Mweka gate

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Altitude: 1640 m.a.m.s.l.

An exit point from Kilimanjaro national park that is used by hikers on the Mweka route.

Exit point because the Mweka route is used by descending hikers only, thus hikers can only exit and not enter through Mweka gate.

There are few park authorities offices onsite and the gate lies near the edge of the park's rain forest.

Most hikers exiting at Mweka gate would be those that are coming from Millenium campsite or Mweka hut.

The gate is used as an exiting point by more than half of the seven hiking routes, namely the Northern circuit, Lemosho, Shira, Machame and Umbwe routes.

What to do thereHiking, bird watching, get more info about the park.

Best time to visitAny time of the year.

Location of Mweka gateMweka gate is located on the southern border of mount Kilimanjaro near Uru west ward, of Moshi rural district.

Its surroundings are mostly rural residential houses with a lot of greenery but fewer trees than those available inside the park's rain forest.

Large shops may be hard to find nearby; However, most of these as well as hotels, offices and restaurants can be found in the urban part of Moshi.

How to get thereBy hiking, cycling or vehicle.

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