Cycling to and from Serengenti National Park, walk/trek across Ngorongoro highlands.
This is a package tour designed and developed by expertise on the basic fundamental of eco-tourism which will help you to reduce your footprint and direct contribute to the growth of local communities. This unique tour is aimed to in reach you with an usually and unforgettable safari experience, bring you more close to the real nature and let you feel your body and soul at the same time, Make you feel the sun on you back/front, the wind in your hair and leave the dust behind on this most enjoyable ride which takes you past game and through authentic village life. Wheeling and walk/trek the magnificent Rift Valley, the cycle ride offers a magic alternative to a game drive and cyclists will love the exhalation of riding through the un spoiled African countryside. For the adventurers who want to cover ground than on the vehicles, this is a fantastic exhilarating way of seeing an already breathtaking landscape, cultures, flora and fauna.
The two full day walk/trek are little strenuous. Taking you through stunning landscapes the opportunity to see game and birds life from ground level, smell the scents on the air and leave your footprint on the dust.
The route criss cross Great Rift Valley with its mountains, escarpments, rivers and lakes.
Start cycling from Arusha town, through 35km on tarmac road then turn to challenge paved dust mountain road. Day cycling distance is 75km, camp on the slop of Mt. kitumbeine (2858m), at Kitumbeine village.
|Ol Donyo Lengai|
The following day cycle 40kms down to the plains, traverse the plains to Lake Natron basin. Enjoying the view of thousands lesser/greater flamingos and sun set towards Mt. Oldonyo Lengai. Start hiking the active volcano mountain, Mt. Lengai (2814m) at the mid night. Return in the next day morning (8:00am), having rest before leave to water fall in the evening.
Fifth day, leave Engaresero village in the morning cycle alongside the lake. cycle through challenging Great Rift Valley escarpments before reach the high elevation vast plains savannah which will take you to Waso village. Overnight at camp in this Sonjo hinterland. Cycling distance 80km
Leave Sonjo lands cycle in the calm savannah plains with rolling hills of Serengeti eco-system. Wild animals are free moving within. Overnight at Klein’s camp at Serengeti National Park the camp. Cycling distance 40km
Start our game drive on seventh day, drive from Klein’s camp through Lobo and camp at Seronera, sleep listen to African wild sounds.
Leave camp on the following day continue with game drive in side Serengeti National park. Overnight at the camp in Ngorongoro highlands.
Spent our tenth day in Ngorongoro crater, descend to the crater flow, go around for game drive and have lunch at the picnic there.
Leave in the following day by walk/trek on ngorongoro highlands via beautiful Empakai crater. The sort of culture walk, luggage loaded on hired donkeys overnight at acacia camp.
Continue with walking/trekking in the next day trough savannah plains, descend Rift valley escarpments, past Odonyo Lengai and overnight at Lake Natron basin.
Leave the basin in the following day, cycle 50kms along side rift valley wall, wildlife view on other side in the plains to Engaruka village. Visit Engaruka ruins in the evening, Camp at Engaruka village.
Finish our tour by cycle from Engaruka village 56kms to Mto wa Mbu, on the shores of Lake Manyara. The typical small town is a living example of the richest linguistic mixes in Africa. Home to over 80 different ethnic groups, Mto wa Mbu is quite possibly the only place on the continent where you can hear Bantu, Khoisan, Nilotic and Cushitic accents all spoken in the same market place and with the diverse life style and heritage that comes with these people. Drive back to Arusha town in the late evening.