Mountain Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania, it has three volcanic cones namely Shira, Mawenzi, and Kibo. It’s the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Raising up to 5895 meters above sea level and about 4900m above its plateau base.
Mountain Kilimanjaro has five ecological zonations, starting with the cultivation zone which starts from 1000m up to 1800m these are the area where natives of Mount Kilimanjaro slopes dominantly the changing community conducts their agricultural activities while observing best conservation practices, key crops being coffee and banner plantations.
The fourth zone comprises of Alpine desert this zone has sparse vegetation adapted to harsh conditions and unsuitable soil and little rainfall these areas are characterized by bare rocks and the temperature is usually as low as the freezing point at night and warmer in the day
The fifth and last zone is the arctic or summit zone with temperatures below the freezing point and always covered by snow and heavy glacier throughout the year
There are seven routes in total
What makes Kilimanjaro so famous?
What makes each route different from the other?
There are is a number of reason to highlight and gives you a reason for your choice of the ascending route to the Kilimanjaro summit which makes each one special from the other and hence gives hikers choice and preference.
Here are some of our most popular Mount Kilimanjaro trekking tours.
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