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…

The 15 Highest Mountains in Africa

The 15 Highest Mountains in Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, making it one of the famed Seven Summits (the highest peaks on each of the seven continents). In fact, it is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, meaning that it is not part…

The Best Kilimanjaro Tour Operators (How to Choose)

The Best Kilimanjaro Tour Operators (How to Choose)

It’s tempting to think that Kilimanjaro tour operators are a commodity. Aren’t all companies the same? No, they’re not. There are drastic differences between the best and the worst Kilimanjaro operators. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a significant and potentially risky activity. Therefore,…