Mountains

Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa and the world’s highest free – standing mountain. Kilimanjaro is located near the town of Moshi and is a protected area, carefully regulated for climbers to enjoy without leaving a trace of their presence. The mountain’s ecosystems are as strikingly beautiful as they are varied and diverse. On the lowland slopes, much of the mountain is farmland, with coffee, banana, cassava, and maize crops grown for subsistence and cash sale. Kilimanjaro offers seven routes to climbers. For more see

Mt. Meru

Mount Meru is the fifth highest mountain in Africa and second in Tanzania, it is the best mountain to climb for acclimatization before climbing Kilimanjaro. Its lower slopes are covered in dense highland forest, where colobus monkeys play and buffalo graze concealed beneath the thick foliage. The extinct volcano’s extensive base gives way to a perfectly formed crater, and another internal crater with sharp, sheer cliffs. An ash cone forms a subsidiary peak and the Momella Lakes and Ngurdoto Crater are visible from the slopes of the Mountain.

Oldoinyo L’Engai

Oldoinyo L’Engai is among the peaks making the Ngorongoro Highlands, though it is outside the conservation area. NCAA play a big role in conserving it. Overlooking Lake Natron and the bushland of Kenya to the north, Ol Donyo Lengai, which means ‘the home / mountain of God’ in Maasai language, is an active volcano and one of Tanzania’s most spectacular and undiscovered climbs. The volcano erupts sporadically, sending streams of grey lava down the crater rim and spitting hot ash high into the air. The climb, undertaken overnight so hikers can experience sunrise over the Rift Valley escarpment, is highly challenging.

Ngorongoro Highlands

Rising up from the floors of the Rift Valley, the Crater Highlands form a lush chain of mountains and volcanoes that includes the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the surrounding Maasai tribal lands. Hiking safaris take visitors from Ngorongoro Crater to the foot of Oldonyo Lengai and offer a chance to see some of the most spectacular and stunning scenery in Tanzania. Exploring this little-visited wilderness is the hiking adventure of a lifetime. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino return to the thick cover of the crater forests after roaming the dew-laden grasslands in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, Maasai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries. Mt. Oldeani, Mt. Lolmalasin, Mt. Makarot, and Oldoinyo L’Engai are the peaks in Ngorongoro Highlands.

Mt. Hanang

Mt. Hanang the fourth highest mountain in Tanzania. Remotely located on somewhat bumpy tracks 200 km south-west of Arusha, Mt Hanang’s extinct volcanic crater makes for a stunning feature above the undulating plains. The two-day climb takes trekkers through numerous tribal areas, including the land of the semi-nomadic Barabaig, recognisable by their goatskin garments.

Other Mountains

Tanzania is also blessed with a lot of other breath – taking and beautiful mountains that are all open for hiking (climbing). Pare Mountains, Livingstone Mountains, Udzungwa Mountains, Eastern Arc Mountain Range, Uluguru Mountains, Monduli Mountains, Usambara Mountains main of this mountains tha Swala Safaris will love to arrange for you a mountain climbing that is adventurous and unforgettable.