What could be better than standing on top of a mountain in Tanzania and marvel at the sunrise and the vastness of Africa? Daketi Safari offers you the two most beautiful mountain tours in Tanzania!
Do you want to climb Africa’s highest peak?
Mount Kilimanjaro is 5,896m high. It is not only the highest peak on the African continent, but is also counted as the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. It gives you magnificent views over the vast plains and surrounding mountains such as Mount Meru. Kilimanjaro is located in the northern part of Tanzania, close to the border Kenyan border. During your mountain tour, you will pass 5 different vegetation zones - all of which are protected. The ecosystem is thus full of beauty and variety.
Being on the "rooftop of Africa" is an adventure of a lifetime!
THE FIVE ZONES OF MOUNT KILIMANJARO
1. Zone: Farmland – Cultivated Zone (800m – 1,800m)
The land of this region is mostly used for the production of bananas, wine and the best coffee in Africa.
2. Zone: Forest (1,800m – 2,800m)
In this zone you will find the thick forest and diverse flora and fauna. You might spot monkeys, the rarely seen olive baboons, leopards, mongooses, elephants, bushbabies, black rhinoceroses, giraffes and buffaloes. The climate is mild and rainy.
3. Zone: Heather and Moorland (2,800m – 4,000m)
The temperatures can reach over 40 Celsius during the day and in the night can drop below 0 Celsius. The weather is usually windy and cloudy. Giant heather, wild grasses, fields of wildflowers and rocky trails characterize this zone.
4. Zone: Highland Desert (4,000m - 5,000m)
This region is a volcanic area and looks like a desert. There is barely any rain and plants but burning sunshine and sub-zero temperatures. Especially the nights and early morning can be frosty.
5. Zone: The Summit (5,000m - 5,895m)
The lower section of this zone is made up of scree. The closer you get to the summit the more ice will begin to appear. The rim is located beside a massive glacier to Uhuru peak. On top of the mountain you will see the peak of Mawenzi and on the horizon the North of Kenya.
You don’t want to go as high as Mt. Kilimanjaro but still want some challenges? Then Mount Meru is exactly right for you.
Mount Meru is 4,562 meters high and Tanzania's second-highest mountain. As an active and dormant volcano, Mount Meru is located north of Arusha and 70 km from Mount Kilimanjaro. The route to the summit passes through parkland, mountain forest, a giant heather zone and moorland. Over 400 species of birds, elephants, buffaloes, baboons, warthogs, black and white colobus monkeys and antelopes are can be found in this ecosystem. The hike is an unforgettable experience!
Are you interested in doing a tour to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru?
Daketi Safari will advise and offer you suitable routes. For more details and information, please send us a request and we will contact you as soon as possible.