Camp

Simba Camp

Gateway campsite on Kilimanjaro's Rongai route with stunning views.

Tanzania
Location
Dry seasons
Best Time to Visit
2,600 m
Altitude

About Simba Camp

Simba Camp is the first campsite for climbers on the Rongai route of Mount Kilimanjaro, sitting at an elevation of approximately 2,600 meters. This camp offers trekkers their initial taste of Kilimanjaro's varying ecosystems, positioned within the lush montane forest belt providing spectacular views of the plains below and a chance for early acclim...

When to go

Excellent
Good
Fair
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Seasons

July - October
January - March
Best time to go
Optimal weather and visibility for summiting.
April - June
March - May
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 fit, acclimate properly, and consult a doctor for altitude sickness medication. Vaccinations for Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and B are recommended.
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 Simba Camp typically begins from Moshi or Arusha, with climbers travelling to the Marangu Gate to start their ascent.
Getting Around
Navigation through Kilimanjaro National Park requires a licensed guide. Movement is strictly on foot.
Visas
Tanzania requires visas for most travelers, which can be obtained on arrival or prior to travel. Ensure to check the latest requirements and apply for any necessary visas or permits well in advance of your trip.
Chat with an expert
Our team of proffesionals are waiting to answer your questions and help plan your dream safari.

Frequently Asked Questions