Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro _ The Roof Of Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Northern Tanzania 48 km from Moshi town and covers an area of 1,668 square km. Been declared as a game reserve and a forest reserve in 1921 before being gazetted as a national park in 1973 while the Montain’s Uhuru Peak towers the surrounding savannah plains at 5,896m. The park and mountain was declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1987 and voted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in 2013.

With No Doubt, Everyone’s dream is to be on the summit when the sun rises over the glaciers and the plains of Tanzania below.

There are optional routes up Kilimanjaro and offer different degrees of difficulty. Ascending the Kilimanjaro summit is non-technical and can be made by any fit person. However, it should not be underestimated as it involves lots of hard work, physical and mental stamina.

Park At A Glance

In 1910 the area was declared as a game reserve and a forest reserve in 1921 before being gazetted as a national park in 1973. It was not until 1977 when Kilimanjaro was opened for public access. The park was declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1987 and voted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in 2013. Kilimanjaro is located in Northern Tanzania 48 km from Moshi town and covers an area of 1,668 square km.

How to get there

By road:123 km, a two hour drive from the city of Arusha or 48 km, an hour drive from Moshi town to Marangu Gate and 86km one hour and half drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Best time to visit

Mountain climbing can be done throughout the year. However, the best time is mid June-October and December-mid March.

Tourism activities

Mountain climbing –Climbing Kilimanjaro is not just a climb but a journey from the tropics to the Arctic.The higher you climb,the colder it gets with change in vegetation zones.

Tanzania Safari

Recommended Kilimanjaro Trekking Journeys

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7 Days Saddle Cross over Circuit

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7 Days classic Marangu Expedition

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9 Days Lemosho North & South Circuit

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7 Days Saddle Cross over Circuit

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8 Days Kili-Machame Circuit

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