Kilimanjaro National Park is located 300Km south of the equator and in Kilimanjaro Region. The Kilimanjaro National Park is located near the region of Moshi and includes the whole of Mount Kilimanjaro above the tree line and the surrounding montane forest belt above 1,820m. covers an area of 1,688 square kilometres administered by the Tanzania National Parks Authority.

Kilimanjaro is the second-most visited park in Tanzania next to Ngorongoro Conservation Area which is the heavily visited.


A variety of animals can be found in Kilimanjaro Park. Above the timberline, the Kilimanjaro tree hyrax, the grey duiker, and rodents are frequent residents. The bushbuck and red duiker appear above the timberline in places together with Cape buffaloes in the montane forest and occasionally in the moorland and grassland. Elephants can be found between the Namwai and Tarakia rivers and sometimes occur at higher elevations. In the montane forests, blue monkeys, western black and white colobuses, bushbabies, and leopards are spotted.

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