Top of Africa: The Majestic Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro is certainly one of the symbols of the African continent. It is a volcano made up of three extinct craters: Kibo, the highest one which reaches 5,895 metres, Mawenzi and Shira.
To reach the top you have to cross different environments: the slopes where there are cultivated fields, the forest starting from 1,800 meters with the characteristic senecio trees of Kilimanajro.
From 2,800 to 4,000 meters there is the moorland with splendid expanses of heather, then the mountain desert which reaches up to 5,000 meters and above that the summit, where temperatures have very significant variations between day and night.
Here animals are practically absent. Climbing the Kilimanjaro is one of the activities that attract mountaineers from all over the world. There are several access routes, the main one being Marangu.
MARANGU AND THE CHAGGA TRIBE
The village of Marangu is located on the eastern slopes of Kilimanjaro. The landscapes are cultivated and the largest tribe in the area is that of the Chagga who arrived here to escape the terrible Maasai warriors who were looking for pastures in this region.
The Chagga organize various activities such as visits to the Chagga Caves, a labyrinth of caves and tunnels dug by hand into the rock by the Chagga themselves used as a hideout and also to the Ndoro
Lunch is organized by the tribe and a guide explains their history. A cultural tourism that brings you closer to one of the most characteristic tribes of the numerous present in Tanzania.