Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and is also one of the world’s highest free standing mountains with its bulk looming 4800 m above an undulating plain that averages around 1000 m above sea level. The mountain measures about 60 km across and 40 km wide.
Most everyone has heard of Kilimanjaro but relative few have conquered it. The world is full of two kinds of people – those who have stood on its summit and those that have not. Are you ready to become one of the privileged individuals to have reached the “roof of Africa”? If so, you have come to the right spot, just settle down and read about one of the greatest adventures in the world that is attainable by almost anyone. It is the highest “walk able” mountain in the world. It is magnificent and climbing it is truly a spectacular undertaking.
Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak on the Kibo volcano at 5,895 m (19,341 ft) is the highest point in Africa and one of the Seven Summits (seven highest points in the seven continents). Kibo is a 1.5 mile wide crater.