When you know where East Africa is rarely should you have heard of Mount Kilimanjaro even if you are interested with different field for the name has acquired popularity even to the local products such as Kilimanjaro drinking water (bottled water), Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) let along the school and other many things.
Mount Kilimanjaro is located on the border of Tanzania and Kenya approximately 3 degrees south of the equator. The mountain can be clearly viewed when you are in the town of Moshi and its suburban. Also the nearest town of Arusha in a clear day you can see it. Don’t worry much people in other parts of Tanzania if they haven’t happen to be in Kilimanjaro region or Arusha then they have probably see the mountain in a local or international television program.
Situated in the Northern region of the East African country of Tanzania, Kilimanjaro can be seen as far away as the Amboseli and Tsavo parks in the neighbouring town of Kenya. The exact co ordinates of the mountain are 3, 04 degrees south and 37, 21 degrees east. In its entirety, Mount Kilimanjaro is approximately 49 miles long and 24 miles wide. Whilst appearing relatively flat from in the distance, Mount Kilimanjaro actually consists of three very distinct volcanic craters: Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo.
At 3962 meters, Shira is the oldest and smallest of the three peaks. It was also the first of the three volcanic centers to become extinct. In comparison, although no longer active Kibo is nevertheless merely dormant as opposed to extinct. As the topmost crater, it is 5895 metres high (19,340 ft) and 1.5 miles wide. Its peak, also known as Uhuru Peak is officially the highest point in Africa and the ultimate destination of all summiteers on the mountain.