Attractions in Kilimanjaro national park, Tanzania



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kibo crater

campsite

in kibo crater, kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 5730 m.a.m.s.lAn overnight resting point or campsite that is located on top of the Kibo volcanic cone, one of the three peaks of mt. Kilimanjaro. It lies close to the summit and serves as a resting point fo
horombo huts
horombo huts

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 3720 m.a.m.s.l.An accommodation camp that is located along the Marangu route mt. Kilimanjaro. It is one of the largest on the mountain as well as one of the few with with both cabin accommodation as well as
uhuru
uhuru

peak

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 5895 m.a.m.s.l.The summit of mt. Kilimanjaro, and also the highest point of the Kibo volcanic cone. It's name comes from the swahili word for freedom (Uhuru), due to its part in the history of Tanzania's z
barranco wall

attraction

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude:3950 m.a.m.s.l. (base of wall)The Barranco wall is a ridge on Mt. Kilimanjaro that climbers on the Shira, Lemosho, Umbwe and Machame routes encounter during their ascent. It was formed as a result of the pre
stella point
stella point

tourist site

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 5739 m.a.m.s.l.A point on the crater rim of mount Kilimanjaro that marks the end of the scree filled slopes of Kibo while using the ascent route from Barafu hut. I.e. for climbers from Barafu hut, this woul
zebra rocks
zebra rocks

attraction

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude:4010 m.a.m.s.l.A collection of rocks on mt. Kilimanjaro with a striped pattern that resembles that of a Zebra. Predominantly a lava cliff, the rocks were formed when unusually mineral rich rain water flowed
arrow glacier

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 4860 m.a.m.s.l.The camp got its name due to its proximity to the now almost (if not completely) extinct Arrow glacier of mt. Kilimanjaro. It is mainly used by ascending climbers on the western breach route,
second cave

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 3450 m.a.m.s.l.An optional overnight resting point or campsite that is situated along the Rongai hiking route of mt. Kilimanjaro. Here we say "optional" because hikers have the option of spending the night
shira 1

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 3510 m.a.m.s.l.An overnight camping area as well as a resting point that is located along the Lemosho trekking route of mount Kilimanjaro. Used exclusively during the ascent, it is the second campsite used
shira 2

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 3890 m.a.m.s.l.An overnight camping area that is located along the Shira and Lemosho routes of mount Kilimanjaro. For both routes, it is the third campsite used while on the ascent to the summit and it is a
shira cave

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude:3840 m.a.m.s.l. An overnight camping area that is located along the Machame route of mount Kilimanjaro. It is the second camp encountered while ascending on the route. It bears the word "cave" in its nam
simba

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 2671 m.a.m.s.l.An overnight resting point that is situated along the north eastern part of the mount Kilimanjaro, it is also the first campsite that one would encounter when hiking along the Rongai rout
third cave

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 3930 m.a.m.s.l.An overnight resting point on mount Kilimanjaro that is used by hikers on the Rongai and Northern circuit routes. It is the third campsite on the Rongai route, after the Second cave campsite
umbwe cave

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 3040 m.a.m.s.l.A resting point and also the first campsite that is encountered by hikers on the Umbwe route of mt. Kilimanjaro. It is not a large campsite, mainly due to the relatively small number of hiker
barafu hut

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 4645 m.a.m.s.l.An overnight resting point that is located on the south-eastern base of Kibo and on mt. Kilimanjaro. It also is one of the last camps encountered before reaching the summit of the mountain (o
barranco
barranco

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 3950 m.a.m.s.l.An overnight resting point on mt. Kilimanjaro that is located near the base of the Barranco wall. It is used exclusively by climbers on the Machame, Umbwe, Shira and Lemosho routes on their
gilmans point
gilmans point

tourist site

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 5681 m.a.m.s.l.A place on mt. Kilimanjaro that marks the end of the scree slopes of the Kibo volcanic cone and the start of the crater rim that and the path to the summit. Only climbers on the Marangu, Rong
karanga hut
karanga hut

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 4040 m.a.m.s.l.An overnight resting point that is located next to the Karanga valley, on the southern side of Kibo and in Kilimanjaro national park. It is primarily used by hikers on the Lemosho, Shira, Umb
kibo huts
kibo huts

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 4720 m.a.m.s.l.A campsite and lodging point that is located at the eastern base of Kibo volcanic cone of mt. Kilimanjaro. It is mostly used as a resting point by climbers on the Rongai and Marangu routes, o
kikelelwa

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 3660 m.a.m.s.l.An overnight resting point that is located along the longer Rongai route - of mt. Kilimanjaro. It is only used by those along the route that goes through the base of Mawenzi, in which case it
lava tower

attraction

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 4630 m.a.m.s.l.A volcanic rock tower that was formed by the volcanic activity that happened on the mountain many years ago. It is around 90m tall from the base and also is what is known as a volcanic plug
lava tower

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 4630 m.a.m.s.l.An overnight camping area that is located next to the lava tower of mount Kilimanjaro. It is primarily used as an accommodation point for trekkers using the Northern circuit, Shira, Lemosho a
lemosho

national park gate

on lemosho hiking trail in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 2100 m.a.m.s.l.Lemosho gate or Lemosho glades trail head, is an entry point into mount Kilimanjaro as well as the start of the Lemosho hiking trail. Hikers intending to get into the park would first have to
londorosi

national park gate

on shira hiking trail in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 2250 m.a.m.s.l.An entry point into mount Kilimanjaro national park that lies on the north-western foothills of the mountain. Although given the name gate, the place is more of a compound, containing several
machame
machame

national park gate

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 1800 m.a.m.s.l.An entry point into mount Kilimanjaro national park that lies on the southern foothills of the mountain. The gate is also the location of several offices of the park authorities (TANAPA), thu
machame hut

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 3026 m.a.m.s.l.An overnight camping area that is located along the Machame trekking route of mount Kilimanjaro. It also is the first camp that is encountered on the route after entering the park through M
mandara huts

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 2720 m.a.m.s.l.An area on mt. Kilimanjaro that provides overnight accommodation for climbers on the Marangu route. It is also the first campsite encountered along the route and also one of the few that has
marangu
marangu

national park gate

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 1970 m.a.m.s.l.An entry point into mount Kilimanjaro as well as the start of the Marangu hiking trail of the mountain. The gate also serves as an exit point or the end of the Marangu and Rongai hiking trail
maundi

crater

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 2760 m.a.m.s.l.A relatively small depression that is located near Mandara huts campsite on mt Kilimanjaro. It was formed as a result of the volcanic activity that was present on the mountain, evident to
mawenzi tarn

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 4305 mamslA campsite located near the base of Mawenzi, one of the three peaks of mt. Kilimanjaro. Its name comes from its proximity to a tarn. The campsite is small and mostly used by ascending climbers on
millenium

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 3820 m.a.m.s.l.An overnight stop or resting point for people descending from mount Kilimanjaro using the Mweka route. It is primarily used by descending hikers from routes such as the Northern circuit, Lemo
moirs hut

tourist site

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 4161 m.a.m.s.l.An old and dilapidated pyramid shaped-wooden hut that is located on the Shira plateau of mount Kilimanjaro. The hut was one of the first ever built for accommodation on the mountain, but is n
moirs hut

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 4160 mamslAn overnight resting point near the Moir's hut of mount Kilimanjaro, an old wooden hut. It is exclusively used by hikers on the northern circuit route as it is well off the path of other routes. A
mti mkubwa

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 2780 m.a.m.s.l.An overnight camping or resting point that is located along the Lemosho hiking trail of mount Kilimanjaro. It's name comes from the Swahili, the local language's word for "big tree", a name g
mweka

national park gate

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 1640 m.a.m.s.l.An exit point from the Kilimanjaro national park for hikers using the Mweka route. Exit point because the Mweka route is used by descending hikers only, thus hikers can only exit and not
mweka hut

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 3050 m.a.m.s.l.An overnight camping area that is located along the Mweka route (descent only) of mount Kilimanjaro national park. It is primarily used as the last campsite by descending hikers from 5 of the
pofu

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 3995 mamslAn overnight resting point or campsite that is located on mount Kilimanjaro, at the base of Kibo volcanic peak. The camp is located on the northern side of Uhuru peak (highest point in Africa) and
rongai

national park gate

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 1950 m.a.m.s.l.One of the many entry points into mount Kilimanjaro national park that lies in the north-eastern foothills of the mountain and close to the Kenya - Tanzania border. It also exclusively ser
school huts

campsite

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 4710 mamslA campsite that is located in the alpine desert region of mount Kilimanjaro, at the foot of the Kibo volcanic cone and It is mostly used by ascending climbers on the longest "northern circuit rout
umbwe

national park gate

in kilimanjaro national park
Altitude: 1800 m.a.m.s.lAn entry point into mount Kilimanjaro national park that is located in the southern foothills of the mountain. It exclusively serves as the starting for the Umbwe trekking route to the summit

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