Almost everyone has heard of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. With several multi-day routes to use when climbing the mountain, you will pass through several ecozones which showcase the variety of habitats of this beautiful mountain. Should climbing a mountain not be you poison, you have several other options where the sheer beauty of the landscape almost outweighs the excitement of a safari. These include:
- Arusha National Park with Mount Meru, an extinct volcano as its centre-piece
- Mahale Mountains National Park – with the combination of mountains, forests, Lake Tanganyika and chimpanzees, this park is a feast for the eyes.
- Gombe Stream National Park – with the same feel and assets as Mahale National Park, Gombe is only accessible by boat and this is a great off-the-beaten-track option
- Udzungwa Mountains National Park – Pockets of rain forests surrounded by mountains, valleys with waterfalls and plains, there are few places in Tanzania more beautiful.
- As the largest game reserve in the world, the Selous has parts that are still untouched and wildly beautiful.
- Lake Manyara National Park is set against the Great Rift Valley wall and is home to Lake Manyara. The forested slopes have rivers and waterfalls and the lake its own beauty, Lake Manyara is a scenic jewel enroute to the Serengeti.
- The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to many extinct volcanic craters. This area is beautiful and less travelled.