Tanzania - Kilimanjaro

Tanzania

 “Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai 'Ngaje Ngai', the House of God. Close to the western summit there is a dried and frozen carcas of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.” Ernest Hemingway "The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories"

  • Climb Africa's highest peak from the remote Kenyan side of Kilimanjaro

  • See rare equatorial glaciers 

  • Feel the beautiful and friendly African culture 

  • View one of the greatest animal kingdoms from 6km a.s.l 

  • Encounter elephants, giraffe, lions, monkeys and more

Standing astride the equator, yet permanently snow-capped at 5895m (19340ft), Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's roof top and the world's highest free standing mountain. Surrounded by some of the world's greatest game reserves, Kilimanjaro towers above these hot, fertile plains like a massive sentinel, beckoning adventurers to climb her. Ernest Hemingway believed that the massif was as "wide as the world itself", and from Moshi or Arusha one cannot fault the great writters impression.

Many travelers are attracted to her highest point - Uhuru Peak on Kibo - which can be reached by several easy walking or scrambling tracks. The two main summits of Kilimanjaro: craggy Mawenzi, 5149m, and 'flat-topped', Kibo, 5896m are separated by The Saddle, a 5km wide, high-altitude, semi-desert. Kilimanjaro possesses a whole range of environments including the summit glaciers, scree, cliffs, afro-alpine moorland then forests which lead down to cultivated foothills.

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