There are many popular and amazing mountains in Africa, but none more so than the remarkable climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Near to 20,000 feet above sea level, it has been the subject of amazement and wonder for centuries, and is now one of the most famous destinations in the planet with people looking to get away on a memorable adventure break with holiday packages in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro violent creation is geologically linked with the creation of the Great Rift valley, hundred km to the west.
Made up of the 3 volcanic cones of Mawenzi, Kibo, and Shira, Kilimanjaro first started to make around a million years ago. Although there have been no big eruptions on the mountains for over 350,000 years, there is no promise that the monster volcano will not just 1 day become active again. Actually, the last recorded activity there just took place 200 or so years ago.
It was in the center of the 19th century when the primary attempt to scale the amazing peak was undertaken, although none proven successful until 1889, when the legendary Austrian Ludwig Purtscheller reached his aim on the day of his 40th birthday. This maiden ascent also has an amazing story to accompany it, which was not played out until hundred years after the feat took place.
Mount Kilimanjaro has 5 big ecological areas and the activity within reach of these is managed by the 5 factors of rainfall, altitude, flora, and fauna and temperature. Each zone occupies a place about 1000m in altitude is subject to a corresponding reduce in rainfall, temperature and life from the forest upwards.
The East Africa mountains have made a beautiful climate around themselves and the rain-shadow created to their East and South offers the charming and beautifully fertile land in which the towns of Arusha and Moshi are placed, full of banana groves and coffee plantations. Kilimanjaro national park contains all of the mountain above the 3 line and 6 forest corridors that stretch via the forest belt.
Mount Kilimanjaro National park is the place above 2,700 meters on the mountain. Kilimanjaro national park contains the highland and moorland zones, Kibo, Shira Plateau, and Mawenzi peaks. Further, the Kilimanjaro park has 6 corridors or right away of way via the Kilimanjaro Forest Reserve. The Forest Reserve, which is also a Game Reserve, was established in 1921 the park was made in 1973 and officially opened in 1977.