shining full moon

The magic of the Full Moon

The Full Moon dates

Doing your summit attempt in the light of the full moon is an experience you will never forget. The mountain will be shining like silver, and you will soar somewhere between the stars above you and the lights from Moshi on the ground below you.

Below, find the dates of the full moon in Moshi. Then calculate when to start your climb by subtracting the number of days of your climb, from the full moon date. Voila! Here is the date you want to start climbing to reach the top in the light of the full moon.

Contact us to talk about what is possible.

chart of full moon dates

The dates and time of the full moon in Moshi


The Zones of Kilimanjaro

Zone 1: Cultivated Zone/Bushland (800m – 1800m)

Cultivated land. Some of the best Coffee comes from these areas. Banana trees is another crop cultivated here

Zone 2: Rain Forest (1800m – 2800m)

A huge variaty of wild plants, trees and wildlife

Zone 3: Heather and Moorland (2800m – 4000m)

Characterized by heath-like vegetation and lots of wild flowers. The Senecio trees are also abundant.

Zone 4: Alpine Desert (4000m – 5000m)

A strange, moonlike landscape with volcano rocks

Zone 5: The Summit -Arctic: snow, glaciers and degrees well below zero  (5000m – 5895m)


Weather on The Mountain

weather in Moshi

Weather chart for Moshi, from


In short, January and February are the warmest months. April and May are the wettest months, actually the rain season. June and July are the coolest months, and August and September are the driest months. Leaving March, October and November as somewhere in between all of this

At the summit, Uhuru Peak, the night time temperatures can range between -7 to -29 degrees Celsius – and you will do your summit attempt during night time. In short, make sure to bring your wool underwear and warm socks.

Check the current weather in Moshi, south of Mt Kilimanjaro, here




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