Tanzania Trekking should be your priority while on Vacation in Tanzania. This Page is giving you tips and guides to Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking , Tanzania Crater highland and Mountaineering in Tanzania. Tanzania numerous parks and reserves offer many climbing options for the avid explorer.
The most frequent expeditons are obvious to Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, but there are other destinations such as the Crater Highlands, Udzungwa Mountain, Uluguru Mountain and Usambara Mountain
Mountain Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa standing 19,043 ft and the world’s highest freestanding mountain. Just south of the equator rising from the savannah plains, the summit always enigmatically covered in snow, Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking is a must for mountaineers, trekkers and adventure lovers both amateur and professionals.
The climb, which takes on average, 5 days, takes hikers through think forest and alpine grassland, dessolate rockface and brilliant white glaciers. A trip to this ‘Roof of Africa’ is worth taking.
Mount Meru is one of Africa’s most beautiful volcanoes, and it is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 14,979 ft, and the fifth highest in Africa. This prime location gives walkers the opportunity to spot some birds and wildlife that inhabit the area.
Ever wonder what it must be like to climb to the roof of Africa? Can you imagine the view from 19,340 feet? Any reasonably fit person can experience this with a trek up the highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kilimanjaro!
Or climb a dormant volcano! Mount Meru, a wonderful trek into alpine Africa. With lush forests, bare rock, a spectacular crater, an abundance of wildlife and a snow capped peak at 14,979 feet.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands offers hikers the chance to experience an extended piece of the country on foot and up close.
Longer hikes start around Ngorongoro Wildlife Safaris (Ngorongoro Crater) and pass through smaller Craters and Summits on the way, finishing at Lake Natron with hike to the Crater of the active volcano Oldonyo Lengai.
The track to the top of Lengai is very steep, and a true challenge attempted only by hikers with a good level of fitness.
Rising to over 2,600 meters with two mountain blocks, Uluguru Mountains are part of the Eastern Arc Mountains, old crystalline chain of mountains extending from south east Kenya to the south east of Tanzania, recognized as a global biodiversity "hot spot", for high species richness, large number of endemic plant and animal species, and the delicate nature from human caused disturbances.
Among them are Usambara Mountains and Udzungwa Mountains. These mountains are also given credit for the unique and diverse hydrological importance to the forest vegetation
There are 15 species of birds which are under conservation interest, 11 endemic reptiles and amphibians, three threatened and two endemic mammals.
Much of the mountains are covered with forest reserves that contains some of the oldest species treesThe Usambara Mountains part of the ancient Eastern Arc range of mountains, are situated in the north east of Tanzania, between Mount Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean region of Tanga and Pangani.
Considered to be a "Galapagos" of the plant world, they remain little visited and offer a superb view of unspoiled habitats for endangered species.
This stunning mountainous range is accessible from Lushoto in the west, or alternatively Amani in the East.
Here you will enjoy a pleasant climate, great treks, good birding, and for the botanist an amazing diversity of flora.
Treks and drives will lead you though beautiful arable country and small villages up to majestic escarpments and mountain tops from where the views may be wonderful.
It's best to take around three or four days, allowing you to see Lushoto Town, many small villages, and the wonderful viewpoints off the escarpments from where you can look to Kilimanjaro far off and down to the plains below.