Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is a free-standing, snow-covered dormant volcano. It can be seen from as far as Kenya and Amboseli National Park in northeast Tanzania. Kilimanjaro is neither the most remote nor the most difficult mountain; rather, 75,000 mountaineering enthusiasts climb it each year.
However, it is a true test of endurance, with altitude sickness being the leading cause of hikers failing to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro.
Although it has become a very popular challenge, and the experience is slightly crowded with other climbers, we still highly recommend it for anyone with an interest in climbing. Mt. Kilimanjaro is located in northern Tanzania, near some of Africa’s best safari parks, so it would be a shame not to visit the northern parks and experience the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, or Tarangire.
There are hundreds of operators on Mount Kilimanjaro, but we have decided to work with only two over the years based on their safety records, guides, and cost. Climbing Kilimanjaro can be dangerous, so make sure you’re in the right company!
is a lovely, quiet park located slightly off the main safari route. It is best known for its elephant migration, birding, and safari atmosphere.
The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtakingly beautiful setting and the best place to see the Big Five in East Africa. It is an excellent way to begin your African safari adventure.
Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is a free-standing, snow-covered dormant volcano. It can be seen from as far as Kenya and Amboseli National Park in northeast Tanzania.
Mahale, located in the far west of the country on the shores of Lake Tanganyika and home to the best chimp viewing in Africa,
The Serengeti is Africa’s most well-known and spectacular game reserve.
Lake Manyara, located in the shadow of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, is best used as a gentle introduction to an East African safari.
The Nyerere National Park, located in southern Tanzania and away from the crowds, is Africa’s largest game reserve and one of our favorite wildlife viewing areas.
Katavi National Park, located in the far west of Tanzania, is a safari enthusiast’s dream. Katavi, which is frequently combined with nearby Mahale, receives very few visitors