Mount Kilimanjaro National Park
Size: 1,668 sq km (641 sq miles)
Established: 1921 established as a forest reserve, 1973 as a national park and declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987.
Distance from Arusha: 128 km (80 miles)
More Detailed Info:
Kilimanjaro National Park is home to the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world. Mount Kilimanjaro is made up of three volcanoes, Shira in the west (4,269 m) Mawenzi in the east (5,280 m) and the youngest volcano Kibo (5,895m). Shira and Mawenzi are extinct and the last major eruption of Kibo was between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago. Today Kibo is dormant but could awaken any day.