Kilimanjaro is the tallest and the most famous mountain in the continent of motherland Africa.
Mount Kilimanjaro is in the north of Tanzania, located in the Kilimanjaro National Park.
All About Kilimanjaro: The Top of Africa
Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano which has three separate volcanic cones, Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo, where the Uhuru summit is located.
Kibo is dormant but it is not extinct. Three hundred and sixty years ago, the last eruption from Kibo occurred. Volcanic activity that occurred two hundred years back and resulted in the ash pit (that is visible from the Uhuru Peak)
Hikers journey through five differing ecosystems – from alpine desert to rainforest right up to the arctic snowcap. Climbing 19,340 feet up is undoubtedly an empowering adventure of note.
The “Kili” climbs can take between five and nine days, depending on the route you choose and the time you have for the mission and reach the altitude.
There is a total of Kilimanjaro routes. Three routes from the south including, Machame, Marangu and Umbwe , two routes from the west – Lemosho and Shira, from the North-East Rongai. Another option is the Northern Circuit approaching from the with Lemosho as the starting point, and circles around the north following a summit passage through Gilman’s Point.
The first successful Kilimanjaro expedition took place 125 years ago. In October 1889, mountain climbers on a mission to reach the peak conquered the Mount Kilimanjaro after forty years of previous attempts.
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, the most iconic peak in the world.
The Venture to Kilimanjaro
It is Africa’s highest mountain and the world’s highest freestanding mountain.
Open plains rise up to touch soaring clouds with snow capped peaks at an elevation of 5895m.
Every ecological system existing in the world can be found on the mountain from tropical crops to cultivated slopes, lush forests n wild animals. Cactus like plantations, giant lobelia lies in above the forest. A saddle stretches between the Mawezi and Kobo peaks.
Cactus like plantations, giant lobelia lies in above the forest. A saddle stretches between the Mawezi and Kobo peaks.
The roof of Africa is a wonderland of magnificent beauty.
Main tips to take note off.
- Tourists need to register and climb with a licensed guide.
- Kilimanjaro is not as easy as literature reads out. The trail is steep and sections are filled with boulders that are two foot high
- Altitude sickness can affect the fittest.
Knowing all these tips many venture for the climb again to make it to the absolute top of Kilimanjaro
If you ever make it take a Kilimanjaro expedition, it is the most beautiful place that you will ever reach. It is pushing
The clearest night sky and willowy grass and the second peak loom ominously and untouched as it is an impossible climb.
There is much more along the way to Uhuru. It is about pushing yourself to the limits to gorgeous views from Uhuru, the summit of the Kibo peak. The entire climb takes you into another world.