Mount Kilimanjaro with Travel Wild East Africa

Travel Wild East Africa curates an excursion to Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli. Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain at about 5,895 meters (19,340 feet), in Africa. It is the largest free-standing mountain rise in the world, meaning it is not part of a mountain range. It is very popular with both experienced hikers and first time adventurers because it is considered to be the easiest to summit.

Kilimanjaro is not only Africa’s tallest peak, but also the world’s tallest free standing mountain. The summit, named Uhuru Point, is 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) above sea level. Most high mountains are part of ranges, such as Mount Everest’s Himalayan Mountain Range. These are formed in a process called plate tectonics. Below the ground, Earth’s crust is made up of multiple tectonic plates. These plates have been moving since the beginning of time due to geologic activity. Free standing mountains like Kilimanjaro are usually a result of volcanic activity. Volcanic mountains are formed when molten rock erupts, and piles upon the surface.

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