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The impact of tourism on Mount Kilimanjaro

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At nearly 6,000 metres it is Africa's highest mountain. Yet in spite of the altitude, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is not a complicated technical climb.

Good fitness and a streak of determination can be enough to make it to the top. And because of its accessibility, visitor numbers to the volcano have soared in recent years.

Michelle Jana Chan explored the impact of tourism on the region.

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