Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania

In 1910 the area was declared a game reserve and a forest reserve in 1921 before being gazetted as a national park in 1973. It was not until 1977 that Kilimanjaro was opened for public access. The park was declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1987 and voted one of Africa's Seven Natural Wonders in 2013. Kilimanjaro is located in Northern Tanzania 48 km from Moshi town and covers an area of 1,668 square km.

How to get there

 By road:123 km, a two-hour drive from the city of Arusha or 48 km, an hour drive from Moshi town to Marangu Gate, and 86km one hour and a half drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

The best time to visit

Mountain climbing can be done throughout the year. However, the best time is mid-June-October and December-mid March.

Tourism activities

Mountain climbing – Climbing Kilimanjaro is not just a climb but a journey from the tropics to the Arctic. The higher you climb, the colder it gets with changes in vegetation zones.

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes

Different routes for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

  • Lemosho Route

  • Machame Route

  • Marangu Route

  • Rongai Route

  • Northern Circuit Route

  • Shira Route

  • Umbwe Route