Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most famous and impressive sights in Africa. Snowcapped‚ this not yet extinct volcano‚ rises 5‚895m (19‚335ft). A wide range of vegetation is found in the National Park which surrounds the mountain‚ from lush rainforest to alpine meadow.
Kilimanjaro Airport is located on the low plains between ‘Kili’ and Mount Meru‚ halfway between the towns of Moshi and Arusha‚ and is the usual entry point for climbers. Being an international airport‚ many visitors coming to the northern game parks of Tanzania also arrive here. Some arrive on international carriers‚ others come with Airkenya from Nairobi. Those visitors arriving or leaving on Airkenya clear customs and immigration before continuing their journey.