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Best Time to Visit Kilimanjaro

The peak climbing season is from August to mid-October, and they certainly are the best months for such a challenge. You’ll experience clearer, warmer days which means better visibility and hiking conditions. If you want to avoid the crowds, however, January and February are better alternatives.

Wet season (March to June and November)

Its wettest months experience moderate temperatures, but heavy rains make treks a lot harder and more hazardous, so much so many tour operators simply shut down for the season. A few remain open, and it’s not unusual for some trekkers to take on the challenge. If you’re one of them, be sure to take the necessary precautions as well as the necessary gear.

Best Time to Visit Kilimanjaro

Dry season (August to October and December to February)

Kilimanjaro’s driest months aren’t necessarily its warmest. In fact, during the months of August, September and October you’ll experience chilly to cold weather especially at night. That means you’ll need warmer layers, wool socks, gloves and winter outwear that is also lightweight and durable. On the other hand, while December to February is warmer, there’s a chance of rain which means that you’ll need rain gear.

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