5-Day Mountain Biking West Kilimanjaro & Wildlife Safari

From €790

5 Days with 3 Days cycling / 2 Nights

Moshi – Olpopongi – Sinya – Simba Farm – Shira Plateau – Londorossi Gate – Moshi 

Unbeatable combo of mountaineering, wildlife viewing and mountain biking. Designed especially for challenge-seekers, for those who are driven and ambitious, yet this tour guarantees that your safety measures are fully taken care of, and offers a reasonable level of comfort.

Cyclists are escorted by a support vehicle all the way, so you will travel light and concentrate just on your body and bike, challenges of the road and the spectacular beauty around.

Be prepared for cycling, walking, hiking, wildlife encounters, cultural immersion, mountain climbing and breathtaking scenery. Saddle up your “two-wheeled friend” and follow us!

  • Accepted age: 15+ years
  • Activity level: Moderate to Challenging
  • Total distance: 124 km

Beat the mountain on wheels:

Day 1: Arrival. Mt Kilimanjaro

Welcome to the land of adventure! Upon landing at Kilimanjaro Airport, our friendly driver will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Moshi town.

If you arrive early and have some extra time, don’t let it go to waste! Take advantage of this opportunity to explore the cultural village of Marangu on an organic coffee tour, hike to a stunning waterfall, and visit the underground caves and hut of the Chagga tribe (additional cost applies, arranged upon request). With so much to see and do, your adventure in Tanzania starts now!

  • Overnight: Parkview Inn / Panama Garden Resort
  • Meal plan: not included (at your own expense)

Day 2: Moshi – Olpopongi Masai – Sinya village

  • Driving distance / time: 2 hr / 87 km
  • Cycling distance: 40 km
  • Cycling time: 5-6 hours
  • Road surface: dirt & gravel
  • Activities: MTB; walking; game viewing; campfire

After a lavish breakfast in your lodge, our MTB crew will be there to make sure that your bikes are in order and that you are ready to hit the road. Time to put on your helmets and saddle up!

Our ride takes us to explore the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area, a land leased from local Masai and a hidden gem not accessible to the other visitor. Bordering Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, this territory is inhabited by abundant wildlife: elephants, lesser kudu, giraffes and zebras; gerenuk and striped hyenas can be also often observed. Enduimet concession ensures sustainability through wildlife conservation and partnership with local masai community.

This day offers you captivating Mt Kilimanjaro views, off-the-beaten-track biking, walking, cultural immersion on our masai boma visit, unmatched photographic opportunities of scenery, wildlife and local life.

We will end our today’s cycling by reaching Sinya Campsite situated amidst masai dwellings, where we will be treated to campfire and and a hot dinner.

  • Overnight: Sinya Campsite
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Sinya village – Simba Farm, West Kilimanjaro

  • Cycling distance: 37 km
  • Cycling time: 5-6 hours
  • Road surface: dirt
  • Activities: MTB, game viewing, walking, campfire

Our cycling adventure will lead us through arid open plains and acacia woodlands, gradually ascending the foothills towards West Kilimanjaro. Today’s tour concludes at Simba Farm, perched atop vast wheat and barley fields. We will admire magnificent vista of the plains of western Kilimanjaro region.

Simba Farm is a fully operational farm and lodge, located on 1700 m above sea level and spread across 5000 acres of rolling hills in West Kilimanjaro. The views over majestic Kilimanjaro, the Masai steps, and Mt. Meru will reward us for our persistence and courage. Farm’s proximity to Londorossi Gate also makes it an excellent base for us, for tomorrow we are cycling up to Shira Plateau via Lemosho Route.

Call it a night after having your dinner and spending some memorable time at the campfire in this magic place.

  • Overnight: Simba Farm Campsite
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Simba Farm – Londorossi Gate (2250 m) – Shira Plateau (3500 m) – Moshi

  • Cycling distance: 47 km
  • Cycling time: 6-8 hours
  • Road surface: gravel
  • Altitude gain: 1800 m
  • Max. altitude: 3500 m
  • Activities: MTB, mountain hiking, game viewing

This morning we are entering Kilimanjaro National Park territory via Lemosho Gate. Pedaling forward, we will witness the striking change of climatic zones of Mt Kilimanjaro. We are going to traverse the mountain forest zone, followed by the grassland, heather and moorland zone. Eventually, we reach the helipad on the captivating Shira Plateau.

This area at an impressive height of 3500 m boasts splendid views of Mt. Meru and the Great Rift Valley. Keep an eye out for more wildlife sightings, as the region is known for its diverse game population. Our lunch will be served on the mountain, on some remote viewpoint.

Our route gradually descends to the National Park gate. You can choose to downhill to make the most of your MTB adventure, or to reach the gate in a support vehicle. From the Londorossi Gate, our dedicated driver will take us back to a city hotel.  After a fulfilling journey, a refreshing shower and champagne celebration awaits.

  • Overnight: Parkview Inn / Panama Garden Resort
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch

Day 5: Departure to the airport or continue your adventures on safari (additionally)

Next morning the driver will be ready to take you to Kilimanjaro Airport if you are flying to Zanzibar or to a home country. For the rest of the travelers, an exciting safari through the best national parks in Africa awaits!

Get ready to embark on a exciting adventure exploring the unparalleled natural beauty of the African wilderness. Witness majestic wildlife in their natural habitat, from elephants and lions to giraffes and zebras. Experience the thrill of spotting rare and exotic species and capture more of stunning photographs to cherish forever. 

This is your chance to create unforgettable memories and discover the best of Africa’s wildlife and natural wonders. So lose no time to explore, experience and embrace the adventure that will stay with you forever!

  • Meal plan: breakfast

What’s included: 

  • Meet and greet at Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to Moshi town
  • 2 nights in a hotel in Moshi (before and after the tour) in twin/double rooms with breakfast included
  • 3-days MTB riding with camping accommodation in 2- or 3-sleeper tents
  • Mountain bikes, helmets
  • Support vehicle(s);
  • driver’s services
  • Full set of high-quality camping gear, including sleeping bags
  • Entrance tickets to Kilimanjaro National Park
  • Wildlife Management Area’s fees
  • Cycling fees, and all other governmental fees & taxes
  • All camping fees in campsites
  • All activities according to the itinerary (cultural tour, campfire)
  • Services of a professional English-speaking MTB guide(s);
  • bike mechanic
  • 3 hearty freshly prepared meals per day during the tour; chef’s services
  • Snacks and fruit between meals during the tour
  • Drinking water, 2-3 liters per person per day
  • Group first aid kit
  • Emergency assistance and evacuation if necessary
  • Transfers to the tour start and end points
  • Champagne to celebrate the trip
  • Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport / Arusha town after the tour
  • 24/7 informational support of a travel coordinator before and during the tour

What’s not included: 

  • Personal gear (clothing, footwear, and accessories). We’ll send you a list of necessary equipment in advance
  • Tipping for the mountain crew (recommended amount of €150-200 for the entire climbing program)
  • Visa ($50 on arrival or online at (https://visa.immigration.go.tz/), medical insurance

Although these items are not included in the package, we can assist you with arranging them if needed.
Tipping the mountain crew is a common practice and shows appreciation for their hard work and dedication.

Group size Price per person
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If you travel with your own bike, we will take off 5% of the total cost of the trip for you. Our bike mechanic will check up your bike before the tour start at no extra cost.

Put on your helmet and let's ride: