Hike through lush rainforests, climb Africa’s tallest peaks, and trek across vast savannas

Trekking and hiking in East Africa offers a unique and exhilarating experience, allowing you to get up close and personal with the natural beauty of the region.

East Africa has a range of challenges for both novice and expert hikers alike. Perhaps the most well-known in Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) at 19,340 feet (5,895 m) in altitude, making it the highest mountain in Africa.

It’s followed by Mt. Kenya at 17,058 feet (5,199 m). The Ruwenzoris, or “Mountains of the Moon” (Uganda), are Africa’s highest mountain chain, rising to 16,762 feet (5,109 m). 

Though these mountains are right around the equator, they are usually snow-capped year-round. The feel of trekking through this special Afro-alpine vegetation on these mountains makes it one of the most unique hiking experiences on the planet.

From Safari to Summit

East Africa is one of the only places in the world that lets you combine your safari experience with world-class trekking.

In Tanzania, you have the chance to take on Africa’s most well-known peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro.

In Uganda, you can trek to the summit of the Rwenzori Mountains, the highest mountain range in Africa, or hike through the spectacular scenery of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered mountain gorillas. 

In Rwanda, you can hike through the stunning Volcanoes National Park and track the mountain gorillas, or explore the lush forests of Nyungwe National Park and encounter chimpanzees and other primates.

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At Kikooko Africa Safaris, we offer customized trekking and hiking itineraries that cater to your interests and needs. Whether you are an experienced hiker or a beginner, we can tailor-make a trekking or hiking tour that meets your specific requirements.

Let’s start planning your next safari.

Warren Ankwasa

Founder, Kikooko Africa Safaris

Our tailor-made safaris are designed to offer you the best possible value to make your East African experience a memorable one.

As a boutique tour operator, we are happy to personalise your trip budget and package according to your needs. When you’re ready, send us a message.

We’ll be in touch within 2 business days with ideas for your next adventure.

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