Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa. Located in Tanzania, it reaches the highest summit at 5,895 meters. This highest peak is the Kibo, one of Kilimanjaro’s volcanic cones, with Mawenzi and Shira. Mount Kenya is the second-highest mountain on the African continent, with a height of 5,199 meters. Mount Stanley, located between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, ranks third and extends to 5,109 meters.
Mount Kilimanjaro’s tourist surge: rebounding from COVID-19
Mount Kilimanjaro is a popular tourist attraction. In the 2022/23 season, approximately 47,200 tourists visited the national park hosting the famous mountain. This was a steep increase from the previous two seasons, which were negatively affected by COVID-19-related travel restrictions. Moreover, the fee for doing a technical climb of the mountain was 750 U.S. dollars per day. However, citizens of the East African Community benefited from their country’s membership in this community and could pay far less as a result.
Exploring Africa’s leading tourist gems
Africa is home to some of the most revered natural attractions, particularly its safari parks. The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was the continent’s most popular and highest-rated park. The park is internationally renowned and listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. In Africa, South Africa had the highest number of UNESCO sites.
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