Peak

Uhuru Peak

The highest summit on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's rooftop.

Tanzania
Location
Dry season
Best Time to Visit
5,893 m
Altitude

About Uhuru Peak

Uhuru Peak is the pinnacle of Mount Kilimanjaro, standing at an impressive altitude of 5,895 metres above sea level. It represents the highest point in Africa and is a coveted destination for trekkers from around the globe. The journey to Uhuru Peak takes adventurers through diverse ecosystems, from lush rainforests to alpine deserts and finally to...

When to go

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Seasons

July - October
January - March
Best time to go
Optimal climbing conditions with dry weather and clearer skies.
April - June
November - December
Low Season
Wet conditions make the climb more challenging due to slippery paths and poor visibility.
July - October
January - March
High Season
Dry weather provides the best conditions for climbing, with clearer skies and less precipitation.

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
Climbing Uhuru Peak is physically demanding and poses risks such as altitude sickness. It's important to be well-prepared, choose a reputable tour operator, and heed the advice of experienced guides. Vaccinations for Yellow Fever, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid, as well as malaria prophylaxis, are recommended for travellers 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
Most climbers start their journey to Uhuru Peak from Moshi or Arusha, which are accessible by road from Kilimanjaro International Airport or Nairobi, Kenya.
Getting Around
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a walking trek, with porters and guides assisting climbers by carrying gear and leading the way to the summit.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania, including those climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, generally require a visa, which can be obtained on arrival for many nationalities or in advance with the Tanzania's eVisa portal. It's advisable to check the latest visa requirements before travel.
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