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Best Time to Go

December to Mid March and Mid June to end of October

High Season

January to February and July to September

Common Animals

Blue Monkey, White Necked Raven, Bush Baby

Once in a Lifetime Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking – Flash McTours

For many people, their only knowledge of Mount Kilimanjaro comes from reading the iconic 1936 tale “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” by Ernest Hemingway.
But the mountain itself is so much more than window dressing for a short story.

It is one of the most prominent peaks in the world rising more than 16,000 feet (4,800
meters) above the Tanzanian plain. And with a summit of 19,341 feet (5,895 meters), it is the tallest free-standing mountain (not part of a mountain range) on earth.

People coming from other parts of the world have lots of questions about Tanzania, its people, climate and general safety.

We are happy to say that Tanzania has largely avoided the type of difficulties that have befallen other nations in the region. It has remained largely peaceful and prosperous since it gained independence from Britain in 1961 and merged with neighbouring Zanzibar in 1964.
In recent years the economy has enjoyed
rapid growth due to tourism, banking and telecommunications.

Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano with three distinct cones named Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira

The highest of these cones is Kibo. Although it is likely that the name derives from the local Kiswahili language, its origins are unclear, with theories ranging from “house of God” (Hemingway) to “shining mountain” and “the unclimbable peak.”

The first known ascent of Kilimanjaro was in 1889. Since then, it has attracted mountaineers worldwide.
At Africa Flash McTours, we offer the chance to experience this iconic peak at your own pace, guided by our experienced team.

When is the Best Time to Attempt a Mount Kilimanjaro Hike?

Kilimanjaro rises just a few hundred kilometers south of the equator, meaning it has a tropical climate characterized by two seasons (wet and dry) rather than the four seasons found in higher and lower latitudes.

There is a short rainy period on the mountain in November and December, and then a slightly longer one lasting from March through May.

It is possible to climb and enjoy your Kilimanjaro tours during those rainy periods, but one must be comfortable with muddy conditions.

A more popular time to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is between June and October, with the true peak season starting in July and running through September.

A shorter peak season runs through January and February when the weather is hotter but very dry.

Facts to Know Before Your Mount Kilimanjaro Hike

Height

Stands at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet)

First Ascent

Achieved by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889

Age

Estimated to be about 1 million years old

Type

Stratovolcano (extinct)

Climate Zones

Cultivated land, rainforest, heath, moorland, alpine desert, and ice cap

Closest Airport

Kilimanjaro International Airport, located between Moshi and Arusha

Peaks

Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira

Skills Needed

Basic trekking for most routes; technical climbing for Western Breach approach

Book Your Mount Kenya Hiking Tour Today

We offer top-rated guided tours and safaris across East Africa, including popular mountain gorilla and Serengeti safaris, with local guides who are extensively trained in local wildlife, customs, and safety. Choosing Flash McTours for your Mount Kilimanjaro climb means opting for safety and expert guidance. Experience a memorable adventure from Tanzania’s plains to Kilimanjaro’s peaks. Prepare for a thrilling and culturally rich mountain climbing expedition with us, your premier tour operator for unforgettable Tanzania safari holidays.

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Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route

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Rongai Route begins in the northern side of Kilimanjaro Mountain, 45 km from Moshi town or 69 km from Arusha town.This is one of Kilimanjaro easiest routes, and it has become an increasingly popul

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Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Price From $2,045 USD

We offer a seven day and an eight day climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro using the Lemosho route. Both offer good acclimatization and wonderful views enroute. This route has a beautiful approach throu

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7 Days
Tanzania Safari
Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Rongai Route

Price From $1,905 USD

Rongai Route begins in the northern side of Kilimanjaro Mountain, 45 km from Moshi town or 69 km from Arusha town.This is one of Kilimanjaro easiest routes, and it has become an increasingly popul

8 Days
Tanzania Safari
Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Price From $2,045 USD

We offer a seven day and an eight day climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro using the Lemosho route. Both offer good acclimatization and wonderful views enroute. This route has a beautiful approach throu

6 Days
Tanzania Safari
Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route

Price From $1,700 USD

This is definitely the easiest and probably the most popular route for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s often called the Coca Cola Route because this is the only one where climbers can buy soft drin

Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing Zones

Explore Mount Kilimanjaro’s varied ecological zones, each with unique vegetation and temperatures. This guide offers essential insights for safe and prepared hiking from the base to the summit

Eternal Ice

Ice, snow, min. vegetation

above 5,000 m
-20°C to -5°C

Alpine Desert

Sparse vegetation, rocky, temperature swings

4,000 to 5,000 m
-5°C to +15°C

Heath and Moorland

Heathers, grasses, cooler and windier

2,800 to 4,000 m
+5°C to +15°C

Rainforest

Humid, wildlife-rich, high rainfall

1,800 to 2,800 m
+15°C to +25°C

Cultivated Land

Coffee, banana, and vegetable farms

up to 1,800 m
Up to +30°C

Navigating Kilimanjaro: A Trekker's Atlas

Discover the key routes and landmarks on our detailed maps of Mount Kilimanjaro. Perfect for climbers targeting the summit or traversing its diverse trails, this guide provides you with the necessary information to confidently navigate through the distinct ecological zones of Africa’s tallest peak.


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"Taking your time is key to a successful Kilimanjaro summit."

Sarah Thompson

Web Designer

I’m Sarah Thompson, and having conquered Kilimanjaro, I can’t emphasize enough the incredible support I received from the guides at Flash McTours. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a serious endeavor, not just a simple walk-up mountain like Mount Fuji. It demands robust health, especially because of the risks associated with altitude sickness. Many climbers, underestimating its challenges, try to summit too quickly and end up suffering.

However, the statistics are clear: a gradual ascent over 8-10 days drastically improves success rates. This is where the expertise of Flash McTours truly shines. Their guides are exceptional, focusing on crucial acclimatization processes and ensuring no one rushes the climb. Their commitment to safety and their deep understanding of the mountain’s challenges made my experience not only successful but truly unforgettable. They are not just guides; they are guardian angels on the mountain.

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