Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, photo by Chris 73
Mount Kilimanjaro (photo by Chris 73)
 

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in northern Tanzania, near the border with Kenya.

At 19,340 ft (5,895 m), it is Africa’s highest peak. It is also the world’s highest free-standing mountain, as its origins are volcanic (rather than the tectonic forces that produce mountain ranges).

Its dramatic snow-capped presence looming over the savannah has long made it a goal for hikers and climbers. It is considered technically a relatively easy ascent. The most common complaint is symptoms of altitude sickness, especially in those who try to ascend too quickly. As always, the remedy for symptoms is typically immediate descent.

The area also hosts waterfalls, volcanic lakes and diverse wildlife that varies as one ascends and descends.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
 

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Mrefu Farm Lodge

Situated in Marangu, 700 metres from Kinukamori Falls, Mrefu Farm Lodge features free WiFi access and free private parking. The bed and breakfast has a barbecue and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$50

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Kilemakyaro Mt. Lodge

Set in Moshi, Kilemakyaro Mt. Lodge is 900 metres from Highway Supermarket. Mini-Supermarket is 2.2 km away. Free WiFi is available . The accommodation is equipped with a seating area. There is a private bathroom with a shower in every unit. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$140

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Hartebeest View Lodge

Offering views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Hartebeest View Lodge is located in Moshi and boasts a restaurant and 24-hour front desk. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Simply furnished, all rooms are equipped with a fan and mosquito nets. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27

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The Secret Garden Hotel

Set 1 km from Highway Supermarket in Moshi, The Secret Garden Hotel features free WiFi access and free private parking. The hotel has a sun terrace and views of the mountain, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$15

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Moshi Green Hostel

Moshi Green Hostel is situated in Moshi, 400 metres from Sport Stadium and 500 metres from KCMC teaching hospital. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
The Jacaranda Home

The Jacaranda Home

Offering a barbecue and views of the garden, The Jacaranda Home is situated in Moshi. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. The rooms include a flat-screen TV. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25

$25-
The D Lodge Hotel

The D Lodge Hotel

Located in Moshi, 500 metres from Sport Stadium, The D Lodge Hotel features a barbecue, children's playground and sun terrace. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25

$25-
Hartebeest View Lodge

Hartebeest View Lodge

Offering views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Hartebeest View Lodge is located in Moshi and boasts a restaurant and 24-hour front desk. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Simply furnished, all rooms are equipped with a fan and mosquito nets. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$27

$27-
Basecha Garden Lodge

Basecha Garden Lodge

Offering free WiFi and a sun terrace, Basecha Garden Lodge is located in Moshi. Aleems Super Market is 100 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation features a flat-screen TV. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$29

$29-
Missisipi Inn

Missisipi Inn

Missisipi Inn is located in Moshi, 800 metres from Police Academy Tanzania. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. The rooms are equipped with a TV. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Moshi Green Hostel

Moshi Green Hostel

Moshi Green Hostel is situated in Moshi, 400 metres from Sport Stadium and 500 metres from KCMC teaching hospital. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 5 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
The Hibiscus

The Hibiscus

The Hibiscus is located within 10 minutes' walk from town centre of Moshi. It offers a garden with fire pit and views of the peaks of Kilimanjaro. The basic rooms at The Hibiscus are tastefully decorated and equipped with a fan and mosquito net. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Tarn Hut Resort

Tarn Hut Resort

Tarn Hut Resort offers accommodation in Moshi. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom fitted with a bath. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Tembo Tamu B&B

Tembo Tamu B&B

Featuring free WiFi access in the public areas and a children’s playground, Tembo Tamu B&B offers accommodation just a 5-minute drive from the centre of Moshi town. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Kahawa Shambani Homestay & Campsite

Kahawa Shambani Homestay & Campsite

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Kahawa Shambani Homestay & Campsite offers accommodation in Kibosho, 11 km from Moshi. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. There is a 24-hour front desk and gift shop at the property. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
Golden View Hotel

Golden View Hotel

Situated a few steps from Mini-Supermarket in Moshi, Golden View Hotel features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$30

$30-
K'S Lodge

K'S Lodge

Offering free WiFi and a year-round outdoor pool, K'S Lodge is set in Moshi. Local Open Air Market is 700 metres away. Free private parking is available on site. The accommodation comes with a TV. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$31

$31-
Kili-Konka Holiday Villa

Kili-Konka Holiday Villa

Kili-Konka Holiday Villa is located in Moshi which lies at the foot of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. It offers spacious accommodation, a lush garden and free WiFi. The bright rooms are decorated in a minimalistic style with simple furnishings. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$36

$36-
Enong'oto Lodge

Enong'oto Lodge

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a sun terrace, Enong'oto Lodge offers pet-friendly accommodation in Moshi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms have a TV with cable channels. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
Qwine Hotel

Qwine Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a barbecue, Qwine Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Moshi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. You will find a kettle in the room. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$40

$40-
Osy Grand Hotel

Osy Grand Hotel

Offering scenic views of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, this hotel is central and is just 50 metres from Moshi’s local market, whilst shops are within walking distance. Moshi Airport is 4.5 km away. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$45

$45-
Panama Hotel Ltd

Panama Hotel Ltd

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a barbecue, Panama Hotel Ltd offers pet-friendly accommodation in Moshi. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a seating area where you can relax. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$50

$50-

Highlights:

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Natural
Alpine Mountains
Kilimanjaro National Park protects the area above 2,700 meters (8,850 ft), on the mountain and includes the moorland and highland zones, Shira Plateau, Kibo and Mawenzi peaks. The mountain itself can be divided into 5 climatic zones, each with its own fauna and flora. The lower reaches of the mountain are dominated by evergreen forests. At approx. 3,000m the landscape starts to change into a shrub land setting. At around 4,000m the landscape becomes very arid and rocky, similar to a lunar landscape. The fourth zone consists of a very fine glacial scree / silt dessert setting. The top of Kilimanjaro is partially snow-capped with large glaciers interspersed between the volcanic craters. The glaciers have been receding over the past 40 years, though.
Hiking and Trekking
There are diverse routes up the mountain. The more popular routes provide various services along the way, including foot vending, while the less-used routes provide better access to wilderness.
Wildlife and Plants
The mountain is rich in flora and fauna. You get to see the various climatic conditions starting from the bushland on the bottom of the mountain to the arctic ice region on top of the mountain. Visitors hike through tropical rain forests, evergreen forests, moorlands and the alpine desert regions in between. It is something like walking from the equator to the arctic pole in a matter of days.

You get to see some unique plants and flowers on the mountain which is specific to Mt Kilimanjaro. The Lemosho Route, in particular, is home to wild buffaloes, elephants, leopards, and other animals. (You are accompanied by armed rangers in the initial day of the trek.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Waterfalls
Geologic Formations
Climbing

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