Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
For centuries, climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa has appealed to mountaineers and trekkers from around the globe. Kilimanjaro is the highest free standing mountain in the world and many hikers attempt to reach its summit of Uhuru peak every year. Sitting at 5895m above sea level, this incredible Kilimanjaro mountain is a must for any traveller looking for a sense of adventure mixed with a truly overpowering sense of accomplishment and perspective.
Mountains are not only about the physical challenge but are primarily about the mental challenge. The late Edmund Hilary had a saying, ‘it’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves’. This statement will personify itself on the slopes of this mighty African mountain.
Kilimanjaro is situated in the exceptionally friendly nation known as Tanzania. The summit of Kilimanjaro is known as Uhuru which means ‘freedom’ in Swahili. A name given to the highest pint in Africa in commemoration of Tanzania’s independence from the British Empire in 1961.