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Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. Towering at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), Kilimanjaro is known for not only being the highest point in Africa, but also the highest “freestanding” mountain in the world. This means that the mountain is not part of any contiguous range
It’s until you face Mount Kilimanjaro’s magnificent slopes that you realize how influential this dormant volcano is on the landscape. It almost seems as though the entire continent of Africa rests upon its shoulders. Mount Kilimanjaro is crowned in glacier. The mountain dictates its own weather patterns and water flows. It provides home to thousands of species of flora and fauna and contributes to the livelihood of tens of thousands. The very contours of Mount Kilimanjaro set into motion a flurry of folklore, stories, and interesting factoids.