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Climb The Roof Of Africa

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Mt Kilimanjaro also called “The Roof of Africa” is the tallest free standing mountain in the world. It incidentally also happens to be a volcano. Now doesn’t that get the adventure junkie’s mouth watering? And the statistics say that it even gets the non-adventure types to raise their eyebrows and say, “Sure I could do that”, and they do.

Kilimanjaro stands at a height of 19,341 feet or 5,895 metres above sea level and is not a technical peak. Thus ideal for those who have not had any mountaineering training. However, a word to the wise. It is high, the air is thin and you need to be physically fit. If you do plan this trip perhaps a month or so in the gym wouldn’t hurt.

Putting aside the boring details let us talk about the spectacular, breath taking views one gets to enjoy. The area around the Kilimanjaro is mostly flat and for great distances. Thus, the height of the mountain coupled with the relatively flat surface all around makes the top of Kilimanjaro the only place on earth from which one can see the maximum surface of the earth from one point.

So, pack your bags and you might just be able to proudly proclaim that you have climbed the highest mountain on the African continent.