Kilimanjaro national park in Tanzania adventure guide.
You may boast for having visited the most beautifully stunning tourism destinations until you visit Tanzania‘s Kilimanjaro national park and proven wrong. This is a home of natural wonders! Dare to visit it today with Jewel safaris.
Officially, the park was opened in 1977 and has become one of Tanzania’s most visited parks. Despite the minimal existant wildlife here, this isn’t a place to come for the wildlife rather, it’s where you come to gaze in awe at a snow-capped mountain on the equator, and to climb to the top of Africa. At the heart of the park is the 5,896m Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain and one of the continent’s most magnificent sights.
What to see/attraction at Mt Kilimanjaro national park.
Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s highest volcanoes, free-standing mountain on earth, rising above cultivated farmland on the lower levels. Protruding up or emerging tall through lush rainforest to alpine meadows and finally across a lunar landscape to the twin summits of Kibo and Mawenzi.
Kilimanjaro’s third volcanic cone, Shira, is on the mountain’s western side. The lower rainforest is home to many animals, including buffaloes, elephants, leopards and monkeys, and elands are occasionally seen in the saddle area between Kibo and Mawenzi.
A hike up Kilimanjaro Mountain lures on a yearly basis a huge number of trekkers that are physically fit because it’s possible to walk to the summit without ropes or technical climbing experience.
Non-technical, however, does not mean easy. The climb is a serious (and expensive) undertaking, and only worth doing with the right preparation. There are also many opportunities to explore the mountain’s lower slopes and to learn about the Maasai and the Chagga, two of the main tribes in the area. Talk to Jewel safaris today for this arrangement to be effected already.
Mount Kilimanjaro national park is positioned near Moshi town and just about 300 kilometers from the equator; the park was classified among the world heritage sites by U.N.E.S.C.O in 1987.
What to do at Kilimanjaro national park
Mount Kilimanjaro national park was declared as a game reserve by the German colonial government in the early twentieth century and was declared as a forest reserve in 1921. Finally the mountain above tree line was gazetted as a national park in 1973.
Mount Kilimanjaro national park can be visited all year round, however the best time is from mid-June to October and December to mid-March. The park can be accessed within two hours from Arusha and one hour from Moshi town, it’s also an hour and half drive from Kilimanjaro international airport
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There are a lot of activities that tourists can do here and some are listed below;
The most dominant outdoor activity in this game park is mountain climbing. it is more than fun but rather making history as you climb Africa’s free standing mountain.
Kilimanjaro national park activities.
You will be thrilled at the experience coming your way that you had never imagined. Kibo peak is the highest peak snow-capped throughout the year offering magnificent views of the surrounding towns from a far.
Amongst many of the one of the peaks and the oldest known as Shira peak formed up a plateau providing spectacular grasslands and various plant species with a lot of wild life.
Though mountain climbing is the dominant activity here, there are a number of various animals that can be seen at Mount Kilimanjaro national park though it cannot be compared to other national parks in Tanzania.
Some of the wild lives to expect while on safari at Mount Kilimanjaro are; vervet monkey, genet cat, honey badger, aardvark, baboon, Columbus monkey, bush baby, elands and elephants mostly seen at the Shira plateau plains.
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Mount Kilimanjaro national park boasts with different species of birds, it is believed to be a home to over 150 bird species some of which are migratory birds and others endemic to this area, some of the birds in Mount Kilimanjaro are; white necked Raven, resident black shouldered kite, long tailed trogon, Gabar goshawk, blue napped mouse birds, grey horn-bill, African fish eagles, white cheeked barbet, African pygmy kingfisher and red capped robin chat among the rest. The best time to do bird watching is in November to April when migratory birds from Europe and North Africa are present.
Tourists can make their safari more experimental by cycling to the highest peak of Africa through the Kilema route at an additional fee for this activity. There are three main stations. The cycling will expose you to farmlands of the chagga people.
However this activity should be done by well experienced mountain bikes accompanied by a tourist’s guide who’s knowledgeable about Kilimanjaro. Awe! Sound fun but the caution bit dares to.., right? When it comes to get fun moments, we at Jewel safaris can go extreme. Contact us for an itinerary and price quote.
To have an exclusive bush experience, camping within the several camping sites along the second hiking routes will be memorable. The campsites provide comfortable accommodation and bush toilets as well as mouthwatering meals to suit your hiking experience.
Nature guided walks:
There is no other way to get up close with the landlords of the wild other than nature walks. Guided nature walks in Mount Kilimanjaro are conducted at the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro forest canopy.
While on this guided nature walk, expect to see a lot of primates like the red tailed monkey, olive baboon, white and black Columbus monkey and a lot of plant species not forgetting the panoramic views of the Chagga farmlands and neighboring towns. Africa is far off peculiar to make anyone visiting it to smile.
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At Mount Kilimanjaro national park, the picnic spots include: Jiwe la Mbula, Daraja refu, wona, last water and several others. These picking sites give you the remarkable moments and allow you to enjoy the best of uninterrupted wilderness time. Tourist can enjoy their packed lunch from one of this site.
Mount Kilimanjaro being Africa’s free standing mountain offers panoramic views suitable for filming adventure movies, one of the famous films that scooped an award was done from Kilimanjaro this was done in 1952 and the title was the snows of Kilimanjaro.
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