When you choose hiking and trekking as a part of your Tanzania Adventure, you have a multitude of destinations to choose from.
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.
Your budget will also affect your choices, Mt. Kilimanjaro is rather expensive, but the other destinations like Usambara Mountains or Uluguru Mountains are cheap. Climbing/Hiking destinations in Tanzania: 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.
How to get there: Arrival by international flight to Dar es Salaam, Arusha or Zanzibar, then transfer by small airplane, bus or by road to your chosen destination.
What to do: Depending on your choice, hiking in Tanzania are almost always combined with wildlife safaris.
Mountains like Uluguru and Usambara also give you a unique option for real cultural experiences.
When to go: The best trekking seasons are the dry and are in the period from mid-December to February, and the cooler, but still dry months from June to October.
Mid-March to Mid-May is the least favourable period, but most treks are still possible if you don’t mind rain and muddy, slippery trails. Our packages that includes Hiking and Mountain Climbing: $1450 Kilimanjaro Climb - The Marangu Route The most traditional route for reaching Uhuru Peak – often called The Coca Cola route. This route takes you up the south-east side of the mountain through fine forest and moorland nature. $1550 Kilimanjaro Climb - The Umbwe Route If you want the most direct route, you might want to choose this exceptional beautiful method of climbing the mountains western flank. Described as one of the finest non-technical mountaineering expeditions in East Africa.
$1750 Kilimanjaro Climb - The Machame Route Many people believe this is the most beautiful route up Kilimanjaro, and also often referred to as “The Whiskey route” – the easiest of the hard routes.
$1750 Kilimanjaro Climb - The Lemosho Route A better option than the traditional Shira Route – giving you more time to enjoy the forest section, ascent more gradually and acclimatise good en route to Uhuru Peak. A good choice for improving your chance of reaching the summit!
$1750 Kilimanjaro Climb - The Rongai Route You might want to choose this route, an extraordinary ascent. The drier northern slopes give you an advantage, and take you to the Saddle rather easy, with views to the north over arid, flat Maasai lands in southern Kenya. $650 Mt. Meru Climb - The Momela Route It’s a unique four days trek which includes walking through grassland and forest before ending in a dramatic ridge walk up to the summit with stunning view.
$4200 Wonders of Tanzania (21 days) This 21 days package brings you to the wonders of Tanzania including a seven days Kilimanjaro climb, safari in Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park before you end your trip at Zanzibar.