Tanzania’s iconic Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain and the highest free standing mountain in the world. Climbing the colossal volcanic peak is on many adventurers' bucket lists. There are several routes up the mountain and a number of different operators running guided tours to the summit of Uhuru Peak at 5895 meters. It is important that one uses a reputable and responsible tour operator to attempt this summit. There is not much in the way of wildlife as you ascend the mountain although there is good bird life, some primate activity and smaller herbivores in the lower lying forests. There are a number of amazing add-on experiences one can do before and / or after the climb including the famous northern safari circuit (Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Manyara) or chilling out in a beach paradise such as Zanzibar.

Facts & Figures

Park / Reserve Size: 5895m (Highest Point)
Reserve Type: National Park
Big 5: No
Specialist Specie: Colobus Monkey
Malaria Area: Yes
Nearest Town: Arusha

Accommodation in Mount Kilimanjaro

Kambi Ya Tembo

Facing the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro and the endless African savannah, Kambi ya Tembo offers fantastic views. The camp consists of 14 tents each with private en suite bathroom facilities. You can sit and watch the natural world pass by from the ample sun decks. The semi-arid land of Sinya and Elerai has an abundance of natural riches and is…

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Accomodation Type: Full Board
Budget: $300 - $500 p.p.p.d.

Tours and Activities in Mount Kilimanjaro

Climb Kilimanjaro – Marangu Route

Situated south of the equator in Tanzania at 19 340 feet, (5 895m), Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Huge permanent glaciers flow down from the summit, and spectacular views and beautiful ice formations are the reward for the successful trekker, as well as the satisfaction of conquering this mighty peak. Not for…

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Duration: 7 Days
Budget: $150 - $300 p.p.p.d.
Where

Lookout for

Colobus Monkey
Blue Monkey
Olive Baboon
Abbott's Duiker
Tree Hyrax
Bushpig

Key Species

MAMMALS
Colobus Monkey
Blue Monkey
Tree Hyrax


BRIDS
Hartlaub's Turaco
Ruppell's Robin Chat
Alpine Swift
Augur Buzzard
Scarlet-tufted Sunbird


REPTILES
Two-horned Chameleon


TREES
Red Hot Poker
Tree Groundsel
Everlasting


HABITAT TYPES
Montane
Alpine
Cloud Forest
Cultivated Fields
Forest


Wildlife Ratings

Big 5: 1
Mammals: 1
Birds: 5
Reptiles: 1
Trees: 1