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Reality Cycle trip round Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Reality Cycle trip round Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Enjoy a day trip cycling around Dar-es-Salaam. It is a fairly relaxed cycle through Mwenge, Mwananyamala, Kinondoni, Manzese and Kigogo
Trip rating 10.0/10 from 5 trip reviews  |  Operator rating 9.6/10 from 28 trip reviews
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Price: USD $60 per person
Type: Adventure Holiday
Duration: 1 days
Customise: This Adventure Holiday can be customised
Country: Tanzania
Persons: minimum (1)  
Accommodation: Lodge
Activities: Cultural Tours, Cycling
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Reality Cycle trip round Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Reality Cycle trip round Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dar es Salaam Reality Cycle

Trip informations

This cycle is a one day cycle, it concentrates on the poorest areas of Dar es Salaam which one will never see on their way around Dar es Salaam through the big busy highways. It is a fairly relaxed cycle through Mwenge, Mwananyamala, Kinondoni, Manzese, Kigogo and finished off with a drink and a taste of local cusine at Club Afri Centre.

Start at 8.30am Millennium Tower,New Bagamoyo Road.
Finish around 1-2pm depends with pace of the clients.
Total distance 19km.

Things to see:
-Dar residence of Makumbusho,Swahili neighborhood of Mwananyamala,Manzese,Kigogo.
-Ghetto movie thietre.
-See preparation of swahili coffee,from the preparation of coffee beans to famous candy known as KASHATA.
-Market tour.etc

NOTE:This cycle can be organized on request for individuals or groups any day of the week.

Price:
US$60 per person per day.

Price includes
- Hire of good mountain bicycle and your guide for the day.

Price excludes
- International and local flights
- Airport transfers
- Any accommodation in Dar es salaam( We can arrange it for you on request)
- Expedition Essentials
Wear clothes suitable for cycling, bring a raincoat and sunhat and sun cream if fair-skinned. You can bring, or buy along the way, water, fruits and lunch

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1 
Client: Chelsey Young - from Tanzania
Trip: This trip: Reality Cycle trip round Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Rating:
rating 10/10
Comment: I really enjoyed this tour. Of all the things I had planned for my dad's visit, he enjoyed this the most, and said it's what he would remember the most.

The tour guides were very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable on what the tour covered. All the people in the duration of the tour knew them and that gave the tour a more authentic and welcoming vibe. Very good tour, very good guides, and a very good experience.

If anyone else comes to town, this is a tour I will always set up for them. To show them the real Tanzania.
 
2 
Client: Valerie Denney - from United States
Trip: This trip: Reality Cycle trip round Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Rating:
rating 10/10
Comment: This is a fantastic tour and a "must do" for any first time visitor to Dar, as I was.

It helps you understand more about the people who live in Dar and makes what can seem like a complex and intimidating place, accessible, friendly and understandable.
 
3 
Client: Drucilla Jane - from United States
Trip: This trip: Reality Cycle trip round Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Rating:
rating 10/10
Comment: I went solo, a 50 something white woman, and me and _______ (I forget his name), rode around for 5 hours. It was a unbelievable experience.

He was a wonderful guide, I called him the "Mayor" because everybody knew him! He was so popular everywhere we went that I felt completely comfortable, safe, and like an invited family friend.

He showed me 3 or 4 neighborhoods, I met coffee makers, chapati breakfast cooks (had breakfast there with a Masaai family who stopped by!), a traditional herbalist (where I learned the treatment for meconium aspiration, I'm a perinatal pathologist!), herbal pharmacist (where I saw that fenugreek seed is used to facilitate delivery with prolonged labor), local market, fabric seller, and had a delicious lunch at an outside Swahili restaurant. I played with kids, talked with everyone, and really got a great sense of the community.

My guide also is very active in local projects and inspired me to help with a bridge rebuilding project he is spear heading. The bicycle riding was easy and really the only way to get around in these neighborhoods. It was by far the best experience I had in Dar, and one of the best I have had in my many travels in East Africa!
 
4 
Client: Sheila Maclean - from United Kingdom
Trip: This trip: Reality Cycle trip round Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Rating:
rating 10/10
Comment: I had a REALLY enjoyable cycle tour with Mejah. It was one of the highlights of my stay in Tanzania and a wonderful way to end my trip.

Mejah's vision for both cycling and encouraging entrepreneurialism in Tanzania are an inspiration. I discovered a lot about parts of Dar Es Salaam that I would never normally be encouraged to visit and I also learnt more about Tanzanian culture and attitudes. Mejah's concern for local people, businesses as well as environmental issues was encouraging and very close to my own interests and concerns.

I really hope that you can encourage and sponsor more of this kind of tourism.

When I come back to Tanzania, this is precisely the kind of thing I would be looking for.
 
5 
Client: Anna Luckock - from United Kingdom
Trip: This trip: Reality Cycle trip round Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Rating:
rating 10/10
Comment: We had a fantastic time on the cycling tour of Dar es Salaam. Our tour guides were very professional and friendly and tought us a great deal about the lives of those who live in Dar es Salaam as well as some of teh history of the area. We had a fabulous lunch, played pool with some locals at a bar hiding from the torrential rain, and met some friendly local kids who were keen to have their photos taken. It was a wonderful opportunity to see areas of Dar es Salaam which as tourists we are unlikely to find.

I would recommend this tour to anyone staying in or passing through Dar.
Thank you!!

 
 
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