Hiking gives you unparalleled contact with local people and nature. Whether you prefer a short walk in the neighbourhood, meet the Hadzabe bushmen, Datoga nomads or want to climb the, Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro or Ol Doinyo Lengai, you can read more in this category. We can bring you in contact with experienced Tour Operators to organize your adventure.
Africa’s highest mountain (5895m) and the world’s tallest freestanding volcano, Kilimanjaro is one of the classic Africa experiences.
The ‘Kili’ is also the highest mountain anywhere that can be climbed in four to seven days without specialised mountaineering experience or equipment. It is higly recommendable to pick out a specialised and reliable company like Team Kilimanjaro to guide your ascent to maximise your personal safety and summit chances.
Looming over Arusha, Mount Meru offers a taste of many of Tanzania’s varies wildlife habitats. With a peak of 4556 m, it is ‘only’ the fifth highest mountain in Africa but a great alternative for the Kilimanjaro. Meru is less crowded, less expensive and less likely to engender altitude sickness. Recommendable!
Ol Doinyo Lengai and Lake Natron
The Maasai’s ‘ Mountain of God’, a near-perfect cone, is East-Africa’s only active volcano. It can be climbed in one night to reach the top before sunrise. Great to combine during an adventurous weekend with a visit of Lake Natron, a gigantic sump of soda and salt, much of it caked with crystals, and home of the world’s largest breeding colony of flamingos.
Hadzabe busmen, Datoga nomads and Lake Eyasi
The Hadzabe bushmen are one of the two hunter-gatherer tribes remaining in Tanzania. A hike in the area with approved guides allows to accompany the bushmen during the hunt in combination with a visit of Lake Eyasi and encounter the Datoga nomads, a group of families living around Lake Eyasi as well. Highly recommendable in combination with a stay at Kisima Ngeda Lodge. (Photo BVZ Belgium)
Hiking in the Usambara Mountains is one of Tanzania’s foremost pleasures. The attractive town of Lushoto is the main settlement in West Usambara and the base of the region’s cultural tourism programme, the perfect way to explore this scenic area including the Irente viewpoint. In East Usambara, the Amani Nature Reserve comprises one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth. Good in combination with a stay at Muller’s Mountain Lodge.