10 Days to Bagamoyo – Cycling Tour

10 Days to Bagamoyo – Cycling Tour

About Usambara Mountains:

Usambara Mountains are situated in the North Eastern part of Tanzania between Mount Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean. The mountains rise up steeply from the surrounding plains and can only be entered via a few roads. The only tortuous tarmac road in the area winds along a small river to Soni and Lushoto the largest towns in the area. Because of its pleasant climate the mountains were favored by the Germans and the English during colonial times as this is evidenced by the numerous historic buildings from the past. From a distance the mountains are a colorful mosaic. On the fertile slopes around Soni and Lushoto, farmers cultivate small plots but further away from the large town. Areas are still covered by the dense
tropical forests. The viewpoints on the Southern and Western side of the Usambara Mountains are well known for the spectacular views of the Mkomazi and Handeni plains, Kilimanjaro can be seen on the horizon, and at the end of the day the sunset turns the area into tremendous palled of unforgettable colours.

Itinerary

Day one: Lushoto – Lukozi – Rangwi – 45km

Sight scenery:
Rain forests, traditional villages, good landscape.

  • Nature of the road- all dirt with up and down hill.
  • Dinner and camping at Rangwi.

Day two: Rangwi – Mtae – Jiwe la Mungu-47km

Sight scenery:

Traditional villages, view points at Mtae, “the World View Point” then Jiwe la Mungu(God’s foot print)

  • Nature of the road- all dirt with up and down hill
  • Dinner and overnight at Gologolo campsite

Day three: Jiwe la Mungu – Mkuzu – Soni – Bumbuli – 58km

Sight scenery:

Tropical rain forest, view points, traditional villages, waterfall, tea plantations.

Day Four: Bumbuli – Ambangulu – 55km

Sight Scenery:

  • View Points, rain forest and waterfalls
  • Nature of terrain: Dirty road with up and down
  • Lunch: Lunch box
  • Dinner and overnight at Ambangulu

Day five: Ambangulu – Magomma– 55km

Sight Scenery:

  • View Points, rain forest and tea plantation
  • Nature of terrain: Dirty road with up and down
  • Lunch: Lunch box
  • Dinner and overnight at Magoma

Day Six: Magoma – Nilo nature reserve – 50km

Sight Scenery:

  • View Points, rain forest and tea plantation
  • Nature of terrain: Dirty road with up and down
  • Lunch: Lunch box
  • Dinner and overnight at Nilo camp site

Day Seven: Nilo – Zigi – 60km

Sight scenary:

  • Amani Nature Reserve, Ndukeagle owl, endemic plants. Amani Botanical gardens, black and white colobus, blue monkey, green headed oriole, Amani sunbirds, Uluguru violet backed, forest warbler, Usambara violet
  • Nature of terrain: Dirty road with up and down
  • Lunch: Lunch box
  • Dinner and overnight at Amani Rest

Day Eight: Amani – Muheza – Pangani

Sight Scenery:

  • Villages, view Points, beach.
  • Nature of terrain: Mixture of tarmac and dirty road with up and down
  • Lunch: Lunch box
  • Dinner and overnight at Beach Crab

Day Nine: Pangani Saadani – Bagamoyo

Sight scenery:

  • Game drive, and wildlife.(30 km drive,25 km biking to Bagamoyo)
  • Dinner and overnight in Bagamoyo.
  • Historical town of Bagamoyo.
  • Kaole Ruins.
  • Slave trade.

Day Ten: Bagamoyo – Dar. 55km

Sight scenery:

  • Nature of terrine,
  • Mix of flat, gentle up and down slope.
  • Dinner and overnight in Dar.

End of tour.

Price:

US$ 2,635 Per person sharing minimum 2pax

Price Includes:

  • Supporting vehicle from Lushoto to Dar
  • All catering.
  • Mountain bikes and helmet.
  • Service of English speaking guides.
  • Accommodation – camping and lodge.
  • Game drive in Saadani.
  • Bagamoyo tour.

Price Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visas (if required)
  • All which is not mentioned above
  • Nature of the road- all dirty with up and down hill
  • Dinner and overnight at Bumbuli campsite

Start Price: 2635 USD

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