Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in northern Tanzania covers the total area of 1,688 square kilometres (652 sq. mi, it stands at 5896m and is the highest peak in the whole African continent. It is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world and one of the world’s highest volcanoes. The mountain has three volcanic peaks which are Kibo, Shira and Mawenzi.
The park was established as a national park in 1977. Mt Kilimanjaro National Park is among Tanzania’s most visited parks, unlike the other northern parks, this isn’t a place for a wildlife view, although it’s there. Rather, people visit the area to trek the amazing snow-capped mountain on the equator, and to climb to the top of Africa.
Mt Kilimanjaro is located in northern of Tanzania next to some of the top safari parks in Africa, so while making a climb it would be a shame not visit the northern parks and experience the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara or Tarangire.