The name itself is a mystery wreathed in clouds. It might mean Mountain of
Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans. Or it might not. The
local people, the
don't even have a name for the mountain, only the name Kipoo (now known as
Kibo) stands for the familiar snowy peak that stands imperious, the overseer
of the continent this is truly the summit of Africa.
Kilimanjaro, by any name, is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East
Africa. When you see it, you understand why. Not only is this the highest
peak on the African continent; it is also the tallest free-standing mountain
in the world, rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal
scrubland – elevation is around 900 meters rising to an imperious 5,895
meters (19,336 feet).
Kilimanjaro is one of the world's most accessible high summits, a beacon for
visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with
little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And
those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman's Point on the
lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates.
And will live in their memories forever.
(photo) our experienced Guides will show you all the way to the roof of
Guide will guide you all the way to the roof of Africa