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Hiking & trekking in Tanzania

  • Climb Kilimanjaro: Africa's highest peak with breathtaking views to a once-in-a-lifetime summit triumph.
  • Climb Meru: Scale Mount Meru's challenging routes, with panoramic views on Tanzania's second-highest peak.
  • Ngorongoro Highlands: Trek the undulating landscapes of the Ngorongoro Highlands with wildlife and Maasai culture.
  • Kilimanjaro Day Hikes: Experience Kilimanjaro's grandeur on a day hike, exploring its lower slopes.
  • & more: Explore the Usambara mountain ranges, walking safaris, waterfalls, tribes, hot springs and much more.
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Overview

Hiking & trekking in Tanzania

Tanzania is an especially great destination for those looking for an active holiday adventure and offers you the chance to experience waterfalls, nature, wildlife, spectacular scenery, wildlife from national parks, towns and villages which share a backdrop of towering mountains, vast savannah, caldera's, craters or the Rift valley. Africa's highest peak at 5895m or 19,341ft; Uhuru peak - Mount Kilimanjaro, is definitely one of the most popular options although there are many possibilities and off the beaten track locations as well.

Trip ideas

Below are some of our most popular hiking & trekking options in Tanzania. If something is missing you can contact us for a tailor made quote.

When to visit

These recommendations are based on weather patterns and trends. Mountains are extremely unpredictable and we always recommend you to be prepared for any weather outcome regardless of the predicted season.

Excellent time

January, February, July, August, September, October

Within our predicted dry season, these months generally have dry conditions and good mountain weather making the trek more achievable. These are also the busiest months and you may find all routes are busy in this period.

Good time

March, June, November, December

These months generally are between our dry season and wet season where conditions are generally dry on the mountain however you may still experience some rain. These are generally great months for those looking to avoid the crowds as most will  travel in the excellent time above.

Mixed time

April, May

Our predicted 'long rain' season in Tanzania where the chances of rain are high and downpours can be heavy (tropical!) and make trekking very difficult. For a seasoned mountaineer this can be a great time to avoid all of the crowds who usually skip these months.

Combine with

This package is usually combined with one of the below. We can also tailor a custom itinerary combining any of our packages for you.

Planning a trek

Need some help planning a Kilimanjaro trek?

Please visit our dedicated section below to find out more about private or group treks, when to climb, getting to Kilimanjaro / Tanzania, visas, documents, choosing a route, training for your climb, health and vaccines, Kilimanjaro packing list, hiking boots, rental equipment, tipping, insurance, money:

What to expect

Want to find out more about what to expect from a Kilimanjaro trek with Shah Tours?

Please visit our dedicated section below to find out more about your mountain crew, safety on the mountain, AMS and mountain sickness, food, drink, equipment, comfort upgrades, toilets and bathrooms, emergency oxygen, communicating on the trek, weather, park rules and luggage:

Why us

Why choose Shah Tours for your Kilimanjaro trek?

As one of Kilimanjaro's oldest and longest serving Kilimanjaro operators, we are one of the best providing: 35+ years experience, family owned and operated, high quality equipment and fleet, responsible and externally monitored, superior & experienced guides, safe, secure and reliable with over 2000+ happy clients each year:

FAQs and blog

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