Mountains

East Africa is home to the highest snow-capped peaks in Africa; Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mt Kenya and the Ruwenzori mountain ranges in Uganda which have become the biggest attraction for climbers, trail walk experts, hikers and bird watchers. The mountains have also given rise to the thickest indigenous forests, water sources and falls forming a beautiful green landscape that any adventure seeker will seek for.

Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world, rests in the North Eastern region of Tanzania. With its three volcanic peaks, the Kilimanjaro is the 4th highest peak in the world. Other mountaneous attractions in Tanzania include Mt. Meru, Mt, Loreza, the Poroto mountains and the Ol Doinyo Lengai ranges. There are several routes for climbs that offer scenic views, camping sites and the most exhilarating safari experiences.

Kenya offers a mix of volcanic mountains and beautiful forested ranges that attract thousands of nature lovers every year. The biggest attraction is Mt.Kenya, the second highest peak in Africa and characterised by high peaks and different bands of vegetation that have made it an attraction to several tourists. Standing at the shores of Lake Naivasha is Mt. Longonot, a dormant volcanic mountain in the heart of the Great Rift Valley of Africa. Other mountains include the Shimba Hills, Aberdare Ranges, Oldonyo Sabuk, Menengai and Suswa hills.

At the border of Uganda and Kenya is Mt. Elgon, the oldest and largest solitary volcano in East Africa which stands out from the hot rolling plains thus offering a cool environment for thriving flora and fauna. Ruwenzori mountains, Mt. Baker, Zulia, Gahinga, Kadam, Moroto, Speke and Sabhinyo are the most famous stops for tourists seeking activity in the mountains.