Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania? If you're planning to go to Mount Kilimanjaro, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Based on the climate and weather in Mount Kilimanjaro, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania by month

January

January in Mount Kilimanjaro is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

If you go to Mount Kilimanjaro in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella

March

March here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat

April

If you are traveling to Mount Kilimanjaro in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

May

May in Mount Kilimanjaro is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear

June

June in Mount Kilimanjaro is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear

July

July in Mount Kilimanjaro is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts

August

If you are traveling to Mount Kilimanjaro in August, you will notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage

September

If you visit Mount Kilimanjaro during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

October

If you go to Mount Kilimanjaro in October, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

If you are traveling to Mount Kilimanjaro in November, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

December

December in Mount Kilimanjaro is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Mount Kilimanjaro

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