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Welcome to Tanzania "Off the beaten tracks"

A tour specially designed for motorbike enthusiast.

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It takes place in the north east of Tanzania

Accommodation will be in lodges, motel and bush camps which will always be ready for you. We`ll make sure you will sleep and rest well each night and to make it even more exciting we have chosen accommodation that will give you a great insight of the different nature of Tanzania.

Meals will be provided during the trip, three meals a day on 3 – 4 courses every day, also bottled drinking water, which is highly recommended daily for safe and essential hydration.

Trails are off road suitable for all skilled riders, amateurs to experts, and we encourage you to bring your own riding gear if you have it for your own comfort but gear can also be hired. Support Car, Bike trailer and full-time English speaking Guides and mechanics will be available at all times during the tour.

"MAYBE THE BEST MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE WILL BE ON YOUR NEXT BIG ADVENTURE"

what can you expect?

Lets face it, we all need some adventure in our lives! Otherwise our lives will have no meaning.

Tanzania, in the heart of East Africa, is home to some of the most concentrated populations of wildlife in Africa.

TANZANIA’S NATURAL ATTRACTIONS, ESPECIALLY THE FAMOUS NORTHERN SAFARI CIRCUIT, CANNOT FAIL TO LEAVE ANY ADVENTURER STRUCK WITH AWE AT THE SPECTACULAR SCENERY, THE PARKS TEEMING WITH WILDLIFE AND THE RICH CULTURES OF THE 158 ETHNIC GROUPS TO BE FOUND WITHIN ITS BORDERS.

With still most of the colonial rough roads this gives opportunity to ride and enjoy the beautiful scene of the real African nature.

Where ever you go you will be close to the locals and you will feel the great African hospitality on your fingertip.

We will take you into areas that are unexplored and from civilation to bush and into wide open landscape.

In total we will drive 1630 km in the northern part of Tanzania.

AFTER 8 DAYS ON THE BACK OF THE BIKE AND AFTER 8 DAYS WITH NEW IMPRESSIONS, NEW EXPERIENCES, NEW BOND AND THE HEAD FULL OF NEW PICTURES WE END UP BACK IN ARUSHA.

ngorongor crater

The Ngorongoro crater is a breathtaking, stunning and incredible experience. The views are amazing from above, but the real magic happens when you get down insidethe crater and drive among an unparalleled concentration of wildlife, including the highest density of both lions and overall predators in Africa! Large animals in the crater include the black rihinos, hippopotamus, wildebeest, zebras, lions, leopards, elephants and more.

The crater highlands wraps around many extinct volcanoes and the dramatic Rift Valley. The Ngorongoro Crater Area is home to over 40 000 Maasai people, who can be seen tending their cattle and goats, as well as selling necklaces and knives.

zanzibar

HOW DO I PREPAIR MYSELF FOR A TRIP TO TANZANIA?

When you are out travelling, and especially in Africa, there are a few things worth noting. Here is some practical information regarding your trip to allow you to prepare for the experience ahead.

Capital: Dodoma

Largest city: Dar es Salaam

Language: Swahili & English Population: 43 mill.

Currency: Tanzanian shilling Country code: +255

Most famous island: Zanzibar Saying: ”Uhuru na Umoja” Means ”Freedom and unity” in Swahili

VACCINES

For entry into Tanzania we reccomend yellow fever vaccine. We also recommend Hepatitis A for your own sake and an update of polio vaxines if necessary. Please get in touch with your local doctor or travel vaccine center.

Here you can also get Malaria tablets and any other vaccines your doctor deems necassary. Remember to bring you vaccine card to Tanzania!

SUNSCREEN

Sunscreen is invented for a reason, and countries like Tanzania is the reason! Even if you are used to the sun, it is better to start to high than to low with your sunscreen. Remember that you are not very far from the equator, meaning that the sun can have a big impact compared to countries closer to the poles. It can also be a good idea to buy extra protection for areas such as your lips, nose and ears. You should wear a hat for protection during the day and some light long sleeved clothes for days with prolonged exposure to the sun.

Climate and seasons

The climate is tropical and all coastal areas are warm and humid.

There are two rain seasons, one from the end of March through May and a smaller one in November. During the rainy season it can vary from pouring down for days to a drizzle every now and then. The central parts are dry and warm while the northerly part gets cooler and less wet.

One of the great things about Tanzania is that you can visit all year around (but some areas should be avoided during rain season). Between June and October is the ideal season if you don´t like it too hot. For those of you travelling in the hottest months between December and January we highly recommend including some days on the beach in your vacation. For example on Zanzibar!

Safari clothing

Safari is something many people dream of experiencing in Tanzania. When packing for your safari adventure we recommend bringing light, protective clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring a hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun. It can get cooler in the evenings so remember some light pants and a jumper. You are welcome to bring your mobile phone even though not every place will have coverage. Also, remember to bring your camera, an maybe even some binoculars.

Packing

When packing for a trip that includes a safari, we recommend a backpack or a bag that is easy to carry between different destinations. You will be travelling by car, bike and airplane and domestic plane, and therefore it is a good idea to pack lightly. Some domestic planes also have a luggage limit of 15kg softbag. Bring your own arrangement for packing on the bike. For costumers going to Zanzibar after the ride, the can leave som luggage in Arusha if preferable during the ride.

Please note that it is always a risk that your luggage may get delayed or lost on your way to Tanzania. Make sure that you have your valuables packed in your hand luggage along with a change of clothes and other necessities like necessary medication and similar.

Culture and religion

Tanzania is both a Muslim and Christian country. Most places you can usually go dressed as you please, but in Stown Town (on Zanzibar) females usually feel more comfortable with covered shoulders and knees.

Currency and credit cards

The most important currency in Tanzania is Tanzanian Shilling.

Currency: 400 000 TZS = 1 405 NOK

Dollars are commonly used in some restaurants, ferrys and air planes, but not in local shops etc. We advise all our guests to bring dollars on their trips as this may come in handy and can be exchanged in most hotels. ATMs can be found in the larger cities.

On Zanzibar you will only find an ATM in Stown Town so make sure you have enough cash with you if you go on excursions around the island.

Visa

You buy the visa upon arrival at the airport. You pay 50 USD cash so make sure you have this with you upon arrival. For most countries you do not need to apply for a visa before you leave, but make sure you check the specific rules for your country.

Standards and expectations

The standards of accommodations in Africa are usually different from Western countries. Many safari lodges are in remote locations where the focus is on an authentic African experience which can be more simplistic than what one might be used to.

Just be aware, Tanzania is not very well developed. Traffic jam happens all the time and also the mobile net and power is unstable. Some delay by drivers, flights etc might happen.

Be aware that in Zanzibar there are only ATM is town. So advisable to take out money there on arrival before you head to Nungwi. The most you can withdraw in one bulk is 400 000 Tanzania Shillings

All in Tanzania and our cooperator will do our best to serve you.

Special requirements

Remember to inform us in case there are any special allergies, illnesses or conditions for any of the travellers. In that way we will be able to ensure your needs are met upon arrival. However, you should also check upon arrival to ensure that any allergy consideration have been met.

“Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on Earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same.

But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it? How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths?” –Brian Jackman

Karibu Tanzania

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