MOUNT KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK OVERVIEW
Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak (5,895 m) and Tanzania’s most iconic image. Unlike other parks in northern Tanzania, it is not visited for the wildlife but for the chance to stand in awe of this beautiful snow-capped mountain and, for many, to climb to the summit. The mountain can be climbed at any time, although the best period is from late June to October, during the dry season.
Kilimanjaro, a World Heritage Site, was formed over 1 million years ago by volcanic movement along the Rift Valley. Three volcanic cones – Shira, Kibo, and Mawenzi – came to be about 750,000 years ago. The highest point is Uhuru Peak on Kibo, which is one of the Seven Summits of the world.
WHY VISIT MOUNT KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK?
The views from the mountain are spectacular. You will have endless opportunities to capture photos of breathtaking vistas, unique animals, and beautiful vegetation.
When you visit Mount Kilimanjaro, you’re visiting one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders. Experience almost every type of climate as you ascend and descend the mountain. When you complete your journey, you will have an unforgettable sense of accomplishment.
While climbing is the main activity in the national park, there is still plenty to do in the park if you don’t plan to climb. Things you won’t want to miss out on!