Mount Kilimanjaro is not only famous as the highest freestanding mountain of Africa, but also famous for its five ecological zones, tropical rain forests, wildlife in rainforests, and a spectacular view of stunning natural sights.
Every year, around 30,000 travellers and trekkers attempt for a successful summit, to get a taste of adventurous achievement for a lifetime. If you want to reach one of the 7 Summits without any technical climbing or mountaineering required, then a Mt. Kilimanjaro climb is one to put on your list. The entire trek up Kili is filled with unforgettable sights.
Here we discuss most fascinated things you are going to explore in your Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Tours.
Waterfalls in the Foothills
Enjoy the Ndoro waterfall which is situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. The water actually comes from the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro. You should enjoy the waterfall with the impressive green areas and exotic plants in your Kilimanjaro Hiking Tours. You can find it on the tropical rainforest zone of Marangu area.
As you know, the Kilimanjaro Routes start with the tropical lush rain forest. The amazing fact is it gets 80 inches of rain every year. From April to November is the best Kilimanjaro Trekking Season, if want to see the reality of rain in this forest.
Dendrosenecio is a plant of rare flower species, popularly known as “Kilimanjaro plant”. To survive this plant adapted itself into the weather and unique ecology of Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The never-ending beauty of rain forest is also the home for Colubus Monkeys. The name “Colubus” comes from the Greek words referring to the stumps on its hand. You can see them on the tree top of rainforests.
White Necked Ravens
In your trekking, whether you are living inside the hut or a camp, you can see white necked Ravens, a bird species, searching for the leftover food. They got the name because of their white patch back on their neck.
There is a plateau you are going to explore if you have a plan to start trekking through Lemosho or Shira route. This plateau is actually a caldera which is located on the western side of Mt. Kilimanjaro. This plateau was created from a collapsed volcanic crater 500, 000 year ago.
As you have known about the three volcanic cones of Mt. Kilimanjaro named as Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo. Mawenzi peak is one of the three peaks and also older than Kibo peak. Due to its perfect sloppy structure, the glaciers are unable to stay on it.
The legendary glaciers, one of key tourist’s ecstasy, on Tanzania’s magnificent Kilimanjaro Mountain. Due to global warming and pollution, the glaciers of Mount Kilimanjaro reduced to the 85% over last 100 years. These glaciers were 10,000 years old.
Enjoy the stunning mesmerizing view of sunrise while heading to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Take a photo of the spectacular view of Snow top along with the clouds and sun rays is a great experience.
If you are trekking through the Marangu Route, don’t forget to take a picture of Zebra rock. The black-white stripe on the rock wall formed by the rich mineral water flowing over the black lava.
You can see Lava Tower with an altitude of 15,900 ft. It was formed by a volcanic eruption in between 1, 50,000- 2, 00,000 years before. Some people climb the tower to get the feeling of excitement.
The Breach and the Great Barranco Wall
You should explore this wall as it is much more impressive and dangerous with a height of 843 ft above the Barranco valley. It is formed by land-slide after a collapse of the volcanic eruption around 100,000 year ago. On Machame, Lemosho, Umbwe and Shira route, you can see this site.
This valley gives an amazing view of glaciers to the tired hikers. It also means you are close to the Uhuru peak for summit.
With an altitude of 18,000 ft, Stella point is a tough point with a great amazing view from the top of the Mt. Kilimanjaro.
It is the highest point also known as “summit point” of Mt. Kilimanjaro. With an elevation of 19,341 ft, Uhuru in Swahili language means “freedom”.
So, are you ready to explore these incredible places during your Kilimanjaro Tour? Then, do not waste the time and book with us.
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