Africa is one of the most exciting places to visit when on vacation because of the beautiful area. One the most recommended things to do when going to Africa would be to go on Mount Kilimanjaro tours. This will really appeal to the tourists not only because they will enjoy the adventure but also because they will be able to see probably the best scenery that the world has to offer.
Mount Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano that can be found in the middle of Kenya and north Tanzania. It is said that this mountain is the highest point in all of Africa and is in fact one of the tallest mountains in the world. It is most famous for its top part which is actually full of snow and ice despite the very hot weather of Africa.
For those who love flowers and plant life, they will have a grand experience as they see all the exotic plants in the mountain. Majority of the area is full of evergreen and rain forests with very cool forest breezes. Of course in the middle of the mountain would be a desert that would be a transition to the cold arctic peak
As for wildlife, tourists will get to see a lot of wild animals like buffaloes, leopards, elephants, some lions, and some monkeys. There are other animals in the area but hardly come out when there are outsiders that come in. For those worried that they might get eaten, they can be at ease because armed rangers will guide the group of tourists.
Aside from going on a breathtaking hiking adventure, one may also just relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Kilimanjaro has one of the best waterfalls in the entire continent like the Materuni falls and Kilimanjaro falls. Also, many monkeys and birds can be seen roaming around the area ready for tourists to play with.
For culture vultures out there, Africa has some of the richest culture experience of all time, especially in this area. The Chagga tribe which is one of the last remaining ethnic tribes along the area is the most famous tribe in the mountain. Aside from that, the area near the volcano is filled with volcanic lakes that tell of an age old story of how the volcano erupted.
Now when going up the mountain, there are six very important routes that one must remember. These are the Machame, Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Umbwe, Shira, and Mweka routes. Every route may be used to go up the mountain except the Mweka route which is used for those who are going down.
So basically, those are some great things that one will be experiencing when he goes on one of those Mount Kilimanjaro tours. He must be very careful when he goes on this tour because a small accident that happens in the rough terrain may cause a big injury. So remember to always follow the instructions of the tour guide as well as the rangers that are designated to the tour group in order to stay safe.