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Mike Baley

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Climbed in February 2018 and did lots of research

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Africa > Tanzania > Mount Kilimanjaro > Useful Info
Submitted on Jul 30, 2018 Useful Info

Best time to climb Kilimanjaro

  • There are 2 main trekking seasons at Kilimanjaro: 1) January-March, 2) June-October. Though January, February, and September are generally considered the best months for a combination of low rainfall and decent temperature
  • Whatever months you choose, avoid the wet months if you can. Climbing Kili while trudging through mud and not showering for 5-8 days is not fun. March-May, and November-mid December are the wettest months
  • Unfortunately, most of the months with good climate are also popular with other climbers. In particular July-September are the peak crowded months, coinciding with the summer vacation times in Europe


2 really helpful charts I found on this website: