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Lake Jipe is a small, shallow lake lying astride the Kenya-Tanzania border, just to the east of the northern Pare Mountains of Tanzania (Mwanga district, in the Kilimanjaro region). It is 12 km long and 2.5 km wide, 12 square km belong to Tanzania and 14 square km to Kenya. Tsavo West National Park of Kenya borders the southern portion of the lake while Mt Kilimanjaro dominates the horizon some distance to the northwest.

Lake Jipe receives its main inflow from Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania via River Lumi passing through Kenya. The other main inflow is via River Muvulani from the Pare Mountains. Several temporary streams, mainly from the Pare Mountains, also drain into Lake Jipe. The lake has one outflow, the River Ruvu, located in Tanzania to the south of River Lumi, the main inflow.

Jipe is a shallow backwater of the Lumi River, which afterwards becomes the Ruvu River, and enters in the Nyumba ya Mungu Reservoir. After joining there with the Kikuletwa the stream flows as Pangani River in the Indian Ocean at Pangani. As for wildlife, Lake Jipe not only offers an abundance of hippo and crocodile but there is also a small herd of zebras, To the northern end of the lake are also a few tiny villages whose inhabitants make a living from fishing.

Kenya's unfenced Tsavo West National Park protects part of the lake's northern shore, while on the Tanzania side Mkomazi Game Reserve is nearby. The lake is known for its, Canoeing and Boat safari, endemic fish, Hippopotamus, Herds of Elephants, Crocodiles, as well as water birds and other mammals, wetland plants and lake-edge swamps, which can extend 2 kilometres (1.2m) from the lake’s shore.

Our cycling start from Moshi to lake Jipe, through both rough and tarmac road flat road, downhill and uphills we will cross through the deffernt villages in our route, explore their cultural activities and the way they living out there before get to lake Jipe and spend a day out there. Later afternoon we will start cycling to Moshi town back to the hotel and this will be the end of our package services. Lake Jipe! best time to visit is on dry season from July-September and then December-February. Big Mamals like Hippo, Elephants and a lot of birds are guaranteed to be seen.


Entry fee.
All other gorvernment fees.
Picnic lunch box.
purified Drinking water.
Professional mountain bike guide.
Mountain bike Guides and Cooker salaries.
Transport to and from the destinaton.
Please call us for special Meal.
supportive car or cars.
The Mountain Bike.


International flights.
Tanzania Visa.
Pre/post accommodation and airport transfers (booking is available upon request).
Tips for your guide and driver. Afritreks recommendation is $ 20 to your guide divided per person per day.
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, cameras, visa, and travel insurance.).
Meals not listed in the itinerary.
Liquors, beers and bottled beverages.