Mount Kilimanjaro National Park:
At the elevation of 5,896m Mount Kilimanjaro,the Africa’s highest mountain and one of the continent’s magnificent sights. It 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 plateau of northern Tanzania rises the snowy peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro, it’s 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. On the lowland slopes, much of the mountain is farmland, with coffee, banana, cassava, and maize crops grown for subsistence and cash sale.
A few larger coffee farms still exist on the lower slopes, but much of the area outside the national park has been subdivided into small plots.
Once inside the park, thick lowland forest covers the lower altitudes and breaks into alpine meadows once the air begins to thin. Near the peak, the landscape is harsh and barren, with rocks and ice the predominant features above a breathtaking African view.
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 Masai 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.
Kilimanjaro, by any name, is a symbol for the compelling beauty of East Africa. When you see it, you understand why. It’s not only for the fact that it’s the highest peak on the African continent; but also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world!. It rises in the breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrub-land – elevation around 900 meters – to an imperious 5,895 meters (19,336 feet).
Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Many climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination.
There are a lot more about Mount Kilimanjaro, which our professional mountain guides will share with you while on a climb with them. Our guides are all well trained as professional mountain guides, with many years of experiences and skills. They will indeed ensure your safety up and down on this African biggest adventure, touching the roof of Africa!
The Packages we Offer:
Zazu Tanzania Safaris have a wide range of itineraries based on different routes on Kilimanjaro, all of them are designed to fit in the interests of our travelers.
But more importantly to ensure that the climbers gets well informed about the challenges that might be faced on the climb. We provides advises or preparation for the climb before starts, and also we ensure that all our climbers gets enough acclimatization as much as possible. You can see here the different type of Mount Kilimanjaro climbing package we offer.