The great pyramids at Giza, EgyptElephants crossing the Zambezi river in Mana Pools National Park world heritage site, ZimbabweThe great mosque in the Old Towns of Djenne world heritage site, MaliBlack and white ruffed lemur, Rainforests of the Atsinanana world heritage site, Madagascar

Kilimanjaro National Park - Tanzania

 

Website Category:  Mountains

Area: 753 km2Map showing the location of the Kilimanjaro National Park world heritage site in Tanzania

Inscribed: 1987

Criteria: (vii) aesthetic

Values: Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the best known mountains in the world and its summit is the highest point in Africa (5895m). This massive volcano stands in splendid isolation above the surrounding plains, with its snowy peak looming over the dry acacia savannas. Around the volcano's caldera are numerous permanent glaciers and impressive ice cliffs. These are unusually accessible to hikers, without the need for specialist mountaineering equipment and training . The world heritage site covers the upper slopes of the mountain and includes a range of habitats typical of high tropical mountains with giant lobelias and groundsels in the Afro-alpine zone.  The park is encircled by protected montane forest, with intensive cultivation on the fertile lower slopes.

 

 

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Links to other world heritage mountains:  uKhalhamba-Drakensberg  I  Simien  I  Mount Kenya  I  Rwenzori  I  Mount Nimba

    

Links: Google Earth |UNEP-WCMC Site Description |Official UNESCO Site Details | Management Authority: TANAPA | Birdlife IBA 



Old man's beard lichen draped from branches on the misty lower slopes of Kilimanjaro National Park world heritage siteThe western breach on Kibo Crater rim near the summit of Kilimanjaro National Park world heritage siteTrudging through the snow along the rim of Kibo crater on the final approach to Uhuru Peak, the summit of Kilimanjaro National Park world heritage siteGiant groundsels, Dendrosenecio, punctuate the skyline in the Afro-alpine zone of Kilimanjaro National Park world heritage site

 

 

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