6 importance of Mount Kilimanjaro to Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa also it is the highest free-standing mountain in the world; it is located in the northern part of Tanzania in the Kilimanjaro region. Its height is about 5895m from sea level.



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The following is the importance or advantages of mount Kilimanjaro to Tanzania

  • It is tourist attraction hence it is source of foreign earning from tourism
  • It modifies the climatic condition of Kilimanjaro region making it receive high rainfall through orographic rainfall formation



  • Rivers flowing from it are source of water to the people living around it.
  • It is symbol of Tanzania nation since it is  known to be home to highest mountain in Africa
  • The forest around it are source of timber and other forestry products
  • The Kilimanjaro national park around it is home to numerous species of animals and plants hence it help to preserve the biodiversity of the country



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