Kilimanjaro Trekking, Kilimanjaro Climbing Safari, destination information
Kilimanjaro National Park
Size: 755 km²
Location: about 128 km from Arusha or about one hour’s drive from Kilimanjaro Airport.
Kilimanjaro (Elevation: 19,335 ft), is the highest detached volcano on earth with its three summits Shira (3,962 m), Kibo (5,895 m) and Mawenzi (5,149 m). Different trekking routes are offered to the summit, and ‘climbs’ vary from 5 to 8 days, depending on the chosen route and your experience and fitness.
In a matter of a few days you will traverse through several different climatic and vegetation zones, beginning from the low mountain Tanzania Safari slopes with tropical rain forests, through giant heather woodland, moorland, and up to the arctic desert on the saddle. Kibo, the summit, is clothed in glaciers.
The ‘climb’, however, requires no mountaineering experience.
Different kinds of animals, like: elephant, giraffe, antelope as well as lion and leopard live on the slopes of the mountain forest but you are more likely to hear the black and white colobus monkeys or tree hyrax in the thick forest or glimpse a duiker on the moorland.
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