Trekking in Tanzania
Tourism in Tanzania mainly covers safaris, trekking trips and beach holidays on the coastal region and the islands. It accounts for about 30% of exports, and is thus one of the most important economic factors in the country. Particularly the north of the country with the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorogoro and the Kilimanjaro Massif and additionally the coastal region are well-developed touristic regions. The Serengeti National Park is a 30.000 square kilometer area, stretching down to the south of Kenya along the Victoria Lake. The National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and certainly one of the most famous national parks in the world. The Ngorogoro is a crater of a collapsed volcano. It has a diameter of about 20 km. It is located on 1.700 meters above sea level and the slopes are about 400 to 600 meters high. Ngorogoro is part of the Serengeti National Park. The Uhuru Peak on Mount Kibo located in the Kilimanjaro Mountain Range is the highest point of Africa. The Kilimanjaro climb is a particularly popular trek. There are different trekking routes to the summit (Machame route, Marangu route, Lemosho route, Rongai route, Umbwe route and Norther Circuit). All trekking tours take about 5-7 days at the end of which you reach the 5895 m Uhuru Peak.