Mount Kilimanjaro is one of Africa’s classic images. Christened ‘The Roof of Africa’ it rises from the open plains of Tanzania, capped by snow and frequently fringed by clouds. At 19,344 feet above sea level, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest walkable summit in the world. Now voted one of the top three ’Natural Wonders of Africa’ Kilimanjaro is a dormant, but not extinct volcano. Ominous tumbles can sometimes be heard-and gases emerge from the fumeholes in the crater. Although just three degrees south of the equator, the peaks of both Mawenzi and Kibo have permanent caps of ice and snow.