Camp

Horombo Hut

Midway camp for Kilimanjaro trekkers on Marangu Route.

Tanzania
Location
Dry seasons
Best Time to Visit
3,720 m
Altitude

About Horombo Hut

Horombo Hut is the second campsite for climbers on the Marangu Route ascending Mount Kilimanjaro. Situated at an altitude of 3,720 meters, it serves as a crucial acclimatization stop for trekkers. The camp offers basic communal sleeping quarters and dining facilities, set against the backdrop of the stunning, rugged scenery of Kilimanjaro's moorlan...

When to go

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Seasons

July - October
January - March
Best time to go
Optimal weather and visibility for summiting.
April - June
Low Season
Heavy rainfall makes the routes slippery and challenging.
July - October
December - March
High Season
Ideal weather conditions for climbing.
November - November
Shoulder Season
Short rains can occur, but the mountain is less crowded.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Proper acclimatization and physical preparation are essential to safely climb Kilimanjaro. Vaccinations for Yellow Fever, Typhoid, and Hepatitis A are recommended, along with Malaria prophylaxis.
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
Access to Horombo Huts is via the Marangu Route, starting from the Marangu Gate near the town of Moshi. The closest international airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Getting Around
Access to and from Horombo Huts is by foot as part of the Kilimanjaro trek. Porters and guides are essential for navigation and support.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) in advance, unless from exempted countries. The eTA process involves an online application, with a fee, and is required for entering Tanzania for tourism.
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