Cycle to the famous Ngorongoro Crater

Oclaa Adventures Tanzania
This tour takes you through Tanzania’s most iconic national and cultural attractions. From the base of the world’s highest free standing mountain, Mt. Kilimanjaro, to the world’s largest unbroken caldera, the wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater. Though the starting and end points of the tour may sound like the highlights of the tour, wait till you see all the amazing places and cultures you will visit and experience in between. We welcome you to come and experience this incredible journey with us.
Private Tour
Culture and History
Rural Life
Wildlife Viewing
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
6 days

What we'll do

Day 1: Moshi to West Kilimanjaro| 64km

Our ride today takes us from greener southern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro towards the more arid western side of the mountain. Your ride today will initially take you through coffee and banana plantations as you cycle through the more fertile areas of southern Kilimanjaro but as you head west you will cycle through the more arid open plains and acacia woodlands. These plains support a remarkable variety of wildlife and spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. While Moshi is home the Chagga people west Kilimanjaro plains are home to the nomadic Maasai people who co-exist with the surrounding wildlife and it is why this area is known as the Maasai Lands. Your ride today will be on both dirt and tarmac roads and you will finish the ride at the Olpopongi Maasai Village where you will be spending the night.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner included Accomodation: Olpopongi Maasai village

Day 2: West Kilimanjaro to Arusha | 83km

Today’s cycle will be a long one as we cycle from the west Kilimanjaro plains towards Arusha city. The first section of the ride will be through the Ngasurai open plains which serve as a migratory path for elephants moving to and from the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Cyclist should look forward to a hot and dusty day ahead. Once we finish the dirt road we will enter the main tarmac road towards Arusha city passing a few small villages and settlements along with Mt. Meru looming in the background. Right before reaching the bustling city of Arusha we will divert through a coffee estate as we head towards our boutique lodge located outside the city. We will end our ride today at the Carnivore Hotel where we will be spending the night.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Accomodation: Tembo Club / Carnivore

Day 3: Arusha to Tarangire Park | 102km

Today’s ride will be the longest distance wise, but not the toughest, and will be mostly on tarmac roads. The ride will take us through many villages, towns and open plains. The long stretches of undulating road through the Tanzanian country side perfectly represents Ernest Hemingway’s quote when he said – “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them” After completing the tarmac road section, we will divert onto the dirt road that takes us to our camp right on the border of the Tarangire National Park, which is home to the largest concentration of elephants in Tanzania. Today we will be spending the night at the Roika Tented Lodge, which marks the perfect ending to a long, hot day of cycling since there is a swimming pool where you can cool off.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Accomodation: Roika Tented Camp

Day 4: Tarangire to Lake Manyara | 74km

Today’s ride marks another exciting day as we cycle through the migratory wildlife corridors between Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. The first section of the ride takes us back to the main road which we follow for a few kilometers then divert on a dirt road towards Lake Manyara. This area is rich in wildlife and you will notice a significant number of Maasai settlements along the way. One of today’s highlights will be the beautiful views of the Great Rift Valley directly in front of us as we head towards Lake Manyara. After the dirt road section of today’s ride, we will rejoin the main tarmac road towards Mto wa Mbu town for several kilometers before diverting into the dirt road towards Migombani Tented Camp where we will be spending the night.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Accomodation: Migombani Camp

Day 5: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro | 43km

Today’s ride will be the final and the toughest but the most rewarding. We start off the day cycling from the dirt road back onto the tarmac road and head past the bustling town of Mto wa Mbu and the entry gate of Lake Manyara National Park. We then proceed on a very tough cycle up the Great Rift Valley escarpment leaving behind a spectacular backdrop. Before reaching the top of the escarpment you will stop to catch your breath at the viewpoint overlooking the beautiful Lake Manyara National Park and its surroundings. If there’s ever a time to take a great selfie, it’s here. You will then proceed on the tarmac road past the colorful Karatu town as you head towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Your ride today will finish at the entrance gate to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area ( Loduare gate ) marking an end to a challenging but exciting 6 day tour of Tanzania’s northern tourist circuit, on two wheels. After a celebratory toast to your achievement, you will be transferred to the Ngorongoro Farm House (or alternative) where you will be spending the night.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Accomodation: Ngorongoro farm house

Day 6: Ngorongoro to Airport / Moshi | Drive

With the 20 minutes from Karatu to see stunning Ngorongoro ahead of us, a 07.00 departure from your hotel in Karatu is required. Your expert safari guide will take good care of you throughout the day, enjoying the chance to share his knowledge with you. You will have time to enjoy your picnic lunchbox, which is included in the day tour. After a wonderful day enjoying the spectacular sights and sounds of this truly special place, we leave Ngorongoro around 14.00, to arrive back to Arusha / Moshi for 18.00 where you will dropped off at your hotel or at the airport.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch included Accomodation: Park View Hotel

Where we'll go


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Meeting point

Moshi / Arusha

Good to know

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Path: Off road & paved road Highlights: Amazing scenery, Maasai culture and Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.

What is included?

  • All 3 meals ( B,L&D )
  • Snacks & Fruits
  • Enough drinking water
  • Mount bike & helmet
  • Quality camping gears
  • Support vehicle
  • All fees while on the trip
  • One day safari in Ngorongoro crater

What is not included?

  • Compulsory tips for your crew
  • Sleeping bag
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entry visa for Tanzania

What to bring

  • Camping gears
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses

Cancellation and refund

The booking fee ($45.00 p.p. included in the displayed price) is non-refundable if you cancel your booking. If a local cancels a booking or does not show up at the agreed time and place, you receive a full refund of the booking fee.

You are buying a unique experience that also empowers local communities and people to improve their lives by sharing their knowledge and lifestyle.

We give space for creativity. The locals themselves decide and develop the activity idea and design it in a way they find interesting.

Locals get 100% of the price they want. The booking fee is added separately.

Meet the Local


Oclaa Adventures offers a Safari Tours on Bike in Tanzania, you’ll ride your bike at your own pace while enjoying the scenery and wild animals around. This is really genuine bike safari that you’ll experience Tanzania at a different style which is Bike Safari, just imagine out of the safari jeep and feel the really nature as you’re going to explore and dig-deep every single detail that can be found in nature. Visit the local villages around Tanzania and get to know well the whole story about them, this is how just a two wheels and your saddle will take you to the mostly amazing places in Tanzania.

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