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Pharaonic Cairo

The Great Pyramid One of the Seven Wonders of the World, King Cheops' pyramid was built c. 2650 BC "...it is impossible to get tired of the pyramids." Amelia B. Edwards, 1877 The Solar Barque of King Cheops A cedar-wood craft built to take the pharaoh through the underworld. More details: Solar Boat Museum/Khufu (or Cheops) Boat Museum next to...

Tanzania Trekking - Usambara Mountains

Image - Usambara Mountains Usambara Mountains The Usambara Mountains are situated in the North Eastern part of Tanzania between Mount Kilimanjaro and the Indian Ocean. The mountains rise up steeply from the surrounding plains and can only be entered via a few roads. The only tarmac road in the area winds along a small river to Soni and Lushoto, the largest towns in the area...

Tanzania Trekking - Mount Meru

Image - Mount Meru Mount Meru Mount Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4,565 m. and the fifth highest in Africa. It is best to allow three days for climbing Meru since it involves a 3,500 m altitude trek. Advance permission from the park warden at Momela Gate must be granted before the ascent and it is necessary to take your own food and supplies....

Tanzania Trekking - Mount Kilimanjaro

Image - Marangu Route Mount Kilimanjaro There are several routes to climb Mount Kilimanjaro but the most commonly used are Marangu, Machame and Shira Plateau. The most popular is the Marangu route which is described below along with the other routes. Marangu Route Gillman's point in Marangu route This is the most popular and easiest way to the summit. The trail has...

Tanzania Trekking - Pare Mountains

Pare Mountains The Pare Mountains, northwest of the Usambaras, are also part of the Eastern Arc chain, and like the Usambaras they are divided into two ranges north and south. The main ethnic group in the area are the Pare, also called the Asu. The Pare mountains are not as developed for tourism as the Usambaras. Due to their relative...

Tanzania Trekking - Crater Highlands

Crater Highlands The highlands rise steeply from the side of the Great Rift Valley in northern Tanzania and offer rewarding days of game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater - one of the best-known wildlife reserves in Africa. West of the Crater Highlands are the great savanna plains of the Serengeti, while to the south and east the land drops to the...

Tanzania Trekking - Ngorongoro to Lengai Trek

Ngorongoro to Lengai Trek Constitutes in walking through the forest from the northern side of the crater to reach the ranger post near the village of Nainokanoka, the first night's camp. Trekking in the Crater Highlands can be extended for several more days. Some other mountains and areas, which could be added to the previous trek, include,...

Tanzania Trekking - The Uluguru Mountains

The Uluguru Mountains Reaching to almost 3000m, these ancient hills form part of the eastern Arc Mountains, which include the Pare Mountains in Northeast and the Usambara in the East. Apart from forming a spectacular backdrop to Morogoro town itself, the Uluguru Mountains are the gateway to southern Tanzania and the southern safari circuit....

Namibia Trekking

Trekking in Namibia Namibia has one of southern Africa's toughest public hiking trails, some say the toughest; the 4-6 day Fish River Canyon Trail, open from May to September and administered by the Government's Nature Conservation Department. Fish River Canyon The Canyon is 161km long and its depth ranges between 457 and 549 meters - you can...

Malawi Trekking

Trekking in Malawi-Highlights The main areas for hiking are the Nyika Plateau in the north of Malawi and Mt. Mulanje in the south. Other areas include the Zomba Plateau and various smaller peaks around Blantyre. An interesting place to visit on foot is Mwala Wa Mphini (the rock of the tribal face scars), which is just off the main dirt road into...

Lesotho Trekking

Image - Lesotho Trekking Trekking In Lesotho Lesotho is a tiny mountain kingdom with a proud history, entirely encircled by South Africa. It's 30,355 sq km (11, 718 sq miles) lie between the borders of KwaZulu Natal, the Free State and the Eastern Cape Provinces. No other country in the world has all its frontiers higher than 1,000m above sea level and Lesotho is often...

Kenya Trekking

Mount Kenya Trekking The sacred mountain of the Gikuyu people where their legendary God "Ngai" lived, is a giant extinct volcano whose rims have been worn down leaving only the central peaks sticking out on top of the mountain mass. It is the second highest mountain in Africa and the only spot in the world where snow is found on the Equator. The...

Egypt Trekking

Egypt - Interior Sinai Inland safaris range from half-day excursions by jeep or camel to fully-fledged treks lasting up to two weeks. Traveling by jeep is faster and makes little or no demands on one is physique but tends to distance one from the landscape and at the worst can reduce the experience to a mere outing. This is rarely the case if one...

Ethiopia Trekking

Trekking in Ethiopia Simien Mountains in Ethiopia are the good site for trekking activities. Walking Routes in the Park and to Ras Dejen are as here below explained. Debark to Sankaber A 4WD vehicle track winds from Debark for 30km to Sankaber Camp. It may be possible to hire a vehicle (best in Gondar) to cover this rather dull section of the trip...