Ever wondered why Africa is so blessed with such a great landmass along with abundant resources? Travel lovers as well as adventure seekers don’t need to cross continents to have wonderful vacations. We’ll reveal some of the exotic locations in Africa which offers comfort while out on adventure.
Mount Kilimanjaro has a lot about Nature, People and Cultural inheritance everyone has to know and enjoy. Kilimanjaro is the majestic Mountain shrouded in mist, mystery and legend. It attracts a large number of climbers, naturalists, and explorers every year, each determined to conquer its majestic heights. Mountain climbing is exhilarating, beautiful and challenging.
You’ll need to sit down and grab a cup of tea so you’ll understand why you need to visit Tanzania…
Now, Relax and Join us in Kilimanjaro Trekking in Mind. For generations, people in East Africa have turned to this, the 19,341-foot mountain that rises above the rest of the continent, and prayed. “Please God,” they asked, thinking he lived on top of Kilimanjaro. Now outsiders flock to this trekking Mecca, to this piece of heaven on earth. Some are looking for adventure, some are searching for answers. Many will talk to God during the climb.
Some will pray as they gasp for breath in the cold, thinning air of the mountain’s summit. Kilimanjaro, the Everyman’s Everest, is a seemingly easy climb.
Tourism to Kilimanjaro is the number one foreign-currency earner for Tanzania. Some 20,000 tourists travel to the mountain each year, and more than half of them make it to the summit, at least partially to see the tropical glaciers that have been immortalized by [visual] artists.
KILIMANJARO NATURE, CULTURE
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.
The cloud cover over the rain forest tends to be denser. In Mt.Kilimanjaro National Park must be noted that Kilimanjaro has a typical Montane climate unpredictable even in the driest season. A bright clear morning on Shira Plateau can turn to rain and Sleet in the Afternoon as the hot air rises from the lowland valleys and gathers moisture from the rainforest.
Get prepared for high altitude sun that can burn the skin severely and for cold nights that demand four season sleeping bags and good thermal clothing.
During their time on the Mountain, climbers pass from a tropical to arctic environment in just a few 5/6/7 days. The climber can use one of these routes to climb the Mountain; These are Marangu (Coca cola), Machame ( Whisky), Rongai, Shira, and Umbwe route/trail.
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 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.
The total climb normally takes five to six days and involves four or five overnight stays in comfortable mountain huts/camping sites. Fees payable in US dollars include park entrance and accommodation for climbers (Tourists).
Here is the Climbing Experience
Many thousands of trekkers reach Gillman Point or Uhuru Peak successfully each year without any real difficulty. To avoid altitude sickness and failure it is important to acclimatize by ascending slowly and steadily just climb and breath At 15000ft high the level of oxygen is estimated to be half of the low levels.
Without the Climb, Mt. Kilimanjaro with safari in itself
It is not necessary to be a climber to enjoy a visit to the stunning Mount Kilimanjaro region. Indeed visitors can ascend 12000 feet to the Shira Plateau of West Kilimanjaro by Four Wheel drive vehicle.
Day and night game drives are taken in open Land cruisers that allow for a full view in every direction.
In its turn the rainforest ensures the fertility of the lush, lower-lying people of shamba country where the Chagga people cultivate their Coffee, maize, and bananas.
A stroll through the plantations will provide a fascinating insight into the lives of local population. A few larger mainly Arabica Coffee farms still exist on the lower slopes. Once you visit you can taste a cup of Coffee with tantalizing pure aroma.
One can visit local wood carvers and observe the vibrant patterns of the beadwork, necklace, and earrings. Also there are curio Shops you can get Antique pieces, souvenirs and pieces Gemstones and jewels like Tanzanite.
Nearby, close to the road between Moshi and Taveta, is Lake Chala, an azure Crater-Lake formed from the waters that drain off Mount. Kilimanjaro.
Lake Jipe lies on the same same road. Sixteen kilometers long by five Kilometers wide, it is slightly saline and significantly large than Chala. On the Tanzania-Kenya border, It is rarely visited so exudes an atmosphere of tranquillity and Seclusion.
After a day of gentle exercise and sight seeing Visitors can return to one of the many small Hotels in the area offering character accommodation and highly personalized Service. They are great places in which to relax and unwind and to view the colours of the sunset reflected on the Snow capped peaks of magical Mount Kilimanjaro
The Mountains ecosystems are as strikingly beautiful as they are varied and diverse remains of early (Ancestral) Plants and Animals like the Bones of elephants died on the high altitudes of Mt.Kilimanjaro long ago. Black and white Colobus monkey, resident and migratory Birds are available.
Another options is day trips
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.
The Next Location we shall uncover is Table Mountain Which over looks the City of Cape town in South Africa.