Kilimanjaro Region takes it's name from Africa's highest mountain - also the worlds largest free standing peak. Its snow-capped summit dominates 100k radius of surrounding area. Moshi is the regional capital and the population of the region was was 1,381,149 in the 2002 census.
Mount Kilimanjaro is relatively young, formed by Rift Valley volcanic activity, Kilimanjaro first erupted about one million years ago. There are five vegetation zones to walk through. The fertile lower slopes are cultivated and support a dense human population. Wild flowers are also prolific.
The Mountain is spectacular from its superb forested slopes (which clearly show the change in composition with altitude) and the for the glacier and volcanic scenery of the higher slopes. There are a variety of other activities available in Kilimanjaro Region as well as climbing Kilimanjaro . There are numerous waterfalls to visit and traditional arts and crafts are still practised here.
Moshi Town is the starting point for treks up what is quite possibly Africa's most famous landmark, Mount Kilimanjaro or 'Kili'. for short. It is a short drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport which makes it convenient for international visitors.
We offer trips up all routes to the summit (Uhuru Peak). Please contact us for detailed Kilimanjaro itineraries and details of health and safety on the mountain. Alternative activities include mountain biking, horse riding and cultural tours, all on the foothills of Kilimanjaro .
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The town of Moshi is near to Kilimanjaro International Airport and at the base of Africa's highest mountain. Most people climbing Kili will spend at least one night here, otherwise this attractive but unremarkable town has little on offer, apart from the mountain view of course. Watching the clouds fall from the steep slopes to reveal the mountain in sunset from a rooftop restaurant
Kilimanjaro National Park protects the entire Tanzanian part of the synonomous mountain, above the 2700m contour line. Reaching an altitude of 5895m Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. Towering a full 5km above the surrounding plains, Kili is the world's largest free standing entity, and the highest mountain that can be ascended by reasonably fit people without specialised equipment or experience.
Birdwatching on Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro has several vegetation zones including Rain forest, Alpine Forest, and Moorland. This makes for high species overall bird diversity.
Day Hike on Kilimanjaro
For those wishing to experience Mt. Kilimanjaro but with no desire to ascend to the top a day trip to the first hut is ideal. Hiking to the first hut will give you a feel of the mountain and the hike through the rain forest is breathtaking. You are not required to have any special mountain equipment though a waterproof jacket is a good idea.
Kilimanjaro Cultural Tour
From a base at your hotel in Moshi there are numerous day trips to the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro.On your Kilimanjaro cultural tour you can visit historical sites of clan wars and ancient stories including caverns that were used as hiding places during the wars between the Chagga and Maasai
Kilimanjaro Waterfall Walks
There are several waterfalls on Mt Kilimanjaro that can be visited as day trips. This page describes them