Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

“The free standing Highest Mountain in Africa”

About Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

With the size of over 1500sq km (575 sq miles), Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is located in the Northern part of Tanzania, near the town of Moshi and Arusha. It was established in 1973.

Getting there – It is 128 km (80miles) from Arusha.  About 1 hour drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Activities – Six usual trekking routes to the summit and other more demanding mountaineering routes. Day or overnight hikes on the Shira plateau. Nature trails on the lower reaches. Visit the beautiful Chala Crater Lake on the mountain’s south eastern slopes.

Best time – From December – February is the clearest and warmest conditions but also from July – September is dry (and colder).

Once you have decided you want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the next step is to pick the route you want to climb. There are 6 routes on the mountain and each has advantages and disadvantages.

However, some routes such as the Lemosho and Machame routes stand out from the others as being especially beautiful and fun to climb. The six routes are the Machame, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe, Rongai  and Marangu.

To read a full description of each route, including the short descriptions of each of the trail from day to day, here are as per below.