Preparation and planning is key to make a success of your Kilimanjaro trip. For most, it is a once in a lifetime exercise, so doing a little research will make it worth your while.
This is often a difficult choice but it can be easily narrowed down according to your preferences. Contact us and we will gladly advise you.
What you wear and the equipment you take with you are very important considerations before embarking on your climb. We have put together an essential gear and clothing list.
A key question many potential Kilimanjaro climbers ask themselves is, “how fit do I need to be?” The answer to the question might surprise you! Read through our guide on physical preparation for Kilimanjaro to increase your chances of reaching the summit.
If you choose to travel overland to Kilimanjaro, you can enter Tanzania from most of its neighbouring countries. Most climbers choose to fly into Tanzania or Kenya (via Nairobi). Use any of the three international airports in Tanzania – Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar or Kilimanjaro International Airport, the latter being the most convenient. Make sure your passport, visa and immunisations are in order.
Kilimanjaro can be climbed at any time of the year but certain months are generally considered more favourable. The mountain is close to the equator which means that seasonal temperatures do not vary greatly. The driest months are January to February and July to September. In certain months the mountain is extremely busy and during full moon things can get crowded at the top. Find out more about how to pick the perfect time to climb the mountain.Best Time to Climb