Sat 20 Oct - Sun 28 Oct 2018

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ITINERARY

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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Sat 20 Oct 2018

Day 1: International departure from London

Meet the rest of the team and a Charity Challenge representative at the airport for the long-awaited night flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

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Day 2, Sun 21 Oct 2018

Day 2: Arrive Kilimanjaro and transfer to lodge, Moshi

A Charity Challenge representative will greet the group at the airport for the transfer to the lodge. There’s plenty of time to freshen up before a team meeting, where riders will meet the rest of the team and check out their bikes. Team dinner and overnight at the accommodation.

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Day 3, Mon 22 Oct 2018

Day 3: Weru Weru to Olpopongi (approximately 60 kms)

Saddle up for the early departure from Weru Weru! We follow a dirt trail for around 18kms, before joining a quiet tarmac road. From here it’s a meandering course through mountain villages, along an undulating trail. After lunch it’s back on the bikes for a further 26 kms. The sight of Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru push us along towards our overnight camp in the Maasai village Olpopongi.

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Day 4, Tue 23 Oct 2018

Day 4: Olpopongi to Arusha (approximately 78kms)

A testing day across the hot, dusty landscape of the Amboseli/Ngasurai Basin. We pass through the Ndarakwai conservation area, whose rich mix of habitats provide a haven for 65 species of mammals and 350 varieties of birds. Continuing through Maasai villages, we head towards Mount Meru, following an increasingly dusty trail. Cycle a further 29 kms on tarmac, before heading off-road again towards our overnight camp.

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Day 5, Wed 24 Oct 2018

Day 5: Arusha to Tarangire National Park (approximately 104 kms)

Leaving camp this morning we ride along tarmac roads for most of the day and stop for lunch at Crater Village, close to the busy junction town of Makuyuni. It’s then 14kms on a dirt road until our home for the night. We spend the evening at Roika Camp, close to the entrance of Tarangire National Park. Then it’s time to cool off in the camp’s pool.

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Day 6, Thu 25 Oct 2018

Day 6: Tarangire to Lake Manyara (approximately 84 kms)

This morning we set out for the shores of Lake Manyara along tarmac roads and savannah grassland. The ride should take four to five hours, but expect traffic as this is the main road to the northern circuit parks. Lake Manyara runs along the base of the high Rift Valley escarpment, offering a glorious backdrop. After a tough hairpin ascent to the hotel, spend the afternoon relaxing in the pool overlooking the lake.

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Day 7, Fri 26 Oct 2018

Day 7: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Gate and optional game drive (approximately 40 kms)

Start this predominantly uphill day with a lung-busting ascent, after which we head for the Ngorongoro Gate. The team regroups at the first gate, before continuing to the second gate where the challenge ends. After lunch and a well-deserved drink, there’s an optional game drive (at an additional expense) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. Alternatively, transfer to the lodge before a celebratory team dinner.

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Day 8, Sat 27 Oct 2018

Day 8: International departure to UK

Chill out at the lodge this morning or head in to Moshi for some last minute shopping, before transferring to the airport for the flight back to London.

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Day 9, Sun 28 Oct 2018

Day 9: Arrive in UK

As we touchdown in the UK it’s time to head to arrivals to find your family and friends – but not before swapping details with your challenge companions.

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Important information

N.B. The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the strength of the group, and so on. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your expedition leader will have the final say.

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