Explore Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Area: 1,688 km²

Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain standing at 589 square meters and has the most magnificent sight of East Africa.

Mt. Kilimanjaro is located near the town of Moshi and the Kilimanjaro National Park. It has three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The name itself "Kilimanjaro" is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans.

The mountain’s ecosystems are strikingly beautiful and diverse. On the lowland slopes, most of the mountain is a farmland, with coffee, banana, cassava, and maize crops grown for subsistence and cash sale.

Once inside the park, you will notice the thick lowland forest that covers the lower altitudes and breaks into alpine meadows once the air begins to thin. Near the peak, the landscape is harsh and barren, with rocks and ice the predominant features above a breathtaking African view.

The most popular activity is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro (Africa’s rooftop). The top of the mountain provides a breathtaking view of the Amboseli National Park in Kenya, the Rift Valley, and the Masaai Steppe, that belongs to Kilimanjaro. This is an adventure of a lifetime that one should participate in, Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with just a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater are awarded climbing certificates.

The lush mountain forest is inhabited by the elusive elephant, leopard, buffalo, the endangered Abbot’s duiker, and other small antelope and primates.



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