Mt. Kilimanjaro 5895 meters above sea level is the highest mountain in Africa. It is one of the world’s largest free standing mountains. M.t Kilimanjaro ecosystem comprises of five major ecological zones as follows, lower slopes, mountainous forests, heath and moorland, alpine desert and the summit. The Park can be reached by flying into KIA and driving through Moshi, although there are various options to climb to the snow peaked dome of Mt. Kilimanjaro, most hikers use Marangu Trail, which is climbable without special equipment. Other routes include Machame, Umbwe, Mweka, Rongai, Shira Plateau (Londorosi Gate), Great Western Breach, Mawenzi Peak and Summit circuits. Tents are used for accommodation in all these routes. Any physically fit person from a 13 year old to an 80 year elderly can climb this world’s heritage mountain site to the top. The minimum days to reach the summit are 5 days spending 4 nights.
Accommodation: Huts & Campsites on the mountain. Several hotels and campsite outside the park Best Time: Warmest conditions from December-February & Colder condition from July-September.