THE BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO
The Wet & Dry of Kilimanjaro
KILIMANJARO DRY SEASON
- The Long Dry season which lasts from late June to mid-October, is the most pleasant time of year. During this time, rainfall is uncommon, while clear skies and plenty of sunshine are to be expected. Temperatures are relatively cool and can be chilly on early morning game drives.
- The Short Dry season – January and February constitute the short dry season.
Of course, the higher slopes of Kilimanjaro can experience sub-zero temperatures at any time of year.
KILIMANJARO WET SEASON
- The long rains usually last from early March to late May, bringing with them heavy afternoon downpours and high humidity. Temperatures at this time of year frequently exceed 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius).
- The short rainy season (November and December) sees lighter, less reliable rains and the start of the hottest time of year, which lasts until the end of February. Temperatures during this period can get as high as 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius).