Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is one of the most visited places in Tanzania. The main attraction here is the snow-capped mountains. And it is the tallest free standing mountain in the world and highest peak of Africa. It has the best rainforest, alpine meadows and farmlands. The main volcanic cones are kibo, Mawenzi and Shira.The lower rainforest is home for many animals. Mt Kilimanjaro is the best trekking destinations of Africa and about 2000 trekkers climb each year.This is one of the mountains, where you can walk to the summit without a rope and without a technical climbing experience.It has registered the highest altitude and most of the climbers suffer from altitude sickness here. If you’re interested in reaching the top, you should consider adding an extra day onto the standard climbing itineraries to get perfect and proper acclimatization.
You can trek to Mt Kilimanjaro any time of the year. However, the best time would be the dry season which is from June to October. The conditions on the mountain is very cold and wet, you will need full range of waterproof cold-weather clothing and gear.Kilimanjaro can be climbed only with a licensed guide and at least one porter. There are 6 main routes to climb the mountain.