WHAT IS TREKKING? HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM HIKING?
Trekking is a physical activity that consists of walking through natural settings such as mountains, forests, jungles, canyons, or rivers. This is usually combined with other activities in nature such as camping.
Unlike hiking, it requires physical exertion. Hiking usually has a lower degree of difficulty, its routes run along marked trails, tracks, and paths. In trekking, the routes are carried out through isolated places and on some occasions without the help of signs or paths, being in full contact with nature.
Hiking is usually considered a more relaxing activity, while trekking requires prior physical preparation.
A TREKKING TRIP
At Sensation of Africa, we want to accompany you during your trekking through Tanzania, touring on foot some of the most spectacular and emblematic places in the area. We will be able to introduce ourselves to nature and enjoy beautiful landscapes. Do you like the idea?
Tanzania keeps some of the most unique and spectacular routes for trekking, being able to enjoy expeditions as incredible as
- the journey over Kilimanjaro,
- the ascent of Mount Meru
- the climb to Ol Doinyo Lengai, which is a volcano located south of Lake Natron whose top is formed by two huge craters.
In our trekking trips, you will be accompanied at all times by experienced local guides with whom you will be able to discover exclusive places and learn with them endless curiosities about the place.
In addition, during these mountain crossings, you will be able to have encounters with inhabitants of the area in remote places, animal species that you have never had the opportunity to see before.
You will sleep in perfectly equipped camps in the middle of nature, where you will be able to share your experience and meet new people with the same adventurous spirit.
Sensation of Africa offers you the possibility to climb Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru.
ACCLIMATIZATION PROGRAM FOR TREKKING IN TANZANIA
If, before embarking on the trekking adventure, you want information about the acclimatization program to climb Mount Meru or Kilimanjaro, Sensation of Africa will answer all your questions and tell you how to carry it out.
You will have to walk at thousands of meters of altitude, where the conditions are more demanding. With the acclimatization program, you will be able to know how the body adapts to the demands of the environment, and having extra knowledge will have a plus in safety.
Of course, to guarantee maximum enjoyment and avoid any problem, it is necessary that you previously evaluate your physical condition and that of the rest of the companions, to guarantee that you will be in perfect condition to carry out an adventure of these characteristics. From there, we will choose the route that best suits your possibilities so that you can enjoy every minute to the fullest.
With our Africa Trekking Tours, you will have the world at your feet!
KILIMANJARO TREKKING, THE CLIMB TO THE ROOF OF AFRICA
The ascent to Kilimanjaro is one of the most demanded and recommended, being the quintessential Tanzanian trek. You will feel that you have reached the top of the world, since we are talking about the highest mountain on the African continent, and one of the highest on the planet, so it is an experience that very few can tell.
Located in northern Tanzania, Kilimanjaro is a 5,895-meter-high mountain made up of three dormant volcanoes, making it a uniquely beautiful volcanic landscape.
The Shira volcano is 3,962 meters high and is located in the west, to the east is the Mawenzi with 5,149 meters, and between the two is located the Kibo, where the Uhuru peak rises to 5,895 meters high, where you will meet once you finish your ascent of Kilimanjaro.
To carry out this trek, it takes between six and ten days to reach the top and come back down, depending on your physical conditions and the chosen route, but we assure you that they will fly past you. You will wish that this adventure never ends!
Check here the different route options.
TREKKING MOUNT MERU, THE LITTLE BROTHER OF KILIMANJARO
Although many people do not know it, trekking through Mount Meru is impressive, since, with its 4,565 meters high, it is the second-highest mountain in Tanzania and the fourth-highest on the African continent.
Located just 70 kilometers from Kilimanjaro, within the Arusha National Park , Mount Meru is known as ” Kilimanjaro’s little brother “, and it is a spectacular active volcano that has become for many the best warm-up to prepare for to make the ascent to Uhuru Peak and conquer Kilimanjaro.
In addition, for trekking in Africa, the trails of Mount Meru are perfect, because they are less traveled and this will allow you to enjoy even more of the peace and tranquility of African nature, having the opportunity to meet zebras, monkeys, antelopes, elephants, buffalo, and even giraffes very close to you.
Check the route here.
- a gastronomic workshop learning to cook typical Tanzanian food
- collaborate with the planting of a tree
- visit the coffee plantation
- take a bike tour
- know the villages of the Maasai and Meru tribes
- observe birds or stars…
…even cool off in the waterfalls!
Do not hesitate to take a look at all these options to complete your trip. Activities that few tourists get to do because Sensation of Africa offers you very unique options