Places where you’ll find the best hiking in Tanzania

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Hiking is a great activity, as it is exciting as well as good for your physical health. In Tanzania, tourists can enjoy a spectacular hiking experience, as they are surrounded by stunning flora and fauna, and accompanied by friendly and helpful locals. Here are some of the amazing destinations that offer the best hiking experience in Tanzania!

 

  1. Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most famous destinations in Tanzania as it is the world's tallest freestanding volcanic mountain! Here, tourists can enjoy a fun filled trek, surrounded by unique ecosystems, and stunning flora and fauna. Travellers can visit the gorgeous Materuni Waterfalls, take a trip to Kikuletwa Hot Springs, or walk through Rau Forest. At the peak, tourists can have a life changing experience as they observe the incredible aerial view of the region.)

 

  1. Ngurdoto Crater

The gorgeous Arusha National Park is home to a great hiking spot, Ngurdoto Crater. Here, tourists can enjoy viewing wild animals such as elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, gazelles, baboons, colobus monkeys, buffaloes, flamingos, and hornbills. The greenery of the park is stunning, and the view of the sunrise from Ngurdoto Crater is enchanting. Visitors can also take a trip to the nearby Lake Duluti or the Momella Lakes, where they can enjoy a boat ride!

 

  1. Serengeti National Park

At the spectacular Serengeti, tourists can enjoy hiking at Olduvai Gorge, where human fossil remains and ancient tools were found in the early 1900s! One can also enjoy hiking at Naabi Hill. Visitors can spot wildlife such as buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, hippos, zebras, antelopes, gazelles, cheetahs, and giraffes! During the Great Migration, one can also spot wildebeests!

 

  1. Udzungwa Mountains National Park

Located in southeastern Tanzania, near Mikumi, and Selous Game Reserve, the amazing Udzungwa National Park is one of the top African mainland bird conservation areas. Tourists can find around 400 different bird species, 4 of which are only found in these mountains! During the hike at the mountains, tourists can spot primate such as the Iringa Red Colobus Monkey!

 

  1. Mount Meru

The scenic Mount Meru is an excellent place to visit, especially for tourists who wish to escape the crowds and avoid the rush that Mount Kilimanjaro often has to offer. The region is serene and peaceful, so tourists can relax and enjoy the glorious view of the surroundings. The hike is quicker and easier than that of Mount Kilimanjaro, and tourists can spot Kilimanjaro from here.

 

  1. Ol Doinyo Lengai

Located in Arusha, Ol Doinyo Lengai is the perfect spot for nature lovers. The stunning volcano is found near the Gregory Rift, and is called ‘Mountain of God’ by locals. The attraction is a unique geological oddity as the lava fountains turn hard midair. Adventure seekers can hike up the slopes of the rock formations surrounding the active volcano vents. This location is unique as it is the only volcano known to have carbonatitite, a rare low-temperature lava that is black, but cools to a whitish powder. Hiking here is a great experience!

 

  1. Simba Hill

At Dodoma, the political capital of Tanzania, tourists can visit Simba Hill, also known as Lion Rock or Mlimwa. Travellers can enjoy a rocky hike, which leads to a stunning and breathtaking aerial view of the city, and the vineyards. One can also enjoy a fun trek to visit another great attraction of Dodoma: a series of caves carved into a hillside. The Kondoa Irangi rock paintings are said to be over 50000 years old. There are between 150 to 450 decorated rocks here!

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