Climbing mountains gives a sense of fulfillment that cannot be felt when you do any other activity. Every time you scale the summit, you feel like a conqueror. And that’s why most people can’t get over climbing mountains.
So, if you love mountains, then you should head to East Africa. Plan a tour within the East African countries and plan to scale the amazing mountains that this destination offers. From Kenya to Tanzania, you’ll be treated with the tallest mountains in Kenya. Two of these mountains have a snow cap, something you would wish to enjoy in this environment.
Other mountains offer amazing views and breathtaking nature and history. The good news is that there are different hills and mountains, each with amazing features any mountain climber would admire. But the fact is that you can’t climb all the mountains. That’s why you need to know the best mountains and hills out of all that you’ll find in East Africa.
This article will share with you the top mountains to climb when you visit East Africa.
Let’s get started.
- Mount Kenya
Located in Central Kenya, it’s the second-largest mountain in the region after Mount Kilimanjaro. The mountain has one of the best climbing terrains. You can choose different routes that would lead you to different summits on the mountain.
The mountain has a snow cap despite it being located in a warm region. And like most of the tallest mountains in the world, you’ll need to be medically fit to climb to the top summit. But if you just want to reach the shortest peaks, then you’re free to visit and climb. You’ll enjoy every summit that you reach.
- Mount Longonot
This is yet another breathtaking mountain from Kenya. It’s one of the most climbed mountains in the region. Thanks to the view it offers to its climbers. The mountain is not as high as mount Kenya. The mountain is located in the Rift valley. When you climb to the top, you’ll have a great and amazing view of the spectacular rift valley. You’ll see the valley at the top of the mountain as it stretches from the top of the country to south—a breathtaking view. When you visit East Africa, you can miss climbing all other mountains but this one can’t be skipped.
- Mount Kilimanjaro
We close our list with the tallest mountain in the region. It’s the second tallest mountain in the world and one of the easiest to climb. It has friendly terrains both for professional and hobby mountain climbers. In 6 days, you would be up on the peak. Just like Mount Kenya, Kilimanjaro has a peak on top of it. It’s a mountain that you should put into your bucket list for your next travel.
Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, and Mount Logonot offer the best experience when it comes to climbing mountains. When you got to East Africa, ensure you climb one, if not all of them. You’ll love the experience.