Situated in East Africa, between the African Great Lakes and Indian Ocean, Tanzania is a diverse and spectacularly scenic country. The northeastern portion of the country is mountainous and home to the highest point in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. Farther west is the Gregory Rift, the southernmost portion of the East African Rift, and the serengeti.
Due to the diverse array of landscapes and incredible biodiversity of the East African country, mountaineering and trekking are particularly popular. Nearly 40 percent of Tanzania’s land is covered by national parks and conservation areas, meaning there is a lot to see and explore.
Famous Mountains in Tanzania
While there are several volcanic summits in Tanzania that are popular with trekkers and mountaineers, Mount Kilimanjaro is by far the most popular destination. Rising to 5,895 metres (19,341 feet) in elevation, Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s Seven Summits and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world.
Along with being the highest point in Africa, Kilimanjaro is also considered to be the easiest of the world’s Seven Summits to climb. Various routes, starting from all sides of the mountain, lead to its highest point and are perfectly appropriate for trekkers with no prior climbing experience.
Other popular expeditions in Tanzania are:
- Climb Mount Meru
- Climb Mount Loolmalasin
- Climb Mount Hanang
- Climb Rungwe
- Rift Valley Trek
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