5 Must Climb Mountains in Africa

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Kilimanjaro Mountain Trekking

Africa is many things to many people. Tourists flock to its protected areas and game reserve, where safari lovers can gaze at big 5 (elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo and rhino) in their natural environments, the pyramids of Egypt, sand dunes of the great Sahara desert. The tropical islands of Zanzibar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Madagascar, home to whale sharks and colorful coral reefs. Africa’s magnificent rooftops offer wonderful views and a wide range of trekking experiences that appeal to all kinds of climbers, from hardcore mountaineers to weekend warriors and families.

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the tallest peak in the continent 5,895 meters above sea level and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Because of its proximity to the Equator, it doesn’t have a huge snowcap. In fact, the trail(s) to the top are all hiking trails. This means you don’t need to learn technical ice climbing to scale Kilimanjaro. The mountain can be climbed all year round, however, the best time of the year recommended to trek is January-March and July-October. There are seven major routes used to climb Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro Mountain

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is one of most rewarding experience and definitely worth doing for anyone who loves hiking or the outdoors. The life lessons that are taken away from a Kilimanjaro climb are as varied as the people who have climbed it. Simply put, it truly is the climb of a lifetime

Mount Kenya

Mount Kenya trekking is one of an awesome experience I can really recommend to any outdoor out there. Within the proximity of equator, you can traverse different vegetation zones and reach the glaciated mountain peaks standing at 5,199 meters above sea level it’s the second tallest peak in Africa after Kilimanjaro. Mount Kenya has such an incredible mix of snow, craggy peaks, huge volcano canyons, craters and mountain streams.

Mount Kenya

The walk in the mountains is wonderful with breathtaking views. You go through a fascinating world of forests, wildlife, and unique montane vegetation before you sight one of the world’s rarest sights, equatorial snow

Mount Meru

Mount Meru (4,566 meters) Tanzania’s second-highest mountain. An active volcano, Mt. Meru in Arusha National Park is a popular climbing destination for visitors to Tanzania and a good introductory mountain for those wishing to climb Kilimanjaro.

Mount Meru

Often the climb to Mount Meru summit is quite tough, but there are good cabins along the way which are warm and well kept. It is much cheaper than Kilimanjaro and the view at sunrise of Meru is stunning. Walking through Meru trails puts things into perspective, especially the size of both the park and the animals. You will get closer to some of the wildlife and see more of the beautiful landscape.

Mount Elgon

Mount Elgon, an extinct shield volcano on the border of Uganda and Kenya. Mount Elgon is the 4th highest mountain in Eastern Africa, reaching 4321 meters.

Mount Elgon

Mount Elgon is gifted with stunning rocks formation, waterfalls, hot springs, caves, over 300 bird species, bamboo forests, flower vegetation, monkeys, rare plant and tree species, also it has the world largest mountain caldera.  The mountain is also famous for its unique four explorable deep caves, which are favourite places for elephants gathering nicknamed the “underground elephants”. It’s a must visit for nature lovers

Atlas Mountains

A trip to the Atlas Mountains is one of the highlights of Morocco. The Atlas Mountains offer superb trekking and a wonderful break from the madness, heat and noise of Marrakech. The view from the waterfall at the top makes it worthwhile; just make sure you wear suitable footwear.

Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains offer a typically warm, dry and sunny climate that makes them a perfect year-round destination. The Atlas Mountains contains Mount Toubkal, at 4,165 meters make it North Africa’s highest peak.

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