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MOUNT KILIMANJARO [Tanzania]

"As wide as the world, great, high and unbelievably white in the sun, the square top of Kilimanjaro." - Ernest Hemingway

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Mt. Kilimanjaro is a vision that has fed the human imagination for years. Much more than the highest mountain in Africa, it is symbolic. Writers render it, climbers conquer it and Africans worship it. Rising 19,340 ft (5895 m) above the African plain, Kilimanjaro truly stands alone among the mountains of the world. Though its size is immense, it also has one of the world's most accessible peaks. People who are in good shape can make the ascent to its summit in a matter of days. The lower slopes of the mountain are defined by coffee and banana fields that rise up and end where the mountain's forest begins. Tree ferns in this region are known to grow up to 20 feet, and giant lobelias often reach 30 feet. Higher up, the forest gives way to grasslands and shrubbery, and elephant can sometimes be spotted roaming the high slopes. At about 13,000 feet life begins to recede, a result of extreme weather conditions inhospitable to anything more than small mosses and lichens. It is highly advisable to take the mountain slowly. We use only the best operators and guides for our climbs and can arrange a safari or beach holiday to relax before or after your climb.

Click on the link below to read the travel journal of Warren Pearson's climb.
http://www.romartraveler.com/ROMAR07/Romar07Pages/Africa/Kilimanjaro.html


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Best time for visiting Mt Kilimanjaro

August to October and January to March

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