Above 4,000 m, a surreal alpine desert supports little life other than a few hardy mosses and lichen. Then, finally, the last vestigial vegetation gives way to a winter wonderland of ice and snow – and the magnificent beauty of the roof of the continent. Whether visiting Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park for a day safari, or taking her on in a climb to the top, Kilimanjaro is one of the many hearts of Africa and not to be missed.