What you should know about Tanzania Hiking tours?

If your doctor has not yet ceased you from making some movements. And you really feel that you are so fit to go as high as many thousands meters above sea level, join us on one of many of our Tanzania hiking safaris.  Contact Jewel safaris today please. 

In today’s hiking experience, we take you to a country crowned by the tallest free-standing volcano in the world, almost bisected by chains of ancient mountain ranges.

This is generally where hiking takes on a high profile. Stunning scenery and rugged terrain combined with a fascinating cultural backdrop to create several challenging and adventurous routes.

Here are some suggestions to get you started. For a clear itinerary draft and price quote to any of these

Where to do waking safaris in Tanzania?

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mountain Kilimanjaro in a distance.

The hiking journey to the peak of this iconic mountain, the world’s tallest free-standing volcano continue intensively luring thousands of trekkers each year.

Beginning amid lush stands of banana on heavily cultivated lower slopes, the climb continues up through dense, dripping rainforest to alpine meadows and crosses a barren lunar landscape to the twin summits of Kibo and Mawenzi.

The final stage — the ascent up a steep, slippery scree slope — typically begins around midnight, culminating with sunrise views from the summit over the plains far below.

Kilimanjaro‘s cold, wet conditions and its altitude (5896m) make trekking here a serious undertaking. To aid acclimatization, plan on at least a seven day round trip for a summit attempt, and budget adequately for this adventurous safari.

You can contact Jewel safaris to make all arrangements necessary to trek this iconic mountain.      

Mount Meru

Mt Meru for your hiking thrill

What to expect on this walking or hiking expeditions?

Often lost in the shadow of nearby Mount Kilimanjaro, 4566m-high Meru-Tanzania‘s second-highest peak – also offers a highly scenic trek to the top.

The ascent hiking starts in grassland and lush forest on the mountain’s lower slopes, rising up through picturesque glades and finishing with a dramatic and exhilarating walk along the knife edge of volcanic Meru‘s crater rim.

Meru is smaller than Kilimanjaro, and a trek can be done comfortably in four days, three nights. However, do not underestimate the mountain: its steepness, sheer drop-offs on the final ascent and the effects of altitude make it an almost equally challenging climb.

Mount Meru is part of Arusha National Park, and all hikers must be accompanied by a park ranger, which can be arranged at the entry gate. Send us your inquiry please.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro crater’s captivating view

Best places to hike in Tanzania.

In Tanzania’s north is a wonderful destination in its own right, with rugged, scenic trekking and terrain varying from steep escarpments and grassy ridges to dense forests and volcanic peaks.

There are no set routes, which makes for many possibilities. These include an overnight hike taking in the grassy summit and shallow crater of Olmoti peak and the breathtakingly beautiful crater lake of Empakaai.

A day-hike up Makarot peak (3130m), complete with grasslands and wide views; and, a five-day walk from the northern edge of Ngorongoro Crater via lake-filled Empakaai Crater to the summit of the still-active Ol Doinyo Lengai, just outside the NCA’s boundaries. T

here is no infrastructure, and for overnight hikes most people use donkeys or vehicle support to carry water and supplies. Day hikes are much more reasonable and Jewel safaris can also be arranged in touch with Jewel safaris team.

Udzungwa Mountains

Tanzania spectacular hiking sites.

Top Hiking destinations in  Tanzania.

Rushing waterfalls, steep slopes, 10 species of primates and a wealth of unique bird and plant species are the highlights of hiking in the seldom-visited, located about a six hour’s drive southwest of Dar es Salaam.

Infrastructure is rudimentary (you will need to bring your own tent and supplies), and the trail network is limited. But the night-time symphony of forest insects, the burbling of streams and views down over the Kilombero plains make up for the hassle.

Despite relatively easy access (the main park gate is just 60km south of the highway along a decent road), the Udzungwas remain very much off the beaten path, and hikers will often have trails to themselves.

Recommended hikes include the two-night, three-day climb up Mwanihana Peak (2080m) and the challenging six-day trail to Luhombero Peak (2579m), the highest point in the park.

All of these climbing safaris  and hiking safaris can be done year round. However, there are seasons when rain is much that hiking and climbing are not recommended but they are recommended during dry season.  

See the Tanzania Itineraries below.

1.  8 Days Tanzania Safaris – Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti

2. 3 Days Tanzania Safaris -Lake Manyara, Tarangire & Ngorongoro Crater

3. 4 Day Serengeti & Ngorongoro Park Safari

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