View Point Eco Lodge. Meals Plan: Breakfast
Full day at Mambo View Point
Limiting your stay to a single evening is arguably an injustice. Take full advantage of this day to let your muscles decompress whilst relishing the complete solitude that this locale provides. Always remember, in the present times, privacy is the defining characteristic of travel. Boredom is a foreign concept at Mambo. Activities such as taking a quiet stroll near the villages or venturing into the Maghamba Forest are sure to keep you engaged. However, the scene that unfolds at sundown is truly spectacular. You can decide to ride around the village with your guide or relax at the lodge. Experience the Majestic Kilimanjaro We have intentionally refrained from describing the sunrise and the awe-inspiring view of Africa's only free-standing mountain, the Kilimanjaro. Indeed, it's a sight that should be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Overnight at Mambo View Point Eco Lodge. Meals Plan: Breakfast
Cycle to Lushoto
A descending ride of almost 58km from one side of the Usambara mountains to the other side will be an initial excursion of the day after breakfast, we will cross many villages where we will see local life, schools, farms, and people in their everyday activities. With our packed lunch from Mambo, we will find a nice place under the shades of trees to have our best lunch. While riding on a dirty and narrow road we will pass through a forest full of chameleons and blue monkeys. We will end in the small city of Lushoto which is the center of the West Usambara Mountains. Overnight at Irente View Cliff Lodge. Meals Plan: Breakfast
Full day around Lushoto
Our travel style is defined with the thrill of adventure and the best way we experience this is through cycling, creating a bond between us. A brief bike ride to the Kisaasa waterfalls will serve as an enriching addition to your day, especially after exploring the caves near the lodge. As midday approaches, you have the option of returning to the lodge for a meal or sampling the local cuisine in the town. In the evening, you'll find yourself in an exquisite location to enjoy a cup of coffee while relishing a view worth a million dollars. Watch as the sun sets and hopefully, this spot will capture your heart. A prepared dinner at your lodge will bring an end to the day, completing this unique experience.
Overnight at Irente View Cliff Lodge. Meals Plan: Breakfast
Irente View - Mkomanzi
ump on your bike, start riding from Irente View to Mombo town, the cycling is completely descending on the tarmac road, and then you will be driven from Mombo town to Mkomanzi Camps expect a substantial 2.5-hours drive from Mombo to Mkomanzi Camps and Lodges. Our journey will take us through a number of villages, following the road less travelled towards the vicinity of Mkomazi National Park. Our drive will not be a continuous one. Instead, we will punctuate the journey with numerous stops, providing opportunities to capture unforgettable pictures. Upon evening arrival at the hotel, guests can choose to unwind from the long drive in a manner that suits them. A brief walk provides a chance to stretch your legs or enjoy a calming bath before partaking in a delightful dinner under a starlit sky.
Overnight at Mkomazi Camps & Lodges. Meals Plan: Breakfast & Dinner
Safari and final goodbye
Sometimes considered the best among all other parks, Mkomazi uniquely allows for close encounters with exquisite species like Rhinos and Wild Dogs. Remember, these magnificent creatures are part of endemic species living in their natural ecosystem. In addition to thrilling drives, we're offering a walking safari, aimed at offering you a direct connection with the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature. Accompanied by an armed ranger, you'll embark on a two-hour exploration walk. This will provide the chance to discover some lesser-known species come across fresh elephant dung, and observe giraffes from a minimum camera zoom of 0.5. We will wrap up the exciting day with a packed lunch in the park before we start our journey back to the hotel in Moshi where we spent our first day.
Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch
What's included ?
Meal plan according to the itinerary
All entrance fees
Local guides and bike leader
All mentioned activities
AMREF Insurance during the Safari
Tips for local guides
Most Lunch and Dinners
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I am a solo traveler and book a shared room?
That’s absolutely not a problem! You will be paired with another like-minded solo traveler and share the room with him/her.
We try our best to pair travelers of the same gender but in the odd case you might have to share a room with a traveler of the opposite sex or in rare cases share a triple room
How does the booking process work?
Your spot will be secured as soon as we receive your deposit payment. This deposit is refundable up to 10 days after your booking but after that, we can not refund you the deposit. You will receive an invoice for the balance payment 9 weeks before the trip starts.
To know more about our booking policy, please check our
What if I want to arrive a bit earlier or leave later than the set trip dates?
If your time allows, you might want to enjoy a few more days in the country. If you want some activity recommendations, feel free to drop us a message. We’ll be happy to help. We can also assist you in booking your extra hotel nights if you need.
What is the minimum/maximum number of participants?
We do have a guarantee of departure for this trip.
And we take a maximum of 12 people + crew for each tour.
What about visa?
You will get your visa on arrival. Cost is between 50 and 100 USD depending on your nationality.
What level of fitness do I need for this trip?
You should be reasonably fit to enjoy this trip to the fullest. Most bike rides are between 50-100 km long, sometimes on bumpy roads.
What should I bring for this trip?
The essentials for this trip are: light but covering clothes, sun protections (hat, sunblock, glasses, scarf), swimwear and towel, powerbank, a small bagpack to strap on your bike, cash to pay for food and souvenirs. The biking equipment will be provided.
How much cash should I bring on this trip?
It is not always easy to find reliable ATMs in Tanzania. We recommend bringing enough cash to pay for your food (lunches and dinners), to buy some souvenirs, or to give tips to the local team. The equivalent of 400 USD should be plenty enough (unless you plan to buy some more expensive souvenirs).