Mountain Treks

Kilimanjaro

The emblematic Kilimanjaro raises to 5’891m in the North East of Tanzania. It is the highest stand-alone mountain in the world. Its solitary majesty emerges from the surrounding savanna.

Africa’s highest point, three extinct volcanoes compose the Kilimanjaro. The Shira in the West, the Mawenzi in the East and the Kibo, located between the other two. Kibo’s peak is named Uruhu (freedom in Swahili)- Its famous icecap summit is in accelerated withdrawal phase since the beginning of the 20th century. Sadly, it will have completely disappeared completely by 2050.

Hikers who climb “the Kili” enjoy the great diversity of its fauna and flora.

We propose two routes : Machame and Marangu. We recommend to climb the Kili in 7 days, allowing for one day of acclimatization in altitude. With this extra day, you will have every chance to reach Uruhu’s peak !

Your support team will be composed of experienced professional guides, Kilimanjaro specialists, porters, and cooks. Apart from your personal belongings, all the equipment will be provided on site.

Last but not least, the ascent of Kilimanjaro does not require any specific mountaineering knowledge. However, its summit is hard-earned, therefore you must be in excellent health and physical condition to reach Uruhu peak.

Tanzania Safari Treks Kilimajaro
Mount Meru

Culminating at 4565m of altitude and overlooking the surrounding lands by more than 3000m, Mount Méru is a stratovolcano. Its North, West and South sides are made up of relatively steady slopes.

The centre of the volcano and its East side consist of a huge caldera. It is 5km in diameter, and bounded by a horseshoe-shaped cliff, which walls reach 1500m in height.

Mount Meru overlooks the city of Arusha. It is the second highest peak in the country, after mount Kilimanjaro, and the fourth highest peak in Africa.

Climbing Mount Meru is certainly less demanding than the Kili. However, a good physical condition and training are necessary.

Finally, to facilitate the ascent, we strongly advise that you make this trek in 5 days. Here too, you will be accompanied by experienced professionals (guides, porters, cooks).

 

Tanzania Safari Treks Meru
Ol Doinyo Lengai

Accompanied by Maasaï guides, you will begin the ascent of Old Doinyo Lengaï in the middle of the night. Then, you will reach the edge of the crater of the active volcano at dawn.

Although its elevation does not seem very impressive, the ascent of Ol Doinyo Lengaï remains a strenuous exercise. You will climb steep slopes, partially in stones and ashes.

Once at the top, you will overlook the surrounding vast plain. On a clear day, you will see the Kili and Mount Meru, in the distance.

Ten hours should suffice for the better trained to make the round trip to base camp.

At sunrise, you will enjoy a unique nature show (and well deserved, according to some….)

A true African adventure !

 

Tanzania Safari Treks Ol Doynio Lengai
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