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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Kilimanjaro

by Jajce d Muckic

Have you ever asked yourself why 40 thousand people per year want to climb Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in the world? It is located in a country named Tanzania, which borders with DR Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique. Kilimanjaro is located near the border with Kenya, near a town called Moshi. Surely, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions, especially for those who love mountain climbing. In this article, we are going to present you with five reasons why you should not avoid visiting Kilimanjaro.

Reason Number One – Perfect for Newbies

Of all seven summits, Kilimanjaro is probably the easiest one for climbing. Most likely, you wouldn’t need any kind of special gear for climbing, and you will not need any kind of previous experience, which makes it perfect for newbies. The oldest person who climbed on Kilimanjaro had 83 years, while the youngest had 6. However, this doesn’t mean that climbing Kilimanjaro is not without risks. Averagely, ten climbers per year die while climbing.

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Reason Number Two – It is Easy to Get There

It is located in a country named Tanzania, which is located just a little south of the Equator. There are regular flights from Europe, the United States, and Asia to Tanzania. You can find a lot of flight offers online. Climbing Kilimanjaro is now much easier than before. As of recently, the infrastructure is on an exceptional level.

Reason Number Three – Kilimanjaro is a Natural Wonder

We can all agree that Kilimanjaro is one of the most beautiful things that you can see in nature. Also, it is very interesting, because, in one moment, you can be in green forest, surrounded by savannah, on the top of the mountain, and on the other peak, you can see snow. Just imagine how that would look! On Kilimanjaro, you can see different life forms of flora and fauna. There are not many places that can be considered as preserved as this one.

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Reason Number Four – The Nature is Untouched

Despite high numbers of tourists that flock every year, Kilimanjaro is still untouched by human`s hand. More exactly, Kilimanjaro National Park is still very clean and untouched. Rangers who work in the national park are helping visitors by carrying their baggage both on and off the mountain during trips. Outhouses couldn’t be considered as luxurious, but they are providing privacy, and more important, they are keeping mountain from the trash.

Reason Number Five – It’s The Roof of Africa

Kilimanjaro is considered to be a roof of Africa. From the top of this mountain, you will see the world in a much different way than you saw it before, we can guarantee you that. If you climb on the top of Kilimanjaro, there are not many things left in life that you can say are impossible. Top of any mountain was always considered as a symbol of freedom, inspiration, vision, and the most important, a new beginning.

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