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ABOUT MOUNT KILIMANJARO
Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. The Mountain is located in Tanzania and is referred to as the roof of Africa. It stands 19,341 feet tall (5,895 meters) and has 3 volcanic cones known as peaks which are Kibo peak, Mawenzi peak, and Shira peak.
Kibo is the highest peak among all followed by Mawenzi at 16,983 feet (5,149 meters) and then Shira at 13,000 feet (3,962 meters). Both Mawenzi and Shira are extinct volcanoes. Kibo is dormant meaning that it might erupt again though the last major eruption took place thousands of years ago.
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MOUNT KILIMANJARO CLIMATIC ZONES
Climbing up to Mount Kilimanjaro will take you to 5 different climatic Zones which are the bushland/ Lower slope Zone, Rainforest Zone, Moorland/Heather Zone, Alpine desert Zone, and Arctic Zone.
BUSHLAND / LOWER SLOPE ZONE
If climbing Mount Kilimanjaro this is the first zone of the mountain
This Zone can be seen between 2,600 feet to 5,900 feet
This is the second zone of the mountain when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
This Zone can be seen between 5,900 feet to 9,200 feet
MOORLAND / HEATHER ZONE
This is the third zone of the mountain when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
This Zone can be seen between 9,200 feet to 13,100 feet
ALPINE DESERT ZONE
This is the fourth zone of the mountain when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
This Zone can be seen between 13,100 feet to 16,400 feet
This is the fifth zone of the mountain when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
This Zone can be seen between 16,400feet to 19,341 feet