Tanzania

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Tanzania

Tanzania takes pride in its famous snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro (5896 m), highest summit of Africa. There is a wide choice of hiking trails leading up to the 4000 m high north and south circuit paths around the mountain's main dome Kibo. Three routes lead from there to the Uhuru summit. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is not particularly difficult technically, but can be dangerous due to high altitude and cold.

On Mt Kilimanjaro independent trekking is not permitted, so you will have to join an organized (group or private) trek at all times. There are huts on only one of the routes up Mt Kilimanjaro, the Marangu route, so if you take an alternative route you will camp out.

But hiking Tanzania doesn't stop at Mt. Kilimanjaro. Second in height is Mount Meru (4566 m) an active volcano in nearby Arusha National Park. Independent trekking with guide is a good option here. Other areas for hiking are the Crater Highlands in Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA), the isolated Mount Hanang (3417 m), the Usambara Mountains and the densely forested Udzungwa Mountains.

Best time for hiking in Tanzania is during the dry months, from December to February and from June to September. However (heavy) rain can fall throughout the year. Trekking in Tanzania means you must at least hire a local guide and bring camping gear and supplies.

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Books

De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Reisgids Handbook Zanzibar & Pemba | Footprint
  • As soon as you step off the ferry from the mainland you will be sucked in to the enchanting world of Zanzibar, rich in atmosphere and history. Enjoy the sensation of being lost in Stone Town as you walk down winding alleyways past old Arabian townhouses and crumbling mosques. Relax on some of the best beaches in the world, spot wild monkeys in... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walking the Nile
  • Starting in November 2013 in a forest in Rwanda, where a modest spring spouts a trickle of clear, cold water, Levison Wood set forth on foot, aiming to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Nile. He followed the river for nine months, over 4,000 miles, through six nations-Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walking the Nile
  • Starting in November 2013 in a forest in Rwanda, where a modest spring spouts a trickle of clear, cold water, Levison Wood set forth on foot, aiming to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Nile. He followed the river for nine months, over 4,000 miles, through six nations-Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Walking the Nile
  • Starting in November 2013 in a forest in Rwanda, where a modest spring spouts a trickle of clear, cold water, Levison Wood set forth on foot, aiming to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Nile. He followed the river for nine months, over 4,000 miles, through six nations-Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of... Read more
  • Also available from:
  • Bol.com, Belgium
» Click to open
Bol.com
Belgium
  • Walking the Nile
  • Starting in November 2013 in a forest in Rwanda, where a modest spring spouts a trickle of clear, cold water, Levison Wood set forth on foot, aiming to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Nile. He followed the river for nine months, over 4,000 miles, through six nations-Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of... Read more
» Click to close
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Africa's Top Wildlife Countries
  • Africa's Top Wildlife Countries highlights and compares wildlife reserves and other major attractions in the continent's best countries for game viewing — making the planning of the journey of a lifetime easy! African countries, and the wildlife reserves within them, vary greatly as to the types and quality of safari experiences they offer.... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Africa's Top Wildlife Countries
  • Africa's Top Wildlife Countries highlights and compares wildlife reserves and other major attractions in the continent's best countries for game viewing — making the planning of the journey of a lifetime easy! African countries, and the wildlife reserves within them, vary greatly as to the types and quality of safari experiences they offer.... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Footprint Tanzania Handbook
  • Tanzania is the jewel of Africa's east coast. Famous highlights inviting travellers to discover this incredible country include the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater and the exotic island of Zanzibar. Footprint's 3rd edition guide has been fully updated, including details on all these plus many more to help you get off the beaten... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Footprint Tanzania Handbook
  • Tanzania is the jewel of Africa's east coast. Famous highlights inviting travellers to discover this incredible country include the Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater and the exotic island of Zanzibar. Footprint's 3rd edition guide has been fully updated, including details on all these plus many more to help you get off the beaten... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Northern Tanzania Safari guide - Noord Tanzania | Bradt
  • The Bradt safari guide with Kilimanjaro & Zanzibar. Perfecte gids voor alle safari-gangers in dit waanzinnige land: Ngorogoro, Serengeti, maar ook Tangarire en onbekende vulkanen. Zeer compleet met meer informatie dan de Lonely Planet. Northern Tanzania Travel Guide - expert advice and travel tips on everything from Arusha highlights and day... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
  • East Africa
  • This guide covers Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Brunei. It includes a 32 page colour safari guide; features trekking in Tanzania gorilla spotting in Rwanda and safari tours in Kenya; up-to-date information on places to eat, sleep and shop; and information on the region's tribal groups and cultures. Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • East Africa
  • This guide covers Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Brunei. It includes a 32 page colour safari guide; features trekking in Tanzania gorilla spotting in Rwanda and safari tours in Kenya; up-to-date information on places to eat, sleep and shop; and information on the region's tribal groups and cultures. Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Lonely Planet Tanzania
  • A guide to the country provides reviews, suggestions, and opinions of restaurants, accommodations, attractions, and off-the-beaten-path experiences while offering travel advice and directions. Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Lonely Planet Tanzania
  • A guide to the country provides reviews, suggestions, and opinions of restaurants, accommodations, attractions, and off-the-beaten-path experiences while offering travel advice and directions. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Reisgids Tanzania | Rough Guides
  • Zeer goede reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde maar vooral voor de zelfstandige reiziger. Boordevol informatie over reizen, slapen, eten, maar ook musea en cultuur. Voor veel landen meestal completer en beter dan de Lonely Planet ! "The Rough Guide to Tanzania" is the definitive guide to one of Africa's most beautiful destinations. A 24-page,... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Reisgids Zanzibar, Pemba en Mafia | Bradt
  • Zeer goede gids voor Zanzibar en betrouwbaar alternatief voor de Lonely Planet. Zo mogelijk nog completer! Zelfde soort informatie als de Lonely Planet: vol met praktische feiten en achtergronden. Engels. A new, thoroughly updated ninth edition of the most comprehensive guide to Zanzibar available, with a complete review of accommodation... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2018
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2007
  • Natuurgids Wildlife of Kenya Kenia, Tanzania and Uganda | Collins
  • Veldgids waarbij je juist met de goede foto´s makkelijk de soorten kunt determineren. Handzaam formaat, gemakkelijk mee te nemen. A guide to the wildlife of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It features 475 species of bird, mammal, snake, lizard, insect and tree. Written by wildlife experts who have been leading safaris in the region for over 20... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Lake Manyara at 1:50,000 on a map from Veronica Roodt Publications presenting the area on a base derived from satellite imagery. Extra panels provide additional information for visitors including over 150 colour photos of fauna and flora.On one side is a map of the area around the western and northern shore of the lake, with an overprint... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
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Netherlands
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Walking holidays

Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Tanzania - Selous en Mkumi
  • Twee juwelen van wildernis-gebieden, Selous Game Reserve en het Mikumi Nationaal Park met een lekker actief element, een fraaie wandeling in de Uluguru bergen. Het midden van Tanzania is ongerept en ruig. Uitgestrekte savannes met grote aantallen zoogdieren. Alleen al in Selous leven naar schatting 200.000 buffels, 30.000 olifanten en 80.000... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Tanzania - Gnoetrek
  • SNP organiseert weer in samenwerking met fotograaf, bioloog en Afrika-liefhebber Martin van Lokven, een unieke fotoreis naar het Ndutu-gebied in Noord-Tanzania. Het gebied is beroemd vanwege de grote migratie van gnoes, zebra’s en gazelles en wordt met recht ook wel het ‘geheime Serengeti’ genoemd. Niet voor niets had de beroemde filmer en... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Tanzania - Serengeti & Ngorongoro
  • Noord-Tanzania is nog steeds een van de beste safaribestemmingen ter wereld. Verken onder begeleiding van een privé gids vanuit een 4x4 Land Rover de mooiste nationale parken in het noorden van Tanzania. Tegen de dramatische achtergrond van de Rift Vallei, biedt het Lake Manyara een compact circuit van wilde dieren, waarbij de boomklimmende... Read more
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