Mountain

Mount Kilimanjaro

Africa's highest peak, offering treks through diverse ecosystems.

Tanzania
Location
Dry season
Best Time to Visit
5,895 m
Altitude

About Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, standing majestically at 5,895 metres above sea level, is not only Africa's highest peak but also the world's tallest free-standing mountain. Located in Tanzania, this iconic mountain attracts climbers from all over the globe, drawn by the challenge of reaching its summit, Uhuru Peak. The journey to the top takes adventurers thro...

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Seasons

July - October
January - February
Best time to go
Optimal conditions for summit success with the least amount of rainfall and clearest views.
July - October
January - February
High Season
Clear skies and warm days make for ideal climbing conditions, though nights can be very cold.
March - June
November - December
Low Season
Rainy seasons bring wet conditions, making the climb more challenging due to slippery trails and poor visibility.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Climbing Kilimanjaro is generally safe with the right preparation and a reputable guide service. Altitude sickness is a significant risk and climbers should take measures to acclimatize properly. Vaccinations for Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid, as well as malaria prophylaxis, are recommended for travelers to Tanzania.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
The closest major town is Moshi, accessible by bus or plane from Dar es Salaam or Nairobi. Kilimanjaro International Airport is the most convenient entry point for international climbers.
Getting Around
The ascent is on foot, with porters and guides to assist climbers. The choice of route influences the scenery and difficulty of the climb.
Visas
Most visitors to Tanzania require a visa, which can be obtained on arrival or in advance through the Tanzanian eVisa portal. Ensure to check the latest visa requirements before your trip.
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