7 Days Tanzania Motorcycle Tour

Experience: Off-road Motorcycle tour.
Distance: 995kms/594miles(80% Off-road).
Bike type:
 Honda CRF250L | Honda XR250 | Honda XR400 | Royal Enfield Himalayan 350.
 All skilled bikers and with Pillion.

7 Days Tanzania Motorcycle Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Meet and greet from our staff, from JRO airport you will be taken to the lodge for a refreshment, in the evening you will meet the bikes for personal adjustment and trial. If flying with Qatar airways the plan will be well blended. In the evening we will take you to Arusha famous street for a dinner BBQ (vegetarian meals also available).On this evening we will give a briefing for the next day’s activities. After dinner we will take you around for a drink if interested but if you are very tired we will return you to the lodge for the rest of the night.

  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel
  • Meal Plan:

Day 2: Arusha to Lake Chala

After breakfast, you will leave Arusha and diverge to a goat trail to the north up to Mount Meru forest where you will have a stop for a nice view of Mount Meru and Arusha City. The ride will pass over gravels and newly tarmac roads which will take you near the Tanzanite Mining Shafts in Simanjiro District.Refueling at the small Maasai town shift before getting to a hidden gem, Hot Oasis, for a swim and lunch break. This ride will give you a nice view of Kilimanjaro Mountain as you are rotating Mount Kilimanjaro anticlockwise. You will arrive at Lake Chala in the evening for dinner and a campfire while enjoying cold drinks.

  • Accommodation: Chala Safari Lodge
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 220 kilometers / 136 miles
  • Travel duration: 8 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, rocky, sandy, and forestry trails.

Day 3: Lake Chala to West Kilimanjaro

This day will be an awesome day since the ride will be from the Windward side of Mount Kilimanjaro to the leeward side of it. Two peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo will be visible in the morning and evening. This is also a chance to pass over different Chagga people who are regarded as the typical conservators of Mount Kilimanjaro. On this day we will have a picnic lunch, and if we’re lucky we might be able to see mountain primates such as black and white Colum- bus monkeys and blue monkeys on the forest reserve. The ride will pass over earth road and newly tarmacked roads, the distance will be 140km and we will arrive at Maasai Lodge for dinner. The camp is situated in between Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru. You will have an awesome view of both old volcanic mountains.

  • Accommodation: Simba Farm Lodge
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 140 kilometers / 86 miles
  • Travel duration: 8 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, rocky, sandy, and forestry trails.

 Day 4: West Kilimanjaro to Lake Natron (Via Longido)

On this day, we will ride on the typical African roads; dust, sand and gravel up to the small town of Longido. This is an adventure ride on a very dusty trail way down into a huge gorge where resident wildebeest, zebras, giraffes and antelopes gather for grazing land and water. The last 50 km in this leg is a sandy and stony track cut in the rift.

While here, we are going to visit the largest soda ash lake, Lake Natron, Engare Sero waterfalls and views of Oldonyo Lengai. We will experience the Maasai culture, traditions and customs. Meals will be prepared in native way with high hygienic standards and Maasai warriors will give us a dance while enjoying the local barbeque prepared by the Maasai warriors.

  • Accommodation: Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge.
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 237 kilometers / 147 miles
  • Travel duration: 8 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, rocky, sandy, and forestry trails.

Day 5: Lake Natron to Sonjo Tribe:

Located about 40 miles/64km west of Lake Natron, The Sonjo are a Bantu speaking people. About 30,000 Sonjo live in northern Tanzania in the Ngorongoro district, riding to their area you will get a chance to know better about this less Known indigenous tribe of Tanzania, who have lived there for centuries isolated within Maasai territory. You will learn astonishing culture about the Sonjo tribe, their gender roles, role of Music as well as their clothing. 

  • Accommodation: Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge.
  • Meal Plan:
  • Distance: 128 kilometers / 40 miles
  • Travel duration: 8 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, rocky, sandy, and forestry trails.

Day 6: Lake Natron to Arusha (via Manyara)

After early breakfast, ride from Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge through gentle slopes at the foot of Oldoinyo Lengai to a famous little crater of Shimo la Mungu (a Swahili word for “god’s hole”) where you will have a 15mins break before going on with your ride through a Maasai village of Engaruka to a small township of Mto wa Mbu (near Lake Manyara National park) where you will have your picnic lunch and 1hr break. Just after your lunch break, your guide will lead your ride alongside Lake Manyara National Park through Makuyuni to Arusha.

  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel.
  • Meal Plan: Full Board.
  • Distance: kilometers 230/ 143 miles
  • Travel duration: 8 hours.
  • Terrain: Dirt road, gravels, rocky, sandy, and 90kms of tarmac road.

Day 7: Departure:

Departure will depend on your flight time versus airport; Dahlia Africa will link you with the timings. Transfers will be on time to catch your flights.

 NOTE: More Time on at least 4 – 5 days is recommended for extensions of 4days Classic Wildlife Safari to Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater or Beach Holiday in Zanzibar Islands.

Rates Per Person in Us Dollars:

  • Price with Lodge & Guest House:  $. 2,860pp.
  • Affordable Price with Camping:    $. 2,674pp. 

The price includes:

  • Personal meet and greet services.
  • Private Transfers to and from Airports.
  • Bike + Fuel + Guide.
  • Basic spares, Tools and First aid kit.
  • Support vehicle – 4×4, 7 Seater Safari Jeep.
  • All Airport Transfers
  • All Park fees, entry fees and Government Taxes.
  • Professional experienced English speaking guide and full-time mechanic.
  • Full board accommodations and all 3 Meals Every day.
  • Motorbike insurance third party in Tanzania.
  • AMREF Flying Doctors Insurance on the tour – Emergency Evacuation Service.

The price Excludes:

  • International Flights
  • Visas and Vaccinations.
  • Driver/guide gratuities.
  • Bike Insurance.
  • Drinks/laundry/Porters.
  • Any other items of a personal nature.
  • Personal travel & medical insurance.
  • Visas (US$50) and yellow fever vaccination.


  • Motorcycle jacket.
  • Protective pants.
  • Sturdy shoes or boots.
  • Protective gloves.
  • Sunglasses or goggles.
  • Shawl or buff.
  • Rain gear (optional).
  • Swimming gear
  • Fleece sweater (April /Oct)
  • Underwear, socks etc.
  • T-shirts and/or blouses
  • Casuals for the evenings
  • Slippers or sandals
  • Shorts (f.i. during game drives)
  • Cap or hat.
  • Flight ticket (print of your e-ticket)
  • Valid passport with at least two empty right-hand pages (valid until at least 1 or 6 months after your Flight date back home).
  • Valid motorcycle driver’s license and if needed a valid international driver’s license.
  • Proof you have adequate travel and cancellation insurance.
  • A photocopy or scan of all of the above
  • Vaccination certificate
  • (Bank) cards which you can use on ATM’s in Tanzania.
  • Credit card (Mastercard, American Express, or Visa)
  • Cash Dollars or Euros.
  • Camera, including memory cards, (spare) batteries, and charger)
  • Plastic bags, dust-proof
  • Duct tape (for those repairs)
  • Torch or headlamp.
  • Malaria prophylaxis and other personal medical drugs
  • Basic First Aid set containing Painkillers, plasters, antiseptics,
  • Mosquito repellent (containing at least 50% Deet or similar).
  • Sun cream and Glasses.

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