Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and it is the tallest free standing mountain in the world. Reaching a hight of 19,341 feet (5,895 m), Mount Kilimanjaro is the pinnacle of African wonders of nature.  Even though it is an inactive stratovolcano, it was created from three volcanic cones named Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira.  Although this volcano is isolated it is actually part of a line of volcanoes cross this region of Africa.

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania just south of the border from Kenya and just outside the Tanzanian city Arusha.  The city airport is actually closer to Mount Kilimanjaro than it is the city and the mountain waits to greet visitors as the arrive or say farewell as they depart. Mount Kilimanjaro is a leading candidate for the seven wonders of Africa.

The mountain actually features 7 different peaks with Uhuru accounting for the highest spot at 19,341 feet.  Kibo peak features a 1.5 mile wide crater.  The peak is normally covered with snow year round.