Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, is located 270 miles (435 kilometers) to the southeast of Kilimanjaro.
Don't just limit yourself to Kilimanjaro; the wider region has a wealth of natural and cultural attractions just waiting to be explored.
Discover the region's rich cultural tapestry at Tanzania's wonderful craft workshops.
Breathe in and feel your worries drift away as you enjoy some of the area's relaxing pastimes such as wildlife watching and bird watching. When the sun is shining, follow the locals and head to the region's beautiful waterways for a day of snorkeling or sailing.
Discover the Tanzania cuisine by visiting regional restaurants or cafés. Often-used ingredients in this part of the world are ugali (maize porridge) and fish. Two of the regional delicacies to order are ugali (cornmeal) are vitumbua (rice cakes). And for dessert, you should try kashata ( made from coconut and ground nuts). Ask for a glass of refreshing tusker beer. This brand of beer is much-loved by those who live here. Taste a tamamrind nectar, an non-alcoholic drink that is very common in Tanzania.
No matter how far you travel and no matter how long you have to stay, wonderful memories of Kilimanjaro will linger with you for years.