Just over the border, in Tanzania, the square silhouette of Kilimanjaro marks the highest point of the Africa and the tallest free standing mountain in the world. It is referred to as the roof of Africa rising 5895m and easily accessed from Arusha (Tanzania). Every year thousands of visitors, inspired by the words of Karen Blixen, march towards the lethal screes and ice terraces of Kilimanjaro. Although the mountain is in Tanzania, Kenya receives the best view from Amboseli National Park. With its snow-capped peaks and breathtaking sceneries, this dome-shaped massif offers its hikers value for their money and effort. Its abundance in flora and fauna, with some of the rarest and most beautiful plant and animal species make this a special place for every hiker. It is not a hard mountain to climb, although you must be prepared for a good test on your physical fitness. However, the sheer beauty of the mountain urges one on and scaling to the top, 5895sq km can be a challenge.

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