Is Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya or Tanzania?

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania not Kenya, and can also be seen from select Kenya National Parks, such as Amboseli National Park and Tsavo West National Park. It is the tallest mountain in Africa.

Mount Kilimanjaro is located Northeastern Tanzania, near the Kenya border. It is the tallest mountain in Africa rising at 5,895 meters (19,341) feet above sea level and It’s one of the seven summits. Kilimanjaro is approximately 200 miles from the Equator and about 140 miles (225 km) south of Nairobi, Kenya

Mount Kilimanjaro is famous tourist attraction bringing thousands of participants from all over the world. Kilimanjaro is award winning mountain climbing destination.

Tourists usually climb Mount Kilimanjaro from Tanzania, permits to enter Kilimanjaro National Park are provided in Tanzania by Government authority Conservation called KINAPA.

Mount Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania close to a small town called Moshi.

Kenyans, for years, have done a great job at advertising Mount Kilimanjaro as their own due to the fact that Tanzania is it’s neighbor and that it can be seen on their side but the fact is that the whole mountain is on the Tanzanian side and all the climbing permits are through Tanzania government.

Kilimanjaro location on a map

Don’t be fooled anymore if you thought that Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Kenya. You can also go on Google maps and search for ” Mount Kilimanjaro” and you will see the location.

Can you see Mount Kilimanjaro from Kenya?

Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen from Amboseli national park in Kenya. One of the best places to view Kilimanjaro on a clear day and also the greater Amboseli ecosystem is Observation Hill.

Kilimanjaro view from Amboseli National Park Kenya

Even though you can see Mount Kilimanjaro from the Kenya, It can only be accessed/climbed from the Tanzanian side.


Mount Kilimanjaro Location on google maps



Below I have a quick summary of the 7 Mount Kilimanjaro Routes.

Marangu Route: Hut accommodation is only available on this Kilimanjaro route.

Machame Route: The most popular Kilimanjaro route.

Rongai Route: The easiest Kilimanjaro route. This route ascends Mount Kilimanjaro from the north-eastern side of the mountain, along the border between Tanzania and Kenya

Lemosho Route: The most beautiful Kilimanjaro route.

Northern Circuit Route: The newest and longest Kilimanjaro route.

Umbwe Route: The shortest, steepest and hardest Kilimanjaro route.

Shira Route: Approaches from the Western side of Kilimanjaro.

When planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, you are required to get yourself acclimatized for a few days. Visit Arusha or Moshi  a town at the foot of the mountain to relax and get yourself acclimatized.