Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa
The name Kilimanjaro's name is a mystery wreathed in the clouds according to the indigenous people who lives at the bottom of that mountain. Its size is believed to be 5,895 metres (19,336 feet) with its geographical location being in the Northern Tanzania, near Moshi Town.
This name Kilimanjaro also might mean Mountain of Light, a great mountain, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans as per different translations available. This s the best place for your safari when visiting Tanzania as it provides unique features that can not be see elsewhere in the world.
Looking at the name Kilimanjaro,one may come up with a lot of meaning as it also mean a metaphor for the compelling beauty of Tanzania mountains.
Anyone who climb it confess that When you see it, you understand why. A lot of facts about Mount Kilimanjaro include that it is this the highest peak on the African continent and also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrub land with an elevation around 900 metres to an imperious 5,895 metres (19,336 feet).
The mountain also is one of the world's most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Its true that Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. For those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman's Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their Kilimanjaro climbing certificates and their memories that makes them be in the list of high achievers.
The mountain is 128 km (80 miles) from Arusha Town. About one hour's drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and this makes it easier for climbers to enjoy a lot more. When climbing you are expecting to see a lot of wildlife and much more.
The mountain routes has six usual trekking routes to the summit most notably Machame and Marangu Routes and other more-demanding mountaineering routes. Day or overnight hikes on the Shira plateau. Nature trails on the lower reaches. Trout fishing. Visit the beautiful Chala crater lake on the mountain's southeastern slopes.
The best time to go there is from December to February, when its Clearest and warmest conditions but also dry (and colder) from July-September.
The Moshi city which is near by provides accommodation in Huts and campsites on the mountain. There are several hotels and campsites outside the park in the village of Marangu and Moshi Town.