A gently rolling hills and plateaus of northern the Tanzania rise the snowy peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro, its slopes and glaciers shimmering above the rising clouds.
Above Kilimanjaro is located near the town of Moshi and is a protected area, carefully regulated for climbers to “Climb without leaving a trace of their presence. The is enjoy mountain’s ecosystems are as strikingly beautiful as they are varied and diverse. On the lowland slopes , much of the mountain is farmland, with coffee, banana, cassava, and maize crops grown for subsistence and cash sale. A few larger coffee farms still exist on the lower slopes, but much of the area outside the national park has been subdivided into Small plots.
Once inside he park, thick lowland forest cover the lower altitudes and breaks into alpine meadows once the air begins to thin, Near the peak, the landscape is harsh and barren, with rocks and ice being the predominant features above as a breathtaking African view.
Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro is the highlight of many visitors’ experiences in Tanzania. Few mountains can claim the grandeur and the views of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, the Rift Valley and, and the Masai Steppe that belong to Kilimanjaro. Hiking on the ‘rooftop of Africa is the adventure of a lifetime, and anyone from a seasoned trekker to a reasonably fit first time enthusiast can scale the snowy peak.
The best time to visit is during the warmest and driest times of the year, from December to mid-march and mid-June to the end of October.