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Aeropuertos cercanos a KILIMANJARO a una distancia máxima de 250 Km del centro de KILIMANJARO
ASV - Amboseli Airport 49.33 Km del centro de KILIMANJARO - Aeropuerto Regional
JRO - Kilimanjaro International Airport 49.70 Km del centro de KILIMANJARO - Aeropuerto internacional
ARK - Arusha Airport 86.78 Km del centro de KILIMANJARO - Aeropuerto internacional
NBO - Aeroporto internacional Jomo Kenyatta 200.74 Km del centro de KILIMANJARO - Aeropuerto internacional
WIL - Wilson Airport 204.17 Km del centro de KILIMANJARO - Aeropuerto internacional

Información general sobre KILIMANJARO
O monte Kilimanjaro ou monte Quilimanjaro (Oldoinyo Oibor, que significa montanha branca em Masai, ou Kilima Njaro, montanha brilhante em kiswahili), localizado nas coordenadas 3º07' S e 37º35' E, no norte da Tanzânia, junto à fronteira com o Quénia, é o ponto mais alto da África, com uma altitude de 5 895m no Pico Uhuru. Este antigo vulcão, com o topo coberto de neve, ergue-se no meio de uma planície de savana, oferecendo um espectáculo único2 .

O monte e as florestas circundantes, com uma área de 75 353 hectares, possuem uma fauna rica, incluindo muitas espécies ameaçadas de extinção e constituem um parque nacional que foi inscrito pela Organização das Nações Unidas para a Educação, a Ciência e a Cultura (UNESCO) em 1987 na lista dos locais que são Património da Humanidade1 .

O complexo do monte Kilimanjaro com as suas florestas, localizado entre 2°50'-3°20'S, 37°00'-37°35'E, tinha sido considerado uma reserva de caça pelo governo colonial alemão nos princípios do século XX, mas foi considerado uma reserva florestal em 1921, até que, em 1973, foi declarado como Parque Nacional.
Fuente: wikipedia
Kilimanjaro is the world's highest free standing, snow-covered equatorial mountain. Located in North-East of Tanzania, this magnificent beast can be seen from far into Kenya and Amboseli National park.
75,000 people climb Kilimanjaro per year so it is not the most remote mountain, neither is it the most arduous, but it is certainly a test of one’s abilities with altitude sickness being the main reason for climbers not to summit. Although it has become a ‘must-do’ in on most traveller’s lists and the experience slightly busy with other climbers, we still highly recommend it for anyone with a vague interest in mountaineering.

A Towering Life Force
Kilimanjaro represents a powerful life force for the local Chagga people and all those who have made their lives around this mountain, providing rich volcanic soils for agriculture and an endless source of pure spring waters.

Climbing Kilimanjaro
One of the most amazing aspects of the mountain in the present day is the accessibility of its peak to climbers with no mountain climbing equipment or real previous experience of scaling such heights. Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain that regular tourists can climb, although it remains a considerable feat of human endurance!

The breathable oxygen at the top is less than half the amount than is common at sea level, and climbers cover at least eighty kilometres on nothing but their own two feet over the five days it takes to reach the top and return.

Preserving the Mountain
The number of climbers has escalated to over a thousand a year during the last century, quite a development since Hans Meyer made history as the first European to scale the highest point of Kilimanjaro in 1889. The increasing numbers each year have made it necessary for the National Park to insist that all climbs are pre-booked, and passes are no longer issued at the last minute at the park gate.

Overall Fitness Required
Although it is possible to simply trek a route to the pinnacle of Kibo without relying on professional climbing equipment, it remains a hard and serious endeavour that requires a level of physical fitness, stamina and a realistic awareness of the potentially damaging effects of high altitudes.

Many tour operators request that clients consult a doctor before attempting to scale the mountain, and have a physical check-up for overall fitness.

Phases of the Climb; First Stage,Tropical Forest
With most of the old lowland forest now cultivated and settled, the first experience of the mountain environment begins with the dense vegetation of tropical montane forest between 1850m and around 2800m.

Cloud condensation mainly gathers around the forest, so this area is usually damp or drenched with rainfall, creating an intriguing mass of plant life and running rivers between endemic tree species. The area of heath just beyond the tree line also enjoys a relatively misty and damp environment as cloud clings around the density of trees. This is covered with heather and shrubs such as Erica Arborea and Stoebe Kilimandsharica, and a number of dramatic looking Proteas.

Open Moorland
From around 3,200m a wide expanse of moorland extends beyond the heath and the cloud line, so that here the skies are generally clear, making the sunshine intense during the days and the nights cool and clear.

The climbing incline remains gentle, but thinning oxygen provides less fuel to energise the muscles and can dramatically slow the pace of walking. Hardy endemic species of Giant Groundsels (Senecio) and Lobelia (Deckenii) towering up to 4m high thrive in this moorland zone and give the landscape a strangely primeval atmosphere.

Alpine Desert, Sparse Vegetation
Even higher, beyond 4,000m, this sensation intensifies as the landscape develops into a more bizarre alpine desert, with sandy loose earth and intense weather conditions and temperature fluctuations so dramatic that barely any plant species survive other than everlasting flowers, mosses and lichens. Only the odd lichen survives beyond 5000m, after Kibo Huts and beyond the Saddle, where the landscape is predominantly rock and ice fields. Here, climbers experience the final steep push to the summit.

Saddle to Summit
The easterly routes, Marangu, Mweka, Loitokitok and Rongai all converge west of the saddle near Gillmans Point, between the peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo. Kibos crater is roughly circular with an inner cone extending to 5,800m, (100m lower than the summit at Uhuru Peak).

At the centre an inner crater with walls between 12 and 20 m high contains another concentric minor cone, the centre of which falls away into the 360m span of the ash pit. This is the 120 metre deep central core of the volcano, and casts sulphurous boiling smoke from its depths despite the frozen, snowy outskirts.

Tanzania Safaris Extensions
It is rare for people to go all the way to climb Kilimanjaro and not then continue their time in Tanzania with a safari or even some beach time at Zanzibar.
Fuente: tanzaniaodyssey
Due to Mount Kilimanjaro's proximity to the equator, this region does not experience the extremes of winter and summer weather, but rather dry and wet seasons. January and February are the warmest months, April and May are the wettest months, June and July are the coolest months, and August and September are the driest months. January, February, and September are considered to be the best months to climb Kilimanjaro in terms of weather.
The journey from the gate to the peak is like traveling from the equator to Antarctica in a matter of days. This is because the routes to the Uruhu peak cross different ecological zones. Throughout the climb, temperatures vary considerably with the altitude and time of day. Mount Kilimanjaro has five major ecological zones, each approximately 3,280 feet (1,000 m) in altitude. Each zone is subject to a corresponding decrease in rainfall, temperature and life as the altitude increases. At the beginning of the climb, at the base of the mountain, the average temperature is around 70°F to 80°F (27°C to 32°C). From there, the temperatures will decrease as you move through Mount Kilimanjaro's ecological zones. At the summit, Uruhu Peak, the night time temperatures can range between 0°F to -15F (-18°C to -26°C). Due to Mount Kilimanjaro's great height, the mountain creates its own weather. It is extremely variable and impossible to predict. Therefore, regardless of when you climb, you should always be prepared for wet days and cold nights.
Fuente: wikitravel


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