Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 meters (16,100 ft) from its base to 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level. This Mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The Mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields. Kilimanjaro Mountain with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania and the highest free standing mountain in the world.
Kilimanjaro Mountain 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.