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KILIMANJARO NATIONAL PARK

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The Kilimanjaro National Park includes the whole of Mount Kilimanjaro above the tree line and the surrounding montane forest belt above 1,820 metres (5,970 ft). It covers an area of 1,688 square kilometres (652 sq mi), 2°50'–3°10'S latitude, 37°10'–37°40'E longitude.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest Mountain in Africa and the World’s tallest free standing object, the only snow capped Mountain in the tropics.

At 5,895 m, This volcanic massif stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains.

Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates. And their memories.

A variety of animals c

an be found in the park Above the timberline, the Kilimanjaro tree hyrax, the grey duiker, and rodents are frequently encountered.] The bushbuck and red duiker appear above the timberline in places. Cape buffaloes are found in the montane forest and occasionally in the moorland and grassland.

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