Climbing Kilimanjaro is a wonderful experience at any time of the year, but if you would like to make your way to the ‘Roof of Africa’ under a full moon, you need to plan your climb to coordinate with Kilimanjaro’s Full Moon dates for 2014.
Summiting in the moonlight is a magical experience, with glittering glaciers and twinkling stars all around, and as the full moon provides enough light to see the path ahead, you can turn off your headlamp (and the uncomfortable glare that goes with it!), and appreciate the beauty of the night sky.
To climb Kilimanjaro under a full moon in 2014, you should plan your climb to start around these dates:
15th January 2014
14th February 2014
16th March 2014
15th April 2014 – Lunar Eclipse
14th May 2014
12th June 2014
12th July 2014
10th August 2014
8th September 2014
8th October 2014 – Lunar Eclipse
6th November 2014
6th December 2014
Depending on the route you choose, Machame, Marangu, Lemosho, Rongai, or Umbwe, and the length of your Kilimanjaro climb (6-9 days), you will need to start your trek 3-6 days ahead of the New Moon to ensure you summit on the evening of Africa’s newest moon.