Kilimanjaro National Park is a protected area located in the northern region of Tanzania, East Africa. It covers an area of approximately 1668 square kilometers and is named after Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest peak in Africa and one of the world’s Seven Summits.
The park was established in 1973 and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including over 140 species of mammals, 179 species of birds, and various reptiles and insects. Some of the notable species found in the park include elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and the Kilimanjaro shrew, which is a rare and endemic mammal.
The park is also famous for its scenic beauty and attracts thousands of visitors each year who come to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, explore the surrounding forest, and witness the natural wonders of the park. The mountain can be climbed via several routes, with the most popular being the Marangu, Machame, and Lemosho routes.
The park management is committed to protecting the natural environment and promoting sustainable tourism. Visitors are encouraged to respect the park’s rules and regulations, including maintaining cleanliness, staying on designated trails, and minimizing their impact on the environment.