Mountain Kilimanjaro National Park

Mountain Kilimanjaro National Park

Overview

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park host Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain peak of Africa and the world’s tallest free-standing mountain is dominated by the spectacular panorama that 'Kili' provides.

Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most iconic sights in Africa, situated to the east of Arusha and north of the small town of Moshi. Mount Kilimanjaro, standing at 5,985 metres tall, is one of the most accessible summits in the world. Apart from the climbing experience, there is much more to Kilimanjaro than its summit. The ascent of the slopes is a virtual climatic world tour ranging from the tropics to the Arctic.

The Kilimanjaro national park has diverse vegetation that alters slowly as you ascend towards Kili’s peak. The vegetation of the park ranges from the Savannah grasslands to the montane forest leading to the heath region and moorlands to alpine deserts at the peak of Kilimanjaro.

Apart from the climbing this majestic peak an array of activities can be done in the park such visiting its nature, witnessing wildlife on its slopes, fishing trout or taking a trip to the Chala Crater Lake at the southeastern slopes of the mountain.

The lush mountain forest of Kilimanjaro is inhabited by leopards, elephants, buffaloes, the endangered Abbot’s duikers, and other small antelopes, baboons, Columbus monkeys, bush babies and elands.

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is also home to over 150 bird species of which some are endemic to the area while others are migratory. White-necked Raven, blue napped mousebirds, long-tailed trogon, grey hornbill, African fish eagles, white-cheeked barbet and African pygmy kingfisher are some of the birds that can be spotted in the park.

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