Kilimanjaro National Park

About the Park

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is situated around the Moshi region of Tanzania. It is home to the highest free-standing mountain on the planet. The national park has a diverse range of habitats and various vegetation zones. And this habitat supports a wide range of wildlife species.

  • Area – 1,688 sq. km. (652 sq. miles)
  • Established in – 1973
  • Coordinates - 3.0499° S, 37.3598° E
  • Opening Hours – 6 am to 6 pm.

A Kilimanjaro National Park Safari is a great way to see Mt. Kilimanjaro up close. And spot some of the most amazing wildlife on the planet.


Best Time to Visit

The Dry Seasons (from December to March and June to September) are usually regarded as the best time to visit Kilimanjaro National Park. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is also optimal this month.

If you plan to visit Kilimanjaro National Park in the wet season (April and November) you can take advantage of reduced costs. Though, keep in mind that climbing the mountain will be a bit challenging. So, make sure that you train beforehand and have all the essential types of equipment handy.

Getting There

The most convenient way to get to Kilimanjaro National Park is by flying into Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). The airport is just a 50-minute drive from the town of Moshi. From Moshi, you can go directly to the park. Itll take just 25 minutes by taxi or rental car.

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The following are the top 5 activities that we recommend visitors should take part in Kilimanjaro National Park:

  • Climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro – This will be a challenging yet wonderful experience!
  • Take a coffee plantation tour – and taste the delicious freshly brewed Arabica coffee!
  • Bird watching and wildlife viewing – All along the trek up Mount Kilimanjaro!
  • Take a tour of the Chala Crater Lake – Set up picnics and camps around the scenic lake!
  • Primate Trekking – See blue and black monkeys and baboons!



Visitors will get chances to witness several kinds of animals on Safaris in Kilimanjaro National Park. Such as grey and red duikers, bushbucks, tree hyrax, cape buffaloes, elephants, leopards, several primate species, bush babies, and many more.


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