Many may know Tanzania for its game drives and boat rides, but did you know that the country is also an amazing destination for adventurous hiking and trekking? Here, you can experience different terrains like craters, high plateaus and volcanoes and witness some amazing views on your journey. If hiking or trekking is the primary goal of your trip, then the ideal time to visit Tanzania would be during the dry season, from July to October. Furthermore, plan your holiday keeping these four hiking trails in mind.
Mt. Kilimanjaro by the Rongai Route
Mt. Kilimanjaro is not only the highest mountain in Africa but also the world’s tallest freestanding volcanic mountain. It is a dormant volcano with three cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. Located in the Kilimanjaro National Park, the Rongai route is one of the seven official trails that leads to the Kibo crater’s Uhuru peak.
Location: Kilimanjaro National Park, Moshi (nearest city)
Duration: Six to eight days
Difficulty level: Easy
Located 20 km southwest of Dar es Salaam is the Pugu Hills Forest Reserve. Within the park flows the River Msimbazi into the Indian Ocean. The hiking trail takes about four hours, and during your hike, you will encounter many migrating bird species and picturesque views.
Location: Pugu Hills Forest Reserve, Dar es Salaam (nearest city)
Duration: One day
Difficulty level: Easy
While visiting the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, hikers can hike up to the Mwanihana Peak, which is about a 38 km trail. The park is a haven for endemic wildlife species like the Udzungwa Partridge, Kipunji Ape and the Iringa red colobus monkey. You will pass through lush forests and large bamboo landscapes, which will lead hikers to the Sanje waterfalls.
Location: Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Mikumi (nearest city)
Duration: Three days
Difficulty level: Moderate
Located in the Arusha National Park, Mt. Meru is Tanzania’s second-highest peak. It is a shorter trek compared to Mt. Kilimanjaro, but it is also steep. Hikers will enjoy the amazing serene views from the top as well as get the chance to encounter wildlife like antelopes, baboons, colobus monkeys, elephants and giraffes.
Location: Arusha National Park, Arusha
Duration: Four days
Difficulty level: Difficult
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