Kilimanjaro National Park covers some 1864 sq Km of Africa's highest mountain, extending from the 1824m mark to the summit at 5895m. The vegetation progresses from mountain rain forest to scrub, then alpine moorland and finally, the icy snow-covered fields. There is no bamboo zone on Mount Kilimanjaro, unlike on Mount Kenya.
Animals are quite scarce on the mountain, the most interesting being the Abbot’s Duiker, a shy antelope otherwise found only in Tanzania’s northern forests. One may come across the occasional herd of elephants, buffalo, eland and some Blue Monkeys, black and White Colobus Monkeys and Leopards.