Mountain Kilimajaro

The highlights about Mountain Kilimajaro

The height of Mountain Kilimanjaro (Mountain of Caravans) is over whelming with a highest peak, Uhuru of 5,895 m. Other peaks include Mawenzi, and Shira. However much its the highest but its climbable. Its one of the World Heritage Site formed by volcanic movement in the Rift valley. The greatest uniqueness about  Mountain Kilimanjaro is the fact that is not visited for the wildlife but for the chance to reach the peak and have a scenic view of the beautiful snow-capped mountain, gently rolling hills and plateaux in Norther Tanzania. Just like the majority of the tourist attractions, the best period to visit is from late June to October, during the dry season since its simple to maneuver. The lower level is covered with farmlands, flowers, rainforests, alpine meadow, barren lunar landscape at the peaks as you hike up. The farmlands are for coffee, banana, cassava, and maize crops grown for subsistence and cash sale. Well as the slopes of rainforest are habitant to giant species such as buffaloes, leopards, monkeys, elephants and eland. Different species are in alpine zone.

A tour to mountain Kilimajaro, expect to test your emotional and physical capabilities. Mainly the young and elderly conquer to the summit, the higher you go, the cooler it becomes as you hike up past glaciers to the highest peak. The exciting bit about mountain Kilimajaro is that anyone who is fit and determined can make to the highest peak. It doesn’t require special climbing equipment but to be forcused. For new hikers normally have to check their fitness before hiking up fortunately, serious hikers sometimes use nearby Mount Meru.

Along the way to the summit, you realise much of the area outside the national park been subdivided into small plots well as inside the park are the  thick lowland forest covers. Be an eyewitness of the harsh barren landscape with rocks, and glaciers. The breathtaking views of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, the Rift Valley, and the Masaai Steppe, gives a highlight of most visitors’ experiences in Tanzania. In Tanzania, its normally termed as hiking to the rooftop of Africa since its the highest on the continent.

Hikers should make sure have nothing or a very light back pack because what seems to be small might become heavy along. Majority of hikers are provided with a stick for support and those who reach Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned the best experience in life.