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Trekking in Africa
Uhuru Peak from Shira Camp, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Uhuru Peak from Shira Camp, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

© Anouk Zijlma

Africa offers wonderful hiking and trekking opportunities and the best include:

  • Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Mount Kilimanjaro stands at over 19,000 feet and is Africa's highest peak. It takes a week to hike to the summit but the good news is you can do it without oxygen or special training.

     

  • Africa's second highest peak is Mount Kenya in Kenya is also a fantastic hike you. Trekkers can walk up to Point Lenana, or attempt the technical climb to the volcano's highest peaks.

     

  • The High Atlas Mountains in Morocco make up part of the greatest mountain chain in North Africa. The High Atlas range is 400 miles long and its peaks reach over 13,000 feet. There are lots of treks available for the novice as well as experienced mountaineers.

     

  • The Drakensberg Mountains are the highest mountain range in South Africa and they are spectacular. The Drakensberg offers both natural beauty as well as a unique cultural experience in the form of thousands of San Rock paintings. Treks here are well organized and you can opt for one day hikes as well as trips that last a week.

     

     

  • Slightly off the beaten path but worthy of being on this list of best treks in Africa, are the Rwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon) in Uganda and the Simien Mountains in Ethiopia.

     

See list of Best Hikes and Treks in Africa

 

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