Big Tree Camp

Big Tree Camp

The initial encampment on Kilimanjaro's Lemosho and Northern Circuit routes.

Best Time to Visit
2,800 m

About Big Tree Camp

Big Tree Camp, also known as Mti Mkubwa Camp, marks the first night's stop for climbers embarking on Mount Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho and Northern Circuit routes. Positioned at an altitude of approximately 2,800 meters (9,186 feet), this campsite is nestled within a lush montane forest, offering climbers their first experience of Kilimanjaro's div...

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Climbers should prepare for altitude sickness and cold temperatures. Recommended vaccinations include Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid, along with malaria prophylaxis for travel in 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
Big Tree Camp is reached by a trek from the Lemosho gate, which involves a drive from Moshi or Arusha to the starting point of the climb.
Getting Around
Navigation in and around the camp is on foot, with paths leading to and from the campsite as part of the Lemosho and Northern Circuit routes.
Climbers from most countries will need a Tanzanian visa or an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) to climb Kilimanjaro, obtainable in advance or on arrival for many nationalities.
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