We here at Wild Bug Adventures are thrilled to offer you treks in the Pare Mountains, as we consider this area to be the hidden gem of Northeastern Tanzania. If you are looking to explore quiet, overgrown paths used predominately by locals, this is the option for you!

The South Pare Mountains are about 100 km (62 miles) south of Moshi. Rising from the surrounding plains, the winding roads take visitors high into the mountains where they can experience some of Tanzania’s most stunning scenery along with a 2,000-year-old place of worship where people have prayed since the beginning of the Common Era.

Additionally, this area offers a view into traditional African village life. Narrow foot paths wind through the mountains connecting the villages in the area. Whether you decide to hike to Shengena Peak, witness self-subsistent farmers working their crops as you trek from village to village, or visit the Malameni Caves; the Pares have much to offer.

The Pare Mountains are split into two ranges, the North and the South Pares. They form part of the Eastern Arc mountain range and are inhabited by the Pare people (pronounced Pah-ray). The highest point is Shengena Peak located in the South Pares, which rises to 2,463 m (8,081 ft). The North Pares are drier and appear to be biologically less diverse than the South Pares, although, this may be due to the fact that they have not been surveyed as extensively.

These mountain chains are not only great for trekking but as our routes pass through many small villages; you will also get to experience the culture of the local people. Historically, the North Pare people were skilled blacksmiths, using locally abundant iron to create and supply tools to tribes throughout Tanzania and Kenya. South Pare people are very spiritual and legend has it, they are powerful rainmakers. If this interests you, ask to meet with a local shaman, or traditional doctor, and learn about their many natural medicines and spiritual rituals.

 

Additionally, this area offers a view into traditional African village life. Narrow foot paths wind through the mountains connecting the villages in the area. Whether you decide to hike to Shengena Peak, witness self-subsistent farmers working their crops as you trek from village to village, or visit the Malameni Caves; the Pares have much to offer. 

The Pare Mountains are split into two ranges, the North and the South Pares. They form part of the Eastern Arc mountain range and are inhabited by the Pare people (pronounced Pah-ray).  The highest point is Shengena Peak located in the South Pares, which rises to 2,463 m (8,081 ft). The North Pares are drier and appear to be biologically less diverse than the South Pares, although, this may be due to the fact that they have not been surveyed as extensively.

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