"As wide as all the world, great, high, and unbelievable white in the sun, was the square top of Mount Kilimanjaro" Ernest Hemingway. Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain remained relatively unknown to the outside world until 1848. Today it is the dream of every adventurer to conquer its summit and stand on the 'roof of Africa'.
A National Park surrounds the mountain and harbours various vegetation types from lush rainforest to alpine meadow. Kilimanjaro airport is located in splendid isolation on the low plains between Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru.
For those climbing the mountain, Moshi is the nearest town, and Kilimanjaro airport the usual entry point. Being an international airport, many visitors coming to the northern game parks of Tanzania arrive here.