Tanzania Mountain Treks
Some of the world's most popular climbing and hiking destinations are located in Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania's crown jewel, is the highest free standing mountain (almost 6,000 meters) in Africa and one of its largest volcanos. Various climbing routes wind up "Kili" offering climbers an incredible experience as they scale the dramatic peak. To reach the summit you do not need to be an experienced climber, however, you do need to be in a fit and good overall condition. Desire, good guidance from your highly skilled climber guides and a little bit of luck will find you celebrating success at the summit.
Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro's "little sister" at 4,566 meters is an impressive free stranding and active volcano which last erupted in 1910. It dominates Arusha National Park with its huge cliffs. Beautiful climbing routes take hikers through lush tropical forest, alpine moorland and arctic dessert. Wild animals, including giraffe, buffalo, antelope and baboons are frequently found on this mountains and you may also come across leopards. Due to this, an armed Park Ranger must accompany climbers. The mountain is often used as a warm-up for Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Ol Doinyo Lengai, at approximately 3,000 meters, is an active volcano in northern Tanzania on the southern shore of Lake Natron and just outside Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This impressive peak is revered by the Maasai as the sacred home and "Mountain of God." A nearly perfect cone, it stills erupts occasionally and climbers may have the opportunity to walk on still-steaming new ground. The volcano is unique among volcanoes as it produces natrocarbonite lava that is rich in sodium and carbonates. The lava is highly fluid, weathers rapidly, turns grey in color, and results in a volcanic landscape that is different from an other in the world.
The ascent of Lengai is difficult - very steep, slippery and exposed. Endurance is required for 5-8 hour ascent in darkness and 4-5 hours descent. The trek starts near midnight from Lake Natron and climbers reach the summit at sunrise for beautiful views. Trekkers need to navigate the steep unstable slopes of ash to summit - more than 2,000 meters of altitude difference to summit. This trek requires heat tolerance, sure footedness and no fear of heights. An example of gear that is required for this trek includes: ankle-high trekking boots, gloves, head covering, rain/wind protection, headlamp, telescopic poles, dust-proof camera bag, bivouvac sack.
Bushland Adventure Travel partners with the most highly experienced climbing guides and outfitters to ensure travelers an exceptional and safe trekking adventure.