The Kilimanjaro national park is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world with 5895 meters of elevation and one of the most popular parks best known as “The Roof of Africa”. Established in 1973, and in 1987 UNESCO declared a world heritage due to its uniqueness.
It is a volcanic mountain massif that stands in magnificent isolation above the surrounding plains with its snowy peak and glaciers overtop the savannah area. It has three main volcanic peaks Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira.
The major tourism activity is mountain trekking through different routes that as Marangu, Machame, Shira, Umbwe, and Rongai. Normally it takes five to six days to reach the top of the mountain which is called Uhuru peak.
What to do and see?
Activities in the Kilimanjaro national park;-
- Bird watching
- Exploring the rare and various species of botany
How do get around?
It is 128 km (80 miles) from Arusha. And a 1-hour drive from the Kilimanjaro airport.