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Mountain Climbing

Mountain Climbing When to Go: The best time to climb Tanzania’s mountains is during the dry season, which runs from June to October. The weather is generally clear and dry during this period, making for good climbing conditions. However, the peak season for climbing is from July to September, so if you plan to climb during this time, make sure to book well in advance.

Mountain climbing in Tanzania is a popular activity among adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts. Tanzania is home to several stunning mountains, including Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, and Mount Meru, the fifth-highest mountain in Africa. Here is some information to help you plan your mountain climbing trip to Tanzania:

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcanic mountain and is the highest peak in Africa, standing at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) tall. It is located in the Kilimanjaro National Park, in northern Tanzania. Climbing Kilimanjaro requires no technical skills or equipment, but it is a strenuous and challenging climb that can take between five to nine days, depending on the chosen route.

Mount Meru

Mount Meru is the fifth-highest mountain in Africa, standing at 4,566 meters (14,980 feet) tall. It is located in the Arusha National Park, in northern Tanzania. Climbing Mount Meru requires less time and effort than Kilimanjaro, with most climbs taking two to four days. The climb is steep and challenging, but it offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Oldoinyo Lengai

Oldoinyo Lengai is an active volcano located in Tanzania, East Africa, and is part of the volcanic system of the East African Rift. It is located in the eastern part of the Great Rift Valley, in the northern region of Tanzania, near Lake Natron. The name “Oldoinyo Lengai” means “Mountain of God” in the Maasai language. Oldoinyo Lengai is one of the few active carbonatite volcanoes in the world. Carbonatite lava is very rare and differs from other lava types in that it is rich in carbonates rather than silicates. The lava is also much cooler than other types of lava, making it possible for hikers to walk on it without getting burned.

Moments in nature as elephants are seen in front of a mountain

Mount Kilimanjaro, Meru Climb & Oldoinyo Lengai