Kilimanjaro; A Holiday Guide to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

 Kilimanjaro; A Holiday Guide to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

About Tanzania:

Tanzania is an East-African country that lies in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar, Safari, Botswana, Uganda, Kenya, Swaziland, Zambia and Mountain Climbers are all about Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. This region is called as the Great Lakes region because two of the world’s second largest freshwater lakes (Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika) flow through here. Tanzania covers approximately 947,303 square kilometers of area. It is the 13th largest country in the continent of Africa and 31st largest country in the world. Tanzania borders with Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Congo, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and the Pacific Ocean. Most of its terrain is mountainous with thick forests.

A large number of tourists visit Tanzania because of the presence of second largest uninterrupted waterfall of Africa at Lake Tanganyika, Mount Kilimanjaro, (off-the-coast) Zanzibar, Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) and the national parks of Serengeti, Tarangire and Lake Manyara.

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Local Time Zone & Map

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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

This is the highest mountain in Africa with an elevation of 5,895 meters above sea- level. The place is a part of Kilimanjaro National Park of Tanzania and is of great geographical interest because of its changing climate and melting snow caps. This mountain is a dormant volcano with Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira as most famous and vicious of its volcanic cones.

For the past few decades, Mount Kilimanjaro has become famous among trekkers and climbers. People from all over the world are heading towards it hoping to reach its summit and soak up the amazing scenic views that nature has preserved there. People travel towards Tanzania with all sorts of formal preparation to trek the mountain. The government of Tanzania recorded around 57,000 tourists in Kilimanjaro National Park out of which, a large number of 16,000 tourists climbed the mountain during the year 2011 to 2012.


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Zambia
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Zambia
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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Attractions:

By keeping in view such large number of trekkers, the government of Tanzania has specially organized travel guides, trekking routes and camping locations (proper huts to stay in) over the mountain throughout its ascent towards the summit. The fastest ascent takes around four nights and wet season is discouraged from climbing it. However, with the increasing amount of travel and trekking guides, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is becoming relatively easier.

Other than its natural beauty, Mount Kilimanjaro is also famous for some of the oldest myths and stories relating to the provoking of their God and the decree of some of the hardest torments over the area. Nonetheless, the area flourishes now regarding the people visiting and cherishing its beauty as well as the revenues it generates during their presence.

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Climate

As evident from its gigantic height, Mount Kilimanjaro has one of the coldest average temperatures of the year with its summit’s temperature averaging about as low as -7degrees. The temperature during nights averages to -9 degrees while that during the days to -4 degrees. The summit is always snow covered and adds to the overall scenic beauty of the Mountain.

With its three active volcano peaks, Mount Kilimanjaro offers breathtaking scenery if you are the one to live life on the edge. If you are planning to head towards Africa (or planning a hardcore vacation this season), add this place to your travel bucket list and aim to reach the amazing snow-capped summit of the mountain to attain Nirvana and to ultimately enjoy the natural scenes that this beautiful place has to offer to its tourists.


Djenne and Timbuktu, Mali
Djenne and Timbuktu, Mali

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