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Climb Kilimanjaro, Kenya

Rising 4800m above the East African plains and measuring up to 40km across, Kilimanjaro is a bizarre geological oddity, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world and one formed, shaped, eroded and scarred by the twin forces of fire and ice. It is actually a volcano, or rather three volcanoes, with the two main peaks, Kibo and Mawenzi. Hike through the varied landscapes ranging from tropical forests at the base to moorlands, alpine forest and at the top, alpine desert and glaciers. So if you fancy hiking through four seasons in one week, from forests to a snowy summit, climbing the Kilimajaro is for you!

Best Time: June to August & November to January
Activity Level: Strenuous