Just imagine a mountain with snow in the tropical area (just below south of the equator). Snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most famous and highest freestanding mountains in the world, rising from the north-eastern part of Tanzania. Kilimanjaro stands at 5,895 metres (19,336 feet) high above sea level. Kilimanjaro comprises 3 volcanoes of which the most famous (and the most recent), snow-capped dormant Kibo stands at 5,895 m (19,455 ft). The mountain is situated in the Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania. The trek crosses five distinct vegetation zones, namely lower slopes, rainforest, heath and moorland, alpine and desert and the glaciers/summit. Within each zone there is an association between altitude, rainfall, temperature, plants and animals. The name Kilimanjaro, is thought to be a combination of the Swahili word Kilima, meaning “mountain,” and the Kichagga vernacular language word ’Njaro’, translated as “whiteness,” giving the name White Mountain itself.
just for God’s sake visit http://www.new7wonders.com and vote for this unique mount from unique country Tanzania. A country that is United. Tanzania is a multi-Religious Country with multi-racial and over 120 tribes which make a diversity but United. When you came to Tanzania you will find Tanzanians speaking one language and all call each other brother. Mount Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar stands as symbols and indentities of this beutfill land that welcomes all well wishers. Please dont forget to vote for mount kilimanjaro to become one of the 7th Wonders of the Word.
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A long shot of mount kilimanjaro that can be viewed some hundred kilometers away either by flight or just normal surface road.