Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
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The word Kilimanjaro, in the local language, means either “Mountain of Greatness” or “Shining Mountain”. Either way, both are perfectly apt for Mount Kilimanjaro.

The word Kilimanjaro, in the local language, means either “Mountain of Greatness” or “Shining Mountain”.

Either way, both are perfectly apt for Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain standing in the middle of this 75, 575 ha park. One of the world’s largest volcanoes, Kilimanjaro towers 5,895 meters above sea level and is – often referred to as ‘the roof of Africa.

This dormant volcano is made up of 3 separate cones: snow-capped Kibo (5895m), Mawenzi (5149m) and Shira (4005m), standing in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains, with its snowy peak peeping through a blanket of clouds. The mountain is encircled by a dense forest - home for numerous mammals, many of which are endangered.

The best time to visit:

June to October (dry season)

+ The most comfortable climb can be had in January and February, the two warmest months. However, bear in mind it will be extremely cold at higher elevations all year round.

+ August and September are the driest months creating another good season for climbing.

+ Whilst June and July are the coolest months during this period, it is still an appropriate time to climb

November to May (wet season)

- April and May are the wettest months and make for a more challenging climb. They should be avoided if possible.

At a glance

With five vegetation zones from the lowest to the highest point:  Lower slopes, Montana Forest, Heath and Moorland, Alpine Desert and Summit, the whole mountain including the Montana Forest belt is very rich with numerous plant and animal species, in particular mammals, many of which are endangered - Kilimanjaro is a superlative phenomenon and a true natural wonder.  

The word Kilimanjaro, in the local language, means either “Mountain of Greatness” or “Shining Mountain”. Either way, both are perfectly apt for Mount Kilimanjaro – often referred to as ‘the roof of Africa’…and with good reason.

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Accommodation Available

Altezza Lodge

Located in Moshi Town, Altezza Lodge offers spectacular views on the Mount Kilimanjaro.



Marangu Hotel

This beautifully situated hotel, on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, stands in twelve acres of mature, well laid out gardens.



Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge

Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge(MKVL) is a small, traditional lodge nestled against a tropical rain forest high above the tourist "Gateway To Mt. Kilimanjaro".



Keys Hotel Limited

Keys Hotel Limited was founded with a principal purpose of enhancing the fulfillment of Kilimanjaro climbers’ dream that is ‘be at the top of Africa’.



The Moshi Leopard Hotel

Having developed over the years, the hotel is now proud to be the accommodation of choice for both the tourist and business traveller.



Salinero Hotel Moshi

Salinero Hotel blends the simplistic elegance with perfect architectural designs, all combined to entice even the most seasoned traveller.



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Serengeti National Park

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Tarangire National Park

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Lake Manyara National Park

Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley Lake Manyara National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty located 125 km west of Arusha town. Lake Manyara's famous tree climbing lions

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