A poster and a history
- The exact meaning and origin of the name Kilimanjaro is unknown. It is thought to be a combination of the Swahili word Kilima(meaning "mountain") and the Kichagga word Njaro, loosely translated as "whiteness", giving the name White Mountain. The nameKibo in Kichagga means "spotted" and refers to rocks seen on snowfields. The Swahili word Uhuru translates as "freedom", a name given to commemorate Tanzanian independence from Great Britain in 1961.