Kilimanjaro National Park
This park is home to the highest freestanding mountain in the World and the highest peak in Africa. It has an altitude of 5895m and a base with a diameter of about 70km.
Its impressive formation can be seen from more than 160km away especially on clear days. It is only three degrees below the equator and its peak is covered with snow and ice.
Beside the mountain, this protected area accommodates numerous Wild animals including elephants, lions, colobus monkeys and leopards.
The surrounding rain forests influence rainfall drops and fertile soil in the lower lying countryside where the Chagga people practice different agricultural activities.
Mount Kilimanjaro is ideal for climbing all year round but rainy season isn’t recommended if you are after incredible trekking adventures in Tanzania. Some of the months that are characterized with high rainfall drops are April, May and November.
To reach the summit of Kilimanjaro is a bit challenging but worth it once you get there. From the top, views of the entire park are inspirational.
For most travelers reaching to the top of Kilimanjaro is an experience of a lifetime. The oldest person to reach the top was seventy eight and the youngest was seven years old.
There are five hiking trails that can lead you to the top of the mountain. These include Shira, Machame, Umbwe, Mweka and Marangu. The most popular route is Marangu and it requires about five days to trek 85 kilometers to the top.