Adventure Mountain hiking East Africa
up to 5.895 m and climbing
On our mountain hiking East Africa you can encounter 2 types of mountains / mountain ranges
Either they are of volcanic origin or lifted up precambrium stone material. Active volcanoes in East Africa are Oldoinyo Lengai and Nyiragongo. Dormant are part of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Mount Longonot. Extinct are Mount Kenya, Mount Elgon, Oldonyo Lesatima and part of Kilimanjaro. OR are uplifted stone material of precambrian
Mountain hiking East Africa – various mountains, different routes, several countries
Each mountain has its own fascination an character. It depends on your interest if you wish to hike the highest mountain of East Africa – Kilimanjaro or the wild Mount Kenya or to explore still active volcanoes like Nyiragongo or Ol Doinyo Lengai. With our experience we advise you well about mountain hiking East Africa.
What is important for our Mountain hiking East Africa? Walk slowly but steady and breathe calmly but regularly. Should you not feel well please report to your mountain guide. Good hiking shoes, walking stick, very warm cloths and sleeping bag, thermos flask, sun protection, sun glasses, a very strong torch – better a head light to have your hands free.
During mountain hiking you mostly sleep in 2-men tents and meal plan is full board. It is possible to have your single tent on request.
Mount Meru – Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route – mountain hiking
Hiking Mount Meru doesn’t require technical skills but you must have good stamina and be sure-footed. As described in other mountain trekking tours you ascend through different vegetation zones.
Ol Donyo Lesatima - Aberdare National Park
The Aberdare range consists of several volcanoes and is over many kilometers the Eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley. As described in other mountain hiking tours each altitude has its own vegetation zone. From mountain forest to bamboo zone, through a forest with mainly Podocarpus and Rosewood trees you reach the open moor land at around 3.000 m.
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Mount Elgon - Mountain hiking East Africa
Mount Longonot - Mountain hiking East Africa
. A ranger or local guide will accompany you to hike up – 3.1 km that might take around 2 hours. The crater has a diameter of 1.8 km and it is 7.2 km walk on a rough path and it will take you around 3 hours to surround it.
Hiking Mount Longonot can be combined with a boat ride on Lake Naivasha or a visit to Hell’s Gate National Park.
Ol Doinyo Lengai - the sacred mountain of the Maasai
On your way you will pass through dry land with once in a while a lonely tree. A stop is planned at the Meteorite crater “Shimo la mungu” = God’s cave. Prepare yourself for the night trekking. The following day you will relax or walk up Ngare Sero River.
On day 3 before you are heading either to one of the national parks (Serengeti Lobo, Lake Manyara or Tarangire) or Ngorongoro Crater you visit Lake Natron at the time of sun rise. You can thereafter also head to Arusha and get ready for the Kilimanjaro hike.