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Kilimanjaro is both mountain and volcano. It is not only the highest mountain in Africa at 5895 meters, but also one of the most imposing volcanoes of the world. It is a stratovolcano and lies at the end of the eastern fork of the East African Rift Valley. Its snowy cap rising from the savannah has become an African icon, but global warming is fast changing that. Recent studies suggest that since 1912, 80 percent of the snow and ice at the summit has melted. (The Google Earth images seem to confirm that.)

The volcano is a result of continental rifting that started some 100 million years ago and is still continuing.

Use these co-ordinates to get to Mount Kilimanjaro with Google Earth: -3.06526913706, 37.3591881987


Smithsonian Institution, multiple contributors. 2003. Earth. Page 187 in Luhr JF, ed. Mountains and Volcanoes. New York: Dorling Kindersley Limited.