Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania

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Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park Tanzania

Kilimanjaro National Park is the home to the continent’s highest snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain stands at 5,896m above sea and is surrounded by a national park of 756 sq. km. All routes lead to the summit circuit and twin peaks Kibo and Mawenzi (5,149 m), which are connected by an 11 km saddle. The collapsed peak Shira (3,962 m) has become a crater. Many attempt the climb but only 20-50% completes the top.

The rainforests at the base are usually quite humid and wet. Rising above the cloud line, the air is drier and clear but also much colder. The summit area averages a temperature of -7oC (19oF).


1,688 sq. km or 652 sq. mi 


200 miles from the equator in northern Tanzania.

Things to do

Trekking Mt Kilimanjaro isn’t the only reason for visiting Kilimanjaro National Park, the park has several hiking trails that can give you a unique experience while at the base of this magnificent mountain.

  • Short or long guided nature walking safari
  • Day hike to the beautiful Lauwo Waterfall
  • Day hike to Maundi Crater
  • Day hike to Lake Chala
  • Visiting a traditional Chaga village for a cultural enrichment experience – worth it!
  • Bird watching in Kilimanjaro National Park

When to go

Kilimanjaro is accessible any time during the year but the weather patterns on the mountain are erratic and hard to predict. The best time for climbing is during the dry season from late June to October.

Where to stay

There are quite a lot of Lodges you can stay in before or after hiking the famous Kilimanjaro to relax after the experience of the adventure and we recommend the following

  • Arusha hotel
  • Kibo palace
  • African Tulip
  • Onsea and Machweo House
  • River tree inn
  • Arusha Coffee Lodge.



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