Where is Kilimanjaro? Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania, a country in East Africa. The mountain is one of the seven summits (the highest peaks on each of the seven continents), and rises 5,895 meters or 19,340 feet above sea level. Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano comprised of three cones - Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. The highest point is on the Kibo cone, and is named Uhuru, which means freedom in Swahili.

Where in the world is Africa? Where in Africa is Tanzania? Where in Tanzania is Kilimanjaro?
Tanzania is located on the east coast of Africa. Zanzibar, an island off the mainland in the Indian Ocean, and the Zanzibar Archipelago, are also part of Tanzania. Tanzania is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, by Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west, and by Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. Kilimanjaro National Park is located in the northeastern area of Tanzania, near the Kenyan / Tanzanian border. Tanzania has mild weather. Mount Kilimanjaro is approximately 200 miles south of the Equator.

Mount Kilimanjaro is a major tourist attraction for experienced and beginning hikers. To visit Mount Kilimanjaro, the most convenient way is to fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport, and then travel to Arusha or Moshi, Kilimanjaro's gateway towns, by vehicle. Both cities are approximately 40 minutes away from the airport and taxi services are readily available.

So where is Kilimanjaro? Now you know.

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THINKING ABOUT CLIMBING KILIMANJARO?
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

1. How do I choose a Kilimanjaro guide company?

2. How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro?

3. When are the best months to climb Kilimanjaro?

4. Which route should I take?

5. How many days are needed to climb Kilimanjaro?

6. Should I join a group climb or do a private climb?

7. What sort of gear do I need for the climb?

8. How do I train for the climb?

9. What about altitude sickness?

10. What do I need before I arrive in Tanzania?