Kilimanjaro Full Moon Dates

Kilimanjaro Full Moon Dates

Climbing Kilimanjaro is an incredible experience. The sunsets, the views and the wild and ever changing landscape make it one of the best treks on earth. Kilimanjaro Full Moon Dates

What many people don’t know is that on the final day of ascent, you actually trek through the night to reach the summit near dawn. A great option then is to make sure you trek when there is a full moon that night. This makes the trek just that little bit more special as the magnificent glaciers light up under the full moon to create a simply stunning landscape view!

There is also a practical reason in trekking under a full moon; it illuminates your path. Normally you would be required to wear a head torch on summit night, however, under a full moon on a clear night you could get away without using a head torch (we still recommend for you to bring a head torch just in case of condition change).

Planning a trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro to coincide with the full moon dates detailed below, could further enhance the whole experience, as the bright moonlight would provide spectacular views of Kibo from most of the overnight camps.

2018 2019 2020
January 2/31 21 10
February 19 9
March 2/31 21 9
April 30 19 8
May 29 19 7
June 28 17 5
July 27 17 5
August 26 15 3
September 25 14 2
October 24 14 2/31
November 23 12 30
December 22 12 30

Kilimanjaro New Moon Dates (Under the stars)

2018 2019 2020
January 17 6 25
February 16 5 23
March 17 6 24
April 16 5 23
May 15 5 22
June 13 3 21
July 13 2 20
August 11 1/30 19
September 9 28 17
October 9 28 16
November 7 26 15
December 7 26 14

NOTE: Weather might affect your climb also and during the rainy season clouds will often obscure the full moon from view.