Biking vacation in Kenya & Tanzania

Such an exciting way to experience Kenya and Tanzania – cycling through amazing scenery, meeting the Maasai, camping out, plus game drives, too.
Nairobi cycle for 12 days guide, crew and support vehicle Maasai tribal country game drive in Amboseli National Park camp with Maasai family open savannah Arusha Rift Valley Escarpment all day game drive Ngorongoro Crater Maasai Steppe Usambara Mountains visit local school or help with local reforestation project tropical coast local villages Saadani National Park Bagamoyo Dar es Salaam
Price
NZ $5900 excluding flights
Duration
16 Days
Countries
Kenya, Tanzania
Type
Small group
Group size
Up to 12 people
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Bike hire NZD $450, Price includes: Airport Transfer, Accommodation, Meals as per tour itinerary, Escape Adventures leaders, Local interpreter/driver, Support vehicle, Entry to Amboseli National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, Rural School Visit
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Price information

NZ $5900 excluding flights
Bike hire NZD $450, Price includes: Airport Transfer, Accommodation, Meals as per tour itinerary, Escape Adventures leaders, Local interpreter/driver, Support vehicle, Entry to Amboseli National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, Rural School Visit
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Our partners behind this vacation promote inclusivity on all their trips and across their business and we are all committed to ensuring travelers face no discrimination on any part of the trip they control.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Biking itself and meeting the locals on the way was fascinating enough, but camping on Masai grounds and talk to the villagers was a bonus on top. I definitely enjoyed the variety of biking tracks and terrains and the game drives were fantastic.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Well, be in good condition, have a bit of biking practise beforehand and go for some uphills. Otherwise you will struggle a bit... Bring a camera with a decent zoom. If you want luxury this is not for you!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


The thought, brought up by our tour leaders, that sponsoring/supporting one institution (e.g. a school) would certainly affect a non-sponsored institution nearby is an intriguing one and made me feel that the amount of impact and benefit was well chosen for this tour.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


I would go again without hesitation. A perfectly organized tour with enough space for individual changes. Well done!

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

During this trip we visit a very small Maasai Pre-School under the shade of an acacia tree in Kenya. Our main goal of the visit is a mutual social exchange where children and bikers open their minds and learn more about the other’s way of life. Our bikers can also support the school by donating basic stationery if they like.

We camp with two different local families. As well as the fantastic social and cultural exchange experienced by visitors and locals alike, our visit also brings a regular income to the two communities (by paying for camping and other services).

In Tanzania we have a relationship with a Primary School in the Usambara Mountains. Again there is always a fantastic social and cultural exchange experienced by both the school pupils and our bikers. Over the past years money donated by our bikers has been used to employ local carpenters to build much needed school desks and more recently we have assisted with materials for the schools' new toilet block.

As a company we are committed to running our tours in a responsible manner as highlighted below:
- Small group size – Our groups really are small! With a maximum of 12 in any one group we minimize our impact on the small communities that we visit.
- Support local economies – buy locally made products, use local accommodations, restaurants, markets and support small businesses. (Buying locally made products also decreases the environmental cost of importing). We also employ local drivers and guides in the countries we visit.
- Encourage positive interaction and social exchange – again by supporting locally run businesses (and by traveling by bike!) we develop relationships with local communities and families on our trips where our clients from all over the world can meet and engage one to one with local folk; Also by learning the local languages.
- Educate our bikers – about the effects of buying products that come from endangered species, or products that are destructive to wildlife or the environment. We also like to think about – “What are the short and long term effects of aid/charity on local communities?”, “Who benefits?”
- Waste/rubbish management – when we travel we should treat our surrounding as we would treat our home (or better!). We do our best to avoid ‘single use packaging’ only using reusable or recyclable packaging. We recycle what can be, and manage any rubbish in the best possible way e.g. in Africa – all of our organic waste is feed to local domestic pigs and goats, and we always leave our campsites as we find them (or better!).
- Environmentally conscious office – To avoid paper waste we aim to use as much computer technology as possible in our office. We only produce a minimum of hard copy advertising/brochures/flyers etc… and we consider the source of materials used.

People

Social integration with the local people is a central part of our trips. Simply traveling by bike is a great start – a great way for our bikers and local people to meet and start a conversation.

We buy locally grown and produced food as much as possible; we support local businesses by staying in locally owned guesthouses, eating in local restaurants and taking our bikers to local operations and parks.

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