Kilimanjaro national park entrance fees : Kilimanjaro national park is one of the safari destinations which are found in the northern part of Tanzania.
Tourists visit Kilimanjaro national park through the year to engage in activities such as hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. There are different charges or costs incurred during these safaris to Kilimanjaro national park.
Park entrance fee for Kilimanjaro national park is as follows for safaris in Tanzania excluding 18% tax;
Non East African citizens visiting Kilimanjaro national park above the age of 16 years are charged park entrance fee of 70 USD while children aged between 5 and 15 years are charged park entrance fee of 20 USD.
Residents visiting Kilimanjaro national park for safaris are charged park entrance fee of 35 USD for those above the age of 16 years while children aged between 5 and 15 years are charged park fee of 10 USD.
East Africans or Tanzanians visiting Kilimanjaro national park for safaris are charged park entrance fee of 10,000 Tanzania shillings while children aged between 5 and 15 years are charged park fee of 2,000 Tanzania shillings.
For public campsites during safaris in Kilimanjaro national park, tourists are charged a fee of 50 USD for residents and Non East African citizens above the age of 16 years and 10 USD for residents and Nonresidents aged between 5 and 15 years.
East Africans visiting Kilimanjaro national park during safaris are charged camping fee of 10,000 Tanzania shillings for those above the age of 16 years while children aged between 5 and 15 years are charged 5,000 Tanzania shillings.
Rescue fees when hiking on Mount Kilimanjaro during a safari to Kilimanjaro national park is 20 USD for Nonresidents and Residents or expatriates while East Africans are charged 2,000 Tanzania shillings. These fees are paid in case of anything happening during a hike on the mountain and the rescue is done by KINAPA.
Tourists engaging in cycling in Kilimanjaro national park during Tanzania safaris are charged a fee of 50 USD for Nonresidents and residents while East Africans are charged a fee of 30,000 Tanzania shillings.
Equipment for hiking in Kilimanjaro national park is another cost incurred for the experience and it can be hired at an affordable price or provided by the company organizing the hike. During the planning of the hike, tourists are advised on what to bring with them for the hike and the best time to engage in the hike. Some of the equipment includes tents, sleeping bags, trekking poles (which are provided) and also trekking gear.
Tourists also incur costs of airfares or flight fees and also visa fees as they travel to Tanzania for their tours to Kilimanjaro national park. The airport which is used during the travel is Kilimanjaro international airport (JRO) and also Arusha airport, Kilimanjaro national park entrance fees.
There are many things to do during a safari around Kilimanjaro national park and they include hiking along the different routes on Mount Kilimanjaro such as the Lemosho route, Machame route, Marangu route, Umbwe route, Shira route and also the Rongai route.
Hiking on Mount Kilimanjaro can be carried out at any time of the year and the best time to visit the national park is during the month of June to October which is the dry season when the weather for hiking is favorable. Tourists can also engage in seeing wildlife species in Kilimanjaro national park, cultural tours which involve interacting with locals like the Chagga, day tours on Mount Kilimanjaro among others.
Other costs can be incurred during safaris to Kilimanjaro national park and they include transport to the mountain when starting the trek and also transport after the hike on Mount Kilimanjaro. The transport can be group transport or private transport organized by the tour operator organizing the safari.
Another cost incurred during a safari to Kilimanjaro national park is accommodation cost. When hiking on Mount Kilimanjaro, there are different campsites to stay at on the mountain after completing a day hike. Marangu route on Kilimanjaro is the only hiking route with hut accommodation such as Mandara hut, Horombo hut and Kibo hut.
After completing a hike on Mount Kilimanjaro, the hikers can choose to stay in the neighboring town like Moshi where luxury, midrange and budget lodges are found or they can drive to the hotels found in Arusha.
Tips and gratuities are also among the expenses incurred when visiting Kilimanjaro national park during Tanzania safaris. These tips can be awarded to guides, porters and cooks who accompany the hikers as they engage in hikes to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
When choosing a hiking package for a tour to Mount Kilimanjaro, tourists can choose between group safaris or private tours. Most hikers prefer to join groups for the hike and this also helps to save on the safari since the tours are more affordable as compared to private hikes in Kilimanjaro national park.
After completing a tour to Kilimanjaro national park, you can also engage in a wildlife safari to some of the wildlife viewing destination found around the northern part of Tanzania like Serengeti national park, Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara national park and also the Ngorongoro conservation area.
Tours to Kilimanjaro national park can be day tours and for hikes, it can take about 5 or more days to hike to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro (Uhuru peak) and descend during a safari in Tanzania.