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    The Five Ecological Zones on Kilimanjaro

    Mt. Kilimanjaro has five ecological zones; the lower slopes, rainforest, heather and moorland, alpine desert and the summit. Within each zone there is an association between altitude, rainfall, temperature, plants and animals. The zones occupy belts of approximately 3,281ft (1,000m) of altitude each. In general the temperature falls about 1C for every 6,56ft (200m) increase in altitude, rainfall also decreases steadily with altitude from the forest upward. Plant life is abundant in areas of high temperature and high rainfall. As you climb you will see that plant life decreases due to colder and drier conditions. Wildlife is dependent on plants and because there is less vegetation at higher elevations there…

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    Climb Kilimanjaro Cheap? AlienAdv, Mojhi Reviews

    I get quite a few questions about individual operators. For the most part, people ask my personal opinion about popular companies. I don’t mind giving my thoughts on them. With popular companies, there are plenty of testimonials, trip reports and reviews on the internet so you can form your own opinion based on everything published plus my opinion. But I also do get questions on companies that I’ve never heard of, where there is little to no information available publicly. And I wonder… why would you even think about booking with this company in the first place? Recently, I have been getting questions about Kilimanjaro booking engines such as alienadv.com…

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    How to Prepare for Your Kilimanjaro Climb

    It stands to reason that climbing a mountain, especially one such as Kilimanjaro  requires a certain degree of physical fitness.  This is, of course, very true – hiking is a physically taxing activity.  But it’s only part of the equation.  If you’re planning to climb Kilimanjaro, there are quite a few things you should be doing besides going to the gym.  Fitness First? First, we’ll go over the kinds of physical activity that will help you on the mountain.  Lifting weights may help you look more impressive at the beach, but your ‘bis and tris’ aren’t going to get you to the summit.  The best possible training for hiking up…

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    Green Beret Climbs Kilimanjaro for Charity

    Nate Boyer has never been one to let tall odds deter him from tackling challenges. Despite encountering many rejections because he lacked a college degree, he managed to talk his way into a United Nations refugee camp in the Darfur region of Sudan so that he could volunteer there. Without ever having played organized football, he walked on at the University of Texas as a 25-year-old freshman, worked his way into the starting lineup as a long snapper and ultimately earned a scholarship.  At age 34, after serving as a Green Beret in Afghanistan and Iraq, he pursued his dream of trying out for an NFL team, playing in several preseason…

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    Where is Kilimanjaro?

    Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania, a country in East Africa. The mountain is located in the north eastern part of Tanzania, near the Kenyan border. It is located very close to the Equator. Tanzania itself borders eight countries: Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique. Tanzania is one of the safest countries in Africa, with a good infrastructure for tourism. It is also one of the largest countries in Africa (about twice the size of California). The country was formed as a union between the mainland (Tanganyika) and the Zanzibar Isles. The population is 39 million. Over 120 languages are spoken here! Swahili is…