When is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro

When is the best time to climb Kilimanjaro?

Because of its size and isolation as a free-standing peak, Kilimanjaro creates its own weather systems. Although it is in Africa and very close to the equator, Kilimanjaro is no warmer than any other mountain in the northern hemisphere and you can experience summer temperatures during the day and winter temperatures at night.

The general weather pattern is for cloud-free mornings, and in the afternoon as the cloud gathers there can be the chance of rain, hail or snow in the moorland and alpine zones. At night, the clouds clear and temperatures drop. There is no light pollution, so the views of the night sky are spectacular.

The best times to go are during the long dry season - from June to October - and the short dry season, when temperatures are slightly higher, from November to March. April and early May are the times when rain is most likely to fall, and KE do not offer any Kilimanjaro departures during this time.

Average Temperature and Rainfull in Moshi

  JanFeb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
OctNov
Dec
 Max Temp (c)
29
29
 2725
 22 21 2922
 2426
 27 28
 Min Temp (c)
 10 10 11 13 11 89
 8 8 11 10 10
 Rainfall (mm)
 60 100 170370
230
50
20
25
25
40
110
 100

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Changing climatic conditions mean that the famous "Snows of Kilimanjaro" are melting. Part of what makes Kili look majestic, is the snow-capped summit dome. The glaciers on Kilimanjaro have been there for thousands of years, but global warming means glacial retreat is accelerating. Scientists currently estimate that Kilimanjaro's ice cap will be completely gone by 2050. 

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