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Best trails in Tanzania

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Ready to check out the best trails in Tanzania? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, backpacking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Tanzania ranging from 1 to 36.3 miles and from 5,190 to 19,291 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Tanzania
Top trails (18)
#1 - Mount Kilimanjaro: Lemosho Traverse
Kilmanjaro National Park
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Length: 40.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
Some 70-80% of the 35,000 treks up Kilimanjaro make the summit, mostly those who take the longer, slower routes. This specific trek begins on the lower slopes in tropical rainforests, passes through mShow more
#2 - Mount Kilimanjaro: Machame Route
Kibosho Magharibi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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Length: 35.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is the route to climb Kilimanjaro via Machame route. Seven day trip, camping on the mountain six nights. Show more
#3 - Mount Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route
Kilmanjaro National Park
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Length: 27.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Umbwe route is the least travelled, shortest and steepest trail. Not all outfitters offer this trek. In the first two days, you will gain over 4,000' of elevation up to 13,000 at Barranco. From Show more
#4 - Mount Kilimanjaro: Rongai-Mawenzi Route
Kilmanjaro National Park
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Length: 44.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro from the less-used northeast side on the Rongai Route then descend to the Marangu Gate. Along the northern border of Tanzania lies Mount Kilimanjaro, the roof of Africa. At 19,3Show more
#5 - Mount Kilimanjaro: Marangu Traverse
Kilmanjaro National Park
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Length: 41.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
Mount Kilimanjaro: Marangu Traverse is a 41.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kibosho Magharibi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommenShow more
#6 - Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route: Machame Gate to Machame Hut
Kilmanjaro National Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
Mount Kilimanjaro Machame Route: Machame Gate to Machame Hut is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Kibosho Magharibi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania that offers scenic views andShow more
#7 - Mount Kilimanjaro via Lemosho Route
Kilmanjaro National Park
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Length: 36.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
If you have the time and the cost does not deter you then the full Northern Circuit route is a fantastic route and certainly one of the most enjoyable ways to climb Kilimanjaro. You circle most of theShow more
#8 - Mount Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route: Mawenzi Tarn Hut to Kibo Hut
Kilmanjaro National Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
Day 4 to Kibo camp to prepare for summit attempt. There is almost no vegetation towards the Kibo camp area.Show more
#9 - Mount Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route Day 3
Kilmanjaro National Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 2 h 19 m
Mount Kilimanjaro via Rongai Route Day 3 is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Horombo, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The traShow more
#10 - Mount Meru Waterfall Loop
Arusha National Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
A good leg stretching hike with a waterfall and great chances to see wildlife. Makes a good day hike after arriving in the area before going to the serious game parks, or gives you a nice one day warShow more
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