With a new year finally upon us, now is the perfect time to start planning your 2019 holidays, and if this year is going to be the year when you finally cross ‘Climb Kilimanjaro’ off your Bucket List, why no do so under a full moon.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is a once in a lifetime experience and so it makes perfect sense to do it right. You could save a few bucks by booking a cheap and cheerful 5-Day Marangu Route Tour, but after day 2, you’ll be feeling anything but cheerful! Kilimanjaro is an experience that should not be rushed, and by doing so, your chances of reaching the summit are greatly reduced, so take it easy, take it slow, and book a Kilimanjaro expedition of at least 7, preferably 8 days, and make your journey to Uhuru Peak an unforgetable one.
Climbing Kilimanjaro Under a Full Moon
Hiking Africa’s highest mountain is a magical experience at any time of the year, but it is even more so under a full moon. With the moonlight to guide the way, there is no need for headlamps during your summit attempt, and this makes for an altogether more relaxed ascent. The skies are usually clear during a full moon, and while that does lead to colder temperatures, the midnight sky is nothing short of spectacular.
If you are thinking of Climbing Kilimanjaro in 2019, here are the full moon dates you should look out for:
21. January 2019
19. February 2019
21. March 2019
19. April 2019
19. May 2019
17. June 2019
17. July 2019 (Lunar Eclipse)
15. August 2019
14. September 2019
14. October 2019
12. November 2019
12. December 2019
Remember, if you want to summit under the full moon, your Kilimanjaro Tour should start 4-5 days prior to the above date, depending on the length of your expedition. Private Kilimanjaro Climbs can start on any day, 365 days per year, so plan your trip wisely for an experience of a lifetime.