The area is an open field with several offices of the park authority. It’s called a gate but it’s more like an administrative area.
Most of the registration and related activities for Hiking Kilimanjaro through Shira and Lemosho is done here.
When all the registration formalities are done, you will drive to the starting point of either the Lemosho or Shira trails.
The area around the Londorossi gate receives a lot rainfall levels due to the fact that it is at the bottom of a montane forest.
Registration and inspection procedures may include:-
- Verification of Mount Kilimanjaro entry fees
- Passport / Visa verification
- Cross-checking to prove if your mountain guide belongs to a registered tour company
- Make sure you have enough resources to support your climb and stay on the mountain such as porters, tents, food, and water
- Cross-checking itinerary for every day spent on Mount Kilimanjaro
If you do not fulfill any of the above requirements, you will be denied entry.
Moshi to Londorossi gate
Moshi is usually the nearest point to the Kilimanjaro among the major towns as it is about 42 Kilometers from the Kilimanjaro National Park.
The Londorossi gate is about 80 Kilometers from the ton of Moshi. It’s about one hour and 40 minutes to two hours. The drive is a bit smooth since there traffic is majorly that, that heads to the park.
The park is about 25 miles from the border with Kenya. The park is about 42 kilometers from the major town of Moshi. It’s an open field that is just a few meters form the montane forests of the Kilimanjaro.
How to get there
This area receives a good amount of rain falls and therefore the road are a bit slippery and this gets worse during the long wet season that comes in the months of March to Mid June.
It is advised that you travel in a 4X4 car. Most of the rod has tarmac but there are areas especially when you get to the gate towards any of the trails that are murram and can be impassable at times.
You are also advised to visit this area usually in the dry season; this however doesn’t mean that it will not rain during this time. It can rain any time of the year.
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