Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point of Africa standing at three peaks, Kibo which is 5,895 metres, Mawenzi 5,749 meters, Shira 4,160 meters, the mountain is an awesome spectacle, but climbing it is achievable by anyone who is determined and reasonably fit.
There is a number of routes to climb the mountain, of which we recommend four. The Rongai and Marangu are the easiest, while Machame and Shira provide more enduring walk while ascending. The journey to the roof of the mountain takes at least five days and is best attempted during Tanzania’s dry seasons – July through September and January through March.
The dry, warm months from mid-December to March and the dry, but cooler months from June to October are generally the best times to trek on the mountain as the weather is normally more favourable with less rain and snow. November is a little more unpredictable and you can have some beautiful sunny days followed by some very poor weather.
The months of April and May should be avoided as it can be very wet with heavy snow and therefore also very cold. The views tend to be that much clearer after the end of the rains as the dust in the air has been swept away, although the views on clear days are breathtaking throughout the year.
It should be noted that weather patterns are changing throughout the world and becoming less predictable, so it is important that you come prepared for poor weather on the mountain at any time of the year.
Please contact us for a full information pack with details of our standards of service on the mountain including staff welfare, accommodation, food and general conditions on the mountain.