The name Kilimanjaro means “mountain of greatness”, but some debate that it is the “mountain of caravans”. Either way, it is truly a spectacle to behold, with its peaks surrounded with bushy terrain, and above you, volcanic cones, mainly around the Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira area. The highest point reaches up to 16,893 ft, and the shortest will have you stand at 13,140 ft. It is an inactive volcano which last erupted 360,000 years ago, and ever since, it has transformed into stunning token of Tanzanian pride.
A number of animals like elephants, the Cape Buffalo, and zebras also call the great mountain home.
Kilimanjaro is not only a sight to see and explore; a number of hikers from around the globe travel to Tanzania, not only just to see Mount Kilimanjaro and her beauty, but to climb it as well. The usual climb takes approximately 6-8 days but the World record for the fastest to climb Mount Kilimanjaro was 6 hours and 42 minutes, in 2014. The prices for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro would cost an individual about $1000 dollars -$4000. The prices also depend on what route you take: you can either take the Mount Meru route, the Marangu Route, or the Machame Route.
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