First explorers to see Kilimanjaro, Hans Meyer and other facts

Mount Kilimanjaro forgotten facts are about first summit attempts and first Europeans to see Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro facts most said are the first people that have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller, in 1889. However, the forgotten facts are about first Non-Africans to see the Kilimanjaro. Martín Fernández de Enciso, a Spanish traveler to Mombasa who obtained information about the interior from native caravans. Martin did not know the name of Mount Kilimanjaro, it was not named yet.

History of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, The German missionaries Johannes Rebmann of Mombasa and Krapf were the first Europeans known to have attempted to reach the Kilimanjaro Mountain. According to English geographer Halford Mackinder and English explorer Harry Johnston, Rebmann in 1848 was the first European to report the existence of Kilimanjaro. German then becomes the official ruler of by then Tanganyika territory. In the 20th Century, the majority of tourists who climbs Kilimanjaro become Germans and sometimes lead by Deutsche speaking guides. Rongai route becomes very famous Kilimanjaro trail because it is easier and climbers like to avoid the crowd of Tourists from Marangu route, which became popular after Hans Meyer used it.

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