If getting out and cycling for a portion of our holiday is your idea of heaven then you may want to consider a safari with a twist!
There are a number of camps and lodges throughout Africa which offer the chance to get off the safari vehicle and cycle for a couple of hours on a cycle safari. Stretch your legs and feel the wind through your hair as you are guided in safety by a professional guide with the chance of seeing wildlife from your bike!
If you are looking for a longer and more dedicated cycle experience ask us about our longer guided tours in South Africa and Botswana!
Mountain bike safaris are available at Tafika Camp and are accompanied by an experienced guide - often the owner of the camp, John Coppinger. The route will take you along the tracks and paths of the Game Management Area next to Tafika Camp and into the park along the main roads. Rides are approximately 1½ hours and normally take place in the afternoon, giving participating guests enough time to join the night drive just before sunset. Shorter rides can be combined with a cultural visit to the local Mkasanga Village.
Guests staying at Mashatu Main Camp or Mashatu Tented Camp have the chance to join a mountain bike safari and see the bush from a completely different perspective. Experienced rangers will accompany you as you cycle along ancient elephant paths. Mashatu also offer longer guided mountain bike safaris, which range from 4 – 10 days.
There are a number of lodges and camps in Kenya which offer cycling safaris or guided mountain biking – please ask!
There are lots of opportunities to get out on a bike in South Africa and apart from hiring your own for the day there are a number of cycle tours you can book which will get you out on a bike and see the sights. Spend the day cycling around Cape Town or really get some exercise on one of our longer cycling tours:
One or two day Peninsula tours
Three to Six day Wineland Tours
Seven to Fourteen day Garden
See Victoria Falls from the saddle of a cycle as you enjoy a 2-hour guided cycle tour – please ask!