Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park

One of the world's most renowned summits, Mount Kilimanjaro attracts trekkers from across the globe, aspiring to reach its glacial peaks. With three volcanic cones, this dormant volcano holds the title of highest mountain in Africa, rising an awe-inspiring 5,895 m (19,341 ft) into the clouds. One-day tours let you walk the mountain's lower terrain and gaze up at some spectacular scenery. Experienced hikers can take on a larger expedition, averaging around nine days. The most popular times of year are the dry seasons (January through mid-March and June through October), as these afford better conditions and clearer vistas. Arrange treks through a tour operator. Make Mount Kilimanjaro a part of your Kilimanjaro National Park vacation plans using our Kilimanjaro National Park day trip planning website .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Mount Kilimanjaro
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Mount Kilimanjaro Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
3,774 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • Amazing people made this an amazing trip. If you have any questions about them please feel free to reply and I will answer them as best I can.  more »
  • I am so glad we booked with Tanzania Horizon. I laughed, cried and fell asleep standing! I made friends for life and priceless memories. Everyone was so helpful, caring and kind. It really does feel l...  more »
  • I booked 8 days lemosho route with bantu pori journeys and I was very much pleased with the service. During booking process we had all our questions answered and had incredible customer service. Jimmy...  more »
Google
  • Breathtaking experience. I am happy that I had an opportunity to trek this amazing natural phenomenon. Worth visiting at least once in life time.
  • It's a long climb to the summit (we spread it out over 5 days in order to help us adjust to the altitude, following the quieter Rongai route) but also a fairly easy one from a technical perspective. You basically just walk to the summit and need only a good pair of boots, warm clothes and some stamina. The final push is usually done under the cover of darkness (setting off from the summit camp around midnight) but in exchange for the long day, you reach the summit around dawn. Spectacular views of the sun rising over the African plains (not to mention the volcanic caldera and what's left of Furtwangler glacier) if you make it!
  • An amazing bucket list hike! the physical part was not difficult if you are reasonably fit and there is no climbing involved. However the altitude sickness on the last almost prevented me from summiting. Take it consciously slower than you feel capable of on the last day!
  • Top of Africa! Absolutely a lifetime experience making it to the summit! Fantastic hiking trip and enjoying hospitality of Tanzanian people. Take the opp to have a safari trip after summiting the Kibo. Lemosho Route gives you the highest chance of success as you will experience the best acclimatization on this trial.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro from space, illustrating its diverse vegetation zones. Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) from its base, and 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. The first people known to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields.
Places to stay near Mount Kilimanjaro

Plan your trip to Kilimanjaro National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Kilimanjaro National Park

4.9
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Side trips from Kilimanjaro National Park

3.6
Duration: 3​h
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 8​h

Plans to Mount Kilimanjaro by other users

11 days in Moshi BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM HUNGARY December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM ITALY February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM SWEDEN December, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Africa BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM CANADA August, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Kilimanjaro Region BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Tanzania BY A USER FROM INDIA October, outdoors, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans