Kilimanjaro National Park : Facts, Features and More

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Kilimanjaro National Park is the second most visited park in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro National Park features the well-known Mount Kilimanjaro, with both challenging and easy climbing routes. The forest surrounding the mountain is teeming with life, including elusive elephant, leopard, buffalo, bushbuck, primates, antelope, and the endangered Abbott’s duiker.

Kilimanjaro National Park : Facts, Features and More


290.9 mi²


Northern Tanzania, near Moshi and Arusha.


Getting to: 
One hour drive from Moshi town or Kilimanjaro International Airport.


Best time to visit: 
Clearest and warmest conditions from December to February, but also dry (and colder) from July to September.

Accomodation & Services

Park fees

Park map

Safari operators

Why should you visit?

At 5,895 m, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, awarding it the appropriate title as the ‘Roof of Africa’. “As wide as all the world, great, high and unbelievably white,” was the famous writer, Ernest Hemingway’s, description. Now a World Heritage site, its outstanding features are its three major volcanic centres, Shira in the west, Mawenzi in the East and the snow-capped Kibo in the centre.

In addition to the stunning beauty of the mountain, a variety of animals can be found in the park, including  the Kilimanjaro tree hyrax, bushbuck, grey and red duiker, cape buffaloes, leopards, colobuses, blue monkeys and elephants.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your safari now!

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