6 Kacts about Mount Kilamanjaro

  1. The Kilamanjaro is the highest free-standing Mountain in the world.
  2. The mountain’s structure is composed of three volcanoes, Kibo, Mawenzi & Shira.
  3. It supports 5 majour eco-zones: rainforest, heath, moorland, alpine desert and glaciers.
  4. Wildlife is encountered throughout the lower parts of the climb; from elephants, buffalo and Eland to monkeys and tropical boubou in the forests.
  5. The name Kilamanjaro is thought to caome from the Swahili word Kilma Njaro which means “shining mountain”.
  6. Around 15 000 people per annum attempt to climb the mountain annually.

Look at some amazing photos of the mountain in our gallery.

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