Climb Kilimanjaro under a Full Moon – Here Are the Dates for 2013

While we didn’t plan our Kilimanjaro climb to coincide with a full moon, we were lucky that it worked out that way, and as we made our summit attempt under the soothing glow of a sparkling moon, I can only recommend it to other Kili adventurers.

climb kilimanjaro full moon

When you climb during a full moon you rarely need to use your headlamps, and as such, you can witness the magnificent night sky and the amazing constellations of stars that feel so close you can almost touch them.

The glaciers seem to light up when shined upon by the full moon, and as this celestial event generally brings clear skies; it will improve the visibility throughout your hike to the Roof of Africa.

If you dream of climbing Kilimanjaro under the full moon in 2013, here are the dates you need to look out for:

January 27th

February 25th

March 27th

April 25th

May 25th

June 23rd

July 22nd

August 21st

September 19th

October 18th

November 17th

December 17th

If you intend to climb the 7-day Machame Route, just remember to start your climb 5-days before the new moon if you want to summit on the exact full moon date.  A summit on the day before or day after is also beneficial, so don’t worry if your dates are slightly out.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. What a beautiful photograph and an even more beautiful idea. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for following. I look forward to sharing more of what makes the tip of Africa such an amazing place to live. Regards, Karen

    1. Thank you Karen, we look forward to reading! 🙂

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