Planning for Mount Kilimanjaro climbing safaris? Mount Kilimanjaro is situated in the northeastern part of Tanzania alongside the Kenyan boarder and stands at 5,895 meters high. It’s a dormant volcano mountain comprising of three cones; the highest is called Kibo, also known as Uhuru in Swahili to mean “freedom”. Its the most popular Tanzania safari destination. Though climbing the mountain is very easy, beware of altitude sickness which makes many not to reach to its highest summit. Mount Kilimanjaro’s Kibo cone is the highest point in Africa. It rises to 5,896 meters above sea level. Mount Kilimanjaro is the world’s highest free standing mountain. The youngest peak of volcano which is Aldo. The highest has got a form of volcanic cone with a caldera linked with a seven kilometer saddle. Mount Kilimanjaro massif stretches 80 kilometers and contains of three extinct volcanoes pf shira, Mawensi and Kibo. There’s a town called Moshi at the southern part of Kilimanjaro slopes which is the base for ascending to the mountain. Kibo peak has permanent ice cap while Mawensi has semi permanent ice patches and seasonal snow. The Kilimanjaro area is populated by the Chagga, Mbugu, Kane and the Pare people. Temperatures can reach up to 80° Fahrenheit at day time and can drop to 0° during night time. You can find a shower at the camps but the water will be frigid. Its illegal to hike mount Kilimanjaro without a local guide hence, make sure you book with a recognized tour operator like Focus East Africa Tours who will help you get one. 25,000 people attempt to climb Kilimanjaro every year with two third successful and the rest failing to reach the summit mostly because of altitude sickness. See some Kilimanjaro Safaris below.