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Our most demanding bike safari along the Shira route, more commonly known as Lemosho. The route is 45km long and, with a very comfortable slope, takes the most beautiful itinerary and has the best views of the summit of Kilimanjaro.
We will cross an impressive rain forest, where the Colobus monkey can be found along with other very varied fauna. After camp Shira 1 we will continue until we reach a plateau known as La Catedral where, after a break, we'll begin to descend to the entrance gate of the park.
Mount Kilimanjaro is located in the northern part of Tanzania, in the Kilimanjaro National Park. Its location, between the Serengeti and Amboseli, makes it an animal life corridor. It has an area of 100 kilometers long and 65 kilometers wide.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest accessible by bike in the world. Therefore, it is considered as the top of the cyclists.
The mountain is an inactive volcano formed by three volcanic cones: Shira, Kibo (in which is the Uhuru summit) and Mawenzi. Kibo is classified as inactive, although not as extinct. The last great eruption of the Kibo happened 360,000 years ago and its last volcanic activity occurred 200 years ago.
You would be at the summit of the cyclist First, the prairies, which surround the Kilimanjaro, are situated between 800 and 1,600 meters in altitude. Its climate is very warm and dry. It is an open environment where many Maasai shepherds light fires to warm themselves, thus joining the landscape. The vegetation consists mainly of savannas of numerous herbaceous species flowering plants, baobabs, bushes and thorny plants, and is located below 1,400 meters of altitude to the west and 1,000 meters of altitude to the east.
The rainforest is located Approximately between 1,600 and 2,700 meters of altitude. It houses different species of primates, such as Cercopithecus, the Angolan and Abyssinian colobus, as well as the olive baboon. Among the other mammals, the leopard, the banded mongoose, the serval, the red river hog, the honey badger and the crested porcupine stand out.
The Alpine area is between 2,800 and 4,000 meters above sea level and receives between 500 and 1,300 mm of precipitation per year. It presents a vegetation composed of heather, .
The afro-alpine zone are situated between 4,000 and 5,000 meters.
Finally, the snow-capped area -and cycling summit- is above 5,000 meters above sea level. There is virtually no life. In conclusion, the ascent to Kilimanjaro is a unique opportunity to contemplate one of the wonders of Africa, from the top of this forgotten continent. Seeing the sunrise from the roof of Africa, the top of this forgotten continent, will be an alively experience.
-2017 high-range carbon mountain bike rental -Professional guide -2 bottle 500ml of mineral water for each client -Lunchbox -Bike replacement in case of breakdown -Safe helmet provided -Support car during the activity -Kilimanjaro Entry fee/bike fee/ranger service/walking safari fee
Activities outside the travel program
Personal expenses and souvenirs
Soft drinks and other beverages
Visa for Tanzania
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
THE BEST MOUNTAIN BIKES FLEET OF AFRICA
We have the most modern fleet. With 2017 models, top range, and the best brands.They are all made of carbon fiber, with different models of suspension and different size of wheels, to enjoy a unique experience.
Before traveling to Tanzania, you must make an appointment at the International Vaccination Center of your city or go to your family doctor. The appointment at the International Vaccination Center can be made in the following link: https:// www.msssi.gob.es/sanitarios/consejos/vacExt.do
The recommended vaccines are: tetanus, typhoid fever, polio and hepatitis A. Prophylaxis against malaria is necessary. We recommend the use of insect repellents and proper clothing to prevent mosquito bites.
Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for travelers from countries at risk of transmission and travelers who have spent more than 12 hours at the airport of a risky country. Vaccination against yellow fever is not recommended in areas where the risk of exposure is low. The Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is valid for life. Although we have not previously traveled to any country with risk of transmission, we will be required at the airport of Zanzibar when we finish the safari
DO NOT FORGET
•Passport valid for at least 6 months. • International vaccination card and yellow fever vaccination certificate if you have previously visited an endemic country. •First-aid kit and medicines, the latter for travelers under medical treatment. Do not forget mosquito repellent or antimalarial prophylaxis. • Bring changed dollars in small bills from your home bank, so you won't have to pay the exchange house commission in Tanzania. They only accept dollar bills that have been printed no more than 10 years ago. Along the route, there are few banks and ATMs. We will inform about their availability the route. • Head-on torch to illuminate and move at night inside the camps. •Sunglasses with UV protection. •Sunscreen with a high degree of sun protection. •Very comfortable summer clothes, winter pants and jacket or fleece. A raincoat is also required.
• Quick-drying towel. •Sandals and sneakers. • Mobile phone, accessories and charger. • A good camera to shoot everything we'll see in this adventure. Do not forget extra batteries and memory cards. •Binoculars with which no animal could escape from sight. • Sleeping bag and small pillow for the nights in camps. •Food supplements to fight exhaustion, energetic bars and gels have a high concentration of calories and minerals. • Small backpack to carry personal effects during the route.
DIFFICULTY We understand that not everyone has the same physical characteristics. Therefore, we have prepared each route and periodically inform about the level of difficulty involved. It is not the same taking a flat route, for example, than climbing the Kilimanjaro -although in the latter you will have a bicycle carrier in case you need it-.
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In Safari Bike Africa the safety of our customers comes first. Although we may think that a bike safari can be dangerous, it is not. The one by bike is the same as the popular safari on foot, where two rangers guard and guide us at all times.
We do not have permission to ride our bicycles in each and every one of the parks. Bike safaris will be only made in the parks where the conditions are adequate and there is no danger of wild animals.
We'll do our best to make you feel safe and put at your disposal all the security that is necessary for you to enjoy this great adventure. We are a specialized team. We also can count on the rangers as well as on our professional guides.
Our goal is for the customer to enjoy and return on a second occasion to enjoy with us, so we have prepared and reinforced the basic safety rules. The customer does not have to worry about anything. Safety always goes first.
The climate is tropical and the coastal areas are warm and wet. During the day the temperature is between 25ºC and 30ºC, descending at night to 10ºC. Its proximity to the tropics makes the sun's rays stronger, so we recommend taking precautions to not to get burnt while we are exposed to the sun.
The rainy season is between April and May. Although it is called "heavy rains" due to its storms, these are not continuous and usually last only a few hours. Thanks to the fleet of Safari Bike Africa (trucks and Land Cruisers 4x4), there is no mud on the road that can stop us while visiting the area. It is a good time to enjoy green meadows and parks that are less visited by traditional tourists. For some, it is a special time to travel. The central plain is dry and arid. The northwest highlands are cooler and have a milder rainy season from November to December.
It is recommended to wear appropriate clothes for this kind of weather. The tropical climate lasts all year round, although depending on the altitude (for example, in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, at 2000 m) we may need winter and waterproof clothes. At night the temperature can drop to 5ºC.
This bike safari will take place in in Arusha, starting and ending. We will meet you at our office Safari Bike Africa or we will pick us up at your hotel at 08:00 am