MOUNTAIN TREKKING & HIKING
Climbing 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.
Tanzania has a number of mid-range mountains ideal for walking and hiking. Especially the Udzungwa mountains and the Usambara mountains are a lovely landscape for recreation. If you like the idea of cultural walks, choose Pare mountains, Monduli mountain or Uluguru mountains. In these areas you can visit villages, meet local people and learn about their tribal lifestyle.