Cycle to Tarangire National Park

Oclaa Adventures Tanzania
If you’re reasonably fit, are confident on a bike and have a sense of adventure, then cycling through this great wilderness area is an awesome experience. Imagine the thrill of pedaling along red dirt roads, feeling the sun on your back, surrounded by endless spectacular horizons when, suddenly, you spot a herd of zebra, Impala, wildebeest, grazing in the distance.
Private Tour
Culture and History
Wildlife Viewing
Tarangire National Park , Tanzania
4 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.

Overnight: Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village Meals: Lunch & Dinner Included

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 Tembo Club / Carnivore hotel where we will be spending the night.

Overnight: Tembo Club / Meserani Snake park Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 3: Arusha to Tarangire National 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.

Overnight: Roika Tented camp Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 4: Tarangire to Airport / Moshi | Drive

With an early pick from your hotel at 07.00, just a 10 minutes’ drive will take us to the main entrance of Tarangire National Park, one of Tanzania’s real treasures. You spend as much time as possible at the park, marveling at all its wonderful wildlife with the assistance and expert knowledge of your safari guide. You will have time to enjoy your picnic lunch box, included as part of your day tour. At 14.00, we set off from the park to reach the airport or Moshi in your hotel by 17.00.

Overnight: Park View Hotel Moshi Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Where we'll go


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Good to know

Good to know

No matter how many wilder animals you saw during your holiday, you’ll never forget your first sighting of wild animals in their natural habitat.

Total Distance: 250k. Path: Off road / dirt road Highlights: Abundant wildlife, Maasai culture and Amazing scenery

What is included?

  • All 3 meals while on the trip ( B,L & D )
  • Snacks & fruits
  • 3+ liters everyday
  • Mountain bikes & Helmets
  • All entry fees
  • One day safari in Tarangire National Park
  • Guides, Cook, Bike mechanic & Driver
  • 2 nights in Moshi before and after Safari
  • Support vehicle

What is not included?

  • Compulsory tips for the Crew
  • Personal items
  • Entry visa in Tanzania
  • Souvenir shop

What to bring

  • Safari equipments
  • Camping gears

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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