When you think of hiking in Africa you are probably already thinking about Mt. Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro is absolutely the trip of a lifetime for many hikers (we have multiple people in the office that can attest to that!), and definitely something to cross off any serious hiker's bucket list. In addition to Kilimanjaro, there are other great adventures to be had for hikers and climbers interested in exploring Africa on foot. Here are just a few:

  • Mt. Kenya: The second highest mountain in Africa and considered a more technical climb than Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • The Tok Tokkie Trail in Namibia: A desert mobile camping/walking experience in the Namib-Nauklauft Desert
  • Multi-day walking safaris with both the Maasai in Kenya's Loita Hills and the Hadzabe in Tanzania: These trips offer travelers an incredibly intimate experience with two of East Africa's most unique and enduring tribal cultures in stunning and remote wilderness areas.
  • A  three-day hike from Cape Town through the Cape Peninsula to the southern-most point in Africa
  • Multi-day walking programs in Zambia's game-rich South Luangwa National Park
  • Exploring the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda: Also called the "Mountains of the Moon," they are one of Africa's best kept secrets
  • Explore the Nyika Plateau in Malawi on foot

In addition to these multi-day programs, many camps throughout Africa offer bush walks as an activity that can be anywhere from half an hour to a whole day. Read more on bush walks here.

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