Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain, standing at an impressive 5,895m above sea level. Kilimanjaro forms part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is located in Tanzania.
The area itself isn’t particularly mountainous, with the closest mountain to Kilimanjaro being Mount Meru – over 60km away! Kilimanjaro is one of the seven summits (the highest peaks on each of the seven continents) and is the highest free-standing mountain in the world!
Kilimanjaro is home to a variety of eco-systems, including tropical, jungle, savannah, desert montane, subalpine and alpine vegetation all of which you are likely to experience.
Large animals are rare on Kilimanjaro; however, buffalo can be occasionally spotted on the Shira Plateau and giraffes have also been known to wander onto the lower slopes. However, you are much more likely to experience the array of birds on Kilimanjaro from Malachite Sunbirds to mountain buzzards and even crowned eagles.
Despite its impressive height, Kilimanjaro is an achievable summit and a popular climbing destination. No technical skills are required, with Kilimanjaro becoming the mountain of choice for many to climb. There are seven different routes to reach at the top.
Wildfinder tours and safaris will be happy to take you and organize your safari and help you choose which route is best.