Day trip

Kilimanjaro National Park Day Hike

Kilimanjaro National Park Day Hike

From US$ 320 per person

Hike the oldest peak of Mount Kilimanjaro raised to 3962m asl. Discover unique vegetation, stunning views, vast plains of neighboring Amboseli National Park, and untouched land.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please be ready in the lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Get the best views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru
  • Ascend 3962 meters above sea level
  • Discover the remains of an ancient caldera
  • Spot a variety of wild animals including exotic monkeys and bird species
Full description

Start early in the morning from your hotel with a drive to the western side of the mountain in which you will drive through the rich agriculture area at the base of the mountain, then to plantation forest up to Londorosi gate at 2250m asl.

After all registrations and park formalities, move steadily up through indigenous montane rain forest, home to a variety of animals and birdlife. Spot different types of wildlife like colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, velvet monkeys, different types of birds like crested turacos, hornbill, and alpine chat.

See animal footprints and droppings of elephants, elands, buffalo, and lions as these western regions are frequently visited by a big game from Kenya’s Amboseli National Park which neighbors Kilimanjaro National Park and the less visited side of the mountain.

End the drive at Morum barrier at 3400m asl where you will begin a 3-hour hike. From this point at the edge of the plateau, hike in any direction as you follow the myriad of small animal tracks and meander your way across the plateau 8.5km to Shira Cathedral point 3872m/12703ft asl.

Get a stunning view of Mt. Kilimanjaro peak and see the remains of a volcanic crater that expired around half a million years ago and is one of the world heritage sites. In the late afternoon or evening, walk back to Morum Barrier gate, where the vehicle will be waiting to transfer you back to the hotel.

Includes
  • Day trip
  • Transfers
  • Mountain guide
  • National park fees
  • Lunch and mineral water
  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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What to bring

  • Passport
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Daypack
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Product ID: 404013