Wildlife Ratings

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

Lookout for

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

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

Lodges and Camps (click on the links below)

Lodge Budget Lodge Type
Kambi Ya Tembo Luxury Full Board

Tours & Trips (click on the links below)

Tour / Trip Budget Duration
Climb Kilimanjaro - Marangu Route Middle 7 Days

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