7 Days Tanzania Motorbike Safari

7 Days Off-road Motorbike Tour

 Prices Per Person in US Dollars: 

  • 2 – 3 Pax:  $. 3,666pp.
  • 4 – 5 Pax:  $. 3,051pp.
  • 6 – 7 Pax:  $. 2,739pp.
  • 8 – 9 Pax:  $. 2,709pp.
  • 10 – 11 Pax: $. 2,687pp
  • 12 – ∞ Pax: $. 2,591pp

7 Days Tanzania Motorbike Safari

This  7-days Motorbike safari which will make you enjoy the adventure of Tanzania landscapes 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, Pare, and the Sambaa 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.

7 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 Lake Natron through Manyara Eco System

After breakfast at around 8:00am, our chief guides 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 therefore test your motorcycles and protective gears and see if they fit you comfortably, This ride will take you on tarmac road up to Mto wa Mbu village, and then take a hardcore route of Mto wa Mbu to Lake Natron. We ride through rolling country with scrub and scattered thorn trees and we will see colorful Maasai herding their cows and goats, will ensure you have some fun and build your skills and speed. We may also see antelope and zebra, and if we are lucky perhaps a predators. We will ride on loose gravel and a little sand which is fun and later find a well maintained dirt road which leads us to Maasai Giraffe eco. 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 barbeque.

  • Accommodation: Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge.
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 213 kilometers / 132 miles
  • Travel duration: 8 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, rocky and sandy, steep trails (113km Tarmac road)

Day 2: Lake Natron to West Kilimanjaro

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 108 km in this leg is a sandy, stony and forest trails.  Arrive at Simba Farm Lodge late afternoon after check inn to be followed by Farm tour around Simba farm where we explain how the farm is managed and the history of the area. We end the farm tour on the sundowner spot overlooking the plains, mountains (Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, and Mt. Doinyo Lengai) and on a clear day. The farm tour starts around 17:00 and back before dinner.  Walking to the sunset. 15minutes +/- walking to our new sundowner hill close to the lodge overlooking the farm and the Maasai plains and a striking view of Shira plateau. Warm clothes and good foot ware are recommended for the tour, when the sun goes down it does get fairly chilli.

Simba Farm is located in between Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. You will have an awesome view of both old volcanic mountains.

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

Day 3: West Kilimanjaro to Lake Chala

This day will be an awesome day since the ride will be from the leeward side of Mount Kilimanjaro to the wildward 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 Colubus monkeys and blue monkeys on the forest reserve.

The ride will pass over earth road and newly tarmacked roads. Arrive at Lake Chala Safari Lodge early evening for rest dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Lake Chala Safari Lodge
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: kilometers 136 / 85 miles
  • Travel duration: 7 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, sandy, and forestry trails

Day 4: Lake Chala to Same via Pare Mountains

After early breakfast at Lake Chala, will have time for walking down the Lake and have a morning swim(option) where after that we leave the Lodge heading south to the Pare Mountains riding along curved easy dirt road. After a Lunch break stop is when we will take a dirt road to theTrans boundary Lake Jipe then leave the lake and start heading uphill’s to Pare Moun- tains with a nice viewof the small towns/villages down hills.To the Motel we will be riding down hills along dirt roads with lots of sharp corners.This day it much of trial for the next day ride which is much of intense riding.The motel at Same has spec- tacular 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.

  • Accommodation: Elephant Motel – Same.
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 120 kilometers / 75 miles
  • Travel duration: 5 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, up-and-down hills + 6Kms of tarmac.

Day 5: Pare Mountains to Lushoto Highlands

After breakfast we explore through the range of the eastern Pare Mountains where we will ride down to the southern ranges and will be no tarmac roads at all. The trail goes through virgin savannah up and about 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 lunch break, we will start to explore the Usambara Mountains, small villages of Mnazi and Mlalo and palm forests. We are going to ride on the zigzag road up the Usambara Mountains at Mtae (Mambo village) over 2300ma.s.l, which offers unique views over the region. 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.

  • Accommodation: Mambo View Lodge
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 190 kilometers / 118 miles
  • Travel duration: 7 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirty, gravels, rocky, and sandy trail.

Day 6: Lushoto Highlands to Maasai Steppe:

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: 240 kilometers / 149 miles
  • Travel duration: 7 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirty, down-hills zigzag + tarmac

Day 7: Maasai Steppe to Arusha:

After breakfast, you will ride from Maasai stepe via Maasai Village of Lokusale, to Jumbabovu, It is a complete semi desert experience, tribal men walking and performs their daily activities with interaction of wild animals around them and ride to the hotel near Arusha.

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

Departure Day

Departure will depend on your flight time versus airport; Dahlia Africa will link you with the timings. Transfers will be on time to catch your flights.

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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.

What is Excluded on Prices (Available on request)

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

Important information's to know

  • Distance on Motorbike: 1,105kms/ 691miles 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.
  • 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: $210pp.
  • 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.


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

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