Trekking in Africa
Africa is a continent that offers a sea of different experiences and natural scenarios. With opportunities for hiking, trekking, mountaineering, safari experiences and beach holidays, Africa gives you all the possibilities for the perfect holiday. Especially trekking and hiking are obvious opportunities for an eventful holiday in Africa, where you get close to the wild animals and experience the beautiful nature. Africa also gives you the opportunity to experience both tribal people and locals as well as gain an insight into a completely different world than where you yourself come from.
Trekking in Tanzania
Tanzania offers stunning scenery and wild heights. With Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania gives you the opportunity to reach incredible heights and unforgettable views. Kilimanjaro’s 5,895m provides beautiful surroundings for Tanzania. The summit of Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak, is one of the three volcanic peaks that have never really been active, but which form the framework for beautiful surroundings. Kilimanjaro’s landscape offers good opportunities for trekking and the mountain National Park contains beautiful natural scenarios and wildlife. As Kilimanjaro is close to the Serengeti Plain, wildlife such as elephants, leopards and buffaloes live wild in the area. Tanzania’s second highest mountain, Mount Meru at 4,506m, also offers good opportunities for exciting and challenging trekking.
Trekking in Kenya
As a country located in East Africa defined by countryaah, Kenya is a country for Africa’s second highest mountain, Mount Kenya, with its stunning 4,895 meters. Despite the fact that the famous Kilimanjaro often overshadows all other mountain scenery in Africa, Mount Kenya has one of the world’s most beautiful mountain sides, which contains unique nature and beautiful surroundings. The trek at Mount Kenya is a lot easier, and it therefore often appeals to beginners or people who do not want the completely challenging trekking journey. On the way to the top, several landscape zones are passed, and in the area live lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals that live in among unique bird life. The trek to Mount Kenya can also be used as a warm-up for the wild trek that Tanzania offers with the huge Kilimanjaro.
Other routes in Africa
Africa offers beautiful surroundings and good trekking routes. With its many countries with wildlife, plains and highlands, Africa has several obvious trekking routes. Tourist offers exciting trekking trips to i.a. Morocco, which takes you on camel trekking through the plains, and to Uganda, which offers exciting gorilla trekking, where the wild animals appear. Ethiopia offers you trekking through the Simien Mountains, which are completely unique and give you unforgettable nature scenarios. At Tourist, we tailor your travels, and you have the opportunity to combine several countries on your round trip.
Mountaineering in Africa
Africa is a continent we cannot stay away from, and Tanzania in particular has become an incorporated part of Tourist’s sna. When we visit the African continent, we get lost both on the tropical grasslands, out to the edge of the islands’ white bounty beaches and to the tops of the continent’s majestic mountains. Neither Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro nor Morocco’s Toubkal is unknown territory to us. We stand on the tops several times a year, and one thing is for sure – it’s just amazing every time.
5,895 meters • Technical difficulty: 2 • Physical form: C
“As big as the whole world, magnificent, high and unbelievably white in sunshine. “ These are Hemingway’s words about Kilimanjaro, and we share the author’s enthusiasm. That is why we have visited Africa’s highest mountain countless times. We will never finish Kilimanjaro and we hope you will do yourself the favor of trying the mountain winding roads at least once in your life. Tourist Travel offers both trips along the Lemosho route and the Machame route.
4,167 meters • Technical difficulty: 1 • Physical form: B
Although Toubkal is North Africa’s highest mountain, it is also one of the mountains in the world that is best suited for beginners. If you have never climbed a mountain before, Toubkal is the security you need. Make no mistake though – there is still a long way to go. However, we have an excellent success rate on this beautiful mountain. Toubkal is part of the Atlas Mountains – the naturally formed border between the Atlantic Ocean and the arid desert of Morocco.