Located near the Kenyan border in Northern Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is surely among Africa’s most recognisable landmarks. Sometimes referred to as ‘the roof of Africa’, the dormant volcano reaches 5,895 metres at its summit. It is generally considered to be one of the most accessible heavyweight mountain climbs, with around 30,000 people making the journey to the top every year. No ropes or technical experience are needed, but you will need to be in the company of guides and porters to make the multi-day expedition.
However, for most people, taking in the views of Africa’s highest peak from the surrounding national park is enough. You can spot Cape buffalo, elephants and colobus monkeys here, and there are many spectacular and rewarding hiking routes through the rainforest and heathlands in the mountain’s scenic foothills.