Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the World. By free-standing we mean that it is not connected to a series of mountain ranges. It is one of the Seven Summits (the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents, Mt. Everest being the highest mountain in the world). Mount Kilimanjaro is situated in Tanzania and is colloquially known as the Roof of Africa.