Camp

Kibo Hut

A crucial resting point for summiting Mount Kilimanjaro.

Tanzania
Location
Dry seasons
Best Time to Visit
4,730 m
Altitude

About Kibo Hut

Kibo Hut is a key overnight shelter for climbers on the Marangu Route of Mount Kilimanjaro, located at an elevation of 4,730 metres. As the last camp before the summit attempt, it offers basic accommodation in dormitory-style huts. The stark, moonlike landscape at this altitude offers little vegetation, and temperatures can drop below freezing, emp...

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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
Climbers should be well acclimatized and in good physical condition. Vaccinations for Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid are recommended, as well as 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
Kibo Hut is accessed via the Marangu Route, starting from the Marangu Gate. The nearest major airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport, followed by a journey to the gate.
Getting Around
Movement is on foot as part of the trekking expedition. Porters and guides are essential for navigating to and from Kibo Hut.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania, including those climbing Kilimanjaro, must obtain a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) prior to arrival. The application process involves online submission with a fee.
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