Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you go to Mount Kilimanjaro in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

If you are traveling to Mount Kilimanjaro in February, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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March

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

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April

April is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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May

Traveling to Mount Kilimanjaro in May, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you vacation in Mount Kilimanjaro during June, you might see that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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July

July is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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August

If you vacation in Mount Kilimanjaro during August, you are likely to see that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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September

September in this region is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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October

If you are traveling 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).

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November

If you visit Mount Kilimanjaro during November, you might notice that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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December

If you are traveling to Mount Kilimanjaro in December, 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).

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Activities for Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Mount Kilimanjaro.

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