Kilimanjaro Mountain: Mt. Kilimanjaro 5895 meters above sea level is the highest mountain in Africa. It is one of the world’s largest free standing mountains. M.t Kilimanjaro ecosystem comprises of five major ecological zones as follows, lower slopes, mountainous forests, heath and moorland, alpine desert and the summit.
The Park can be reached by flying into KIA and driving through Moshi, although there are various options to climb to the snow peaked dome of Mt. Kilimanjaro, most hikers use Marangu Trail, which is climbable without special equipment. Other routes include Machame, Umbwe, Mweka, Rongai, Shira Plateau (Londorosi Gate), Great Western Breach, Mawenzi Peak and Summit circuits. Tents are used for accommodation in all these routes. Any physically fit person from a 13 year old to an 80 year elderly can climb this world’s heritage mountain site to the top. The minimum days to reach the summit are 5 days spending 4 nights.
Accommodation: Huts & Campsites on the mountain. Several hotels and campsite outside the park
Best Time: Warmest conditions from December-February & Colder condition from July-September.
Mount Meru: Is the second highest mountain in Tanzania with less snow.
Since it is an active volcanic mountain, it is composed of both lava flows and pyroclastic materials. . Most alpines climb this mountain for acclimatization purposes before their Kilimanjaro bid. It takes three days to climb Mount Meru, but one extra day for acclimatization is recommended before climbing. The beautiful flora and fauna can be viewed on the way top. Animals like buffalos, klipslingers antelopes, zebras, giraffes, warthogs, leopards, and waterbucks, hyenas, including black and white colobus, vervets and blue monkeys are among other common animals in the park. Several species of birds (more than 400 species) inhabit Ngurdoto Crater and Momela Lakes. Birds include pink & black
Mount Oldonyo Lengai: Rises about 2,100 meters above the East African Rift Valley floor to a height approximately 2,880 m. The name Ol’doinyo Lenkai which means Mountain of God originates from the the Maasai’s language from Ngorongoro area. Many tourists visit and climb this mountain which is located in Northern Tanzania every year. It needs much determination to climb because of the steep walking. However, climbing Ol’doinyo Lenkai doesn’t require technical skills to get to the peak.