KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK

  • Park history

 In 1910 the area was declared as a game reserve and a forest reserve in 1921 before being gazetted as a national park in 1973. It was not until 1977 when Kilimanjaro was opened for public access. The park was declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1987 and voted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa 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 half drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

  • 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 change in vegetation zones.

       

Mount Kilimanjaro climbing routes

Route/days 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Rongai Option 1 rongai gate to simba camp 3rd Cave School/Kibo huts Kibo/School hut to Uhuru then to Horombo hut Horombo to Marangu gate - - -
Option 2 Rongai gate to simba camp Simba to Kikelelwa Kikelelwa to Mawenzi Tarn hut Mawenzi tarn hut to Kibo Kibo to Uhuru then Horombo hut Horombo hut to Marangu gate - -
Marangu Option 1 Marangu gate to Mandara Mandara to Horombo Horombo to Kibo Kibo to Uhuru then to Horombo Horombo to Marangu gate - - -
Option 2 Marangu gate to Mandara Mandara to Horombo Stay at Horombo Horombo to Kibo Kibo to Uhuru then to Horombo Horombo to Marangu gate - -
Umbwe Option 1 Umbwe gate to Umbwe cave Umbwe cave to Baranco camp Baranco to Karanga camp Karanga to Barafu camp Barafu to Uhuru then to Mweka hut Mweka hut to Mweka gate - -
Option 2 Umbwe gate to Umbwe cave Umbwe cave to Baranco camp Baranco to Lava Tower camp Lava Tower to Uhuru then to Mweka hut Mweka hut to Mweka gate - - -
Machame Option 1 Machame gate to Machame hut Machame hut to Shira II camp Shira II to Baranco camp Baranco to Barafu Camp Barafu to Uhuru then to Mweka hut Mweka hut to Mweka gate - -
Option 2 Machame gate to Machame hut Machame hut to Shira II camp Shira II to Baranco camp Baranco to Karanga Camp Karanga to Barafu camp Barafu to Uhuru then to Mweka hut Mweka hut to Mweka gate -
Option 3 Machame gate to Machame hut Machame hut to Shira II camp Shira II to Lava Tower camp Lava Tower to Uhuru peak To Uhuru peak to Mweka hut Mweka hut to Mweka gate - -
Londorosi/Lemosho Option 1 Starting to Mti Mkubwa camp Mti Mkubwa to Shira I camp Shira I to Shira II or Moir hut camp Shira II/ Moir Hut to Lava Tower then Baranco Camp Baranco to Karanga Camp Karanga to Barafu camp Barafu to Uhuru then to Mweka hut Mweka hut to Mweka gate
Option 2 Londorosi gate to Shira I Shira I to Shira II or Moir hut camp Stay Shira II (optional) Shira II to Lava Tower then Baranco Camp Baranco to Karanga Camp Karanga to Barafu camp Barafu to Uhuru then to Mweka hut

Mweka hut to Mweka gate

 

 

 

Nature Walking safariShort walking safari

  • Marangu via Lauwo waterfall to Mandara (12Km)
  • Machame gate to Machame hut (11Km)
  • Morum barrier to Shira I (06Km)
  • Rongai gate to simba camp (05Km)