Kilimanjaro National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the continent's highest mountain, snow-capped equatorial Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak (5,895m) and tallest free Standing Mountain in the world. The mountain rises from farmland on the lower level to rainforest and the slopes are home to buffaloes, leopards, monkeys, elephants, eland and abundance of birds of prey.

Famous for its climbing and hiking experiences, Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is located in Northern Tanzania right at the border to Kenya, covering an area of 1,688 square kilometres (652 square miles) and it is one of Tanzania's most iconic destinations for visitors. It is approximately 388km from Dodoma, Tanzania's capital city. Our trained team of professionals will ensure your venture to this World Heritage is a once in a lifetime experience. 

Attractions & Activities | Things to do

The park boasts of Mount Kilimanjaro, Chala Crater Lake, Kibo Peaks, Shira Plateau, Olpopongi and other captivating scenery. The major tourism activity in the Park is mountain climbing. Visitors can also take part in nature walks, mammals & birds watching, trekking, camping and visit to the local Maasai tribe. Here is Trafeka’s list of the top 5 recommended activities in the park;

1. MOUNT KILIMANJARO

Many travellers visit Tanzania to summit the mountain and get a-once-in-a-lifetime view that they will never forget. It is the crowning glory of Kilimanjaro national park. Marangu Route and Machame Routes are the most popular of the various routes with different views, durations, and difficulty levels. The trek takes between 4-7 days. Plan a safari with us, our experienced team will go through your travel and tour requirements or requests to create the perfect itinerary for you.

2. KIBO PEAK

Kibo Peak should definitely be on your Bucket list, should you want to climb to the top of the world. It’s one of the three volcanoes of Mount Kilimanjaro, and is the highest peak of the mountain Kilimanjaro and Africa! Magnificent views all year round guaranteed. This is the only peak that retains its snow throughout the year. You will learn a lot about this place through our tour handlers, knowing you are in safe hands.

3. SHIRA PLATEAU

Just a few kilometres to the west of Mount Kibo, Shira Plateau lies on one of the routes to climb up Mount Kilimanjaro. This spectacular plateau is a caldera. When you walk through the plateau, you will be stepping on the remains of a volcano that expired over 500,000 years ago. This is a beloved place for wildlife lovers due to its tremendously rich biodiversity, especially among fauna.

4. CHALA CRATER LAKE

Chala Crater Lake is located in the shadow of the Kilimanjaro, on the border between Kenya and Tanzania in a caldera that was most likely formed after volcanic activity on the mountain. Our experienced and knowledgeable tour handlers will advise you about the time of the year to travel, so you can experience the clear waters of the lake that might be turquoise blue, midnight blue, or even a stunning emerald, depending on when you decide to visit. 

5. OLPOPONGI

Learn about the best of culture at Olpopongi, home to one of the most authentic Maasai experiences in all of Africa. You will see the Kraals in which these early settlers have lived in for a long time, while experiencing and enjoying wonderful local food, Maasai family traditions and heritage, and a friendly team which sets us apart from other operators. Olpopongi is so unique that it lets you experience authentic Maasai culture without disrupting their daily lives or intruding into their private homes and villages.

Accommodation: Where to stay in Mount Kilimanjaro National Park

Are you looking for places to stay in Mount Kilimanjaro National Park? Contact us. We are available 24/7 to help travellers make their travel more enjoyable with our concierge and personal assistance. We'll reserve you a luxury hotel or resort in Kilimanjaro, with other available options for mid-range and budget accommodations.

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