Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing/Hiking/Trekking

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing/Hiking/trekking safari itineraries

 

About Mount Kilimanjaro

Mt. Kilimanjaro is situated inside the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania; it is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest freestanding mountain on earth. Mount Kilimanjaro can be climbed by any physically fit person. One of the first westerners to climb Kilimanjaro was Mr. John Rebmann, a German missionary in 1841. He announced to the world the existence of Great Mountain “capped in a glacier”.

Mount Kilimanjaro is composed of three peaks: Kibo (5895m)- whose highest peak is Uhuru Peak, Mawenzi (5150m)- which is a technical climb – and Shira (3962 m). After reaching a height of 5910m during its last major eruption about 360,000 years ago, Kibo has been eroded by glaciers, rivers and landslides to its present height. It is believed that Kilimanjaro like its neighbor, Mt. Kenya is loosing glaciers due to global warming.