Camp

Kikelelwa Camp

A scenic mid-altitude camp on Kilimanjaro's Rongai Route.

Tanzania
Location
Dry Seasons
Best Time to Visit
3,600 m
Altitude

About Kikelelwa Camp

Kikelelwa Camp is a key stop for climbers on the Rongai Route of Mount Kilimanjaro, situated at an elevation that offers a blend of challenging ascent and stunning vistas. The camp serves as an acclimatization point, with its unique positioning providing climbers with breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness and a peaceful atmosphere to res...

When to go

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Seasons

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

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Climbers should be in good health, acclimate properly, and consult a healthcare provider for advice on 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 typically begins from Moshi or Arusha, with climbers travelling to the Rongai Route's starting point to ascend to Kikelelwa Camp.
Getting Around
Movement through Kilimanjaro National Park is on foot with a licensed guide; there are no vehicular paths.
Visas
Tanzania requires most visitors to obtain a visa, which can be done 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.
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