Established – 1973
Size- 1,688 square kilometres (652 sq mi)
Location- East Africa, Tanzania
Tanzania Kilimanjaro National Park offers the easiest way to reach high summits for all types of hikers. Most of the climbers can reach the summit if equipped with the right gear and possess good fitness.
But there is so much more to enjoy than summiting the peak. The dramatic slopes of Kilimanjaro take you on a trip of a climatic world. The cultivated foot slopes lead to lush Montane forest. The park is inhabited by elusive elephant, buffalo, leopard, the endangered Abbot’s duiker, and other small antelope and primates. Higher still lays the moorland zone, where a cover of giant heather is studded with otherworldly giant lobelias.
During your visit to the park, you will get the opportunity to discover the culture of the authentic Maasai experience. Interaction with them and enjoying the food will surely give you a lifetime experience.
Due to the unpredictable weather, Mount Kilimanjaro can be climbed throughout the year. However, it is good to avoid the two rainy seasons – late March to mid-May, and October to the beginning of December.
In wet seasons, the routes become slippery. The driest and warmest months are January-February and August-September. During this time, the mountain gets more traffic.
The ecosystem of Kilimanjaro National Park is dense offering a good opportunity to herbivorous to inhabit. The wildlife includes warthogs, hippos, impalas, dik diks, zebras, elephants, buffalos and giraffes as well as less common elands and gazelles. Monkeys, baboons, and mongooses are also seen.
A dazzling variety of birds also can be witnessed. The most common are Turacos, Hartlaub’s Turaco, Schalow’s Turaco, Violet Turaco, Narina Trogon and many more colourful birds.
$60 per day per person
Hiking and climbing the Mountain
Like other national parks, travelling to Kilimanjaro National Park is also safe. Although some health concerns are necessary to follow, like mosquito repellent with at least 30% DEET, antimalaria medication and covering the skin during the evening time.
Most importantly you need to follow the instructions of your guide on your whole trip.
Our guides, our accommodations and our tour not only lived up to our expectations, they exceeded them. We were a group of six. We were met at the Nairobi airport by Mark, who drove us to our hotel (Eka). In the brief time we had with him, we thought Mark was great. Read More...
Everything was very well arranged. Except for our first gate entry which took more than 1 hour everything else was perfectly planned and done. Excellent professional and polite service through out our stay. Read More...
It is always a little intimidating traveling overseas and there were some minor hiccups in communication, however, the situation was dealt with promptly and professionally. The trip was organized to our specifications with much appreciated recommendations to improve our visit. Read More...