THE ROOF OF AFRICA
Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s largest freestanding mountain and Africa’s highest peak, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland – elevation around 900 meters – to an imperious 5,895 meters (19,336 feet). Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world.
Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2013, 2015, 2016 & 2017: nominated and wins the Africa’s Leading Tourist Attraction World Travel Award 2017
Kilimanjaro is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was formed over 1 million years ago by volcanic movement along the Rift Valley. Three points – Shira, Kibo, and Mawenzi came to be about 750,000 years ago. The highest point is Uhuru Peak on Kibo, which is one of the Seven Summits of the world.
The mountain rises from farmland on the lower level to rainforest and alpine meadow and then barren lunar landscape at the peaks. The slopes of the rainforest are home to buffaloes, leopards, monkeys, elephants and eland. The alpine zone is where bird watchers will find an abundance of birds of prey.