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
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.
Huts and campsites on the mountain.
Accommodation in partner lodges
Download here a pdf with a
more detailed description of this park.