Kilimanjaro National Park is near Moshi in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. This is home to Mount Kilimanjaro with the highest mountain peak in Africa.
Kilimanjaro National Park offers tourists the best of mountaineering. To climb to the peak of the mountain, there are 6 easy routes and other more rigorous routes pro climbers might prefer.
Attractions in Kilimanjaro National Park
The major attraction in Kilimanjaro National Park is Mount Kilimanjaro. Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest snow peaked mountain in Africa with a height of 5896m.
A variety of animals can be found in the Kilimanjaro National park such as the Kilimanjaro tree hyrax, the grey duiker, rodents, bushbuck and red duiker. Cape buffalo, blue monkey, western black/white colobus, bush-baby and leopards can be sighted in the montane forest while Elephants can be found between the Namwai and Tarakia rivers.
Climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain is a remarkable experience. The mountain has varied beautiful landscapes from rocky, arid, shrub, to the lower parts of the mountain which has the green forest landscape. You will discover the multiple habitats within the mountain, from farmlands, rainforests to open Moore lands and the barren alpine bogs and desserts which lead the snow peaks.
When climbing the mountain, it is advisable to take your time and climb slowly so as to not burn out fast. Animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, red duiker and bushbuck can be found in the park. Around the montane forest region, leopards, bushbaby, white and black colobus and blue monkey can be found.
Beyond the mountain and landscape, there are waterfalls to see such as the Kinukamori waterfalls and Materuni waterfalls. The park is about 60mins drive from Kilimanjaro airport. From Amboseli National Park you can have a view of Mount Kilimanjaro as a wonderful backdrop.