Mount Kilimanjaro is undoubtedly a place worth visiting when you are in Tanzania, eastern Africa. It is the highest peak in the continent of Africa and one of the extraordinary natural wonders of the world, which is why a lot of tourists (seeking exhilaration) from far and wide come here every year to scale the peak. Also dubbed as the roof of Africa, Kilimanjaro is Tanzania’s dormant volcano and there are diverse breathtaking scenic views, landscapes including a range of wonderful flora and fauna. That means, apart from having an adventurous escapade in the mountain, the environs are also worth exploring. This is truly a great way to learn about the scenic nature, familiarize yourself with the African tradition, and enjoy a culturally inspiring and adventurous vacation.
The place is not only good for adventurers but also for newlyweds who are yearning for an exceptional and exhilarating honeymoon destination, Mount Kilimanjaro is a place that is just the ticket for travelers from different age groups and all walks of life.
Let us take a look at the most sought-after sightseeing attractions to visit and things to do while you are there.
Scale Mount Kilimanjaro
Tanzania is the center of attraction for adventurers who are willing to undertake the risk to scale this mountain. To reach the peak of the mountain, in general, there are 6 regular routes to choose from depending on the type of peak you want to reach. Even if you consider treading on the simplest trail, it will take at least 5 to 6 days to reach the summit, therefore scaling the mountain is the right decision for people who do workouts often and are physically active.
If either of you or both are not good at climbing, it is worth hiring a certified guide since amateur climbers are not allowed to climb. Once you reach the apex of Africa’s tallest mountain, you can easily witness wonderful natural scenery and enjoy all the wonders nature offers.
Maasai Village Tour In Tanzania
If you are interested in exploring the cultural life of the tribesmen of Tanzania, then you will like to make your way to the West of Mount Kilimanjaro at ‘Olpopongi Maasai Cultural Village and Museum’,
which is the first bona fide Maasai Boma with a museum and overnight facilities. Reaching Olpopongi, you will be able to experience exceptional Maasai wildlife and culture.
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Materuni – The home of the Chagga tribe
Materuni is the center of the Chagga tribe and is considered a conventional tribal village. This attractive place is located only at a distance of 15 kilometers from Moshi Town and is
the very last village before the Kilimanjaro National Park. You can also enjoy a 2-hour hike to the waterfalls 80 meters below.
Go on a Safari Tour at Mount Kilimanjaro
You will take pleasure in witnessing wild animals in their natural surroundings while driving through the vast flatlands.
A few wild animals that you can view during the safari tour include Vervet monkeys, baboons, Antelopes, Wildebeest, Honey badgers, and so on.
Go to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Spending a day at Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is worth considering for people from all walks of life. If you are fond of trekking, you can do so along the alluring natural trails. On the other hand, going on hiking hours is a splendid idea, as you get the opportunity to explore the lower-altitudes of the mountain.
In general, regular hikes complete in virtually three or four days, therefore you can maximize the facility to sleep in camps. Here, you get the wonderful opportunity to witness the verdant vegetation, fauna, and, without a doubt, overwhelming natural views.
Visit the Chala Lake
Lake Chala is Caldera Lake that is one of a kind. According to many, it is considered the deepest inland water body in entire Africa. This lake is located on the boundary of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The highlight of the lake is that its color changes from turquoise to emerald green depending on the season of a year.
As a result of this unique phenomenon, it has been the center of attraction for most tourists. Depending on your preferences, you can either take rest or join a tour of the surrounding area at Lake Chala Safari Camp, which is the sole accommodation you can find along the lake.
Enjoy Snorkeling or Scuba Diving In Zanzibar
Your trip to Tanzania will still appear incomplete until you visit Zanzibar, which is a paradise on earth. This spice island not only appears beautiful above its turquoise water with its pristine white beaches, but it also looks enthralling below.
Well thought out to feature the finest diving on the entire eastern coast of Africa, snorkelers will also have a great enthralling experience with what they come across there.
Mount Kilimanjaro is a monumental mountain and is worth visiting by everyone all year round. Depending on your preferences and needs, you can resolve when you are at ease to visit the place. However, the high time to visit Kilimanjaro is from June to October and from December to mid-March. Kilimanjaro has virtually everything to offer you, so if you are in search of exhilaration, interest and a romantic honeymoon, this destination is just the ticket for you.