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Hiking in Tanzania

Discover the diverse and stunning scenery as well as the incredible biodiversity of Tanzania while on a hike!

From the Rift Valley to the ceiling of Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro – there are plenty of incredible hiking options awaiting you in Tanzania. Come to this unique part of East Africa and discover why for yourself! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Tanzania. The mountains are calling!

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Leonardo Rodriguez


March, 2022

Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking in 5 days via the Marangu route

Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.



October, 2019

5-day Mount Kilimanjaro climb via the Marangu route

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There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Tanzania

Any hiking trip to Tanzania is bound to be a truly scenic adventure. From the other-worldly geologic formations in the Rift Valley to the myriad landscapes around Mount Kilimanjaro, there is certainly a lot to see. In less than one week, you can hike through thick rainforest, over open moorland, up volcanic scree and past Africa’s only glacier, just on Kilimanjaro.


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Swahili, English


Tanzanian shilling (TZS)

Best time to visit:

January to March and June to October

What’s the weather like?

During the hiking season, average daily temperatures are usually in the mid to upper-20s (upper 70s to lower 80s). The two dry seasons barely experience any rain

How to get there:

Any trip to Tanzania’s hiking hotspots likely begins with a flight into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Most guides will opt to meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip

More info about Hiking in Tanzania:

Heading to Mount Kilimanjaro is overwhelmingly the most popular hiking attraction in Tanzania, with many people opting to climb the peak and add a safari on to the end of the trip. There are seven different routes to the summit of the peak – Lemosho, Lemosho Western-Breach, Machame, Marangu, Mweka, Rongai, Shira, and Umbwe – all of which take between 5 and 10 days. Of these, the Marangu is considered the easiest and is the most popular. Aside from Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, in Arusha National Park, is another popular hiking option. At 4,556 meters (14,947 feet), Meru is the fifth highest peak in Africa and second tallest in Tanzania. It is frequently used as an acclimatization hike for those heading to Kilimanjaro. The peak is not technically difficult to climb and only takes three days. However, there is considerable elevation gain, so it is best to be in good physical condition before attempting to do so

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