Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, is located between latitude 2o50” and 3o10”E, about 330km South of the Equator, Northern Tanzania. Its size is 1688Km2 and comprises of two dormant Kibo 5,895m and Mawenzi 5,149m andone extinct Shira 3,962m volcanoes respectively. It is the World’s highest free standing mountains that rise on the undulating surrounding plain that averages around 1000m above sea level. The Park Headquarters is at Marangu, about 44 Km from Moshi town and 86km from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
The Mount Kilimanjaro
Mountain climbing can be done throughout the year. The best time is mid-June-October and December-mid March.
June - October
December - March
The distance from Arusha City to Moshi Town is 123Km and it takes 2hours, reaching to Marangu (Park Headquarter) from Moshi Town is 48 km and takes 1 hour driving. It is about 86Km from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Park Headquarter (Marangu) by road and it take 1 hour and 30 Minutes. The park can only be reached by road.
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