Kilimanjaro National Park


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My one regret about Kilimanjaro

Written on: January 22, 2014   |   I visited in September 2006 The Kilimanjaro National Park’s biggest attraction is, without a doubt, the mountain itself. Most hikers and climbers can’t wait to get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. They spend their nights carbo-loading, planning routes, packing gear. They hardly sleep for excitement and anticipation.

But there is much more to the park than reaching the top – or summiting. Many people don’t know that there are 5 distinct ecological zones that form a belt around the mountain. On the lower slopes you will find the montane forest – a lush, almost rainforest like area filled with birdsong and beautiful creatures. Then comes the heath and moorland, filled with clammy mist and stunning vistas – as you climb higher towards the highland and alpine desert.

About 69% of the park’s flowering species, 80% of the animals and most of the birds are found in the forest area – the part most hikers can’t wait to leave behind as they rush for the top. There are many different kinds of primates, birds as well as elephants, buffalo, giraffe and zebra as well as lion and eland in the park.

It may be the highest point in Africa but this World Heritage Site is also one of the world’s largest volcanic massifs, comprising of one extinct and two dormant volcanoes. There are other things to do besides climb the mountain – for instance sightseeing tours are popular, as are waterfall outings, bird watching, wildlife viewing, cultural outings.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was one of the highlights of my life – I still can’t believe I made it! But in retrospect I wish I had spent more time exploring this fascinating park, looking at some volcanic lakes, enjoying a trip out to see the many primates and exploring the gorgeous montane forest.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 05, 2017   |   Visited: Feb 2017.
My safari with Regional Tours and Safaris in Tanzania was the best trip I have ever taken in my life, and I have traveled a lot. Maturaf and his team helped us every step of the way. We changed our itinerary some times and the team made that very easy for us to do, allowing us to customize the trip to our liking. Regional Tours & Safaris Tanzania was focused and pr... read more
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 10, 2017   |   Visited: Mar 2016.
I would never tell someone that they shouldn't climb Mt-Kilimanjaro. If you want to make it easy, take 7 days on a route and you will make it to the top with no problem.
I reached Uhuru Peak at 10a.m. using the Machame route on a 7 day trek with 5 of my friends. Here are some pointers that would probably help you plan a trek

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jul 11, 2016   |   Visited: Oct 2016.
The Marangu Route climb is often done in five or six days. The Marangu Route is sometimes called the Coca Cola route because it is an easier, and popular, option of the many routes. You will come across many scenic views, rain forest, semi-desert and the Moundi Crater. read more

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(4/5 stars) Written on: Jun 20, 2016   |   Visited: Jun 2016.
Enosa Expeditions provided everything for me, including airport transfers, accommodation (a very nice hotel called Park View Hotel, located in Moshi town), camping facilities and all staff in mountain.

I climb Mount Kilimanjaro through Lemosho route for 7 days and my guide "Benson" made everything to reach the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro!

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Apr 22, 2015   |   Visited: Jan 2012.
Kilimanjaro is the highest snow mountain in the world covering 5895m. This is higher than any other snow mountain.The mountain is characterized with flat sided mountain, four routes that are suitable to climb in all seasons, climatic variation, different flora and fauna, landscape and escarpment variations, two peaks Kibo and Mawenzi.

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Feb 05, 2015   |   Visited: Jul 2014.
The highest peak in Africa, was very amazing to me and my team. I strongly recommend climbing Kilimanjaro.
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(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 04, 2014   |   Visited: Sep 2014.
A group of 7, all friends, decided over a drink to go & climb Mt Kilimanjaro! So the first challenge was to find the tour operator to suit our needs. After a lot of web browsing we settled on Maasai Wanderings who also were the tour operator for our safari after the Kilimanjaro trek. From the booking, the communication months before our adventure to the final good... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Jun 03, 2014   |   Visited: Feb 2009.
Kilimanjaro was one of my best experience in life. While traveling to Tanzania with friends we decided we could not miss Kilimanjaro. We were young and unconscious as we had not prepared for the trip and were not equipped. You can rent equipment on site, but we decided we could do without sticks or head lights! We had a team of cook and carriers. We took the easy r... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on: May 27, 2014   |   Visited: Dec 2013.
My husband, brother and I did the trek up Kilimanjaro last December. We had a great time! Kilimanjaro has such diverse ecosystems at every stage of the mountain, so bring many layers of clothes. I was amazed by the number of different trees and plants you will never see anywhere else. Day-to-day climbing was fun with snacks and tasty meals provided in between. The ... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 07, 2014   |   Visited: Oct 2007.
If you are on an African safari that calls for challenge, then the place to be is Kilimanjaro NP. A real mountaineering experience takes about eight days to the Uhuru peak, which is the highest summit on the continent, but am not so sure whether or not I can make it there!

This was a kind of picnic to stretch out muscles and it turned out to be so great. For tw... read more

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