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Top 7 World Heritage Sites in Africa you must visit before they disappear

November 25, 2018 at 04:00 pm | Culture

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Staff Writer

November 25, 2018 at 04:00 pm | Culture

Mount Kilimanjaro — REI Co-op

Kilimanjaro and Ngorongo Crater

Located in Northern Tanzania near the Tanzanian-Kenyan border, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, rising approximately 4,900 meters from its base and 5,895 meters above sea level. The mountain is part of the famous Kilimanjaro National Park and is a perfect destination for mountain bikers and hikers.

Many travel companies in Tanzania always engage their visitors in a Kilimanjaro to Ngorongo Crater biking challenge, which gives bikers a chance to cycle hundreds of kilometres across a real African savannah against the background of Africa’s tallest free-standing mountain. Bikers also pass through native villages where they get an opportunity to interact with the indigenous people, the majority of whom belong to the Maasai community. Recently, global heating has been causing mountain glaciers to rapidly shrink, with Kilimanjaro being one of the affected.

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