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Mount Kilimanjaro

Discover Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro offers breath-taking views and sights you’ll never forget. Climb the ‘Roof of Africa’, and see the plains of Tanzania in a whole new light. Plus, you can experience incredible natural landscapes and discover Africa’s wonderful wildlife.

Kilimanjaro National Park covering an area of some 75,575 ha protects the largest free standing volcanic mass in the world and the highest mountain in Africa, rising 4877m above surrounding plains to 5895m at its peak. With its snow-capped peak, it is a superlative natural phenomenon, standing in isolation above the surrounding plains overlooking the savannah.

Mt Kili is one of the largest volcanoes in the world. It has three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. With its snow-capped peak and glaciers, it is the highest mountain in Africa. The mountain has five main vegetation zones from the lowest to the highest point: Lower slopes, montane forest, heath and moorland, alpine desert and summit.

The whole mountain including the montane forest belt is very rich in species, in particular mammals, many of them endangered species. For this combination of features but mostly its height, its physical form and snow cap and its isolation above the surrounding plains, and it is considered an outstanding example of a superlative natural phenomenon.

Top things to see and do

Mount Kilimanjaro
Head to Mount Kilimanjaro and tackle the 5,895 metre climb to her famous Uhuru Peak – the highest point in Africa. The easier routes such as Marangu, Machame or Rongai, are suitable for any adventurous and able-bodied person, and the views are truly life changing.
Travel to Moshi and you can swim in the soothing warm waters of the Kikuletwa Hotsprings. It’s a beautiful location with crystal-clear waters – and the perfect way to recover from a lengthy, mountainous trek.
Lake Chala
On the south-eastern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro lies Lake Chala, a crater lake set against a stunning volcanic backdrop. The dramatic creation of the area belies its tranquillity and timeless beauty.
Kilimanjaro National Park
If you have no intention of making your way to Kilimanjaro’s summit, the Kilimanjaro National Park still offers 1,668 square kilometres of beautiful terrain. Here you’ll find the surrounding montane forest belt and a variety of wildlife, including Cape buffalo, elephants and prowling leopards.
Arusha National Park
Southwest from Mount Kilimanjaro lies Arusha National Park – northern Tanzania’s safari capital. Blue monkeys, flamingos, zebra and waterbuck inhabit a landscape that also includes the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater. If you’re in the area, it’s not to be missed.