Tour description

This biking tour winds between banana and rice plantations while visiting 5 tribal communities. Along the way it will be explained how these diverse groups cooperate in sharing water and land resources, learn how bananas are planted and harvested for various purposes and visit a local “pub,” enjoying its banana beer set within surrounding banana palms. You will watch the Makonde tribe sculpt handmade wood artwork from black dense wood in the tradition of their Mozambique ancestors and be invited to try their method of wood sculpting yourself and visit a local school and watch its students and meet their educators.

Experience local cultures from your bike on a 3-hour mountain bike ride through the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. You visit local farms, schools, church, milling machine, a local bar and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant village. Cycle to the lake shore where there are stunning vistas of the lake, the Rift Valley Wall and small herds of wildlife. The ride is on fairly flat single tracks. • Equipment: Merida and Titan mountain bikes and helmets • Strenuousness: medium • Time: mornings or afternoonsAn experienced mountain biking guide leads all rides.Our lunch in Mto Wa Mbu will be an event unto itself. It will be at a unique venue that is actually the extension of a local resident’s kitchen. It combines a form of community economic development served by a local resident who transformed her kitchen into a business with a great variety of local African dishes. All foods are cultivated in the local area and nothing is imported. The setting for lunch is in a palm shaded area off the beaten path.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Use of bicycle
  • Use of helmet

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities