It’s the roof of Africa, at 5895 m.

The name Kilimanjaro might mean Mountain of Light, Mountain of Greatness or Mountain of Caravans.

The summit peak is called Kipoo, now Kibo by the Wachagga, the local people from the region.

It’s an old volcano with a flat top and always snowy.

In fact, the Mount Kilimanjaro is comprises 3 sleeping volcanoes : the Kibo or Uhuru Peak, 5895 m, the Mawezi, 5149 m, the Shira, 3962 m.

In the Kilimanjaro National Park, you will see animals like Elephants, Leopards, Buffalos, the endangered Abbot’s Duiker, other small Antelopes and Primates.

Above 4000 m, there is no more fauna and flora but a winter wonderland of ice and snow only.

The best moment to climb it is from December to February and from July to September.