This tour was designed for outdoor oriented people with a passion for nature and for motorbike enthusiast. It takes place in the north east of Tanzania and it will cover 3000 km on the bike and Safari vehicles. Accommodation will be in lodges, motel and bush camps which will always be ready for you. Meals will be provided during the trip, three meals a day on 3 – 4 courses every day, also bottled drinking water, which is highly recommended daily for safe and essential hydration. Trails are off road suitable for all skilled riders, amateurs to experts, and we encourage you to bring your own riding gear if you have it for your own comfort but gear can also be hired. Support Car, Bike trailer and full-time English speaking Guides and mechanics will be available at all times during the tour.
This package will take you along/around the following places:
- Tallest free-standing mountain in the world; Kilimanjaro 5895m above sea level
- Mount Meru 4th highest mountain in Africa
- Active Volcano Mountain – Oldonyo Lengai
- Montane and Rainforest of African tropic regions
- Rarest caldera lake with no inlet or outlet source, Lake Chala
- World famous breeding site for lesser flamingoes, Lake Natron
- Eastern Arc Mountains, the center of endemic species
- Great Rift Valley, eastern arm.
- Serengeti, an endless plain with vast number of wild animals
- Maasai Steppe an ideal African Rangelands
- Colorful people of the world, The Maasai.
- Living hunters and gathers as daily norms, The Hadza
- Wild Riding Grounds without wildlife – human conflict
- Million star full board accommodation facilities (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinners)
- Delicious meals for your daily needs
- Community Works and Support
B: Combination Options for the Tours in Tanzania
- Climbing Kilimanjaro and Motorbike Safari
- Climbing Kilimanjaro and Jeep Safari to National Parks
- Safari and Motorbike Tours
- Option of riding in Support Car
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN NAIROBI – DAR ES- SALAAM – KILIMANJARO
Meet and greet from Karanga Adventure Tours staff from any airport, you will be taken to the lodge for a night, in the morning you will meet the bikes:
Accommodation at HATARI LODGE http://www.hatarilodge.de/
The former private home of actor Hardy Kruger and his farm manager, Jim Mallory, are at the center of an extremely comfortable new lodge located at the edge of Arusha National Park. Close to the setting of the legendary movie “HATARI!” and overlooking the world famous Mount Kilimanjaro and its neighboring dormant volcano, Mount Meru.
The Lodge is situated at the northern edge of Arusha National Park – the long forgotten secret in the heart of Tanzania. The park measures approximately 552 square kilometers, combining within its boundaries the vast variety of many other parks in northern Tanzania. Mount Meru with its crater, lakes, savannah, and plains is Africa’s 4th highest mountain! Hatari Lodge, a ‘luxury bush hotel’, consists of three buildings beautifully situated in acacia woodland allowing breathtaking views of the Momella meadow, rich with wildlife and at a close distance the majestic Kilimanjaro.
DAY 2: ARUSHA TO LAKE CHALA
Full board accommodation on Canvas Tents at Lake Chala Campsite
Crocodiles were introduced to Lake Chala in the 1930’s. According to legend they were brought in by E.S. Grogan, a British explorer who became famous for walking from Cape Town to Cairo in 1898. The terrain is totally unsuitable for crocodiles to breed, there being no beaches or sandy areas to make their nests. In the early 1990s fishermen, angry that their nets were continually being destroyed, began a program to eradicate them. There are no longer any crocodiles left in Lake Chala and the lake is safe for swimming; however as everywhere in Africa it pays to be careful.
DAY 3: LAKE CHALA TO SAME (EASTERN ARCH MOUNTAIN TRAIL)
Accommodation at Elephant Lodge in Same http://www.elephantmotel.com/
The Elephant Motel is ideally situated along the Moshi – Dar es Salaam road, only half a kilometer fromfootprintsSame Town. The motel offers spectacular views of the South Pare Mountains and because of its location, it is the ideal gateway to Mkomazi National Park, the South Pare Mountains and Shengena Forest.
DAY 4: SAME TO LUSHOTO HIGHLANDS
Full board accommodation at Mambo View Point
The term ‘Eastern Arc’ was introduced in 1985 to describe the forest-capped ancient crystalline mountains of eastern Tanzania and southeast Kenya, which are under the influence of the Indian Ocean climatic regime, and therefore contain predictable local climates (Lovett 1985). Starting in the 1970s, the ‘Eastern Arc Mountains’ were identified as a component of the Afromontane archipelago-like regional center of endemism by White (1983).
In the latter half of the 19th century, it is reported that there was a lot of war and terror with neighboring tribes which ended with the German colonization. The Germans discovered the charm of the Usambara’s and they established Lushoto (during those days Wilhelmsthal) and it was a favoured holiday spot for colonial administrators. Today you still find many traces of the German times. Tanganyika became a British mandate territory after World War I. The British administration continued to reserve and exploit forests.
DAY 5: LUSHOTO TO MAASAI STEPPE
Bush camp accommodation: Camping under African Sky
This is an accommodation which will be arranged by our team in the bush, all basic needs will be provided and will be a typical African wilderness experience. The meals will be based on African food, all drinks will be available at a reasonable price and some will be complimentary to enjoy around the camp fire. Camp fires, Maasai dancing, and entertainments will be ready as we are arriving at the camp.
DAY 6: MAASAI STEPPE TO EMBORET
Bush camp accommodation: Camping under African Sky
As previous day, accommodation will be the bush camp of African rhythm of food, fun and local experience. Night Game drive/ ride will be arranged with our local guides and we have to follow the directives. We may have a late night but will go to bed with good memories, open fire barbecue will be served all night long with Maasai warriors.
DAY 7: EMBORET TO TARANGIRE – MANYARA ECOSYSTEMS
Community Project – Mswakini School Project
Full board Accommodation at Maramboi Tented Lodge
This is a unique opportunity to experience and explore the Tarangire and Manyara ecosystem. Maramboi Tented Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake. A visit to the area is essential for anyone interested in evolution and the origins of Mankind and an explanation of the Rift Valley and Africa’s big picture. It is a complete semi-desert experience focusing on game drives.
DAY 8: TARANGIRE MANYARA ECOSYSTEM TO LAKE EYASI
Full board accommodation at Tindiga Lodge
After breakfast we are going to leave this awesome lodge, riding on the rift valley escarpment towards the Hadza community. The Hadza, who are hunters and gatherers in east and Southern Africa whom we are going to hunt with on their grounds in their traditional way. We are going to use a car as it will be the sun down the hunt.
DAY 9: LAKE EYASI TO LAKE NATRON
Community Project visit – Engaruka Women Empowerment Project
Full board accommodation at Lake Natron River Camp
The trip will take you East along winding dirt trails away from the lush area surrounding the mountain and out into the savannah scenery of the Maasai plains. You will ride towards the wall of the Great Rift Valley at the base of which stands the mighty volcano Ol Donyo Lengai. The Ol Donyo Lengai is an active volcano which last erupted in the 1970’s. It is revered by the Maasai as the home of ‘Ngai’, their god. Its almost perfect cone looms over an area of astonishing barren beauty. At the foot of the mountain, there is an area of rocky desert. Here we find the cones of the small extinct volcano, and Lake Natron, a huge soda lake, which stretches up to the Kenyan border. Flamingos come here to breed and in the late afternoon sun, the colorful flamingo colonies make a spectacular sight, adding a dash of color to the shimmering water.
DAY 10: LAKE NATRON FULL DAY
Community Project visit – School Project visit
After a night under the incomparable star-filled African sky, you will wake up refreshed. First enjoy a hearty breakfast, then we set off to explore the gorge that houses our campsite. A trail leads over boulders, and through narrow chasms. In some places, we cross the torrent and scramble up rocky walls. In some spots, we find strange cactuses clinging to the hot rock, in others we see lush ferns and palms in the damp shady gorge bottom. We duck under waterfalls and pass bubbling Jacuzzi-like pools and chutes where the brave can ride the natural water slide. Eventually, we arrive at the head of the valley, a huge natural amphitheater cut into the imposing cliff. Here we find the source of the waters where many springs gush from the cliff walls and form pools and streams. We can play in the pools, shower in the waterfalls and enjoy our packed lunch. We return to camp for an early BBQ and then off to bed early, for the next day which will be on Safari Jeep.
Flamingoes Walk US$15.00 per person evening or morning walk
Bird Watching Walk US$15.00 per person evening or morning walk
Moonlit Walk US$15.00 per person Moonlit Walk
Hominid Footprint US$15.00 per person Walk to hominid foot prints within concession area. New research has now confirmed these trackways to be 117,000 years old. Making them the oldest Homo-sapiens track way.
DON’T WORRY MATE!!! WE ARE ON BIKE……WE DON’T PAY ALL THOSE…..!!!
DAY 11: LAKE NATRON TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Full board accommodation at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
After breakfast depart for Serengeti National Park arriving at our lodge in time for dinner, we find ourselves deep in the heart of this famous migration corridor. With its wide-open spaces, bright blue skies and creature-filled landscape, over the next two days, we will discover why the fabled Serengeti typifies the dream of “Old Africa.” Large pride of lions laze in the long grasses; plentiful families of elephants feed on acacia bark and trumpet to each other across the plains, while giraffes, gazelles, monkeys, eland and the whole range of African wildlife present themselves in awe-inspiring numbers.
DAY 12: SERENGETI FULL DAY
Another full day in Serengeti game viewing, after breakfast this morning, enjoy a game drive. The great diversity of Serengeti wildlife is also evident here—look for buffalo, hippopotamus, elephant, giraffe, antelope, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, lions, and in the season the spectacular migration of the wildebeest. In the late afternoon we venture out for another game drive. Everywhere there are animals, monkeys and, yes, birds…but look closely and you will thrill to the big cats—lion, leopard, and cheetah—just watching the world go by. And go by it does. Rhino, gazelle, antelope and massive elephants by the hundreds. Animals in the trees, on the wing, camouflaged in the bush, in rivers, and in streams.
DAY 13: SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO CRATER
Full board accommodation at Ngorongoro Farm House
A lovely drive takes us to Ngorongoro Crater, where our lodge sits dramatically on the rim of the crater, revealing an awesome panorama of the world’s largest, unflooded and unbroken caldera. Be prepared for some remarkable views down into the crater. The caldera of Ngorongoro marks the ancient walls of a collapsed volcano, which was probably once the size of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Today the completely enclosed circular crater is some twelve miles across, with steep walls of over 2,000 feet. We are at an altitude of approximately 7,500 feet above sea level, the highest point on our trip. After our time on the lower plains, the cooler air here is refreshing. En route you visit Olduvai Gorge and Dr. Leakey’s Museum, or just go onward to stay at the lodge and admire the view. We drive down to the crater floor to explore this natural zoological park and observe an extraordinary variety of wildlife: elephant, rhinoceros, lion, hyena, zebra, wildebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, reedbuck, and buffalo. The lovely crested crane (similar to a peacock) can be found in great profusion here and maybe you’ll spot a bat-eared fox. The balance of predator and prey in this extraordinary ecosystem is so precise that animals seldom leave. Over 30,000 animals live here: pride of lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah and giraffe, gazelle by the thousands and multitudes of wildebeest. Please note: Only ½ day tours may be allowed while in the crater.
DAY 14: NGORONGORO CRATER TO ARUSHA (Community Project – Orphanage
We will leave the lodge after brunch as the last day will be a relaxing and lazy morning, drive to Arusha, at least 5 hours with couples of stops. We will visit one of our orphanage centers we support for the tour donations. This donation comes from some of the proceeds paid for the safari with us.
DAY 15: TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT (DEPARTURE)
Departure will depend on your flight time vs airport if in Nairobi you will leave very early with good breakfast at the lodge or with breakfast box. From other airports, we will link with the timings. Transfers will be on time to catch your flights.
D: FLIGHTS ARRANGMENTS, VISA & VACCINATIONS
|PORT OF OIGIN||AIRLINES||INTERNATIONAL CONNECTION||DESTINATION||LOCAL CONNECTION|
|New South Wales
DAR ES SALAAM
NAIROBI – DAR
NAIROBI – JRO
JNIA – JRO
1: Nairobi JNIA – Kenya
It’s the cheapest destination and more direct in East African Countries, we prefer this airport because there is lots of International Airlines lands here. It’s a 4 hours’ drive to Arusha Town where our Tours starts and ends. Transfers to and fro to this airport are included in the tour prices.
2: Dar Es Salaam JKNIA – Tanzania
The airport it’s located on business capital of Tanzania, its 1 hour flight to Arusha (start-end) of the tours. The fare price seems to be high for more than $ 400 if lands in Nairobi. It’s an easy arrival for a lot of money, also need local flight connection.
3: Kilimanjaro JRO – Tanzania
It’s a home town International Airport, very few airlines fly in so lots of connections which it’s not safe/delays for luggage’s many times it happens and its expensive as well.
4: Flights booking can be cheaper on this website
5: Visa and Vaccinations
If passing Kenya – Transit Visa can be obtained at the arrival lounge in the Airport U$D 20 for three days, and this you will apply again on the way back.
Tanzania Tourist Visa also can be applied at the arrival terminal, will be U$D 50 for 90 days.
Vaccinations: Yellow Fever it’s a compulsory for East African States (do it before travel).
Malaria and Typhoid vaccination it’s an optional vaccinations consult your doctor before travel.
All airports you will be provided with meet and greet services as well as ground transfers both ways.
E: COST MOTORBIKE SAFARI ADVENTURE & WILDLIFE SAFARI – 15 DAYS
The below price is quoted in Australian Dollar and has subjected to be paid as soon as you book this tour. The account number is an Australian Bank account, which will be provided as soon as the booking procedures is done and for pillion passengers gets 25% discount on 4X4 support car which follows the riders.
|No: of Days on bike, safari & Kilimanjaro||No: of People per group||Price (p.p) with vehicle|
|15 Motorbike and Safari||2-6||6400|
|10 Motorbike Safari 2 days Safari||2-8||6100|
|8 Motorbike Safari only||1-6||5500|
|6 Motorbike Safari only||1-10||5400|
|15 Motorbike and Kilimanjaro||1-10||8500|
F: WHATS IT’S INCLUDED
- International Flights
- Personal meet and greet services
- Private Transfers as indicated
- Lunches / Picnics as indicated
- Bike + Fuel + Guide (Honda XLR 250cc / KTM 250 EXC-W)
- All Park fees, entry fees and Government Taxes
- Professional experienced English speaking guide and full time mechanic
- Soft drinks and bottled water during the day
- Full board accommodations and all meals
- Travel/medical insurance (Emergency Evacuation)
F: WHATS NOT INCLUDED
- Visas and Vaccinations
- Airport tax (International – pay direct)
- Driver/guide gratuities
- Drinks/laundry (unless specified)
- Any other items of a personal nature
G: TOUR DATES
|5th – 20th 2016
20th – 3rd 2017
|10th – 25th 2017||20tt –5th June2017||28th –11th Aug 2017||1st – 15th 2017|