"The Gateway To Africa's Wildlife"
Kilimanjaro International Airport is the second international airport of Tanzania. It serves the Kilimanjaro area including the cities of Arusha and Moshi near Mount Kilimanjaro, and the international tourism industry based on Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha National, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. The airport styles itself as the "The Gateway to Africa's Wildlife heritage".
Many international visitors also go to national parks in Kenya, to the Indian Ocean coast and islands such as Zanzibar, and to Lake Victoria, reflected in the routes of connecting flights. The airport can handle aircraft up to Boeing 747s.
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Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and fourth of the Seven summits. with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, is an inactive strato volcano in north-eastern Tanzania and the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet (the Uhuru Peak). Mount Kilimanjaro is considered to be the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, rising 4600m (15,100 feet) from the base.
The exact meaning and origin of the name Kilimanjaro is unknown. It is thought to be a combination of the Swahili word Kilima (meaning "mountain") and the Kichaga word Njaro, loosely translated as "whiteness:, giving the name White Mountain. The name Kibo in Kichaga means "spotted" and refers to rocks seen on snowfields. The Swahili word Uhuru translates as "freedom", a name given to commemorate Tanzanian Independence from Great Britain in 1961.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area:
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area or NCA is a conservation area situated 180km(112 miles) west of Arusha in the crater highlands area in Tanzania. The crater has a population of approximately 25,000 large animals, largely ungulates along with reputedly the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa, lives in the crater. Large Animals in the crater include the Black rhinoceros, the hippopotamus which is very uncommon in the area. There are so many ungulates : The wildebeest (7,000 estimated in 1994), the Zebra(4,000), the eland, and Grant's and Thompson Gazelles (3,000).
Serengeti National Park:
The Serengeti National Park is a large national park in Serengeti area, Tanzania. It is the most famous for its annual migration of over one million and a half white bearded(or blinded) wildebeest and 200,000 zebra.
As well as the migration of ungulates, the park is well known for its healthy stock of other resident wildlife, The particularly the "Big Five", named for the five most prized trophies taken by the hunters. Lions,Leopard, Elephant Black Rhinoceros and African Buffalo
The park also support many further species, including Cheetah, Thomson's and Grants gazelle, topi, eland, waterbuck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe. The park also boasts about 500 birds species, including Ostrich, secretary bird, kori bustard, crowned crane and marabou stork