Cycling Kilimanjaro to the Indian Ocean

Tanzania

The Heart of Africa

Begin by cycling in the shadow of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, end your journey basking in the breeze on the edge of the Indian Ocean. And in between? There's the vast and untamed Tanzanian savanna, where you'll encounter an extraordinary cast of characters, both human and animal, that make this trip unforgettable.

Tour Dates

2020

  • June 7 – 15
  • July 5 – 13
  • November 22 – 30
  • December 13 – 21

2021

  • June 6 – 14

Tour Details

  • Duration: 9-days
  • Ride Type: Touring 
  • Difficulty: Active (Level 4 of 6)
  • Average Daily Mileage: 34
  • Price: $3,100

Cycle from the slopes of Kili, across the northeastern savanna for an introduction to Tanzania’s world-renowned wildlife and inhabitants.

Meet and mingle with members of the Maasai tribe in a real Maasai village, spend the night and dance by firelight.

Then, safari in Mkomazi National Park, to spot the Big 5, and some of the last African Black Rhinos in the world.

But there’s even more to this impossibly huge land. Explore further, into lush, green forests with hidden waterfalls and coffee plantations. Roast and grind your own, then savor the freshest cup of single origin you’ve ever tasted.

For a dramatic change of scenery, head to the sun-saturated coast, and the country’s only national park that meets the sea. Safari again, this time by bike- with a support vehicle close behind! And make a new friend, or several, with the easy-going and friendly locals of Tanzania’s authentic fishing villages.

A local guide and support van will guide you on this fascinating exploration of Tanzanian cultures and natural wonders. You will relax in comfort at the end of the day in safari lodges and charming boutique hotels.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1Arrive in Tanzania
DAY 2Simba Farm – Olpopongi Maasai Village
DAY 3Cycle Olpopongi to Weruweru
DAY 4Forest, Waterfall and Coffee loop
DAY 5Weruweru – Mkomazi National Park – Tanga
DAY 6Tanga – Pangani
DAY 7Pangani – Saadani National Park
DAY 8Saadani National Park – Bagamoyo
DAY 8 – Bagamoyo – Departure

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Highlights

  • Night at Olpopongi Maasai-Village with campfire and Maasai ceremonies
  • Views of Mt. Kilimanjaro & Mt. Meru
  • Possible Colobus monkey sightings
  • Hike Materuni waterfalls
  • Jungle hike
  • Mweka Wildlife College
  • Urithi Museum
  • Cycle through coastal village with views of the Indian Ocean
  • Celebratory feast at oceanside resort

Inclusions

  • SpiceRoads jersey
  • Water bottle
  • Support vehicle
  • Guide(s)
  • Meals (as indicated)
  • Airport pick up 
  • Airport drop off
  • Accommodation
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Entrance fees

The best way to see any country is on a bike, this tour did not disappoint. Food and accommodation was great and good cycling thanks to knowledgeable guides.

– Graham P

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