Mt Kilimanjaro National Park is home to a diverse landscape, a variety of wildlife, and most noticeably, Africa's highest point, Mount Kilimanjaro. Within the park elephant, leopard and buffalo live in the forests of the lower slopes, and as the altitude increases the trees thin out to alpine meadows, followed by glaciers nestled within the barren landscape near the peak.
Tackling the monumental Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most rewarding challenges on the planet. At 5,895 metres (19,340 feet), Uhuru Peak is Africa’s highest point, and watching the sun rise across the East African plains from this incredible vantage point is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Although Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest freestanding mountain, with the right training and expert guides the ascent is even accessible to novice climbers.
There are a range of routes up the mountain which vary in terms of terrain, landscape and difficulty. We would recommend three routes in particular: Machame, Lemosho and Rongai. Although each route is different, they all lead to Uhuru Peak, where the unparalleled views stretching across the Great Rift Valley make every step worthwhile.
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