• Duration: 1-Hour Quad Explorer Ride, Karatu, Tanzania
• Protective Clothing (includes mandatory helmet, optional overalls & handkerchiefs for mud/dust, boots & protective pads)
• 30 minute Training/Practice Session
• Drive yourself to explore
For people who want to “Drive Themselves to Explore” and have a short amount of time, we offer a 1-hour ride around Karatu. These are booked on a space available basis the day of or the day before the ride.
Start Time: Any time. Please call for availability the day before.
7 automatic transmission top quality American-manufactured quad bikes, accommodating 6 self-driving customers and one ride leader (no passengers). For groups larger than 6, please consider the FULL DAY RIDE & HIKE where the group is split and each person hikes for 2 hours and rides the quad bikes for 2 hours with group coming together for lunch at Gibbs Farm which is included in the price.
We offer many different options from Sunset rides to 2-hour rides and all-day rides with activities. The route and scenery of all rides is based on the season and road conditions. All rides start and end at 4 Wheeling Tanzania Rec Centre.
The manufacturer of our vehicles has rated the vehicles for 16+ years. Our 1.5 acre children’s circuit, opening in Sept. 2016 is designed for kids 14-15 years of age driving our smaller vehicles on an off-road track.
Helmets are mandatory as required by Tanzanian law regardless of any conflict with religious headgear worn by riders. We offer overalls, hand, elbow and knee pads, rubber boots, and handkerchiefs to be worn at the customer’s preference. Customers may wish to bring a change of clothes, sunscreen and a pair of socks to wear with the boots.
We strongly advise that your clients have an evacuation policy and a medical insurance policy before riding. We offer riders the AMREF/Flying Doctors Tourist Scheme B at $15. If they decline it we ask them to sign a statement acknowledging that fact.
With advance arrangements, for groups of 4 or more, Bumps Cafe Ltd offers wood-fired pizza or hot local dishes for lunch or dinner. For groups of 6 or more, a traditional Maasai BBQ is available after 5:00 pm. Lunch boxes are available. Please see our dining information packet for pricing. TIPS Should guests wish to tip the ride leader & staff, a tip box is provided.
Kids aged 14+ can enjoy riding ATVs on a private 1.5 acre circuit. Everyone will find something thrilling to try, riding through water or mud, driving over logs or climbing a
hill. Riders are guided through the course based on their growing skills and confidence. $35 per hour. Additional services are available as add-ons during the purchase process.
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, herding goats, and stringing
beads. Each child will go home with their own Maasai clothing, shield or jewelry and lots of stories to tell their friends and relatives back home. Includes kids wood fired
pizza and drink for lunch or dinner. This is a great way to keep kids entertained while mom and dad are on a 1-2 hour ride. Available anytime. $60 for the first child (2 hours).
$45 for each additional child. Additional services are available as add-ons during the purchase process.
Children 6-16 can participate in a range of activities for 1-2 hours while their parents are on one of the 2-hour scheduled rides. We have a complimentary play area with the
IBES Playground (coming soon) Volleyball
Kid’s playhouse Sand box
Vegetable & Fruit Garden Hammock
Once in Karatu, turn off the main road onto the Highview hotel/FAME road opposite the turn to Mbulu. Follow the “ATV RIDES” signs to the Recreation Centre. We are located between Umatu and Shalom Orphanage.
Additional services are available as add-ons during the purchase process.
Policy & Terms1-6 people. CANCELLATIONS: STRICTLY NO CANCELLATIONS FOR WEATHER. Because rainfall can be very localized, many times on our rides, it is raining at the Recreation Centre but not 5 minutes away. We will postpone training sessions to wait out very heavy rain but then will proceed with rides of any duration. We provide overalls and rubber boots for riders and find that driving through mud and puddles only adds to the sense of adventure for guests. Once paid in full, bookings are nonrefundable within 30 days. Once paid in full, bookings cancelled more than 30 days before the ride date will be refunded in full less the 20% non-refundable deposit and associated bank fees. TERMS & CONDITIONS: We take the safety of our guests seriously, and reserve the right to refuse to accept any person on a trip should the person’s physical or mental health and condition, or general attitude and deportment impede the operation of the trip or the welfare, safety and enjoyment of others. No refunds shall be given in the event of no shows or where a person leaves a trip before its end, or if a trip ends before its due date or time. LATE ARRIVALS WILL REDUCE THE RIDE TIME OF YOUR CUSTOMERS WITHOUT REFUND. Each rider must sign a waiver. Organized by: 4Wheeling
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