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Kilimanjaro Mountain

At 5,895 m, Kilimanjaro is not only the highest point in Africa but also the highest free standing mountain on earth. This volcanic massif stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains, with its snowy peak looming over the savannah.

Since the nascency 1.5 Mr. years ago, through the opening of the east african riftsystem, three main volcanic peaks, Shira, Mawenzi and Kibo, has been formed. The latest produces still today some gases, it is a slumbering volcano .5,895 m, Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa. This volcanic massif stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains, with its snowy peak looming over the savannah. The mountain is encircled by mountain forest. Numerous mammals, many of them endangered species, live in the park.

The ascent of the slopes is a virtual climatic world tour, from the tropics to the Arctic.
Even before you cross the national park boundary (at the 2,700m contour), the cultivated footslopes give way to lush montane forest, inhabited by elusive elephant, leopard, buffalo, the endangered Abbot’s duiker, and other small antelope and primates. Higher still lies the moorland zone,. Above 4,000m, a surreal alpine desert supports little life other than a few hardy mosses and lichen. Then, finally, the last vestigial vegetation gives way to a winter wonderland of ice and snow – and the magnificent beauty of the roof of the continent.

The entire mountain including the montane forest belt is rich in a wide array of species, in particular mammals, many of them endangered species.  Mount Kilimanjaro is considered an outstanding example of a superlative natural phenomenon and therefore it got incorporate to the UNESCO World heritage in 1989.

The conquering of the Mount Kilimanjaro is very fashionable as also untrained “Not-alpinists” are able to climbe the moutain.  But such a feat would require at least a week of your time. Shorter but not less attractive are full day hikes at the foot of the Kilimanjaro where tea and coffee plantation grow on the nutrient-rich soil and the colorful rainforest rises up.

 

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Northern National Parks

 
 

Cultural Sightseeings

Do you like to dunk in history and Tradition of Tanzania as well as in the great animal and plant richness?! It is definitively worthwhile to have a stop or a side trip to some cultural places between the national park visits.
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Lake Tanganyika

The pearl and lifeline of western Tanzania is Lake Tanganyika, longest and second deepest freshwater lake of the earth. 676 km long, 50 km broad and 1470 m deep are the Olympia masses of this species-rich underwater world.
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Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking

At 5,895 m, Kilimanjaro is not only the highest point in Africa but also the highest free standing mountain on earth. This volcanic massif stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains, with its snowy peak looming over the savannah.
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