The Mweka route is mostly a descend route for people hiking the Kilimanjaro mountain. This route is most popular for this.
More than half the number of the people that hike the Kilimanjaro will descend and leave the Kilimanjaro through this gate.
It is common for the people that hike through the Umbwe, Machame, Shira, Lemosho and other northern routes.
The Park authority offices are small just like in Umbwe since the biggest activity here is descending and there for there is just making sure that the group the hiked has come in the same number as they left which part of the park’s mandate to account for all people an lives.
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.
Most gates to the Kilimanjaro National Park are located at the base of the mountain and therefore they are all at the edge of the Montane forest zone vegetation of the mountain.
This area is characterized by a lot of trees that form a canopy at the top since it’s a tropical rain forest. This makes the place abit cooler since the sun rays cannot hit directly.
In the Southern boundary of mountain Kilimanjaro in the Uru west ward is where the Mweka gate is located. The place is rural with very few locals and very few residential homes.
The people here a predominantly farmers and as you head to this gate, you will drive though a lot of coffee and Banana plantations.
The gate is near th Moshi town and you can shop from moshi as this gate has very few shop and may not cater for all your needs.
Millenium Camp to Mweka Gate
This camp is the last one before you reach the gate as you descent. It is approximately about 12 kilometers from the camp to the gate as you exit to the Mweka gate.
Mweka gate to Moshi Town
After you have done you hiking, the next best location is the ton of Moshi and the distance between the Gate of Mweka to the Town of Moshi is about 24 kilometers. The roads are smoth since they have less traffic.
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