Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most accessible high summits, a beacon for visitors from around the world. Most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination. And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman’s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates. And their memories.But there is so much more to Kili than her summit. The ascent of the slopes is a virtual climatic world tour, from the tropics to the Arctic.

Even before you cross the national park boundary (at the 2,700m contour), the cultivated foot slopes give way to lush montane forest, inhabited by elusive elephant, leopard, buffalo, the endangered Abbot’s duiker, and other small antelope and primates. Higher still lies the moorland zone, where a cover of giant heather is studded with otherworldly giant lobelias.

Above 4,000m, a surreal alpine desert supports little life other than a few hardy mosses and lichen. Then, finally, the last vestigial vegetation gives way to a winter wonderland of ice and snow – and the magnificent beauty of the roof of the continent.

Kilimanjaro Climb - 6 Days Marangu Route
Kilimanjaro Climbing - 5 Day Marangu Route
Climb Kilimanjaro - 6 Days Umbwe Route
Kilimanjaro Climb - 6 Days Machame Route
Kilimanjaro Climb - 9 Days Northern Circuit
Climb Kilimanjaro - 8 Days Lemosho Route
Climb Kilimanjaro - 7 Days Rongai Route
Kilimanjaro Climb - 6 Days Rongai Route
7 Days Kilimanjaro Climb – Lemosho Route
Kilimanjaro Climbing - 6 Day Rongai Route
Climb Kilimanjaro - 7 Days Machame Route

What is the weather like in Kilimanjaro?

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in the Northern part of Tanzania. Seasonal changes are almost imperceptible here, because the Mount is located near the equator. Almost all the time the weather here is sunny, and rains are rare. The only exception is the two small so-called “rainy seasons”, which are in May and November, when it is more cloudy and the chance of precipitation is higher, especially in the morning and evening. At 3500 meters point the average annual daily temperature is +14 Celsius, falling to zero at night. Kilimanjaro climbing expeditions are organized all the year round.