Kilimanjaro side trip

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Mount Kilimanjaro
tips & insights


Most who climb Mount Kilimanjaro affectionately call it "Kili", a nickname

climate zones

During your ascent to the barren and snow-icy summit, you pass through a broad range of climate zones, including rainforest, moorland and alpine desert.

First scaled

Mount Kilimanjaro was born nearly a million years ago, yet it wasn't scaled until a little over 100 years ago.

Popular climb

Today, 20,000 tourists per year attempt to climb the mountain. Nine out of ten succeed.

Africa's tallest

Mount Kilimanjaro soars 5,895 meters (19,340 feet) above sea level, making it Africa's highest mountain.

Stands tall

It majestically towers 5 kilometers (3 miles) above the plains below, making it the tallest free standing mountain in the world.

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