11 Days Tanzania Motorbike Safari

5 Days Motorbike Tour And 5 Days Classic Wildlife Safari To Tarangire – Serengeti _ Ngorongoro Crater. 

 Prices Per Person in US Dollars: 

  • 2 – 3 Pax:  $. 5,540pp.
  • 4 – 5 Pax:  $. 4,998pp.
  • 6 – 7 Pax:  $. 4,575pp.
  • 8 – 9 Pax:  $. 4,521pp.
  • 10 – 11 Pax: $. 4,428pp
  • 12 – ∞ Pax: $. 4,358pp

11 Days Tanzania Motorbike Safari

This 11 Day tour will start with 5-days Tanzania Motorbike safari will make you enjoy the adventure of Tanzania on the bike through untouched magnificent destinations and tracks, off the beaten roads right into the bush and experience authentic and exceptional encounters with the African wildlife as you interact with indigenous groups in Africa such as the Maasai, Chagga and the Sonjo and see the best of Tanzania from off-road Motorcycle tour that ride over mountains, valleys and vast plains of wildlife and rich African cultures.

After the Dusty and bumpy days, now it is the time to visit the highlights of northern Tanzania National Parks in another 4Days Full days Classic wildlife Safari, such as the Tarangire National Park, the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Unique to this safari is the  abundance of wildlife offering you a real sense of what Africa has to offer.

In Serengeti National Park you will witness the great wildebeest migration approximately two million wildebeest, including animals such as zebra and gazelles move annually in an endless cycle across Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara in search for better grass and water resources

In Tarangire National Park you will enjoy good elephant sightings and marvel at the huge baobab trees that line the horizon of this park. You can also look for cats along the swamp edge and or towards the Tarangire River.

In Ngorongoro Crater: Apart of seeing all the Big 5 and many other animals, Ngorongoro Crater is the cradle of mankind a place where animal and human lives together peacefully on a crater floor, the task of the day will be to try and find the endangered black rhino.

11 Days Tanzania Motorbike Safari Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Meet and greet from Dahlia Africa staffs, from JRO airport you will be taken to the lodge for a refreshing, in the evening you will meet the bikes for personal adjustment and trial. If flying with Qatar airways the plan will be well blend. In the evening we will take you to Arusha famous street for a dinner BBQ (vegetarian meals also available).On this evening we will give briefing for the next day activities. After dinner we will take you around for a drink if interested but if much tired we will return you to the lodge for a rest of the night.

  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel
  • Meal Plan:

Day 2: Arusha to Maasai Steppe

After breakfast at around 8:00am, you will meet our chief guide and give you a clear briefing on what to do and expect on the day and the whole tour in general. He will also introduce you to the rest of the crew for greetings and getting to know each other. You will then inspect your motorcycles and protective gears and see if they fit you comfortably. At around 9:00am you will start your ride from the Hotel to Dukabovu where you will divert the tarmac road and start riding off road through the Maasai villages of Lolkisale, Naberera, Namalulu and Orkesumet. It is a complete semi desert experience, tribal men walking and performs their daily activities with interaction of wild animals around them. The Maasai Steppe Conservancy is located between the Tarangire National Park and the Simanjiro Plains, within the Northern Safari Circuit. Safaris in the Maasai Steppe provide a wonderfully varied experience for people wanting a combination of wildlife viewing, walking, and authentic, ‘un-canned’ cultural experiences with the Maasai. The Maasai Steppe is a vibrant and important ecological strong- hold for the wildlife and people of northern Tanzania. Nearly 92%of these critical ecosystems are designed Maasai village lands where livestock husbandry represents the primary livelihood. Maintaining healthy rangelands is critical to both the Maasai people and the wildlife dependent on this arid environment.

  • Accommodation: Rozana Guest House
  • Meal Plan: Full Board.
  • Distance: 209 kilometers / 130 miles
  • Travel duration: 7 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirty, gravels, sandy + 28kms tarmac.

Day 3: Maasai Steppe to West Usambara Mountains

Usambara mountains are part of the forest-capped ancient crystalline mountains of Eastern Tanzania and South East Kenya popularly referred to as “the Estern Arc”. During the colonial period, Germans discovered the charms of the Usambara’s and they established Lushoto (Wilhelmsthal, in those days) and it was a favored holiday spot for colonial administrators. As of today, you still can find many traces of Germany times.

This day morning you will start your ride through the Maasai Steppe conservancy to the small townships of Hedaru and Mombo where you will make several minutes stops to interact with the locals (marvelous experience when the tour falls on market days). Your ride goes on up hills along the Usambara Mountains falling to Mkomazi National Park. The ride will be tricky as it goes up hills and very sharp corners with some parts rocky and loose gravels.

  • Accommodation: Irente View Cliff Lodge
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: kilometers  / 127 miles
  • Travel duration: 7 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, sharp corners, forestry and steep trails.

Day 4: Full day Lushoto Highlands

This full day stay at Lushoto Highlands will give you an opportunity to rest your muscles because there will be only 64kms of ride from Irente View Cliff Lodge to Mambo View Point Eco Lodge through several local villages of the Wasambaa (local tribe). The Mambo View point is located just at the top of Mkomazi National Park and therefore while at this point you will have a very clear view of the park and the townships of Mombo and Hedaru.

  • Accommodation: Mambo View Point Eco Lodge.
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: kilometers 64 / 40 miles
  • Travel duration: 7 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, sharp corners, forestry and steep trails.

Day 5: Lushoto Highlands to Pare Mountains.

After breakfast we explore through the range of Usambara Mountains through the local villages of Rangwi and Manolo to palm forests then ride down to the southern ranges and will be no tarmac roads at all. The trail goes through virgin savannah down to Lake Kalimawe which is surrounded by rice plantations and small villages. The ride continues adjacent to the area of Mkomazi National Park on the slopes. After a while, you will start exploring the Pare Mountains and local Pare villages of Gonja and Visiwani before arriving to Same. This is a big day of riding and all of us will be tired at the end of this adventure and we will surely deserve a cold beer and a rest. The motel at Same has spectacular views of the South Pare Mountains and because of its location it is the ideal gateway to/from Mkomazi National Park, the South Pare Mountains and Shengena Forest.

  • Accommodation: Elephant Motel Same.
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 143 kilometers / 89 miles
  • Travel duration: 5 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirty, gravels, rocky, steep and sharp corners.

Day 6: Pare Mountains to Lake Chala

After breakfast at Same Motel, we leave heading uphill’s to Pare Mountains with a nice view of the small towns/villages down hills. The trail goes up through the Pare mountains and through the local villages  of Mgagao, Usangi and Kambi ya Simba where you will have your lunch break before carring on with your ride Lake Chala. This trail will take you along the boundaries of Lake Jipe along the Tanzania – Kenya border. Arrive at your hotel for late evening rest along the shores of Lake Chala and have a natural swim in the lake.

  • Accommodation: Lake Chala Safari Lodge
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 120 kilometers / 75 miles
  • Travel duration: 5 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, up-and-down hills + 6Kms of tarmac.

Day 7: Lake Chala to West Kilimanjaro

This day will be an awesome day since the ride will be from the Windward side of Mount Kilimanjaro to the leeward side of it. Two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo will be visible in the morning and evening. This is also a chance to pass over different Chagga people whom are regarded as the typical conservators of Mount Kilimanjaro. On this day we will take picnic lunch, and if we’re lucky we might be able to see mountain primates such as black and white Colum- bus monkeys and blue monkeys on the forest reserve. The ride will pass over earth road and newly tarmacked roads, the distance will be 140km and we will be arrived at Maasai Lodge for dinner. The camp is situated in between Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru. You will have an awesome view of both old volcanic mountains.

  • Accommodation: Simba Farm Lodge
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 140 kilometers / 86 miles
  • Travel duration: 8 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, rocky, sandy, and forestry trails.

Day 8: West Kilimanjaro to Lake Natron (Via Longido)

On this day, we will ride on the typical African roads; dust, sand and gravel up to the small town of Longido. This is an adventure ride on a very dusty trail way down into a huge gorge where resident wildebeest, zebras, giraffes and antelopes gather for grazing land and water. The last 50 km in this leg is a sandy and stony track cut in the rift.

While here, we are going to visit the largest soda ash lake, Lake Natron, Engare Sero waterfalls and views of Oldonyo Lengai. We will experience the Maasai culture, traditions and customs. Meals will be prepared in native way with high hygienic standards and Maasai warriors will give us a dance while enjoying the local barbeque prepared by the Maasai warriors.

  • Accommodation: Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge.
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 237 kilometers / 147 miles
  • Travel duration: 8 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, rocky, sandy, and forestry trails.

Day 9: Lake Natron to Sonjo Plains

Located about 40 miles/64km west of Lake Natron, The Sonjo are a Bantu speaking people. About 30,000 Sonjo live in northern Tanzania in the Ngorongoro district, riding to their area you will get chance to know better about this less Known indigenous tribe of Tanzania, who have lived there for centuries isolated within Maasai territory. You will learn astonishing culture about Sonjo tribe, their gender roles, role of Music as well as their clothing. 

  • Accommodation: Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge.
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 128 kilometers / 40 miles
  • Travel duration: 8 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, rocky, sandy, and forestry trails.

Day 10: Lake Natron to Lake Eyasi

After early breakfast, ride from Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge through gentle slopes at the foot of Oldoinyo Lengai to a famous little crater of Shimo la Mungu (a Swahili word for “god’s hole”) where you will have a 15mins break before going on with your ride through a Maasai village of Engaruka to a small township of Mto wa Mbu (near Lake Manyara National park) where you will have your picnic lunch and 1hr break. After our break we will start a ride alongside Manyara National Park making a 15mins at Manyara Park View point before carring on with our ride to Lake Eyasi to meet the Hadzabe community, hunters and gatherers in east and Southern Africa. We are going to hunt with them on their grounds. After hunting with them, we will ride to the camp where cold drinks and food will be awaiting us

  • Accommodation: Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 150 kilometers / 93 miles
  • Travel duration: 7 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, rocky and sandy.

Day 11: Lake Eyasi to Tarangire National Park

This morning after very early breakfast we start with a traditional hunt with bushmen which is worthwhile your time as they will graciously show you where and how they live and hunt. They subsist entirely off the bush and by bow hunting. Everything they use is made from local materials, including their bows which are strung with giraffe tendon and their arrows which are coated in lethal poison. Their language resembles that of Kalahari bushmen tribe (who were featured in the 1980 film ‘The Gods Must Be Crazy’) with clicking noises used.

Just after we are done with the morning activities, we will start our ride through the Manyara Eco System to Tarangire National park. This is a rocky and hilly road where it passes through different altitude and vegetation’s down to Magara village which is adjacent to Lake Manyara National park. We will break for our packed lunch and after we will leave the good view of the rift valley wall heading to our Hotel inside Tarangire National Park.

  • Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 140 kilometers / 85 miles
  • Travel duration: 7 hours
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, rocky and sandy

Day 12: Full Day in Tarangire National park to Karatu town:

After breakfast, we will leave our lodge for a full day game drive inside Tarangire National Park the park, The Park is known as the elephant Sanctuary, the giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will drive outside the park and drive to To the vibrant town of Karatu for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 13: Karatu to Serengeti National Park: |Travel time: 4-5 hours | Distance: 210 km. |

After breakfast you will depart for Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch in hand. You will enjoy a game drive en route. The Serengeti is famed for its incredible wildlife, stunning views and the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras. In this frenzied bout of territorial conquests and mating, witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile-infested waters. The wildebeest will birth more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again.

  • Accommodation: Great Exploration Tented Lodge
  • Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 14:  Serengeti National Park Full Day | Travel time: N/A | Distance: N/A. |

The full day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. Your guide will take you to the best spots to observe the wildlife. Elephants, buffaloes, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, topi, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles and many more can be seen in this large national park. Especially in the Seronera Valley you will be able to experience fantastic game viewing all year round. The Serengeti is home to the largest animal migration on the planet.

Optional Serengeti Balloon: Prepare for a  4 am wakeup call so that you can fully enjoy your sunrise hot air balloon safari, Enjoy an incredible Safari from The Sky over the Serengeti National Park, boosting enchanting scenery and uninterrupted views as you embark on an extraordinary adventure. Special arrangements are made for you to depart before the break of dawn. This gives you a rare chance to experience the awakening of the surrounding wildlife and a wonderful sunrise. With amazing opportunities for stunning photographic moments, this miraculous glide over the Serengeti ecosystem allows you to absorb the magnitude of the size of the park. Planned take-off is at dawn – 6am. The flight depends mostly on the weather and the wind, thus varies from day to day, but generally it is an hour’s flight. Once you land, our ground team will escort you to your breakfast area where you will commemorate this special event with a hearty breakfast amidst the wild ambiance.

Day 15: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater full Day | Travel time: 3hrs | Distance: 160km. |

Rise and shine! After breakfast you travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater floor for a full day game drive. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and return to your Luxury accommodation just outside the park.

  • Accommodation: Oldeani Mountain Lodge.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board.

Day 16: Departure Day

Morning After breakfast, you will wake up from crater rim and after breakfast we will drive you to Arusha, where you will have shower and lunch at the hotel near Kilimanjaro International airport waiting for evening drive you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.

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What included on Prices

  • Personal meet and greet services.
  • Private Transfers to and from Airports.
  • Bike + Fuel + Guide.
  • Basic spares, Tools and First aid kit.
  • Support vehicle.
  • All Park fees, entry fees and Government Taxes.
  • Professional experienced English speaking guide and full-time mechanic.
  • Full board accommodations and all 3 Meals Every day.
  • Motorbike insurance third party in Tanzania.
  • AMREF Flying Doctors Insurance on the tour – Emergency Evacuation Service.
  • 4×4 Safari Jeep with pop-up roof for safari
  • All Airport Transfers

What is Excluded on Prices (Available on request)

  • International Flights
  • Visas and Vaccinations.
  • Driver/guide gratuities.
  • Bike Insurance – Third Party.
  • Drinks/laundry/Porters.
  • Any other items of a personal nature.
  • Personal travel & medical insurance.
  • Visas (US$50) and yellow fever vaccination.
  • Serengeti Balloon Safari (USD. 599/person).

Important information's to know

  • Distance: 995kms/ 594miles distance will be covered on this tour (roughly 80% of this distance will be off-road).
  • Experience: Suitable for all skilled bikers who like a couple of long riding days, but you don’t need experience on un-tarred roads. No hard off-road riding involved. Most roads you’ll ride around 60 – 100 km/hour. The itinerary is planned in such a way that you have plenty of time to enjoy the magnificent scenery. You’ll encounter wildlife and indigenous people to learn their culture most of the days.
  • Wildlife Experience: You will visit the highlights of northern Tanzania such as the Tarangire National Park, the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Motorbike Types & Model: Honda CRF250L – 2013.
  • Suitability: Very suitable for riders with a pillion; if you want to skip a day on the backseat you can ride with the backup vehicle.
  • Accommodation and Meal: Most of our accommodations facilities have hot showers, swimming pool, Bar, Wi-Fi and laundry services. Three meals are included as indicated at each day with B (breakfast), L (lunch) and/or D (dinner). Special evening events (like evenings with local Maasai BBQ) are also included as per the itinerary.
  • Single room’s supplements: $450pp.
  • Pillion riders pay 25% less than of the riders cost.

Travelers Checklists

For The Ride:

  • Motorcycle jacket.
  • Protective pants.
  • Sturdy shoes or boots.
  • Protective gloves.
  • Sunglasses or goggles.
  • Shawl or buff.
  • Rain gear (optional).

For off the bike:

  • Swimming gear
  • Fleece sweater (April /Oct)
  • Underwear, socks etc.
  • T-shirts and/or blouses
  • Casuals for the evenings
  • Slippers or sandals
  • Shorts (f.i. during game drives)
  • Cap or hat.

Documents and money:

  • Flight ticket (print of your e-ticket)
  • Valid passport with at least two empty right-hand pages (valid until at least 1 or 6 months after your Flight date back home).
  • Valid motorcycle driver’s license and if needed a valid international driver’s license.
  • A photocopy or scan of all of the above
  • Vaccination certificate
  • (Bank)card with which you can use on ATM’s in Tanzania.
  • Credit card (Mastercard, American Express or Visa)
  • Cash Dollars or Euro

 Personal effects:

  • Malaria prophylaxis and other personal medical drugs
  • Basic First Aid set containing Painkillers, plasters, antiseptic etc.
  • Mosquito repellent (containing at least 50% Deet or similar)
  • Sun cream and Glasses.

Others:

  • Camera, including memory card, (spare) batteries and charger)
  • Plastic bags, dust-proof
  • Duct tape (for those repairs)
  • Torch or headlamp.

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