Kilimanjaro Live Cam, Kenya

Category: East Africa

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Kilimanjaro — potentially active stratovolcano in North-Eastern Tanzania, the highest point of Africa above sea level (5895 m). By its name, this huge volcano is obliged to Swahili the translation Kilimanjaro means “shining mountain”. The height of the mountain is proud of all of Africa: after all 5 899 meters. It occupies the area of 97 to 64 km and is clearly visible from almost all points of the savannas of Tanzania and Kenya – sloping-slopes up to the flat top, which is actually a giant hollow volcano.

The top of the dormant volcano, covered with a white cap of snow, which gleams impressively in the bright rays of the African sun. Perhaps that is why the local population gave it the name Kilimanjaro, which translated from Swahili means “shining mountain”. In ancient times, inhabit the area tribes, who had never seen snow, were sure that it is covered with silver. But to test your assumptions they hesitated because the volcano was associated with many frightening legends that tell of evil spirits that lived at the top of Kilimanjaro and guarding its treasures. And yet after some time, the local leader was sent a small detachment of the brave soldiers to conquer the mysterious summit. Upon arrival, they immediately took to explore lay everywhere, “silver”, but it is, to everyone’s surprise, instantly melted in their hands. On the “shining mountain” there was nothing but the eternal cold of the snow. Then the natives felt the cold silver of the ice caps, given the giant volcano also called “the abode of the God of cold”.

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