Karanga Camp

A vital acclimatization stop on Kilimanjaro's popular routes.

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3,995 m

About Karanga Camp

Karanga Camp is an essential campsite located on Mount Kilimanjaro, serving as a crucial acclimatization stop for climbers on their way to the summit via the Machame, Lemosho, and Umbwe routes. Situated at an altitude of approximately 3,995 meters (13,106 feet), Karanga Camp offers stunning views of the mountain's southern face and is the last plac...

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Climbers should be prepared for the effects of high altitude. Vaccinations for Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid, along with malaria prophylaxis, are recommended for travelers to 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
Karanga Camp is accessed during the ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro, typically on day 4 or 5 of the Machame and Lemosho routes.
Getting Around
Movement within and beyond Karanga Camp is on foot, with trails leading to Barafu Camp and other parts of the mountain.
Visitors to Tanzania, including those climbing Kilimanjaro, must obtain a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) in advance, with specific exemptions for certain countries.
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