If you love to cycle, and dream of taking an African safari holiday, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now combine the two on an action-packed Cycling Safari. Tailor-made tours for intrepid travellers who like to explore the world on two wheels, these fabulous new mountain biking holidays will take you off the beaten track and into Africa’s wilderness with nothing more than you, your bike, and a well-trained guide to help you navigate ancient elephant migration paths and traverse some of the world’s most stunning terrains.
Cycling Safari Holidays are now available across Southern Africa, with unique mountain biking experiences in Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya, and so you really are spoilt for choice. Itineraries range from 2 to 10 days, and there’s even the option to join an E-Bike Safari if you’re worried about keeping up in a big game wildness reserve, so everyone can join in the fun!!
After a day of cycling through herds of wildlife, you’ll have the opportunity to take a guided safari in an open top jeep in search of those animals you didn’t encounter during the day and indulge in a well deserved sundowner as the sun sets over Africa.
While there are many options to choose from for your African Cycling Safari, here’s one that has most definitely caught our eye…
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Mashatu Wilderness Trail, Botswana
The Mashatu Wilderness Trail is a fabulous 4 day guided cycling safari that will take you to the Northern Tuli Reserve of Botswana from your starting point at the Pont Drift Border Post in South Africa.
You’ll spend up to 5 hours a day cycling the magnificent trails that the Mashatu Game Reserve has to offer, with plenty of breaks to view the abundance of wildlife, take photos, and enjoy the scenic picnic spots. While moderately challenging, this tour covers 20km – 40km each day, and so it is very doable for any cycling enthusiast with a good level of physical fitness.
Small group tours of up to 8 cyclists depart Tuesdays and Fridays from March through to November each year, and private departures are available upon request.
Due to its location, this African cycling safari coordinates effortlessly with other parts of Southern Africa, so why not combine it with the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019 – it is the world’s largest time cycle tour after all!