Home to Africa's highest mountain and the tallest free standing mountain in the world. Mount Kilimanjaro is dominated by the stunning vista that 'Kili' provides. Standing at 5,985 metres tall, Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most accessible summits. That isn't to say that reaching Uhuru Point isn't a massive achievement, but its lower reaches can be explored without any formal climbing training or professional equipment.
Beyond the climbing experience, Kilimanjaro offers the opportunity to explore a number of distinct climate zones as it ascends from the tropical savannah all the way up to the icy Arctic of its peak.
How to go there
By road, Since Mount Ruaha National Park is strategically positioned in that tourists on a northern circuit safari can easily combine their safari with a visit to Ruaha National Park. The nearest city is Moshi and park also borders with Kenya to the south and close to Arusha national park thus whichever way one takes, it’s possible to get to Ruaha National Park by road.
Things to Do
- Bird watching
- Wildlife viewing
- Nature guides walks
Best Time to Visit
The best weather conditions in which to climb are between July and October or January to March. Kilimanjaro’s weather is heavily influenced by the interaction of trade winds with the structure of the mountain. January and February are the two warmest months making the climb most comfortable as you reach higher elevations.
Facts about the Park
- The free-standing mountain of Kilimanjaro is a giant edifice comprised of three discrete volcanoes.
- One of the most spectacular sites not just in Tanzania but in the entire continent of Africa as well, Mt Ruaha National Park is not only about the wildlife.
- Trekkers favourite Mt Kilimanjaro can be summited even without ropes or much of technical skills.
- The magnificent Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain and also the highest freestanding mountain in the world.