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Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

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.

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park At A Glance

Enjoy a good facts - here are a few useful ones about Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

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

Wildlife viewing


Cultural tours

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.

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