Sunday, November 15, 2009

Trip Home----Mount Kilimanjaro

It was time for us to leave Tanzania. First is a photo of the Dar es Salaam airport---not exactly a DFW airport! This is the entire airport building.

The next photos are of the scenes of Tanzania from the airplane.

We felt extremely lucky to be sitting on the side of the airplane which had a great view of Mount Kilimanjaro!
According to Wikipedia, Mount Kilimanjaro, in North East Tanzania, is the highest peak in Africa at 19,341 feet. It is considered "the tallest freestanding mountain in the world". It is made up of three volcanic cones, two of which are extinct, but Kibo, the highest peak is dormant and could erupt again. Its most recent activity was about 200 years ago. The mountain has 2.2 square kilometers of glacial ice. (You don't think of glacial ice in Africa!!)

1 comment:

Steve and Joan said...

We should do a Wilderness Trek there next year!