Mount Kilimanjaro, an icon of Africa


In this series, CCTV Africa will attempt to take you to the top of this beautiful and dangerous mountain. And look at what makes it draw  so many people around the world each year.

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is many things to many people. It’s a fragile eco-system and also a place of work for the thousands of people who live on its slopes.

Reaching Kilimanjaro’s peak is not nearly as exhilarating as the climb, and this is why over 20,000 climbers flock to its slopes each year. Of those 20,000 climbers, roughly 2/3rds make it up to the peak, 1,000 are evacuated and around 10 die due Altitude sickness.

It’s a journey of stamina, fraught with hazards, with extreme conditions at every turn.

Find out on the upcoming ‪#‎KilimanjaroSeries‬ from 1st – 7th June. Tune in on DSTv channel 409, Zuku 567 & Star Times 123 for this and more.

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