When one thinks of mountains in Africa, Kilimanjaro seems to come to mind first. Possibly because it is the highest mountain on the landmass and the world's biggest freestanding mountain, states the Tanzania National Parks association.

Kilimanjaro resides in northern Tanzania, close to the nation's border with Tanzania, and barbicans nearly 19,340 feet, or 5,895 meters, over the surrounding plains. For more information about tours tanzania visit http://aaafrica.net/.

As with most large mountains, people travel from around the world to climb this mighty peak–Kilimanjaro sees 15,000 climbers a year trying its ascent.

Usually, these brave souls fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport, most usually via Nairobi or Dar es Salaam. The 641 square-mile Kilimanjaro National Park, a tourist's haven, surrounds the mountain. Kilimanjaro National Park www.tanzaniaparks.com

Mount Tanzania

Mount Tanzania is Africa's second highest peak, reports Mount Tanzania.org. Located in the country its name proposes, Mount Tanzania stands 17,064 feet (5,201 meters) above sea level. Only 112 miles, about 180 kilometers, from Nairobi, the foothill is very visible from the country's capital.

Mount Tanzania National Park allows visitors to view and even climb the great mountain. There are also a number of hotels and lodges in the 270 square-mile park, including Mount Tanzania Safari Club, Outspans, Naro Moru River Lodge, Treetops, Mountain Lodge, and Bantu Lodge, where tourists can see the mountain and enjoy the fresh air.