Mount Kilimanjaro, is nicknamed the roof of Africa and is proud to be the highest mountain in Africa.  The mountain is located in northeastern Tanzania, near the border of Kenya.  Kilimanjaro was first climbed in 1889 by German geographer Hans Meyer and Austrian mountain climber Ludwig Purtscheller, long before W. H. Tilman and C. Houston made the first ascent from the south of Everest in 1950.  Ever since it has been a coveted climb by tourists and professional climbers around the world. 

Mount Kilimanjaro is actually a dormant volcano. Its two peaks stand about 11 km (about 7 mi) apart and are connected by a broad ridge. The highest peak, Kibo, rises to 5895 m (19,340 ft) above sea level, and the summit of Mawensi is 5149 m (16,892 ft) above sea level.

Although Kilimanjaro is only 3 degrees south of the equator, an ice cap covers the crater of Kibo year-round.  This mountain and it's ice cap was the inspiration for Ernest Hemingway's famous novel:  "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" (1938).

    Beautiful and majestic...Kilimanjaro looms and proud and beckons you to watch the sun rise over Africa from its' peak.