Holidays to Mount Kilimanjaro

The highest freestanding mountain in the world and the tallest massif in Africa, on holidays to Mount Kilimanjaro marvel at the towering mountain, rising into the clouds at an altitude of 5,895m. Of Africa's many spectacular vistas, Kilimanjaro's snow-capped peak jostles for a place as one of the best, if not the most iconic, on offer.

Mount Kilimanjaro Highlights

  • Africa's tallest peak and the highest freestanding mountain in the world
  • One of Africa's most iconic sights
  • Lush rainforest teeming with life, with the chance to see buffalo, monkey, elephant and leopard
  • A number of different routes to reach the summit, varying in difficulty
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Not far from the Kenyan border, the mountain is perhaps best viewed just across the boundary in Kenya's Amboseli National Park. However, to fully appreciate this ancient volcano climbing 'Kili', as it is affectionately known, is the only option.

The mountain falls within the aptly named Kilimanjaro National Park, established in 1977. While the mountain is the obvious reason to visit, the national park and lower slopes hold wonders of their own. Rising in altitude, farmland gives way to a verdant rainforest which is home to a wide variety of species, including leopard, buffalo, monkeys and even elephant. The rainforest falls away into alpine meadows before culminating in the lunarscape leading to the summits.

There are a number of different routes to reach the mountain's uppermost point: Uhuru Peak, varying in difficulty and some busier than others. You can climb the mountain all year round, however the rains are to be avoided, descending around April - May and November - mid-December. The best time to make your climb is January - February or October time, when the mountain is quieter and the weather is usually calm.

Selected Tanzania Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Tanzania

The best of Northern Tanzania high season safari special

Days
8
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $7,550 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

Luxury Tanzania Family Holiday

Days
9
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $27,570 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

The Ultimate Summer Tanzania Family Holiday

Days
14
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $29,330 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Arusha, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island

Winter Sun Special to Kenya and Zanzibar

Days
9
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $3,880 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya, Tanzania
Locations
Masai Mara, Zanzibar Island

Tanzania Longer For Less Special

Days
9
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $6,650 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves

Winter Sun Family Offer at The Residence in Zanzibar

Days
10
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $6,980 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Zanzibar Island

Kenya and Zanzibar Safari and Beach Holiday Itinerary

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $4,360 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya, Tanzania
Locations
Masai Mara, Zanzibar Island

Ultimate Northern Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar Honeymoon

Days
16
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $10,780 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island

Mount Kilimanjaro Accommmodation

  • Sal Salinero Hotel Client Score: 5

    Situated in the town of Moshi, this hotel provides an excellent stop-over before or after climbing Kilimanjaro.

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