Some of the best outdoor activities are the ones where a lot of physical activity is in play. Being an activity that requires a lot of physical work on it, hiking is one of the best ways to spend a day out. Hiking has been an activity which has been practiced for the many years with many different techniques used to ensure that the target position has been reached. Some of the tallest mountains in the world have been conquered by man in the past, and a lot of experience hikers continue to enjoy the sport.
In Africa one of the points that have been reached by many is the Uhuru peak of the Mt. Kilimanjaro. It stands tall above all others in Africa’s list of mountains and one of the tallest in the world. The mountain has led many people to understand the fun of mountain climbing. Mountain climbing being a fun but dangerous sport has led to people being challenged to go and get the best out of this mountain. the best memories are made out this hike, and you can be sure the lessons that will be learned during this climb will leave a permanent picture in your mind for the rest of your life.
Situated along the border of Tanzania and Kenya in Africa the Kilimanjaro stands 5895-meters, i.e., 19,336-feet above sea level inside the Kilimanjaro National Park. Doing the climb requires a lot of practice and be physically fit and well equipped for the climb. The snow-capped mountain like any other mountain has many challenges when it comes to a proper hike, and a lot of care needs to be taken for a successful climb. Because of its closeness to the equator, Kilimanjaro does not have a wide range of weather change. Any time of the year can be a time when the mountain can be hiked without fear of great weather change.
The mountain experiences the rain forest weather where some months of the year have a heavy downpour while others it is really dry. It should be noted that this does not mean that the snow-capped ice-cold Kilimanjaro has not dried up rather than at the foot of the mountain there is not rain. Above 3500 meters above sea level there is no rain but snow.
The weather changes do not affect the mountain hikers so much since the only difference is the rain and the snow when you are above 3500 meters. July and August see a lot of people climbing the mountain, and this means it is quite busy. If you want to climb when there is no so much traffic then avoid this month. Any time that you will choose to take the hike will leave an unforgettable memory that you will treasure for the rest of your entire life.