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Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park - Tanzania - Best Tourist Guide

Crowned by the Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is one of Tanzania’s Popular parks. In 1987, UNESCO declared Kilimanjaro a World Heritage Site due to its uniqueness.

The Kilimanjaro Mountain is located in Northern Tanzania right to the border with the Kenyan Republic in Eastern Africa. Rising abruptly from the open plains, capped by snow and frequently fringed by clouds, it is one of the African classic images. Kilimanjaro is a dormant but not extinct volcano.

Apart from a mountain, the park offers other attractions and there are some rare and endemic species of flora and fauna. 2,500 species of plants and 140 mammal species have been recorded. A major tourist activity in the Park is mountain climbing in which tourists climb the mountain by using the routes available.

Any reasonably fit person can conquer Kilimanjaro. Total climb normally takes five to six days and involves four or five overnight stays in comfortable mountain huts. There are several routes including Marangu, the easiest to climb and therefore the most popular, Machame, Shira, Umbwe, and Rongai are other routes.

At 5896 m Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and one of the continent’s magnificent sights, has three main volcanic peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. The name itself “Kilimanjaro” is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness, or Mountain of Caravans.

Above the gently rolling hills and plateaux of northern Tanzania rises the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, its slopes and glaciers shimmering above the rising clouds. Kilimanjaro is located near the town of Moshi and is a protected area, carefully regulated for climbers to enjoy without leaving a trace of their presence. The mountain’s ecosystems are as strikingly beautiful as they are varied and diverse. 

Why Go on safari in Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highlight of most visitors’ experiences in Tanzania. Few mountains can claim the grandeur, the breathtaking views of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, the Rift Valley, and the Masaai Steppe, that belongs to Kilimanjaro.

Hiking on the ‘rooftop of Africa’ — the highest point on the continent at 5896 meters — is the adventure of a lifetime, especially because, if paced well, everyone from seasoned trekkers to first-time enthusiasts can scale the snowy peak. 

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Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

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Best Time To Visit Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

When to Visit Mount Kilimanjaro National Park for safaris

Generally, Tanzania is best to visit in the dry-season months of July – October when the parks are dry and wildlife viewing is dramatic, easy, and action-packed. 

LOW SEASON:

1st April to June 15th and 15th Nov to 15th Dec

If you are looking for an intimate exclusive safari but affordable Kenya Safari, this is the best time to visit. 

The best places to visit include the Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, and lake Nakuru among many others.

high SEASON:

Jan 10th to 1st April and 1st Nov to 15th Dec

One of the most considered seasons to travel and visit East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. 

Easy to spot the big five and the big cats of the Masai Mara, Amboseli, and Samburu other major parks.

PEAK SEASON:

15th June to 30th Oct, 15th Dec to 10th Jan

An action-filled season to witness the great wildebeest migration and crossings in Kenya is during this season. 

In case you are looking for the best adventures, then this is the best fit for you

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Entrance Fee

Park Fees to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Entrance fee

Below are the Mount Kilimanjaro National Park entry fees for 2024

Citizen

Resident

Non-Resident

Adults

TSH

Child

TSH

Adults

USD

Child

USD

Adults

USD

Child

USD

NA

NA

15

5

30

10

Please note the rates are subject to change.

How to Pay for Mount Kilimanjaro National Park Fees

How do you pay for Mkomazi National Park Fees? To pay for Park Fees, you will have to visit the Tanapa Account, create an account, and select Mkomazi National Park to pay for the park fees. 

How to Pay

  1. Online Payment:

Some parks allow online payment of park entrance fees, and some do not. Always check official websites for updated data on how to pay your park fees online.

You can generate a permit ticket at the park entrance gates and pay using your preferred payment method like credit card or M-pesa.

2. Payment at Park Gates:

Some parks accept payments at the entrance via mobile money or credit cards. Always ask your Tour operator, our team member, or the national park authority to check if you can pay at the park gates.

Most National Parks accept major credit cards like Visa and Mastercard. American Express is not recommended.

Most national parks do not accept Cash payments; if it happens they do, then it should be in both Tanzanian Shillings (TZS) or USD.

Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Tanzania National Parks FAQs

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Which National Park in Tanzania is the best?

Serengeti National Park. Home to the Great Migration, Serengeti National Park easily makes its way into most bucket lists. This fascinating park presents all kinds of ecosystems which allows it to host a variety of plants, birds and animals.

What is the largest park in Tanzania?

Nyerere National Park is now the Largest National Park in Tanzania with the size of 30,893km square…. 

How many national parks are in Tanzania?

There are 22 national parks in Tanzania, many of which form the core of a much larger protected ecosystem, which have been set aside to preserve the country’s rich natural heritage and to provide secure breeding grounds where its fauna and flora can thrive, safe from the conflicting interests of a growing human population.

What is Serengeti National Park famous for?

It is best known for its huge herds of plains animals (especially gnu [wildebeests], gazelles, and zebras), and it is the only place in Africa where vast land-animal migrations still take place.

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