Kilimanjaro - Tanzania, East Africa

Capital:Arusha
Distance from Airport to City:44.0 Kilometers
Currency:TSH (Tanzania Shilling)
Population:534,102
Official Languages:Swahili, English
Religion:Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism
Climate:Temperatures relatively low
Vaccination:Yellow fever
(Visa required by non East Africans when traveling)

Discover the highest mountain in Tanzania, Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. At 5,895 meters or 19,341 feet above sea level Mountain Kilimanjaro is the biggest touristic attraction in Kilimanjaro region and Arusha. Arusha is mostly served by Kilimanjaro International Airport for international travelers, some 60 kilometers (37 mi) east, approximately halfway to Moshi.

Attractions

It Is an hour drive to Mountain Kilimanjaro and one must ensure to pack warm clothing and trekking boots with enough essential and first aid supplies. Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcanic mountain with three peaks, Kibo, Mwenzi and shira, Kibo (Uhuru) being the highest.  Trekking the mountain in itself is rewarding with a bountiful of scenery while on one of the seven trekking routes, but a sight for sore eyes is a view of the powdery white snow capped peaks. To calm down the thrill of mountain climbing, mix with the friendly locals in the nearby scenic countryside of Arusha and have a surreal experience of Tanzanian flavor. Be a part of the annual Tanzanian Festivals and indulge in a Tanzanian style barbecue of kuku and ndizi choma with chips mayayi. Alternatively you can visit the National Natural History Museum and have a crash course on three exhibits on early man: plants, animals of the region, and the history of the city. Experience Arusha. Experience Kilimanjaro like never before.

(Be sure to vaccinate against Yellow Fever before travelling and carry documents to Indicate vaccination)

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