Area: 1668 sq km
Location: Situated between latitudes 2050’ and 3010’S and longitudes 37020’ and 37040’E.
Shira plateau, Mawenzi and Kibo peaks as well as montane forest.
Varies from 1,829 meters at Marangu gate to 5895 meters at Kibo peak.
The montane forest: Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo peaks; landscape, a number of Traditional cultural sites, caves and lava tubes around the mountain.
Baboon, black and white colobus monkey , blue monkey, buffalo, bush pig, bushbuck, civet, Abbot’s duiker, eland, elephant, genet, giraffe, honey badger, hyrax, jackal, klipspringer, leopard, mongoose, reedbuck, serval, squirrel, Suni, warthog, waterbuck, vervet monkey etc.
Distance and time:
48 km from Moshi, 90 km from Kilimanjaro international Airport; 128 km from Arusha. 45 minutes to 1 hour from Moshi; 1 hour from Kilimanjaro International Airport: 2 – 2.30 hours from Arusha.
Best time to visit:
December to February and also from July to September.
Hotels in down town Moshi: Marangu, Kibo, Capricorn and Nakara hotels in Marangu; huts, campsites, Rescue team, Radio communication, porters and guides, mountain equipments for hire etc.