Mount Kilimanjaro is 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) tall. This makes Kilimanjaro the tallest mountain in Africa. It is also the tallest free-standing mountain worldwide. Free-standing means that Kilimanjaro is not part of a mountain range. Compared to the Himalayas’ Mount Everest or the Alps’ Mont Blanc, Mount Kilimanjaro rises like a landmark amid its surrounding lowlands.