Standing vigil over Tanzania’s untamed landscapes, the world’s tallest free-standing mountain hails mountaineers and nature enthusiasts from all over the world. Kilimanjaro ascends above the clouds, standing at an impressive 5 895 meters (19 340 feet), offering an array of diverse habitats such as lush montane forests and an alpine desert, which concede to sparkling vistas of ice and snow. Despite its awesome height, Kilimanjaro is a relatively gentle hike; however, guides recommend basic fitness, as the main challenge is posed by the altitude. Those wanting to explore the mountain need not climb to the very top as special excursions cater for short hikes and picnic lunches on the slopes.
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by Claire Trickett8th March 2017
Why visit Kilimanjaro?
The highest mountain in African and the tallest free-standing peak in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro soars to 5 895 m *19 340 feet) above sea level. Towering over the plains, …
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How do I get to and around Tanzania?
Tanzania has several airports, although the most common access points are Julius Nyerere International Airport (Dar es Salaam) on the coast and Kilimanjaro International Airport in the north-east of the …