Tanzania Mountain Climbing

Mountain Hiking

Apart from walking and game viewing we also arange climbs to the roof of Africa, Mt.Kilimanjaro (5895m) and Mt.Meru (4,566m) at very reasonables prices, you won’t come across elsewhere. Some of the most popular hiking and climbing destinations in Africa are situated in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa and also the highest free standing mountain in the world, is a magnet for thousands of climbers from all around the world. Various climbing routes wind up Kilimanjaro offering an overwhelming experience to the intrepid climbers who scale the dramatic peak. Other beautiful climbing routes scale the wildlife rich forests of Mount Meru. Climbers pass through changing vegetation zones. Lush tropical mountain forest, alpine moorland dotted with giant lobelia and groundsel. Arctic desert and finally on Kilimanjaro arctic conditions where snow and ice prevail. Most routes require no special knowledge or training. These are however steep climbing routes that require good fitness and health. Technical climbing routes exist on Kilimanjaro and other massifs in the area and can be arranged for interested parties.

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climbing mount kilimanjaroWhen you choose hiking and trekking as a part of your Tanzania Adventure, you have a multitude of destinations to choose from. Your budget will also affect your choices, Mt. Kilimanjaro is rather expensive, but the other destinations like Usambara Mountains or Uluguru Mountains are cheap.

Most travellers will include some hiking in a larger package, and you might want to do hiking or walking safaris in one of the parks or reserves, but then you’ll have to be escorted by armed rangers due to the wildlife present.

Mt. Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro is the continents highest peak, and one of Africa’s most magnificent sighs. The highest freestanding mountain in the world, rising from cultivated farmlands, through lush rainforest to alpine meadows, and at last in between lunar landscape up to the twin summits of Kibo (5.895 m) and Mawenzi (5.149 m) peaks.

Mt. Meru
More then 400 species of animals and birds make their home at the slopes of Mount Meru. Thus all trekking here have to be accompanied by an armed ranger. Elephant, buffalo, baboon, warthog, duiker and black- and white colobus monkeys are amongst the wildlife registered here.

Usambara Mountains
By some called the Switzerland of Tanzania, and as a part of the Eastern Arc mountains, this area give you a multitude of destinations and treks to choose amongst. You can do your hiking in the West Usambara, East Usambara or in Amani Forest Reserve, or a combination of them all.

Crater Highlands
The beautiful and rugged Crater Highlands offer you and your fellow hikers an elevated range of volcanoes, intact and collapsed ones, as a chain along the eastern side of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, rising up from The Great Rift Valley.

Uluguru Mountains
South and east of Morogoro, the agricultural main city in Tanzania, bordering to Mikumi National Park and Selous Game Reserve, the intriguing Uluguru Mountains lure you into its rainforest, birdlife and peak after peak of lulling green tops.