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What time of year to climb Kilimanjaro

Best time to climb Kilimanjaro

When you think of Tanzania, you might think of tropical beaches, paradise islands and safari plains. But if you’re climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest point in Africa, you’ll have a few other climates to deal with! While the days can be warm, the nights can be bitterly cold. When you’re climbing Kilimanjaro, you want to make sure the conditions are on your side. After all, there’s nothing more miserable than a soggy hike! If you’re wondering what time of year to climb Kilimanjaro, here’s some information that might help…

What time of year to climb Kilimanjaro

Compared to some of the big mountains around the world, the climbing season for Kilimanjaro is fairly generous. In Tanzania, there are two dry seasons and two wet seasons…

Wet seasons in Tanzania

From March through May is what’s known as the “long rains” in Tanzania, which means it’s not really ideal for climbing. From November to mid December, you have the “short rains”. 

Dry seasons in Tanzania

At all other times, it’s considered dry season (though this doesn’t mean it never rains, of course). Statistically though, it’s much drier. This makes January, February and June through to October the best time to climb Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro treks in 2022

At Earth’s Edge, we run our expeditions in February, June, July, August, September and October. This gives us the best chance for good conditions on a trek. We have the following treks scheduled for 2022…

5 February 2022 – 16 February 2022

12 February 2022 – 23 February 2022

19 February 2022 – 2 March 2022

11 June 2022 – 22 June 2022

2 July 2022 – 13 July 2022

23 July 2022 – 3 August 2022

6 August 2022 – 17 August 2022

20 August 2022 – 31 August 2022

3 September 2022 – 14 September 2022

17 September 2022 – 28 September 2022

8 October 2022 – 19 October 2022

15 October 2022 – 26 October 2022

While some of the above dates are fully booked, there are still spaces available on some. We also have 2023 dates scheduled. You can check out all the available dates by clicking here

To read more about our expedition to climb Kilimanjaro, click the link. You can also read our Ultimate Guide to Kilimanjaro here. 

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