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The Best Backpacking in Tanzania

Looking for the best backpacking in Tanzania? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Tanzania. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Tanzania

  • Hai, Tanzania

    Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route

    39 mi / 12924 ft gain
    The Lemosho Route is one of the longest routes up Kilimanjaro (7 days) and is considered a little more difficult but very scenic, with ample time for acclimatization. You will need to hike with a tour guide - there are many great companies to choose from.The Lemosho Route begins at Lemosho Gate, ...
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  • Rombo, Tanzania

    Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro via the Rongai Route

    43.8 mi / 12945 ft gain
    Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world since it stands alone from any mountain range, making its size and height all the more impressive. Because of its reputation, ease of accessibility, and Tanzania’s affordability, this is an incredibly popular mountain to climb and the...
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  • Rombo, Tanzania

    Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro via the Nalemuru Route

    44.7 mi / 12942.9 ft gain
    So first off, to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, you have to hire a licensed guide as it is illegal to climb Africa's highest peak without one. The trip can take anywhere from 5-9 days depending on what trekking agency you are with, so do your research and choose from one of the many who offer guided trip...
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