Tanzania on Two Wheels
This trip is a truly unique experience in Northern Tanzania and perfect for those who seek adventure. Combining a triumvirate of mountain biking, hiking and traditional safari game drives, this itinerary allows participants more time and access to first hand experiences, rather than ‘standard’ driving only safaris. Incorporating the greater Tarangire ecosystem, the Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, and the world famous Serengeti – this trip is designed for those that have an adventurous spirit and want to engage in their environment. The region offers an excellent habitat variety that features rolling hills, open plains, ground water forest, massive volcanoes, culture, and the Serengeti Migration.
B&R’s newest way to travel! This itinerary is one of our new locally supported, private trips. They use the hallmarks that we’re known for: great hotels, friendly and talented local guides plus memorable experiences, but it’s just your group and on the dates that work best for you.
Arusha to Arusha
9 Days / 8 Nights
Price per person from: $12,950
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Day by Day
Arrive in Tanzania and settle in at your tropical hotel, which doubles as a working coffee farm. The Legendary Lodge is the perfect place to unwind after your long flight, so kick back, relax and get ready for tomorrow!
Visit a traditional Maasi Boma and then stop for coffee at the historic Arusha Hotel before going to the local market. After lunch embark on your afternoon ride at the Makayuni junction, towards Chem Chem Safari Lodge. For tonight, enjoy drinks by the campfire.
Today begins with game viewing in Tarangire National Park, which stretches 2,500 square kilometers. From the inside of safari vehicles, marvel at the park’s incredible wildlife and prepare for an exciting ride. (To give you an idea, the park hosts 1 elephant per kilometer!)
Start the day pedaling along the Great Rift Valley towards your scenic lunch spot—a waterfall! Whether you want to continue your ride onwards to Lake Manyara or opt for an excursion to the park’s hot springs and woodlands you will definitely spot the famous tree-climbing lions hanging out.
A dawn crater drive brings us face-to- face with lions, black rhino, massive bull elephants and hyena (and fantastic shots of the sunrise over the crater walls.) The excitement continues into the afternoon at the base of Mt. Makarot where guides provide insight into the Maasai way of life.
Spend the next three days exploring the magnificent Serengeti!
Hop in a safari vehicle and game drive, or venture the region on foot—either way, this world wonder is not to be missed.
After your safari explorations, retire to camp and as you drift into sleep, listen for the faint roars of lions coming from the distance.
This morning we say goodbye to the mighty Serengeti and fly back to Arusha for departure flights home, or elsewhere in Africa.
Legendary Lodge, Arusha
Set in lush tropical gardens on a working coffee farm just outside Arusha the Legendary Lodge features six beautiful garden cottages, each with an inspiring view of Mount Meru from its own private veranda. Designed with a unique blend of African arts and crafts, combined with old, colonial-style luxury, the cottages offer king sized beds, a separate lounge with fireplace and ensuite bathrooms with deep tubs and refreshing showers.
Chem Chem, Tarangire National Park
The Lodge lies in a 4000 hectare privileged Wildlife Management Area between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara in northern Tanzania. Eight stylish and secluded tent-style suites evoke the spirit of a vintage contemporary safari lodge. The principle house of the Lodge offers a full service gourmet restaurant, a lounge bar complete with outdoor fireplace and a fully stocked library. View hotel website »
Crater Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater
Perched at the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, this exclusive luxury lodge enjoys spectacular views of the World Heritage Site in which it stands. Here, mankind lives in almost absolute harmony with the incredible wildlife that inhabits the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. View hotel website »
Singita Grumeti, Serengeti National Park
Situated adjacent to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Singita Grumeti Reserve is an integral part of the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem. While there are several properties to choose from on the reserve itself the new Singita Mara River tented camp provides a new option on the Mara River in the Serengeti. View hotel website »
This trip is rated Moderate. Daily biking distances usually vary from 15 to 35 km (10 to 21 mi.). The terrain is generally flat, with a few hills along the way. The biking is all on dirt roads. Walks are on animal pathways and are hilly in places and at higher altitudes at the Crater.
You can't enjoy a great biking trip without a really great bike. On this trip you'll be riding customized Trek bikes. Link here for detailed description. We also equip you with handlebar bag, helmet and water bottle.
- All hotel accommodation
- Meals as indicated with wine (as selected by B&R)
- Services of a local B&R guide and support van
- Use of a customized Trek bicycle and helmet
- Use of walking sticks
- Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
- All special events and private tours
- All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
- All baggage transportation
- All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
At Your Service
We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.
Notes from the Road
- Reunited with Rae RaeWhen six-year-old Emily left Rae Rae, her stuffed bunny, behind while on safari with B&R, she worried he was gone for good. But as Emily’s mom Amy explains, a little magic resulted in a rabbit being pulled out of a… well, a paper bag. By Amy Ramos, B …
- Q&A with Ralph BousfieldYou could say that Ralph Bousfield knows a thing or two about safaris. I mean, you could say that. But you’d be significantly understating things. Hailing from a family whose history as safari guides dates back five generations(!), Ralph experienced …
- A Dazzle of ZebrasPublished in Luxury Travel magazine | By Margo Pfeiff “A sounder of warthogs!” someone shouts as we cycle a dirt road through low desert shrubs. “A journey of giraffes!” comes another cry on the shoreline of a white salt plain. Spend enough time amid …
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