Mount Kilimanjaro has a lot about Nature, People and Cultural inheritance everyone has to know and enjoy. Mount Kilimanjaro National Park is one of the 14 parks which are under the Custodian of Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA). The Park was Designated and Gazetted in 1973, and has an area of 756 square kilometres.
Practical Explanation of How Global Warming has so Far Affected Mount Kilimanjaro; Thompson began analyzing ice cores—cylindrical samples—for the information they hold about the Earth's historic weather patterns in his lab at Ohio State University, where he's a professor of geological sciences. Figuring that the highest, coldest ice contains the most accurate records, Thompson pioneered new technologies to drill at altitudes such as Peru's treacherously high Quelccaya Ice Cap.
If you have not planned To Visit Tanzania and climb Mount Kilimanjaro, plan it now! You need to witness the Climatic change and its effects. Don’t wait to be told or just read as History from Books. A little more legend about this Highest Volcanic Mountain which is crowned by Snow! Other names for this volcano are: Kilima Dscharo, Oldoinyo Oibor (White Mountain in Masai), and Kilima Njaro meaning shining mountain in Swahili. This volcano's highest and youngest cone is named Kibo. Its outstanding features are its three major volcanic centers, Shira (4269m) in the West, Mawenzi (5280) in the East and the Snow capped Kibo in the centre (5895m). Kibo has not been active in modern times, but steam and sulfur are still emitted. At the top of Kibo's summit is a 1 1/2 mile (2 1/4 Km) wide crater. Kilimanjaro is the largest of an E-W belt of about 20 volcanoes near the southern end of the East African Rift Valley. It’s slopes and glaciers shimmering above the rising clouds and one of the greatest Volcanoes on Earth
Lowlands and even relatively high sheltered valleys can reach temperatures as high as 30 degree centigrade by day, night time temperatures generally fall below zero and even -20 degree centigrade.
Above moorland is the almost lunar landscape of an alpine desert which stretches between the two peaks of Kibo, the flat topped dome at the centre, and Mawenzi, a group of jagged points and pinnacles on the eastern side. In hospitable as this “moonscape” may seem, animals such as herds of eland thrive there.
The highest point on Kibo and indeed the whole of Kilimanjaro is Uhuru Peak, with its spectacular hanging glaciers and stupendous views of the African plains some 20000 feet below. Also on Kibo is the slightly lower peak of Gillman’s Point. These are the goals for most trekkers. The peaks of Mawenzi are for Mountaineers only. With the Help of Porters and a Guide, it is possible to walk all the way to the summit without specialized Mountaineering equipment-or experience and Kilimanjaro can be conquered by any reasonably fit person. There are several different routes including Marangu (Coca cola route), the easiest climb, and therefore the most popular; Other routes Machame, Rongai, Lemosho/Londorosi Shira, Mweka and Umbwe.
Apart from climbing kilimanjaro, tourist can do kilimanjaro sight seeing day tours. Discover natural waterfalls, cultural tourism, coffee plantations, banana farms and natural volcanic tours.
Kilimanjaro climb is lifetime adventure trek, with professional mountain guide. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro sometimes encounters with difficulty like mountain/altitude sickness. Mountain sickness when climbing mt. Kilimanjaro can be overcame/prevented by some measures. Professional and experienced guide can do guide you climb Mount Kilimanjaro slowly slowly. Kilimanjaro climb slowly slowly enables the climber do breath enough, so get enough natural oxygen. Also Bottled mineral and natural spring water from the Kilimanjaro snow/glacier melting and pass through volcanic rocks in Kilimanjaro. 6/7 days is very important so that one day can be used as acclimatization day. You know, acclimatization day is important as it get you used to the climate and hence reduce risk of falling to Altitude/Mountain Sickness. Mountain/Altitude sickness can reduce success.The skills and experience of Mountain Guides also helps you to reach Kilimanjaro summit. Like how water is important, walking, food and much more in which you can know on arrival
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Kilimanjaro climb is cheap and possible for everyone, but depends on services.
Several Tour Operators offer kilimanjaro climbing competitive prices and quality services. You can contact several climbing mount kilimanjaro tour operators and compare prices. Make sure you also check their services to see what are included. And if possible ask them for references or testimonials from past tourists. Prices vary, how ever cheapest may jeopardize the quality of services.
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Points of interest.
- Waterfalls, with clear azure blue water, some can attempt swimming
- To go for a Birdwatching and explore the diversity of Bird species in Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.
- Cultural Tourism-There are a number of cultural Tourism Programs around Mt. Kilimanjaro. This includes Mostly Chagga and some Maasai. You can Reveal the useful Customs& Traditions, remains of ancient pre-colonial activities like iron smith and Colonial Wars like War Caves., First Churches built by Missionaries.
- Home and Legend of the Chagga Guide and Marangu native (African) Mr. Yohana Lauwo who was among the first Mountain Climber guide and aided the First Whiteman (European) Dr.Hans Meyer to Conquer Mt.Kilimanjaro in 1889.
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