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Eastern black and white Colobus Monkey found around Mt. Kilimanjaro

What Animals Inhabit Mountain Kilimanjaro?

1. Colobus Monkey

Colobus monkey found in the forested area around Mt. Kilimanjaro
Native to Tanzania, these playful monkeys live in family groups high in the trees. Look for their distinctive long black-and-white tails and listen for their chattering calls echoing through the forest canopy.

2. Serval Cat

Serval cat found around the Mt. Kilimanjaro area
This wild cats, resembling a miniature cheetah, roams the savanna day and night. With its long legs and patterned coat, the serval cat is a skilled hunter, preying on everything from rodents to antelopes and wild rabbits, to insects or reptiles – even grass!

The serval cat has the longest legs (relative to the rest of the body), with large ears and a pattern of black stripes and spots across their body.

If your hiking group is quiet, you may be lucky enough to spy a serval cat during your Kilimanjaro climb.

3. Aardvark

Aardvark also found around Mt. Kilimanjaro area with a pig like structure but smaller
Found only in Sub-Saharan Africa, the aardvark is a fascinating creature with a unique appearance. Despite its pig-like resemblance, it’s actually related to elephants, These nocturnal animals feed on ants and termites, using their long noses to sniff out their prey.

4. Tree Hyrax

Surprisingly related to elephants, these small, nimble creatures inhabit the forests of Kilimanjaro. Listen for their distinctive calls in the evening as they mark their territory and forage for food.

5. Duiker

Duiker is one of the animals found also around Mt. Kilimanjaro
A type of antelope known for its agile leaps and small size, the duiker resides in the wooded areas of Mount Kilimanjaro. Keep your eyes peeled for the rare Abbott’s Duiker, an endangered species found in Tanzania’s unique habitats.

6. White-Tailed Mongoose

One of the animals found in Mt. Kilimanjaro
Resembling a weasel, this nocturnal mammal is known for its long, fluffy tail and brown fur. Be cautious not to startle it, as it may release a musky odor when frightened.

7. Marsh Mongoose

Marsh Mongoose found also around Mt. Kilimanjaro
Smaller than its white-tailed cousin, the marsh mongoose is aquatic and can be found swimming in swampy areas. Watch as it cleverly lures birds with its pink belly before catching its prey.

8. White-Necked Raven

White Naped Raven are also found flaying around the high altitudes in Mt. Kilimanjaro
As you ascend Kilimanjaro, keep an eye out for the noble-looking white-necked raven, often seen at high altitudes. Don’t be surprised if it tries to steal your snacks — these clever birds are known for their scavenging skills.

9. Bush Baby

While napping in the middle of the forested region in Mt. Kilimanjaro you will hear the bush babies crying.
Endemic to Kilimanjaro’s forests, these adorable primates, also known as galago, are most active at night. Listen for their distinctive cries as they leap through the trees, their wide eyes shining in the moonlight.

These animals are most active at night, often jumping through the trees and making noise. The sound of the Bush Baby is what gives it its name: it sounds like a baby crying! Bush babies are cousins to monkeys, but don’t really look like other primates: they are small, with soft fluffy grey or brown fur and cute, pointy ears that help them hear at night.

They are undeniably cute and the name “Bush Baby” is certainly fitting for these little primates.

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Simba Africa Safaris and experience the magic of Mount Kilimanjaro like never before. From the playful colobus monkeys to the elusive serval cats, Kilimanjaro’s diverse wildlife awaits your discovery. Our expert guides will lead you on a journey through the stunning landscapes and hidden treasures of Eastern Africa, ensuring an unforgettable hiking experience. Join us as we summit Africa’s highest peak and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your Kilimanjaro adventure with Simba Africa Safaris today.

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