Ride along Karatu’s many high ridges and traverse the fire road rimming the lush outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater passing elephant and buffalo trails through the dense woods. This ride includes a visit to an Iraqw traditional underground house and lessons about traditions old and new. Offered at 8:30 am and 1:00 pm (Max 6 bikes + 3 passengers) 450,000 TZS/quad + 250,000 TZS/adult passenger or 230,000 TZS/child passenger.
Drive through private coffee fields and acacia stands to arrive at a fully formed breathtaking crater hundreds of feet deep. Walk a short distance to reach the rim and enjoy a picnic lunch with majestic views of Mt. Meru before returning to Arusha Coffee Lodge. 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (Max 6 quads + 3 passengers) 530,000 TZS/quad + 250,000 TZS/adult passenger or 225,000 TZS/child passenger
Riders must be 16+ years of age with a valid driver's license for their country of residence to drive the quad bikes. Passengers must be 12+ years of age. Child passengers are 12-16 years old. All participants MUST sign a waiver and all minors must have a waiver signed by a parent or LEGAL guardian. All rides have a minimum of 2 people except the Lake Eyasi Ride which has a minimum of 2 quads.
(Karatu & Arusha)
Depending upon the location & route, you may visit a local farm, stop to explore a traditional underground house or discover a hidden crater on the outskirts of town. The ancient volcanic foothills of Ngorongoro and Mt. Meru provide the perfect opportunity to "Drive Yourself to Explore" the sights and sounds! Offered at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm. (Max 6 quads + 3 passengers) 368,000 TZS/quad + 230,000 TZS/adult passenger or 172,500 TZS/child passenger
LAKE EYASI RIDE (Karatu only)
This is an experience you'll be telling your kids and grandkids about. Hopping on the quad bikes in Karatu, you'll drive to remote Mang'ola to visit the Hadzabe, a hunter gatherer tribe, and their blacksmith neighbors, the Datoga. You'll enjoy lunch along the shores of Lake Eyasi or its tributaries depending upon the season. Please plan ahead, as this is our most popular ride. 7:00 am - 4:00 pm (Min. 2 bikes/Max 5 bikes + 3 passengers) 630,000 TZS/quad + 275,000 TZS/adult passenger or 225,000 TZS/child passenger
ALL DAY RIDE & HIKE (Karatu only)
This adventure-packed day includes a 3-hour quad bike ride, lunch at Gibbs Farm, and a 2+ hour hike within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area boundaries along elephant trails up to a picturesque waterfall and collapsed hillside which attracts animals nightly because of the salt and minerals in the soil and the nearby stream. 9:00 am-4:00 pm. (Max 6 bikes + 3 passengers) 529,000 TZS/quad + 287,500 TZS/adult passenger or 230,000 TZS/child passenger
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Upon your arrival, we offer you all the accessories to thoroughly enjoy your outdoor recreational activities: overalls, handkerchief, boots, and helmet. We'll teach you everything you need to know to safely drive your own quad bike.
4WTZ has single rider quad bikes and double quad bikes that will accommodate 1 passenger over the age of 12 years.
4 Wheeling Tanzania offers quad bike and mountain bike rides, hiking and other recreational activities near Ngorongoro from its Recreation Center in Karatu and in the vicinity of Mt. Meru with recreational activities based at the Arusha Coffee Lodge.
Activities in Karatu take place with the scenic forest of Ngorongoro as a back drop set against expanses of coffee farms and local farms. Exploring Mt. Meru's locale you'll find acacia stands, village scenes, coffee fields and vast vistas.
Once kids aged 6-16 have “coached” mom and dad through the quad bike training and waved them off, a fun adventure of their own awaits. They’ll enjoy discovering what it’s like to live like a traditional Maasai. Each child gets a hand at supervised activities like throwing a spear or club, shooting a bow and arrow, painting their own Maasai shield and stringing beads. Each child will go home with their own Maasai shuka, shield or jewelry and lots of stories to tell Includes kids meal and soft drink for lunch or dinner. This is a great way to keep kids entertained while mom and dad are on a 1 or 2 hour ride. 150,000 TZS for the first child 100,000 TZS for each additional child for up to 2 hours.
Complimentary recreational activities include a kids' playground, swings and slide, bicycles, volleyball, badminton, football, croquet, hammock, and a playhouse for the kids.
Drive through local farms climbing up the foothills of Ngorongoro to a picturesque coffee estate to enjoy an introduction to coffee farming and views all the way to the Lake Manyara escarpment. While walking through the fields, learn about coffee growing and roasting from farm to cup and delight in a picnic lunch surrounded by nature. 1/2 day activity beginning at 8:30 am or 11:30 am (Max 6 bikes + 3 passengers) 470,000 TZS/quad + 287,500 TZS/adult or 230,000 TZS/child passenger.
Drive through private coffee fields and acacia stands to arrive at a scenic shallow crater. Walk a short distance to reach the rim and take in the views. Enjoy a walking coffee tour at Arusha Coffee Lodge and savor a Garden buffet lunch. Half day activity beginning at 8:30 am or 11:30 am (Max 6 bikes + 3 passengers) 470,000 TZS/quad + 287,500 TZS/adult passenger or 230,000 TZS/child passenger.
This ride passes through the centre of Karatu near the central market, the butchers, the Maasai ladies selling honey and the carpenters’ and tailors’ shops. It then climbs one of the tallest hills in Karatu to overlook the town with views of Lake Manyara and the setting sun West of Ngorongoro. 5:30-730 pm (Max 5 quads + 3 passengers) 276,000 TZS/quad + 187,500 TZS/adult passenger or 172,500 TZS/child passenger
“Drive Yourself to Explore” through private coffee fields and acacia stands following a river fed by runoff from Mt. Meru past local farms & village scenes. This is a great mini adventure. (Max 6 quads + 3 passengers) 245,000 TZS/quad + 172,500 TZS/adult passenger or 150,000 TZS/child passenger First ride begins at 8:30 am. Last ride begins at 3:30 pm.
(Karatu & Arusha)
The possible routes and scenery are endless. Your ride leader will help you choose the one that's right for you. Offered at 8:30 am, 11:30 am or 2:30 pm. 2-hour ride + half hour practice session. (Max 6 quads + 3 passengers) 325,000 TZS/quad + 230,000 TZS/adult passenger or 172,500 TZS/child passenger
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