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Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park covers an area of 1668 sq km and is located in northern Tanzania close to the town of Moshi, 200 miles South of the Equator.

Kilimanjaro SeneciosThe Park has been a game reserve since 1921 and was designated a National Park in 1973. The park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

The rainforest is home to many species of animals and birds including, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo.

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, reaching a height of 5895 meters (19,336 feet). It is a dormant volcano, with the diameter at its base being 40 miles. There are two main snow capped peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi.

The vegetation around and up the mountain is very diverse and varied. Montane forest occurs between 1700 m and 2800m.

From about 2800m to 4000m it is a Semi-Desert where giant groundsels (Senecio Kilimanjari) that seem to guard the heights, are abundant.

Above 4000m the landscape is alpine desert which supports little life other than mosses and lichen. From here to the summit the land gradually changes into barren, bare rock and loose scree slopes.

Glaciers on Summit KilimanjaroThe summit, Uhuru Peak (5895m), is on the volcanic crater rim, with glaciers on the surrounding slopes and in the crater are several ice fields.

Most people visit the region for the purpose of climbing the mountain. There are six main routes up the mountain ranging in degree of difficulty:

Machame Route

Marangu Route “Coca Cola Route"

Lemosho Route

Rongai Route

Umbwe Route

Shira Route


---> Suggested List of Equipment for the Climb

---> Best Time to Climb

Please respect the park and keep it's beauty for future visitors to enjoy, take all your own litter away with you.

PHOTOS OF KILIMANJARO
Camping Machame Route Kilimanjaro Machame Route Summit Glacier Kilimanjaro Summit Crater Kilimanjaro

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Popular Trips In Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)


1.  6 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro climb, 4 Day wildlife safari

6 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro climb, 4 Day wildlife safari

Combine climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain with a wildlife safari and see some of the best animal Tanzania has to offer. Departs any day with a minimum of 2 persons. Camping or lodge accommodation.
Days: 10
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Arusha NP (Tanzania) - Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) - Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
10 Trip reviews.  
USD $2,610

2.  Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climb

Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climb

Marangu route climb - the easiest and shortest route to the summit of Kilimanjaro. Also the only route which offers the the comforts of sleeping huts at every camp site with solar lights and comfortable beds. Discounts Apply - Book now!
Days: 6
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
111 Operator reviews.  
USD $1,560

3.  Kilimanjaro climb & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Kilimanjaro climb & Zanzibar Beach Holiday

Our itinerary gives you both Adventure & Relaxation: Climb Kilimanjaro - Machame Route and afterwards take in the history and culture of Zanzibar whilst relaxing by the Indian Ocean!.
Days: 14
Countries: starts Tanzania - ends Tanzania
Countries on-route: Zanzibar
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
111 Operator reviews.  
USD $3,650

4.  Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai Route

Kilimanjaro Climb - Rongai Route

This is one of Kilimanjaro’s easiest routes, and it has very few people on it. The typical duration for this trip is 6 days. However, you can also add extra acclimatization day and make it 7 - days
Days: 6
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
1 Trip review.  
USD $1,588

5.  Kilimanjaro Climb - Lemosho Route

Kilimanjaro Climb - Lemosho Route

Experience a Kilimanjaro climb along this unspoiled, remote, little-used, and beautiful way up to the Shira Plateau
Days: 8
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
28 Operator reviews.  
USD $2,118

6.  Kilimanjaro Climb, Wildlife Safari and Beach Holiday

Kilimanjaro Climb, Wildlife Safari and Beach Holiday

Climb Kilimanjaro, enjoy a safari experience in Tanzania's best National parks and end off relax on the beach in Zanzibar. A Private Safari with knowledgeable and competent driver/guides.
Days: 17
Countries: starts Tanzania - ends Tanzania
Countries on-route: Zanzibar
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) - Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
1 Trip review.  
USD $4,469

7.  Kilimanjaro Climb -Marangu Route “Coca Cola Route

Kilimanjaro Climb -Marangu Route “Coca Cola Route"

The “Coca Cola” Route is Kilimanjaro’s easiest, shortest, and most popular route. The trip usually takes 5 days. You can however also add an additional acclimatization day and make it a 6-day trip
Days: 5
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
1 Trip review.  
USD $1,513

8.  Kilimanjaro Climb - Umbwe Route

Kilimanjaro Climb - Umbwe Route

This is a steep, spectacular, and direct route to Kilimanjaro’s summit. The route follows a forested ridge onto moorlands, then traverses below the southern icefields until it joins the Machame Route
Days: 6
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
28 Operator reviews.  
USD $1,588

9.  Kilimanjaro Climbing and Wildlife Safari Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Climbing and Wildlife Safari Tanzania

The tour gives you a chance to make the top of Mount Kilimanjaro through Marangu route, which is the shortest and most popular route and thereafter you will experience the 'Big Five' areas of Tanzania
Days: 13
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) - Tarangire NP (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
1 Trip review.  
USD $2,688

10.  Kilimanjaro Climb up the Shira Route

Kilimanjaro Climb up the Shira Route

6 day Kilimanjaro climb up the Shira Route which traverses the large Shira Plateau to join the Machame Route.
Days: 6
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
28 Operator reviews.  
USD $1,588

11.  Dar es Salaam to Nairobi - inc. Zan. & reverse

Dar es Salaam to Nairobi - inc. Zan. & reverse

Nice short overland tour for people short on time but wanting to combine a safari with beach and relaxation activities.
Days: 10
Countries: starts Tanzania - ends Kenya
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania)
53 Operator reviews.  
GBP £300

12.  8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb via Machame Route

8 Days Kilimanjaro Climb via Machame Route

The highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro has different routes visited by various people every year. Enjoy the very best with our experienced guides and porters who make it possible for you.
Days: 8
Countries: starts Kenya - ends Kenya
Countries on-route: Tanzania
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
20 Operator reviews.  
EUR €1,225 (save 10%)

13.  Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Climb & Tanzania safari

Lemosho Route Kilimanjaro Climb & Tanzania safari

No special equipment or expertise is required on Mount Kilimanjaro - the basic thing is enjoying a gradual pace. Combine with the northern circuit parks of Tanzania Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Tarangire.
Days: 14
Countries: starts Kenya - ends Tanzania
Parks: Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Tarangire NP (Tanzania) - Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
18 Operator reviews.  
EUR €2,370

14.  Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climb & Tanzania safari

Rongai Route Kilimanjaro Climb & Tanzania safari

The Rongai route begins its ascent of Kilimanjaro from the northeastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya. Combine with Tanzania Lake Manyara,Serengeti,ngorongoro
Days: 11
Countries: starts Kenya - ends Tanzania
Parks: Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
18 Operator reviews.  
EUR €2,155

15.  Sister Mountains - Twin Peak Challenge

Sister Mountains - Twin Peak Challenge

Challenge yourself and climb both of East Africa's highest mountain peaks, starting with Mount Kenya ending with Mount Kilimanjaro.
Days: 13
Countries: starts Kenya - ends Tanzania
Parks: Mt. Kenya NP (Kenya) - Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
111 Operator reviews.  
USD $2,384

16.  Family Biking, Wildlife and Culture Adventure.

Family Biking, Wildlife and Culture Adventure.

Our Kenya and Tanzania family adventure includes all that is special in our regular biking adventures but with reduced biking distances and extra family friendly activities added. Offer : Book now
Days: 16
Countries: starts Kenya - ends Tanzania
Parks: Amboseli NP (Kenya) - Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Saadani NP (Tanzania)
12 Operator reviews.  
GBP £2,300

17.  Horseback Safari & Mt.Kilimanjaro Climb – Tanzania

Horseback Safari & Mt.Kilimanjaro Climb – Tanzania

Experience the real African Bush and get close contact with wildlife while on horseback, then climb Mt. Kilimanjaro via Machame route "most popular and one of the most scenic route on the mountain"
Days: 11
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
28 Operator reviews.  
EUR €2,886

18.  Mount Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route

Mount Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route

Challenge yourself to trek to the summit of Mt. Meru, Tanzania’s second highest mountain and Africa’s fifth highest as a warm up and acclimatization trek for the Mount Kilimanjaro on Machame route.
Days: 12
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
28 Operator reviews.  
USD $2,153

19.  Peak of Africa and Wildlife Safari 11 Days

Peak of Africa and Wildlife Safari 11 Days

The tour gives you a chance to make the top of Mount Kilimanjaro through Machame route, which suited to more adventurous hikers, and then you will experience the 'Big Five' areas of Tanzania.
Days: 11
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) - Lake Manyara NP (Tanzania) - Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania) - Serengeti NP (Tanzania) - Tarangire NP (Tanzania)
28 Operator reviews.  
USD $2,564

20.  Mount Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route

Mount Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro Climb Lemosho Route

Challenge yourself to trek to the summit of Mt. Meru, Tanzania’s second highest mountain and Africa’s fifth highest as a warm up and acclimatization trek for the Mount Kilimanjaro up the Lemosho route.
Days: 13
Country: Tanzania
Parks: Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
28 Operator reviews.  
USD $2,211

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