View from the rim of the Maundi crater on the Mount Kilimanjaro
Holidays to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania
Whether you’re here to conquer the peak of the "Roof of Africa", or simply explore the flora and fauna that surround its base, there are lots of highs to be experienced at Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.
The mountain is one of the world’s highest dormant volcanoes and the tallest free-standing summit on earth. Climbing it is a bucket-list adventure and, if well-planned for, can be achieved by hikers of all abilities in five to ten days assuming a basic level of fitness. There are a number of routes to choose between, all of which offer unforgettable panoramic views. The various tour guide companies offer differing levels of luxury en-route, though most hikers opt to camp beneath the stars for an authentic experience that connects them with nature.
Hiking up the mountain, you’ll pass through a progression of distinct climates. The pastures and farmlands growing coffee, bananas, cassava and maize on the lower portions give way to humid rainforest and then lush meadows. Finally, you’ll emerge into a barren and rocky but strikingly beautiful landscape to reach its its snow-capped peaks.
If you’d rather watch wildlife than hike high into the sky, you can travel to around 2,500 metres where you’ll find rainforests inhabited by elusive but unmissable elephants, buffalo, leopards, monkeys and many other endangered species. Find a local safari company whose rangers know the lands for the best chance of spotting these creatures.
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is no doubt one of the most awe-inspiring and adventure-filled destinations for any traveller - whether you stare at its peak from afar or ascend to the top is up to you.
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park trip ideas
Here are some trip ideas that include Mount Kilimanjaro. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 01483 319 333