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The True Meaning of Uhuru Peak

The True Meaning of Uhuru Peak

The summit of Mount Kilimanjaro lies at 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) above sea level. It is called Uhuru Peak. In Swahili, uhuru means “freedom.” However, to truly understand the meaning behind the name, we have to go back in history. German Colonization…

Why is Kilimanjaro Famous?

Why is Kilimanjaro Famous?

You mention to someone that you’re climbing or have climbed Kilimanjaro. And the usual question is, “Where is Kilimanjaro?” Not, “What is Kilimanjaro?” Most people have heard of Kilimanjaro. They know it is a mountain. They know it is tall. And they…

Where is Kilimanjaro?

Where is Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania, a country in East Africa. The mountain is part of Kilimanjaro National Park, which spans 250 square miles (650 square kilometers) and is governed by the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA). The park is located in…

How Did Kilimanjaro Get Its Name?

How Did Kilimanjaro Get Its Name?

The origin of the name “Kilimanjaro” is a little bit of a mystery. Several theories exist about how the mountain got its name and what the word means. Any number of possible explanations, which we will discuss below, could have some truth…