Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.
Tanzania is home to some of Africa’s most famous national parks and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro rising above the Serengeti. Most visitors will find themselves passing through Dar es Salaam and heading out on safaris and various wildlife viewing adventures. For those who want to take a break and spend some time soaking up the sun, the beautiful beaches of Zanzibar beckon. Off Pemba and Mafia islands is a whole other kind of natural wonder, one most appreciated by the scuba divers and snorkelers who come here from around the world to experience the coral gardens, colorful fish, and crystal clear waters
Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest peak. Witness the ice-capped peaks after conquering its summit.
Mount Kenya is Africa’s second highest peak and it’s considering visually stunning because of their ice-capped peaks. Mount Kenya offers snow-capped peaks, desert plains, and a range of treks: from relaxed hill walks to to high altitude routes on alpine slopes. Mount Kenya offers plenty of challenges!
Mount outdoor enthusiasts may know the mighty peak of Mount Kenya, but there are many other climbing areas to be explored! While hiking to Mount Kenya’s summit, you’ll come across granite cliffs and volcanic rock towers before facing the ultimate challenge: a technical assault on Africa’s second highest summit.
The 3 highest peaks in Mount Kenya: Batian (5200m) and Nelion (5188m) require some technical climbing, it’s usually to Lenana (4985m) that trekkers head to. The ascent is exhilarating its diversity will keep you engaged. Since it’s the second most popular, Mount Kenya has less hikers than the Kilimanjaro. Many would argue that Mount Kenya, even though its not as high as the Kilimanjaro, is certainly more interesting!
The Chogoria/ Sirimon Route offers the best combination of alpine scenery and acclimatization as you’ll ascend via the spectacular Lake Michaelson and Lake Ellis to the trekking peak of Kenya, at Point Lenana (4985m). Then you’ll head north where you’ll descend the stunning Sirimon trail with dramatic views.