Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, lies in northern Tanzania, on the Kenyan border. At a height of 19,340 feet, Kili manjaro includes three main extinct vol canoes, Kibo (the tallest), Mawenzi and Shira.
Though Kibo appears as a smooth, snowcapped dome, when seen from the air, the dark and gaping crater is awe some. On the rim of the crater is Uhuru Point, the summit of all-Africa.
A German expedition headed by a mis- sionary, Johannes Rebmann was the first to sight Mount Kilimanjaro in the year 1848. Fertile slopes are the homeland of the Chagga tribe of Tanzania who keep cattle and grow bananas and coffee. Kili manjaro’s forests are abounded by plenty of animals, the rarest being the Abbot’s duiker. Kilimanjaro is unique as its snow covered mountain stands in the hot equatorial region of Africa.
- Name the tallest of Mount Kiliman jaro’s three main volcanic peaks.
- Name the summit of Kilimanjaro and all-Africa.
- Which tribe lives on the slopes of Kili manjaro.
- Which rare animal is found in its forest?