We often joke about it, but the most common question that pops up in presentations is "When is the best time to climb Kili", the funny thing is I have also been asked the same question at Everest keynote presentations.
So in a nutshell, I created an infographic that rounds it up to help you decide. The graph indicates temperature, precipitation and crowds in a graph, based on the last 10 years of averaged stats.
Some points to remember:
Even in the busy months on Kili, you still have a peaceful and spacious experience. You will never be walking in "Shongololo" or long queue like lemmings. It's a big hill - keep that in mind.
Kili sits a few degrees off the equator and there is no massive difference between summer and winter, and at altitude, "warmer temperatures" could mean the difference between -5˚ and -10˚ on the summit.
Weather can change from one moment to the next. Just because the graph says its a dry period doesn't mean you don't stand a chance of unexpected rain or snow higher up.
In short, the numbers indicate that September is the most popular month, but at the end of the day, Madam Kilimanjaro sees summits 365 days of the year.
Also ask your operator if they have any full moon trips scheduled, it's not essential, but a nice cherry on the top, but don't let that disrupt any plans you may have.
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