Tanzania is the home to many fantastic mountain ranges and peaks, the most famous being Mt Kilimanjaro. Each mountain has its own unique beauty and character, from the highest summit in Africa, Kilimanjaro, to the still active volcano of Ol Donyo Lengai.
Tanzania is becoming a popular place for mountain climbing for all types and levels of experience with many trails and peaks available to suit anyone.
Mount Kilimanjaro. So much more than just being the highest peak in the entire African continent AND the tallest free-standing mountain in the world.
For many, it represents the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime personal challenge – an arduous but highly rewarding 6 to 8 day trek up to Uhuru Point (the actual summit) or to Gillman’s Point (on the lip of the crater).
The famous snow-covered peak of Kilimanjaro towers an impressive 5,895 metres (19,336 feet) above the African plains below. It is situated within the Kilimanjaro National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is about a 130 km drive from Arusha.
Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania and the fifth highest in Africa. It is a great mountain to climb and offers spectacular scenery, including views of Mount Kilimanjaro. The mountain is unspoilt and less congested as compared to Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Meru is an active volcano located 70 kilometres (44 miles) west of Mount Kilimanjaro. At a height of 4,566 metres (14,980 ft), it is still visible from Mt Kilimanjaro on a clear day.