The West Kilimanjaro plains are a region in northern Tanzania comprising of both Maasai community lands and Wildlife Management Areas



OVERVIEW

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# of Days: 2
Path: Off road
Highlights: Amazing scenery, Sunset, Campfire,Cycling on Mt Kilimanjaro and Abundant wildlife.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT

The region comprises of acacia woodland and open plains that support a remarkable variety of wildlife and spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The most common animals in the area include wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, impalas, giraffes and baboons. Depending on the time of year, elephants are a very common sight given the region lies along an elephant corridor linking Kenya’s Amboseli’s National Park & Mt. Kilimanjaro. This region is home to the nomadic Maasai herdsmen who co-exist with the surrounding wildlife hence the term Maasai Land. Given the rich culture of the Maasai people and the variety of wildlife, a cycling tour in this area is ideal for those discerning travelers looking for an unforgettable off-the-beaten-path adventure experience comprising of walking, photography, culture and scenery

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Drive from Moshi to Olpopongi maasai village and Cycle from Olpopongi maasai village

Our ride today takes us through the Enduimet Wildlife Management Area which is one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets. Enduimet borders Amboseli National Park and serves as an important migratory route for wildlife including the African elephants and other animals. This area is inhabited primarily by the Maasai people but there are large populations of other tribes such as the Chagga, Meru and Pare people. Your ride starts off on the wide open plains dotted with acacia trees but it gets greener as you approach the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro where a lot of cultivation takes place. Your cycling tour today ends at Longido village which is situated on Maasai homesteads and overlooking the west Kilimanjaro plains.

Road Surface: Dirt and gravel road Accommodation: Camping at Sinya Campsite Meals: Lunch & Dinner Included Distance: 40km

 

DAY 2: Sinya village to Sanya juu village

You will be wrapping up your last day of cycling by traversing the villages and plantations on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The first half of the ride will be comprised of several steep ascents and descents. You will cycle through the suburbs and outskirts of Kilimanjaro on the back roads as you head towards Sanya juu village , which marks the end of your incredible 2-day journey around West Kilimanjaro, on two wheels. You will seal of the evening with a nice celebratory dinner and sparkling wine to toast to your achievement.

Road Surface: Dirt road & Tarmac road Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included Distance: 60km