Common Wildlife

Boubous, hartlaub turacos, green wood hoopoes, silvery cheeked hornbills, blue monkeys, colobus monkeys, olive baboons, civets, leopards, mongooses, bush pigs, dik diks, elephants, and Abbott’s duikers

Park Size

Mt. Kilimanjaro towers 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level and about 4,900 meters (16,100 ft) above its plateau base.

Driving Distance

Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park
What to Know

Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park


Mt. Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano in Tanzania, is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world. It has three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira.

About Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest-reaching mountain in Africa, and the tallest free-standing (i.e. not part of a range) mountain in the world! Beyond the climbing experience, Kilimanjaro offers the opportunity to explore a number of distinct climate zones, from vast tropical savannah all the way up to the icy Arctic of its peak. December to February or July to September are the best times of year to visit Mt. Kilimanjaro.

What to Do

Sights & Activities for Your trip

Explore Mt. Kilimanjaro's Base

No climbing gear or expertise is required to explore Mt. Kilimanjaro's base! Look for towering eucalyptus trees, exotic bird life, and Colobus monkeys.

Mt. Kilimanjaro Day Hike

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and climbing to the summit is an epic challenge for experienced hikers. With this day hike, you'll get to experience the first leg of the famed Marangu Route, a rainforest teeming with wildlife.

Where to Stay

Our Lodging Recommendations

We recommended these lodging options for Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park. More lodging options are available, and you're welcome to choose your own on your adventure with us.

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