Cycling in Tanzania

In Tanzania, there are thousands of kilometers of paths to explore.

There are wonderful bike rides around the National Parks in the north of Tanzania. And a very special one-week bicycle tour on Zanzibar Island. However, exploring part of the island in one day is possible too of course.

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Cycle possibilities

There are multiple possibilities for cycling in Tanzania.

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Lake Manyara / Mto wa Mbu

A few hours of mountain biking in the area around Lake Manyara National Park is wonderful and a unique way to explore this area.

You can cycle for a few hours through villages such as Mto wa Mbu or Magara, where you also visit one of the surrounding plantations and / or a school. In this way you become acquainted with the local life in this environment. And afterwards you can cycle along the shores of the lake.


Cycle a day or maybe a whole week on Zanzibar Island? That is the ultimate way to discover this island.

You can choose from different bike rides on Zanzibar Island, combined with a visit to a plantation, a forest, dolphins and / or swimming.

The most ultimate journey is a week of cycling around the island, every night at a different location. This is how you discovered the real Zanzibar in a week! View our example trip ‘Saddle pain on Zanzibar’.

Arusha and Meru

The surroundings of Arusha city is a beautiful area at the foot of Mount Meru where you can explore the local life and nature by bike for a day. A very nice way to start your safari and get to know the local life.

You cycle through narrow paths through villages, plantations and farmlands.

Choose a trip of a few hours or an entire day.

Tarangire to Lake Manyara

At Tarangire National Park start this two-day bike safari. You cycle through flat landscapes via narrow sandy paths towards the Great Rift valley at Lake Manyara National Park.

Arusha National Park

You make a short safari through Arusha National Park, en route to the starting point of this mountain bike safari: the Ngurdoto Crater.
The tour goes mainly around the edge of the crater where you have a beautiful view. During the trip, a park ranger also comes along because there is a chance that you will come across buffaloes along the way. Other animals that you might see are colobus monkeys, giraffes and various bird species.
The ride is partly on a dirt road and partly on steep and narrow paths that can be muddy.


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