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Visit five of the most impressive national parks of Tanzania for 8 days
Bike Safari Level: Beginner
The Adventure Begins!
Arrival at the airport: KILIMANJARO
Accommodation: HONEY BADGER LODGE [Half-board]
We will be waiting for you at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Then, we’ll go to Moshi, capital of Kilimanjaro, where we will spend our first night. Before the welcome dinner, we will visit the forest of Colobos, where we will be able to observe its peculiar and friendly primates.
ARUSHA National Park
Accommodation: OLPOPONGI MAASAI [Full-board]
Bike Safari Level: Beginner [10 Km]
After breakfast with the tribe, they will give us an effusive farewell to transfer us in our vehicle to the gate of Arusha National Park. We will start our game drive through the park, warming up engines. Then, we’ll perform a bike safari through the park, accompanied by an armed ranger. this route is granted exclusively by the park authorities. We will ride our bikes through a lush tropical forest, full of magic sounds and in which we will have the opportunity to cross with its autochthonous fauna.
Before leaving the national park, we will make a walking safari together with an armed ranger to the base of the most beautiful waterfall in the park, only accessible for the more adventurous, where we will be able to contemplate the fauna that lurks in its surroundings until reaching its waters, place where they quench their thirst. We will eat our lunch box right there and the bravest ones among you will be able to cool-off in its crystalline and cold waters, sourced by the volcano Meru.
Before dark, we will arrive at the Massai village of Olpopongi, where we will spend the night and be warmly welcomed by our Maasais friends, enjoying a succulent and traditional Maasai barbecue with them, around a cozy bonfire.
TARANGUIRE National Park
Accommodation: TWIGA CAMPSITE MTO WA MBU [Full-board]
After having slept like authentic Maasais and having lived with them, we will go to the national park of Tarangire, where we will make a game drive in our vehicle, in search of its wild fauna and unique landscapes of postcard-worthy scenery. The circuit that runs along the banks of the river will give us the opportunity to see lots of animals and herds of hundreds of elephants. We will spend the night at Twiga Campsite (Mto Wa Mbu).
NGORONGORO Conservation Area
Accommodation: HHANDO COFFEE LODGE [Full-board]
As usual, we will get up early to have breakfast and head out to the great Ngorongoro volcano. During the trip, we will stop to take some photos in a viewpoint with the best views of the caldera of the volcano.
Then we will follow the route until reaching the great volcano of the Ngorongoro and we will get into its caldera by descending 400 meters, to carry out an impressive game drive in the volcano of Eden, named this way by the great amount of wild fauna that lives in its caldera.
Hopefully, we will have the privilege of seeing the black rhinoceros, which lives in the crater. It is one of the most endangered species in the world.
We will have lunch on a picnic site on the banks of the freshwater lake that is inside the caldera and which is inhabited by many hippos.
After observing the explosion of wildlife, we will travel to Karatu, a village located between the mountainous hills of Ngorongoro, where we’ll stay in a very special and unique lodge called HHANDO COFFEE LODGE. There, we can enjoy the swimming pool.
MANYARA LAKE MTO WA MBU National Park
Accommodation: MANYARA WILDLIFE SAFARI LODGE [Bed & Breakfast]
After a nutritious and delicious breakfast, we will continue our journey towards the national park of Manyara, famous for its climbing lions that get up to the branches of the trees, where they rest and look for a future prey. Once we finish the game drive and lunch box inside the park, we will start a fun and new tour with hanging bridges between the tallest trees in the inner depths of the park’s green jungle.
Following our ideals of helping the communities that are in need, you will have the opportunity (if you wish) to visit one of the orphanages, with which Safari Africa and the NGO Moyoni (www.moyoni.org) collaborate directly.
You can personally donate clothes and/or school supplies, stuffed animals, toys, etc… in case you had brought them from your country of origin (for more information on what to donate or other humanitarian projects, you can request information directly from us).
Likewise, can visit a local craft market, in case you want to take some souvenir, other than what has already been lived.
In the evening we will have a wonderful buffet dinner consisting of more than 8 different traditional African dishes, prepared by a local family in the middle of a banana plantation.
You will spend the night at the beautiful Manyara Wildlife Safari Lodge, located in Mto Wa Mbu. Luxury cabins with private shower and toilet, and views of both Savannah and Lake Manyara. Swimming pool and internet.
BIKE ROUTE TO MANYARA LAKE
Accommodation: HONEY BADGER LODGE [Full-board]
Bike Safari Level: Beginner [10 Km]
Early, after breakfast, we will go on a bike safari to Lake Manyara. It is an easy and short route, crossing towns and plantations, forests of acacias and banks, until arriving at the same shore of the lake. There, we will conclude the adventurous days of safari to head back to Moshi.
MOSHI – INTERNACIONAL CONNECTION
After breakfast, you will be picked up and taken to Zanzibar Airport, to take your international connecting flight. Depending on flight schedules, you could visit Stone Town (not included in the itinerary). You should bear in mind that you must be at the airport 2 hours in advance, at least.
We are sure that you will have the best memories of this wonderful adventure with Safari Bike Africa and we hope to see you again on another of our exciting and adventurous routes.
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