Mount Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania, Africa. More specifically, it lies in northern Tanzania, just east of the Serengeti Plain. Tanzania as a country contains several remarkable geographic features. In addition to the Serengeti Plateau and Mt Kilimanjaro, there is beautiful
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Mount Kilimanjaro is in Tanzania, Africa
More specifically, it lies in northern Tanzania, just
east of the Serengeti Plain.
Tanzania as a country contains several remarkable geographic features.
In addition to the Serengeti Plateau and Mt Kilimanjaro, there is beautiful
Lake Victoria and its extensive coastline along the Indian Ocean.
Mt Kilimanjaro is an extinct volcano. To be exact it is a triple volcano with three peaks, Mawenza, Shira, and Kibo. Kibo is the youngest and highest of these reaching 19,336 ft. CJ, you remember the mountain we were on in Colorado? That was only 12,000 ft.
THIS IS WAAAAAAAAAAY HIGHER!!!
Kilimanjaro is the largest volcano in Africa and Kibo is the highest point
Fastest land animal
The king of the beast
A horse of another color
The Serengeti is home to many of the most famous animals. The zebra,
lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and antelope are just a few examples.
Many more animals and
birds make Tanzania an
incredible place to visit.
The poor antelope makes a
tasty meal for many other
animals. It’s nothing personnel,
it’s just lunch.
Largest land animal
Tallest land animal
Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake and the second largest fresh water
lake in the world in terms of surface area.
We know the lake as “Victoria” because it was so-named by a British
explorer in 1858. The native people still call it Lake Nyanza.
It is also the source of
the longest branch of
the Nile River.
Man's interfering with nature has caused a great ecological problem in Lake Victoria.
The water hyacinth, a South American water plant, was introduced as an ornamental
plant by the Europeans. In African lakes it thrives and grows with uncontrollable speed.
The weed clogs power plant turbines, hampers shipping and suffocates the native plants
crucial to the lakes ecological balance.
Many different people live in Tanzania. One of the
more well known groups is the Masai.
The Masai are a nomadic people known
best as livestock herders and warriors.
The Masai are characteristically tall and slender, and all boys must prove themselves as
warriors before being accepted as adults. They have maintained a strong resistance to
cultural change – pretty much living the same as there ancestors.
Sample of Masai music:
And that is a quick look at the sites and people of TANZANIA. I invite
you to read more about this beautiful and unique country.
Ancestors: A person from whom one is descended, especially if more remote than a grandparent
Ecological: The science of the relationships between organisms and their environments
Geographic: Concerning the specific land of a region
Livestock: Animals, such as cattle or horses, raised for home use or for profit
Nile River: The longest river in the world, flowing about 4,150
miles through eastern Africa from Burundi to a delta on the
Mediterranean Sea in northeast Egypt.
Nomadic: Wandering; moving from place to place for subsistence
Ornamental: Serving as decoration
Plateau: An elevated, level expanse of land; a tableland
Volcanoes: Learn more at http://volcano.und.edu/