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lodge accommodation

We meet you at your hotel in Moshi

Accommodation style

price dollar

from 80 USD (based on 7 pers.)

Starting price per person

travellers

Private day trip

Travellers (window seat guaranteed)

calendar

Any day of your choice

Departure dates

Tour Itinerary

Private one day trip

You’ll start the day making friends with your bike; getting it set up so it’s comfy and becoming familiar with the controls. Don’t worry, your friendly guide will help you do all this. And, of course, you’ll get comprehensive advice and instruction on how to negotiate the Tanzanian roads, so that you’re confident and safe when out riding.

 
 

Itineraries

Day trip

The Moshi & Surroundings Bike Tour

start the day making friends with your bike; getting it set up so it’s comfy and becoming familiar with the controls. Don’t worry, your friendly guide will help you do all this. And, of course, you’ll get comprehensive advice and instruction on how to negotiate the Tanzanian roads, so that you’re confident and safe when out riding.

You’ll dive right into the bustling daily life of Moshi, cycling at a leisurely pace to the Majengo district of Moshi, which is the heartland of Moshi craft. Check out the dizzying array of local crafts and hand-made goods artily arranged at the roadside. From here you’ll pass through the small farms and family houses of the Msaranga area, taking in the daily activities of schools, mosques and churches as you ride by.

Your journey then takes you through fields of growing rice, one of Tanzania’s staple foods and you’ve an opportunity of helping out the local field workers. You’ll certainly gain an appreciation of how much hard work goes into a sack of rice! Enjoy the product of your (albeit short) labour with a tasty lunch, hosted by a friendly local family. You’ll enjoy pilau, a traditional rice-based Tanzanian meal, as you chill out with your host family on their shady verandah.

Once you’ve rested and fuelled-up, it’s time to continue your bike ride through the Rau Forest, a jewel of protected tropical woodland, alive with birdsong and the calls of animals. Keep an eye out for the black-and-white faces of colobus monkeys peering curiously at you as you go by. You won’t be the first to wonder just how fluffy a monkeytail can be.

Once through the shady canopy of the Rau Forest, your last stop is the old railway station. You might feel you’ve stepped back one hundred years to German colonial times; close your eyes and you can still sense the energy and bustle echoing down the century. With a little bit of luck, you’ll have a great view of Kilimanjaro while sipping a cold beer from the railway station bar, a lovely final stop before your ride back into town where you can finally rest your weary but happy legs.

  • transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • professional, English-speaking guide
  • meals according to the itinerary
  • drinking water
  • activities and transfers as per itinerary
  • all national park fees
  • flights (international and domestic)
  • meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • alcoholic and soft drinks
  • optional activities
  • tips
  • personal expenses, visa fees, travel insurance

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This is a private tour and hence there won’t be any other guests joining the safari except for those in your party. It will just be you, your guide and the cook. Our vehicles can take a maximum of 7 people and should your group be bigger than that, more than one vehicle will be used.

There is no set age limit, however, we discourage parents with children under the age of 8 to join such a safari due to the lengthy drives and the fact that nights are spent on unfenced campsites. If parents are nevertheless convinced that their child / children are unfazed by the long driving distances and the travel time that goes with it, children are welcome to join the safari. But please keep in mind that the responsibility for each child lies with you as a parent at all times.

Are there ablution facilities at the lodge?
Yes, communal ablution facilities can be found on all lodge. Most of them are very basic and hot water is few and far between.

We make use of reconstructed 4×4 safari vehicles (i.e. Toyota Landcruisers), that have been designed to conquer the ever demanding road conditions in East Africa. All vehicles have pop-up roofs that can be opened during game drives and a window seat is guaranteed for each guest.

What meals does the price include and what kind of food can I expect?

We will provide you with a detailed packing list at the time of booking
(please feel free to contact us should you have any questions ).

Luggage is restricted to one large bag / rucksack weighing no more than 15 kg. Furthermore, every traveller is allowed one piece of hand luggage.
Due to the limited space in the vehicle, we kindly ask guests to refrain from travelling with suitcases as storing them in the vehicle could prove a problem. Please also do not forget to check the baggage allowances of your respective airlines.

Yes, we suggest that you bring some spending money for drinks, snacks, souvenirs and tips.
so you can bring extra funds.

Tips are not included in the price and we recommend 15-20 USD per group per day for the guide and 10-15 USD per group per day for the cook.

Most nationalities can apply for a visa upon arrival in Tanzania but all travellers need to contact their respective embassies to check the latest visa regulations. Furthermore, it is the sole responsibility of each traveller to be in possession of the required documents.

We do recommend that you get a yellow fever vaccination as Tanzania finds itself in a yellow fever region.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Hepatitis A & B vaccinations are not required, but nevertheless recommend by us.
Malaria is also present and we hence suggest some precautions for this as well. Please contact a travel clinic or your health care practitioner for further information on prophylaxis and the effects and side effects that come with it.