OUR OF KILIMANJARO MTB + 2 DAYS OF SAFARI IN NGORONGORO 1st to 10th August 2021. Temperatures: 15ºC to 26ºC

Enjoy the unforgettable experience of riding around Kilimanjaro in 6 stages of MTB + 2 days of safari in the Ngorongoro Crater National Park. The experience includes transfers, accommodation, all services on board; mechanic, cook, support vehicle, photographic service, finisher medal, commemorative jersey, entrance to the Natural Parks…

During the tour, you will visit Masai villages, the Changa, the Meru, seeing the extensions of Amboseli Park on the border with Kenya and a great variety of landscapes, from the plains of the savannah at 1000m altitude, through coffee fields, agricultural farms, the rain forest, the heather forest, to the Afro-Alpine landscape at 4000m altitude at the base of the Kilimanjaro crater.

After the journey of 6 stages, you will enjoy a safari in one of the most spectacular parks in Africa, the Ngorongoro crater, where you can see zebras, lions, leopards, elephants

Visit program, prices, race rules, equipment required, and what’s included in this extraordinary experience that you will never forget.

Travel Touroperated by KiliBike Adventures and event organized by Geo-Planet

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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  • PROGRAM AND WHAT'S INCLUDED

    PROGRAM

    DAY ITINERARY DIST. ELEVAT ACCOMMODATION INCLUDED
    1 Transfer airport Kilimanjaro to hotel Panama Control & Briefing Hotel Panama Dinner
    2 Moshi (900m)- Tinga Tinga Village (1135m) 82km/ +800m Cottage Maasai Village Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + all aid stations
    3 Tinga (1135m - West Kilimanjaro Farms 1700m) 70km + 1200m Camping at Simba Farm Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + all aid stations
    4 West Kilimanjaro  1700m - Shira Plateau 3900m) 80km +2400m Cottage at Simba Farm Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + all aid stations
    5 West Kilimanjaro 1700m - Nalemoru 2083m) 74km + 750m Camping at Snowcap cottage Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + all aid stations
    6 Nalemoru 2083m - Lake Challa 1165m) 64km + 450m Camping Lake Challa Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + all aid stations
    7 Lake chala 1165m - Moshi 1450m 71km + 540m Hotel Panama Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + all aid stations
    8 Moshi - Tangarire National Park Safari SAFARI Camping Twinga camp site Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
    9 Norongoro Crater Safari and return to Moshi SAFARI Hotel Panama Bed & breakfast
    10 Transfer to airport
      In the case of Kilimanjaro climbing extension:
    • Day 1: Machame Gate (1790m) to Machame Camp (3010m) Breakfast/lunch/dinner
    • Day 2: Machame Camp (3010m) to Shira Camp (3845m) Breakfast/lunch/dinner
    • Day 3: Shira Cave (3845m) to Barranco Camp (3960m) Breakfast/lunch/dinner
    • Day 4: Barranco Camp (3960m) to Barafu Camp (4640m) Breakfast/lunch/dinner 
    • Day 5: Barafu Camp (4640m) to UHURU PEAK (5895m) & down to Millennium Camp (3790m) Breakfast/lunch/dinner
    • Day 6: Trek Millennium Camp (3790m) to Mweka Gate (1630m) and return to hotel Panama . Breakfast/ Lunch
    • Day 7: Depart Tanzania. Free day. Breakfast included

    WHAT IS INCLUDED

    All daily meals during the route (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
    Fruit, snacks, nuts, isotonic, water and daily energy bars
    Transfers airport/hotel start and hotel end/airport. Transport to the safaris
    Briefing, maps, tracks and race bib
    Support vehicle with space in the case of retirees
    Guide speaks Spanish and English
    Cook on board
    Mechanical service on board
    Quality camping equipment: Tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, tables and chairs.
    Entrance fees to villages, natural parks, cycling areas, etc. and WMA (Wildlife Management Conservation Area) fees
    First aid kit
    Commemorative jacket or jersey
    Finisher medal
    Graphic and audiovisual reporting
    BIB number and chronotiming

    Not Included

    Tip for the team

    Laundry service

    Entry visas Tanzania

    Health requirements: Meningitis and Hepatitis not required, optional and Yellow Fever only if coming from a country that may be infected.

    Medical insurance recommended. (the organization will provide options.

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Arrival Moshi, Kilimanjaro

    After arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, we take a 40min transfer to our hotel situated just outside the town of Moshi, located on the lower slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro. We meet the team and go over the last trip details and prepare our bikes and gear equipment for the adventure ahead.

    -Put Bikes Together

    -Briefing and Registration

     

      Hotel: Panama Garden Hotel (http://www.panamagardenresort.co.tz/ )

     

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Moshi Town to Tinga Tinga Village | 82km

    Our ride today takes us from the greener southern side of Mt. Kilimanjaro towards the more arid western side of the mountain. Your ride today will initially take you through coffee and banana plantations as you cycle through the more fertile areas of southern Kilimanjaro but as you head west you will cycle through the more arid open plains and acacia woodlands. These plains support a remarkable variety of wildlife and spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro. While Moshi is home the Chagga people west Kilimanjaro plains are home to the nomadic Maasai people who co-exist with the surrounding wildlife and it is why this area is known as the Maasai Lands. Your ride today will be on both dirt and tarmac roads and you will finish the ride at the Ngabobo village where you will be spending the night.

    Road Surface: Tarmac, dirt, and gravel road

    Elevation: 900-1,135 meters

    Accommodation: Overnight at Olpopongi Maasai Village

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

     

    Day 2: Tinga Tinga Village to West Kilimanjaro Farms | 70km

    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. 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 Simba Farm which is situated on top of the vast wheat and barley fields overlooking the west Kilimanjaro plains.

    Road Surface: Tarmac, dirt and gravel road

    Elevation: Elevation: 1200-1700 meters

    Accommodation: Camping at Simba Farm

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

     

    Day 3: West Kilimanjaro Farms to Shira Plateau |80 km (Total)

    In the morning, You will cycle through the forest zone followed by the heather and moorland zone as you head towards the helipad on the Shira Plateau. You will then turn back and enjoy a relaxing downhill ride back to Londorossi Gate where your tour ends and ride back to Simba farm lodge

    Road Surface: Tarmac, dirt and gravel road

    Elevation: Elevation: 1700-2,250-3,872 meters

    Accommodation: Camping at Simba Farm

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

     

    Day 4: West Kilimanjaro Farms to Nalemoru Village | 74km

    Today you will be cycling towards the northeast side of Mt. Kilimanjaro to Nalemoru village near the Kenyan border. Nalemoru village is where the Rongai route up Kilimanjaro starts off. Your ride today takes you through beautiful open farmlands with breathtaking views of the west Kilimanjaro plains behind you. You will cycle through several vibrant towns as you head up the foothills of the mountain towards the Rongai forest. Your ride today ends at the Snowcap Cottages which are nestled right on the edge of the Rongai forest. On a clear day you can enjoy amazing views of Kilimanjaro’s Kibo and Mawenzi peaks.

    Road Surface: Dirt road and Tarmac road

    Elevation: 1,700-2,083 meters

    Accommodation: Camping at Snowcap Cottages.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

     

    Day 5: Nalemoru Village to Lake Challa | 64km

    Today you will enjoy a downward hill ride towards the beautiful Lake Chala, a crater lake lying right on the border between Kenya and Tanzania. Lake Chala is one of Tanzania's hidden gems. Fed entirely by underground springs from Mt Kilimanjaro, the turquoise blue and green waters are surrounded by diverse plants, trees and wildlife. The camp where you will be spending the night is situated on the edge of this mystical caldera lake, against a dramatic volcanic backdrop providing the perfect place to unwind and absorb the serenity and tranquility of the area.

    Road Surface: Tarmac and dirt road

    Elevation: 2,083-1,165 meters

    Accommodation: Camping at Lake Challa Campsite

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

     

    Day 6: Lake Chala to Marangu to Moshi |71km

    Today’s ride will be short but challenging as you ride up to Marangu village in the foothills of Kilimanjaro. As you cycle through Marangu village you will pass banana and coffee plantations along the way as well as the friendly Chagga people who will be waving and shouting “Jambo!” as you cycle by. Before getting to your camp you will take a detour to the iconic Kinukamori waterfalls where you can stretch your legs and walk down to the base of the waterfalls. While here, a local Chagga guide will give you a brief history of the area, the people, their traditions, and customs as well as the mystical legend about the waterfalls. After spending some time refreshing by the waterfalls you will finish the last downhill stretch of your ride towards Moshi where you will be spending the night.

    Road Surface: Tarmac and dirt road

    Elevation: 1,165-1,500 - 1,411 meters

    Accommodation: Panama Garden (http://www.panamagardenresort.co.tz/ )

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included

     

    Day 7: Moshi to Tarangire National Park

    We will depart for Tarangire National Park early in the morning. Once we arrive in Tarangire

    We will begin exploring the enormous termite mounds and the ancient baobab trees. This

    Park is renowned for its diverse bird species and extensive population of elephants. There

    Are regular sightings of ferocious lions, giraffe, warthogs, ostriches, impalas, cheetah,

    Mongoose, buffaloes, and mischievous baboons. After viewing the wildlife in Tarangire

    Will continue our journey to our next highlight the Ngorongoro Crater. Close to Lake Manyara

    We put up our tents for the night.

    Accommodation: Camping at Twiga Campsite (Full board)

     

    Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater (Full Day Game Drive)

    We will have an early start to the day to ensure that we complete the itinerary for the day

    Which includes a magnificent game drive with a picnic lunch in the crater. Animals

    Infrequently migrate in and out of the crater due to its elevated walls. This means you are

    Capable of spotting every member of the big five in one day. The big five comprises of

    buffalo, elephants, rhinos, lions, and leopards. Some of the other wildlife that you can expect

    to see include zebras, hippo, wildebeest, and hyenas. The craters also feature an extensive

    bird population including geese, storks, and vultures. You will be graced by the lovely

    flamingos on the Soda Lake. Our guides are highly skilled and will impress you with their

    ability to track down animals. This is a skill that a book cannot teach you and that a selected

    few can perform.

    Accommodation. Panama Garden Hotel- Bed and Breakfast

     

     

  • RACE RULES

    • Tour del Kilimanjaro + safari is a stage MTB event organized by Geo-Planet as part of a trip organized by the Kili Bike Adventures Tour Operator of Tanzania
    • There are 6 stages, an affordable level in terms of distance and height difference with 450km and 6000m of total accumulated elevation.
    • It is not necessary to be in possession of a federal license to carry out the race
    • The bike race is not competitive although it is possible that some sector will be timed
    • You can register individually or as a company/team
    • Teams can be formed from pairs of 2 to teams of 5 and can be mixed.
    • The sectors in which places, villages or places of interest are visited will be neutralized.
    • The tour WILL NOT BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, therefore, all participants are required to comply with road safety regulations, being responsible for any violations they may commit.
    • The organization is not responsible for accidents in which the participating cyclists could be the cause or the victim.
    • Withdrawal: 
    • If any participant decides to leave, he/she is under the OBLIGATION to communicate it to the telephones provided by the organization
    • The Tour of Kilimanjaro, offers to the runners the possibility of visiting places of great beauty and Natural Parks in the surroundings of Kilimanjaro, but they are also places with a high vulnerability, for that reason the runner must be respectful with the environment being TERMINANTLY FORBIDDEN to throw waste outside the places qualified for it or generating damages in the natural environment. The organization has containers for the collection of waste in each area of supply and we appreciate you making use of them. Failure to comply with this rule may mean disqualification of the participant by the organization. Likewise, it is forbidden to alter the environment.
    • Disrespect to sports ethics and morals, disobedience to authorities, security means or organizers may also be cause for disqualification
    • The participant, through his registration accepts to give the image rights to the organization for the graphic and audiovisual diffusion for exclusive use of the event, as well as the personal data required in the registration form that will be used for the communication-promotion of the event
    • The itinerary of the Kilimanjaro Tour requires a good physical condition and adequate training to carry out the event. The registration by the runner implies to the organization that he is aware of this and that he is in full capacity to finish it. Therefore, he will be responsible for his performance and will assume the risks involved in participating in the event, freeing the organization from responsibilities derived from accidents or incidents even with third parties.
    • If it were necessary due to a justified cause or force majeure, the organization would reserve the right to modify the itinerary, controls, schedules, refreshments and these regulations.
    • The participant assumes that he or she has his or her visa in order to travel and that he or she is authorized to enter the country of destination. The participant cannot ask for a refund from the organization if he or she is not authorized, even though the organization may seek some compensation.
      Registering for this race implies the total acceptance of these regulations.
  • MAP & TRACKS

    450Km with 6000m of elevation in 6 stages.
    The itinerary is a circuit to Kilimanjaro in a clockwise direction, always between 1500 and 2000m, except for an incursion in the 3rd. stage that ascends to the Shira plateau at 3900m, crossing a great variety of landscapes. The race is very scenic, with sectors that run through steppes of the savannah, others through the rainforest, agricultural plains of coffee, banana or cocoa, always with the witness of the Kilimanjaro Giant in the background.

  • EQUIPMENT

    The race will be held in August. Southern winter with dry weather. Temperatures can vary from 22ºC in the low plains to 5ºC in the stage that ascends to the Shiva plateau at 3900m.

    • It is precise:
    • Minimum 2 cycling equipment
    • Helmet
    • Sunglasses
    • Gloves
    • Bike tool kit (although the support vehicle has mechanical service)
    • Long cycling pants and winter jacket for the high altitude stage
    • Long gloves
    • Mtb shoes and 2 pairs of socks minimum.
    • Microfiber towel
    • Downloaded Tracks and GPS (Recommended)
    • Camping equipment... shirt, pants, thin jacket (the organization offers this one),
    • Head torch, light shoes/sandals
    • Toilet kit with personal objects
      *No sleeping bag and no food utensils are necessary, although optional.
      Cap for the safari day

    For the Kilimanjaro climbing extension:

    • Trekking shoes or boots
    • Winter socks
    • Winter gloves
    • Winter hat
    • Mountain pants
    • Long mesh and thermal long sleeve shirt
    • Softshell jacket
    • Down jacket or technical winter jacket to -10ºC
  • PRICES AND REFUNDS POLICY

    TYPE OF REGISTRATION

    Participants can register individually, as a team/company (2 to 5 participants), or as companions. Prices are per person, not per team). Registered by the team you must complete the team name on the form.

    Registration types are Kilimanjaro Tour & Safari or Kilimanjaro Tour & Safari + Kilimanjaro Peak 5895m

    Accommodation is shared in double/triple room in hotel and lodges, and in individual or shared tents in some stages and in the safari of 2 days with all meals included, as well as the activities that the program includes. In the registration form, you must confirm with whom you will be sharing your room.

    Those who want individual accommodation will have an additional supplement of 300 euros.

    All meals are included, as well as transfers, entrance fees to natural parks, safaris, support vehicles during the MTB race, and all the activities that the program reflects as "included".

    TYPE OF REGISTRATION INDIVIDUAL TEAM/COMPANY COMPANIONS
    BIKE TOUR & Safari 1950€ 1900€ 1800€
    BIKE TOUR & Safari + Kili Peak 3550€ 3500€ 3400€

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    If the test is annulled by covid-19 decreed by the authorities at the destination, the registration fee will be refunded.

    If the cancellation is requested by the participant

    CANCELACION by participant APPLICABLE FEE
    In the last 3 months 5 % cancelation  fee applies
    In the last 2 months prior to the event 10 % cancelation fee applies
    In the last month prior to the event 25 % cancelation fee applies
    Upon the last 15 days prior to the events 50 % cancelation fee applies
    Last 15 days 100 % cancelation fee applies

    COVID PROTOCOL

    This event have anti contagion measures covid-19

    • This is a non crowded event. Less than 200 people
    • The group will be transferred in disinfected private vehicles so as no to be in contact with other groups
    • Exclusive accommodation for the race group so as not to be in contact with other groups
    • Meals and dinners in spaces for groups and avoid contact with other groups and / or collectives
    • A safety distance will be kept at the start race.
    • Aid station manipulated with disinifection measures, gloves and masks
    • The briefing will be held with a safety distance
    • It will be necessary to justify not being infected prior to the trip.