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Biking Kenya and Tanzania

Listed under Cycling in Nairobi, Kenya.

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  • Photo of Biking Kenya and Tanzania
  • Photo of Biking Kenya and Tanzania
  • Photo of Biking Kenya and Tanzania
  • Photo of Biking Kenya and Tanzania
  • Photo of Biking Kenya and Tanzania
  • Photo of Biking Kenya and Tanzania
  • Photo of Biking Kenya and Tanzania
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Biking from Nairobi in Kenya to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania on the Indian Ocean coast is, for anyone who loves to bike, the trip of a lifetime.

All of the riding is far from any busy roads or main tourist traffic routes and gives you the opportunity to really get out amongst it in rural Africa. The route takes in every scene imaginable - open savannah, desert at the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro, mountain rainforest and tropical coastline.

The riding terrain is all dirt roads, 4x4 tracks with a taste of single track, so manageable for anyone with a good fitness level. It's better if you arrange it so that distances vary every day, with a couple of 80 and 100km days leaving you feeling like you have achieved something, and some days just 30-60km to allow time to take in the zebras, gazelle and giraffe (just to name a few) grazing the plains, chat to the children, visit local families and schools, game drives in Amboseli National Park in Kenya and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, or to just relax and take in where you are and what you are really doing!

The best way to do the trip is fully supported with a guide service there to carry your gear, provide refreshments and carry you when you feel like a break. The 4X4's which accompany you open out like a Swiss army knife when it comes time for dinner and your trip leaders change their helmets for cooking hats and rumble up a feed of wholesome cuisine from the freshest local produce under a cloudless African sky.

Written by  Mandy Richards.

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Thanks Mandy Richards for a valuable post on tour of cycling in Africa. You have mentioned a distance of place from Nairobi in Kenya to Dar es Salam in Tanzania.The tourist area is far from busy road as well as main tourist traffic routes. So easily I can say that the tour will be silent & without any chaos. I think Mandy is fond of cycling. If you want more knowledge on cycling you can visit

Sounds fab. I've added to my wish list!

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