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. It is the tallest freestanding mountain (not part of a mountain range) in the world. The nickname for Mount Kilimanjaro is the Roof of Africa.
Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano comprised of three cones - Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. The summit is on the Kibo cone, and is named Uhuru, which means freedom in Swahili. The mountain is 750,000 years old. The last major eruption was 350,000 years ago.
Kilimanjaro is known as a "walk-up" mountain. No technical skills are required and no mountaineering equipment (ice axes, crampons, rope and harnesses) is needed. However, it should not be underestimated as altitude sickness is a real danger when traveling to extreme elevation.
Where is Tanzania
Tanzania, formerly known as Tanganyika. In 1964, Tanganyika united with the Island of Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanzania, the largest of the East African countries and sadly one of the poorest countries in the world.
Tanzania is located east of Africa's Great Lakes north of Mozambique and south of Kenya, it has a coastline at the Indian Ocean in east. The nation is bordered by six other African countries: Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia, it also shares maritime borders with the Comoros and the Seychelles. It has shorelines at three of the Great Lakes: Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Nyassa (Lake Malawi).
The country occupies an area of 945,087 km². Tanzania has a population of 50.1 million people, capital is Dodoma, largest city, chief port and economic hub is Dar es Salaam. Kiswahili and English are the official languages.
Tanzania Safari Packages
Want to go on a Tanzanian safari Holiday where you can relax in style and comfort? These safari packages are for you. The main aim of ASTHO Vacations is to provide our clients with a highly memorable safari holiday experience in exclusive camps and lodges. ASTHO Vacations selects the highest-rated lodging options for its clients and we tailor to the clients’ lodging preferences.
A Tanzania Safari offers world-class wildlife, beautiful landscapes and some of the continent’s best safari lodges. ASTHO Vacations will arrange safaris to all the best parks in Tanzania; whether it be in rustic, authentic and charming tented camps or head-over-heels luxury safari lodges in the wilderness. We are in love with Tanzania and so is everyone who visits; tourists are instantly captivated by its charming, friendly people, scenes of uninterrupted beauty and of course the unbelievable wildlife which makes a Tanzania Safari so exceptional. That is why ASTHO Vacations is here for you!
Zanzibar, Spice Island
Zanzibar is an archipelago of historic Indian Ocean islands, awash with atmosphere, intrigue, and idyllic beach experiences. There are masses of accommodation options across the price spectrum, and plenty to see, do and discover. As the birthplace of the Swahili, site of Sultans' Palaces and renowned for its spice plantations, the little island republic of Zanzibar features larger-than-life on the world map and is a must-see at the end of any trip to Tanzania.
There are some fabulous beaches on the islands of Zanzibar, and many choices for an ideal spot to sit back and watch the white dhow sails cruising the startling blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Whether it is for a Zanzibar holiday, honeymoon or some post-safari relaxation; whether you prefer the blissful privacy of a private island or the amenities of a larger hotel; and whatever your preferred activities, there are good options for every traveller. Let us help you with your Zanzibar.