Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania, the roof of Africa.

Here in Tanzania

Kilimanjaro. The name itself is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans. Or it might not. The local people, the Wachagga, don’t even have a name for the whole massif, only Kipoo (now known as Kibo) for the familiar snowy peak that stands imperious, overseer of the continent, the summit of Africa.




755 sq km (292 sq miles).


Northern Tanzania, near the town of Moshi.

How to get there:

128 km (80 miles) from Arusha. About one hour’s drive from
Kilimanjaro airport.

What to do:

Six usual trekking routes to the summit and other more-demanding
mountaineering routes. Day or overnight hikes on the Shira plateau.
Nature trails on the lower reaches. Trout fishing. Visit the beautiful
Chala crater lake on the mountain’s southeastern slopes.


Abbott's Duiker, Grey Duiker, Red Duiker, Bushbuck, Eland, Elephant,
Leopard, Buffalo, Small Antelope, Blue Monkey,
Black-and-white colobus, Galago crassicaudatus,
Kilimanjaro Tree Hyrax.


Abbot's Starling, Raven.

When to go:

Clearest and warmest conditions from December to February,
but also dry (and colder) from July-September.


Climb slowly to increase your acclimatisation time and maximise
your chances of reaching the summit. To avoid altitude sickness, allow a
minimum of five nights, preferably even more for the climb. Take your
time and enjoy the beauty of the mountain.

Source: TANAPA.


Huts and campsites on the mountain.


Accommodation in partner lodges

Moivaro Lodge Arusha Click here for video
Safari Spa Arusha (Moivaro) Click here for video
Kia Lodge Kilimanjaro (Moivaro) Click here for video


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