Are you wondering where on the world map is Mount Kilimanjaro? Is it in Kenya or Tanzania and where on the world map is Tanzania? This article will explain where you will find Mount Kilimanjaro and its exact location. There has been widespread speculation and confusion of where Mount Kilimanjaro is situated.  Some people say it is in Kenya while others say it is in Tanzania but where is Kilimanjaro exactly? Mount Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania. Yes, you can see it from Kenya but you can only climb it from Tanzania as it is located within Tanzania but near the border of Kenya and Tanzania.

Mount Kilimanjaro is located on Tanzania’s northern border, in East Africa. Mt Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest peak and the world’s highest freestanding mountain. It lies around 200 miles or 322 km south of the Equator.

Where in the world is Mount Kilimanjaro?

Location: Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania, East Africa

Province: Kilimanjaro

Country: Tanzania

Geographical Region: East Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania, a country that borders Kenya to the North and the Indian Ocean to the west, in East Africa. Tanzania is located on the continent of Africa. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the continent of Africa and lies 322km (200 miles) south of the equator.

Mount Kilimanjaro is located 30km from Moshi town, 82m km away from Arusha City, 208 km away from Nairobi (Kenya), and 460 km away from the city of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

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How to get to the location of Kilimanjaro

Arusha and Moshi are the nearest major cities to Kilimanjaro National Park. Kilimanjaro International Airport is the nearest international airport.

(JRO), which is served by a number of airlines on a daily basis. Depending on your origin, you may generally fly directly to JRO from the Gulf (Qatar Airlines, Emirates) or Europe (KLM).

Alternatively, you may travel to Dar-Es-Salaam (DAR), Tanzania’s capital, for a short internal trip, or to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) airport for a link to JRO (Kenya Airways, Precision Air). More information about how to go to Mount Kilimanjaro may be found here.

Tallest free-standing Mountain in the world

Mount Kilimanjaro, towering at a height of 5,895 meters or 19,340 feet above sea level, is the tallest freestanding mountain (not part of a mountain range) in the whole world. It is a free-standing mountain because it is stand-alone and doesn’t exist amongst a range of mountains. The famous mountain ranges are like the Alps and the Himalayas, from which mt Everest stands amidst.

Traveling by vehicle from Kenya is also an option. There are several bus and shuttle alternatives to get you to Moshi or Arusha, however, the roads can be bad at times; you may want to consider this if you’re feeling adventurous, attempting to save money, and have enough time.

Mount Kilimanjaro and the Seven Summits

Kilimanjaro Mountain is also amongst the seven summits of the world. The seven summits comprise of the highest peaks picked from each of the world’s seven continents.    Below are the mountains that belong to the seven summits of the world arranged according to the highest to the least high where Mount Kilimanjaro ranks fourth on the list of the seven summits.

  1. Mount Everest with a height of 8,848 m (29,029 ft) and prominence of 8,848 m (29,029 ft) is located in the continent of Asia and belongs to the Himalayas mountain ranges on the border of Nepal and China
  2. Aconcagua standing at the height of 6,961 m (22,838 ft) and prominence of about 6,961 m (22,838 ft)  is located in the continent of South America and belongs to the Andes mountain ranges of Argentina
  3. Denali measuring 6,194 m (20,322 ft) and a prominence of 6,144 m (20,157 ft) is located on the continent of North America and belongs to the Alaska Range of the United States of America
  4. Kilimanjaro standing at the height of 5,895 m (19,341 ft)  and a prominence of 5,885 m (19,308 ft) belongs to the continent of Africa, it is a free-standing mountain in Tanzania
  5. Mount Elbrus standing at the height of 5,642 m (18,510 ft) and a prominence of  4,741 m (15,554 ft) is located on the continent of Europe and belongs to the Caucasus Mountain ranges of Russia
  6. Mount Vinson standing at the heights of 4,892 m (16,050 ft)  and a prominence of 4,892 m (16,050 ft) is located on the continent of Antarctica        and belongs to the Sentinel Range
  7. Puncak Jaya also known as the Carstensz Pyramid standing at the height of 4,884 m (16,024 ft) and a prominence of 4,884 m (16,024 ft) is located in the continent of Oceania and belongs to the Sudirman Ranges    of Indonesia
  8. Mount Kosciuszko the highest mountain in Australia, stands at 2,228 m (7,310 ft) with a prominence of 2,228 m (7,310 ft) belongs to the Great Dividing Range.

Where is Mount Kilimanjaro on the map?

The exact map coordinates of Mount Kilimanjaro are as follows;  latitude is 3.0674° S, and longitude is 37.3556° E.  The mountain is located in the country, Tanzania which is in East Africa on the map. On the world map, Tanzania borders the Indian Ocean, Kenya and Malawi.

Kilimanjaro’s location in the world

The highest free-standing mountain in the world, Kilimanjaro, is located inlocation of Mount Kilimanjaro on the world map the northeastern part of Tanzania. An African country that is located on the East African part of the continent.

Kilimanjaro’s location in Africa

In the African continent, Mount Kilimanjaro is located in the country of Tanzania. A country that borders Kenya to the North and the Indian Ocean to the East.

Kilimanjaro’s location in Tanzania

In Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is located in the Kilimanjaro region/province, which can be found in the northeastern part of Tanzania in the Northern Circuit.

How far is Mount Kilimanjaro from Nairobi?

Mount Kilimanjaro is located about 208 km from Nairobi. Kenya’s capital city.

Is Mount Kilimanjaro located in Kenya?

No, though Mount Kilimanjaro lies near the border of Kenya and Tanzania, it is located within Tanzania. It lies in the northeastern region of Tanzania, close to the Kenyan / Tanzanian border. …

Can you see Kilimanjaro from Nairobi?

On a clear day, when the sky is blue, you Can See both Mt Kenya and Kilimanjaro from Nairobi, most probably when you climb on top of a building like KICC.

Can you see Kilimanjaro from Amboseli?

Yes, in fact Amboseli national park gives the best view of Mount Kilimanjaro, forming a beautiful backdrop of Amboseli’s elephants and wild animals.

Where do you fly to for Kilimanjaro?

The nearest airport to fly to for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is the Kilimanjaro International Airport, only 4o minutes away from the nearest town, Moshi.

Why is Kilimanjaro famous?

Mount Kilimanjaro is famous for being the highest mountain in Africa, as well as the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Many tourists flock to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro

Do people live on Mount Kilimanjaro?

Yes, people live around Mount Kilimanjaro, basically on the southern and eastern slopes of the mountain, Mount Meru and near Moshi. The people that live around Mount Kilimanjaro are the Chagga tribe.

Which town is the closest to Kilimanjaro?

Moshi is the closest, major town to Mount Kilimanjaro. Almost all trips begin in this town as it serves as the center for all facilities like hotels, banks, restaurants, and well-networked roads.

Which town is on the leeward side of Mount Kilimanjaro?

Oloitokitok located along the Kenya-Tanzania border is a small town on the leeward side of the mountain. Otherwise known as Loitokitok town, this is where the Rongai Route otherwise known as Loitokitok Route begins. Because this route begins on the leeward side of Mount Kilimanjaro, it receives less rainfall than all the other routes. Rongai Route is the best route to choose when you climb Kilimanjaro in the rainy season.

Where is Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania, a country located on the southeastern side of Africa. The mountain is located in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania, near Moshi town.

Related: Where is Mount Meru?

Which country is Mount Kilimanjaro in?

Tanzania is is the home country of Mount Kilimanjaro. The country borders the coastline of the Indian Ocean to the East and it borders Kenya, Uganda to the North, and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West. On the Southern side, Tanzania shares its borders with Zambia, Malawi.

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