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Usambara Mountains, Pare Mountains and Mkomazi National Park

Usambara

Leaving Arusha to head to the coast, a few kilometres after the city of Moshi, the road is skirted by the Pare Mountains and, next to these, by the Usambara Mountains. They both are part of the Eastern Arc Mountains. The highest Pare’s peak rises to 2,463 meters and this mountain range offers interesting birdwatching…

Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge is between the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti National Park there is an outstanding natural beauty, highly recommended: the so-called Olduvai Gorge, a ravine about 100 m deep and 48 km long. Since 1930s, Louis Leakey and his wife Mary, both Kenyan anthropologists of English origin, have discovered in Olduvai’s layers hominin…

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro

In addition to its height (it is the highest African mountain), Mount Kilimanjaro is the most famous too. It’s in the Great Rift Valley and it is a stratovolcano composed of three distinct dormant craters: Kibo, the highest (5,895 metres), Mawenzi and Shira. The environment you walk through before reaching the summit is various: The…