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So, you want to know what are the best hikes in Africa?

Hiking isn’t the main attraction for travelers coming to Africa but, it’s still one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the landscapes, animals and people of this continent. While Mount Kilimanjaro steals the fame for trekking in Africa, there are so many more adventure junkie worthy trails to be explored.

One of our goals here at The Adventure Junkies is to inspire you to go on more adventures. That’s why we’ve created this list, to get you dreaming about hitting the trails. We’ve already talked about the best hikes in Asia, South America and Europe, so now lets see what are the best hikes in Africa that are worth your time and energy.


Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in all of Africa. Getting to the summit will require technical climbing through a variety of rock or ice route. If you’re not an experienced climber you can enjoy the hike to Point Lenana, a side peak of Mt. Kenya. From this point you get impressive views of the rock towers of Batian and Nelion, as well as glacial lakes and the expansive landscape of Mt. Kenya National Park.

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