Dominating the landscape like no other mountain, iconic and instantly recognizable, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest peak in Africa and the world’s tallest freestanding mountain at 5895 metres. To climb Kilimanjaro is a great challenge and entirely feasible for the active traveller or keen walker looking for something new. In a matter of days you’ll climb Kilimanjaro from the hot plains of Africa through grasslands, tropical rain forest, alpine meadows, moorlands and desert uplands onto snow and ice.
The main seasons are traditionally December to March and June to October with temperatures in Moshi averaging 22 degrees and summit temperatures around – 7 degrees. The rains are in April, May and November but nowadays climate change has changed this pattern so sometimes the rains come earlier or later.