Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

By Bushtracks Expeditions
February 24, 2022

The word “vacation” brings up pictures of white-sand beaches, refreshing cocktails, and relaxation. The ever-growing popularity of adventure tourism, on the other hand, demonstrates that some travelers prefer life-affirming active vacations that include spectacular physical challenges and pristine natural beauty.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is, without a doubt, a major challenge that will test your strength, endurance, and resolve. You’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views and an incredible sense of accomplishment at the summit’s peak. Witnessing the sunrise from “The Roof of Africa” is an experience you will never forget.

Although trekking Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro is entirely feasible all year, certain months are marked by cooler weather, greater rain, and the possibility of snow on the summit. The best times to ascend Kilimanjaro are between December and mid-March, and from mid-June to the end of October, when the weather is the driest.

Early March, like February, is a fantastic time to climb Kilimanjaro since the weather is dry, cold, and calm. The tourist numbers are lower than they are during the peak hiking season of August to September, and the dry and chilly weather increases the chances of considerable snowfall on the peaks. In general, you can expect clear, sunny skies in the mornings and evenings. However, clouds may appear in the afternoons and you may experience some rain, especially later in the month.

Mount Kilimanjaro’s top is especially lovely during a full moon. The brilliant moonlight illuminates the glaciers, creating breathtaking panoramas. Another benefit of trekking at this time is that the moonlight will help you see better during your trek, especially on the last hike to Uhuru Peak.

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