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I spent almost three months in Tanzania. I started with the regular attractions such as climbing Kilimanjaro and doing a safari but then moved on to documenting 11 amazing 0ff-beat hikes around the country.

WHERE TO STAY IN ARUSHA, TANZANIA: 15 BEST HOTELS & LODGES

Located in Eastern Africa, Tanzania is best known for its safari experiences, trekking Mount Kilimanjaro, and the relaxing beaches of Zanzibar. Arusha is the most popular place to base in between these expeditions. It’s where I was based for all of my adventures throughout the 2.5 months I explored Tanzania. This guide will show you …

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25 AWESOME THINGS TO DO IN TANZANIA

Tanzania might just be one of the most all-round incredible countries in the world. It just has it all. From amazing trekking such as Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest point in Africa, to the incredible beaches in Zanzibar. And let’s not forget the world-class safari experiences such as the Great Migration and exploring national …

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12 AWESOME WATERFALLS IN TANZANIA

Tanzania is known for its trekking and incredible mountain ranges as well as being one of the premier safari destinations in the world. However, if you are a waterfall chaser like me, Tanzania has some incredible spots to discover. I spent two and a half months exploring Tanzania and came across some incredible waterfalls. In …

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THE WEEKLY #250: FINALLY HIKING ALONE IN TANZANIA

It was mission impossible. To just. go off on a solo adventure in Tanzania seemed like I was trying to break the law. From necessary park rangers, to required guidesby government law, it was just never allowed. Finally, I heard it was legal. tohike alone in Usambara, mostly because it’s not a hiking destination and …

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TANZANIA HIKING GUIDE: 14 BEST HIKES IN THE MOUNTAINS OF TANZANIA

Tanzania is a famous trekking destination, known for being home to Africa’s highest mountain. Standing at 5,895m, Mount Kilimanjaro draws trekkers from around the globe who attempt to reach the ‘Roof of Africa’. It’s an amazing trek but most don’t know that Tanzania has many other awesome trekking routes and peaks to climb. With so …

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USAMBARA MOUNTAINS: HIKING ALONE FROM LUSHOTO TO MTAE

The Usambara Mountains are one of the hidden gems of Tanzania. A rich biodiversity hotspot with lush forests, incredible cliffs and mountain ranges, a network of local villages, and rare wildlife such as chameleons. Lushoto is the main town in the region and acts as the entry point to the mountains. It’s here that I …

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MATERUNI WATERFALL HIKE & COFFEE TOUR NEAR MOSHI

Materuni Waterfall is a booming waterfall just 15-kilometers from Moshi Town. When combined with a coffee tour in the village, it makes for a perfect day trip before or after your Mount Kilimanjaro climb. With about eight kilometers of walking throughout the day and 300 meters of incline, this adventure is a great warm-up for …

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MARANGU WATERFALLS HIKE IN TANZANIA

You may have heard of the Marangu Route, which takes hikers up to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. However, I doubt you have heard of the Marangu Waterfalls, which are a great attraction in the area before or after your Mount Kilimanjaro trek. Combine the short waterfall hike with a coffee tour or an exploration …

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KIDHEGE WATERFALL HIKE IN SHAGAYU FOREST, USAMBARA

The Kidhege Waterfall is impressive but the hike to reach the falls is the highlight of this adventure amidst the incredibly diverse nature of the Shagayu Forest in Usambara, Tanzania. Hidden deep in the forest, determined hikers can find the peaceful oasis of the Kidhege Waterfall. The Shagayu Forest Reserve is one of 34 biodiversity …

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IRENTE VIEWPOINT IN LUSHOTO OF THE USAMBARA MOUNTAINS, TANZANIA

Looking out over the Maasai plains in Lushoto is one of the best viewpoints in Tanzania. Hidden in the off-the-beaten-path Usambara Mountain Range is this incredible sunset spot with a 1000-meter drop. There are a few accommodations nearby including the famous Irente View Cliff Lodge and the cute Irente Farm Lodge where I stayed. In …

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THE WEEKLY #249: CAMPING & HIKING OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN TANZANIA

One of my goals or ‘new year resolutions’ this year was to do more camping, through hiking, and just get comfortable spending more nights up in the mountains in different conditions. It might sound pretty basic but it involves traveling with suitable camping and sleeping set-ups. I also need to do research on weather and …

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