Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Elephants at Mount Kilimanjaro

With 6,000 meters, Mount Kilimanjaro is both Africa’s tallest mountain and the world's highest solitary peak. Mt Kilimanjaro is composed of three distinct volcanic cones. The 756-square-kilometer Kilimanjaro National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of the few places on earth that encompasses every ecological life zone including tropical jungle, savannah, and desert to montane forests, subalpine plants, and the alpine zone above timberline.
Since 1912 the mountain has lost 82% of its ice cap and since 1962 55% of its remaining glaciers. The mountain is forecast to lose its ice cap within 20 years. This may be local evidence of climate warming but may also be due to the loss of humidity caused by deforestation and clearing for farms.

Zanzibar attractions Series II, Ngalawa sailing off the Jambian coast. The Ngalawa is a traditional, double-outrigger canoe of the Swahili people living in Zanzibar and the Tanzanian coast.  


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