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7 Day Bush Baby Ride and Safari in Tanzania

Arusha, Arusha Region, Tanzania

Motorcycle Tour and Wildlife Safari in Tanzania

Scenic route off the beaten tracks which resembles the beauty of the bush babies, these trails are sandwiched between mountain ranges, craters and Maasai steppe. Mixed ecosystem which offers from the forest to semi-arid gives this route a unique experience of riding on challenging terrains whether its rocks, muds or dusty. Africa is a dream for many riders and we will put you on fast lane of riding efficiently on incredible diverse and difficult terrains, and this is what a true adventure riding is all about.

Key information

  • Terrain: off-road, tarmac, and trail
  • Bike: rental bike
  • Mileage: 1690 kilometers / 1050 miles
  • Daily rides: 241 kilometers / 150 miles
  • Meals: all meals

Meet the guides

Alpha, Daudi "Moi", & Khalifa
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Highlights

  • Starts and ends in Arusha
  • Ride on hardcore or easy route
  • See wild animals and natural physical features
  • Go to Ngorongoro Crater for day trip visit
  • Ride on Rift Valley Escarpment
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 riding days
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport
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Accommodation

Your accommodation for the first night will be at Gold Crest Hotel / Hotel Tellamande / Nejoburg Hotel. For the second and third night, your accommodation will be at Maasai Giraffe Camp Site. For the fourth night, your accommodation will be at Farm House Valley. For the fifth night, your accommodation will be at Moivaro Lodges and Tented Camps. For the last night, your accommodation will be at Maramboi Tented Camp.

Program

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

There will be a meet and greet from Karanga Adventure Tours and Safari's staffs. From Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), you will be taken to the lodge to refresh yourself. In the evening, you will take the bikes for personal adjustment and trial. If you are flying with Qatar Airways, the plan will be well blended.

You will be taken to Arusha. It is a famous street for a dinner barbecue (vegetarian meals also available). On this evening, you will be given a briefing for the next day activities.

After dinner, you will be taken around for a drink if you are interested but if you are tired, you will be returned to the lodge for a rest of the night. Have your accommodation at Gold Crest Hotel / Hotel Tellamande / Nejoburg Hotel.

Day 2: Ride from Arusha to Lake Natron

This ride can be taken on hardcore or easy route but the destination will be at Lake Natron in Kenya border. On the trail, you will be able to see wild animals and natural physical features to meet the awesome tribesmen (Maasai).

The ride will be 180 kilometers which 75 kilometers are on tarmac and the rest kilometers are on a paved road with gravel and dust parts. Your accommodation will be at Maasai Giraffe Camp Site.

Day 3: Lake Natron (full day)

On this day, you are going to start it lazily with late breakfast and you are going to ride for at least 3 hours. You are going to visit hot springs and flamingo breeding sites. Later in the day, after hot lunch at the camp, you will have a hiking to the waterfalls and enjoy a natural Jacuzzi. The hike will take 2 good hours. When you return to the lodge, you will have dinner under African sky with well-prepared barbecue.

Day 4: Lake Natron to Karatu

This day, you are going to leave this area with memories. On the route out, you are going to visit few places such as Lake Natron itself, great canyon, and the hole of God.

You are riding 95% off-road and only 5% on the tarmac road to a small town called Karatu. You will have a chance to ride on Rift Valley Escarpment. This is safari hub / township and there are lots of movements here. The accommodation is at a fancy lodge and all meals are provided here. The accommodation is Farm House Valley.

Note: Karanga Adventure Tours and Safari can arrange accommodation inside the conservation area and the bike will be kept at the entrance gate.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area visit

This is a day off for early rides. On this day, you will use safari Jeep to go to Ngorongoro Crater for day trip visit. This is a typical safari as many people do; it is a chance of viewing many wild animals and bigger ones.

In the mid-day, you leave the crater and ride to Lake Eyasi where the hunters and gatherers live. On this day, you will visit one tribe. Your accommodation will be at Moivaro Lodges and Tented Camps.

Day 6: Lake Eyasi to Tarangire

Very early in the morning (05:00), you are going to leave the camp for the hunting trip with the tribesmen. The hunting will take 3-4 hours depending on what you get. After the hunt, you will come for brunch and soon after that, you leave for Tarangire Manyara Ecosystem. You will ride on Rift Valley Escarpment via Mbulu area. Your accommodation will be Maramboi Tented Camp.

Day 7: Tarangire to Arusha

After brunch, you will be riding back to Arusha on the highway with few loops of off-road trails for a close encounter of wild animals. At Manyara Ranch, it's an ideal place to meet elephants. This day marks the end of your tour. You can book your departure flight on this day, if not, Motorbike Safari Tanzania can recommend accommodations for the night.

Notes

Karanga Adventure Tours and Safari provides good quality protective gear and hand guards. The tour leaders are all trained in First Aid Response and Karanga Adventure Tours and Safari always takes a medical kit. Karanga Adventure Tours and Safari takes time to guide you and the tour leader is always available to advise you. You do not need to have a special level of riding skills to participate; the circuit is open for off-road learners.

The motorbikes are off-road models prepared in Karanga Adventure Tours and Safari's premises (Honda 250, 400cc XR). These bikes are light, maneuverable, and easy to ride, yet has enough power to ensure plenty of fun! All the bikes are kept in top condition and are serviced before every trip.

Karanga Adventure Tours and Safari has a dedicated crew and support car with VHF radio and satellite telephone linked in permanence to the organization AMREF Flying Doctors, where they can provide an aerial assistance anywhere and anytime.

It is possible to participate as accompanying passenger in a 4WD car on the same itinerary. The size of groups varies from 2 to 10 persons.

The age limit for the bike riders suggested is at least 15 years old to 65 years.

Beginner

  • can ride for 2-3 hours
  • minimal riding experience
  • assistance required
  • comfortable with curves and leans
  • basic experience with unsurfaced roads
  • short distance ascents and descents

Intermediate

  • can ride for 3-4 hours
  • average riding experience
  • little assistance required
  • comfortable with extreme curves and leans
  • average experience with unsurfaced roads
  • steep ascents and descents

Advanced

  • can ride for 5-6 hours
  • extensive riding experience
  • assistance on demand (if required)
  • experienced with riding a variety of motorcycles
  • comfortable with any terrain and weather conditions

Included excursions

  • Visit hot springs and flamingo breeding sites
  • Visit few places such as Lake Natron itself, great canyon, and the hole of God
  • Go to Ngorongoro Crater for day trip visit
  • Visit one tribe

Guides

Alpha Malinda

Daudi "Moi" Sele

Khalifa Khalid

Location

This tour will take place in Tanzania, from Arusha to Lake Natron, Karatu, Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, Lake Eyasi, Tarangire, and back to Arusha.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Personal meet and greet services
  • Bike, fuel, and guide (Honda XLR 250cc)
  • Professional experienced English-speaking guide and full-time mechanic
  • Support safari Jeep (pop up roof)
  • Private transfers
  • All park fees, entry fees, and government taxes
  • Motorbike insurance
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 3 daily meals
  • Soft drinks and bottled water during the day

What's not included

  • Driver / guide gratuities
  • Any other items of a personal nature
  • Personal Medical insurance
  • Emergency evacuation for the tour with supporting vehicle (full time)
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • International flights
  • Drinks / laundry (unless specified)
  • Riding gear

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Karanga Adventure Tours and Safari will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Kilimanjaro International Airport Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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