Mount Kilimanjaro - the highest mountain in Africa.

Tanzania is well known for its diverse landscapes, as it stretches from the plains of the Serengeti to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro which couldn’t be more different from each other! A holiday to Tanzania can be whatever you want it to be, or whatever you are into.

Perhaps the most popular and famous feature in Tanzania is Mount Kilimanjaro being one of Africa’s must see wonders there is no wonder it is such a famous attraction. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest freestanding mountain in the world standing at an impressive 5896 metres high! It is also one of the world’s highest mountains that is accessible to walkers.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa but easily accessible to all levels of climbers, as there are three main routes:
  1. If you are not a confident walker or climber, or you haven’t got a lot of time, the best place to start would be Rongai route, which is a low traffic, relatively easy route.
  2. If you’re fitness level is a bit higher and you have a bit more climbing and walking experience, then the Shira routes are the best for you and for climbers who are confident in their fitness.
  3. For the ultimate trek, for climbers who have the most experience and are extremely fit is the North route. This route is different and really cutting edge and is the best chance you will have to reach the summit.
There are many different types of route, it really does depend on you and what you want to do or what you can manage.

Many travellers say that a trip to Tanzania would not be complete without a tour of Mount Kilimanjaro; this snow caped mountain is a beautiful highlight of this fascinating country.

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