- March 15, 2018
- Posted by: Tour Leader
- Category: Tourist Activities
Your getaway to Africa’s highest Mountains and remotest areas
Climb the “Roof of Africa”, on Mt Kilimanjaro, trek with the Masai through their ancestral land or explore the unique flora and fauna of the untouched rainforests. Trekking is the best way to experience the wonders of the stunning mountainous areas of Tanzania and to absorb the wonderful nature and beautiful views.
Whether you set foot on the summits of Tanzania’s highest mountains or just walk through the lush forests on the lower slopes for a few hours – trekking in this country offers something for everyone. Volcanoes, high plateaus and mountain ranges, lakes and craters offer superb possibilities for short hikes or long treks.
Fulfill a dream – climb the highest and most famous summit in Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro stands almost 6000 meters above sea level, but one does not need to be an experienced mountain climber to reach its peak.
Mount Meru Trekking
Mount Meru is the fifth highest mountain on the African continent and dominates the Arusha National Park with its huge cliffs. The mountain is often used as a warm-up climb in preparation for the Kilimanjaro.
This trekking tour takes you to the diverse landscape of the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands. You hike through wide grass and mountainous countryside as well as thick mountain forest and the volcanic stamped Savannah landscape of the Rift Valley.
Where to go trekking in Tanzania?
Without a doubt, Tanzania’s best-known mountain and also the highest mountain in Africa is Mt Kilimanjaro with its peak at 5,895 m. There are six official climbing routes to the top and trekking durations vary from five to ten days. We specialise in four of the six routes: Marangu, Machame, Lemosho and Rongai.
Less known but just as attractive as Mt Kilimanjaro is its “smaller brother” Mt Meru which is located in the Arusha National Park. Mt Meru’s peak rises to a height of 4,566 m and is only 80 km away from Mt Kilimanjaro. The mountain slopes offer natural shelter to numerous animal species such as elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, baboons, colobus monkeys and antelopes, making your trek an adventurous one.
Other mountains in northern Tanzania are Mt Lomalasin (3,648 m), Mt Hanang (3,417 m), Ol Doinyo Lengai (2,878 m) and Mt Longido (2,637 m).
Even hikers without summit ambitions will love Tanzania. On a three to five day trek through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Lake Natron, you will experience the Masai culture and their way of life. In the western Usambara Mountains, you can visit breath-taking lookout points and do multi-day hikes.
In southern Tanzania, you can go hiking through untouched nature with endemic flora and fauna in the Uluguru Mountains and the Udzungwa Mountains National Park.