Kilimanjaro Scheduled Climb Dates

Please note: We start climbs each and every day of the year. You may choose any date that suitsyour schedule.

However, if you would like to join an existing group, then it will be possible to join any of our existing climbs as mentioned below. The joining of an existing group will offer a social benefit, but no financial benefit on all packages.

Please note if you book a standard package, can you not join an existing climbers package climb, even if it is the same route. If you book a standard package, can you only join a standard package climb, if you book a climbers package, can you only join a climbers package climb.

We do try to update the list on a regular basis, but before you book your flights and plan your trip, please contact us to confirm that space is still available for the preferred climb. Availability to join an existing group is subject to change.

Our climb starting dates are flexible and we can start a climb on any day you want, subject to availability.

If none of the dates below fit according to your planned dates, then please contact us as we can start a new climb according to your requested dates.

Full moon summit dates

To summit on a full moon you should leave about 4-6 days before these dates, depending on the length of your trip. For a 6 Day hike plan your hike to start on the following dates.

Tip: Note that these dates are usually popular, so if you prefer a quieter trip, go for the new moon dates instead, which will show you countless stars!

Please note that your Kilimanjaro adventure is not restricted to the dates mentioned below. Our trek departure dates are not set, but are flexible to coincide with your preferred travel date. Our treks depart daily, subject to availability.

2016 full moon dates
30 October 7 November 14 November 21 November
29 November 7 December 14 December 21 December
29 December 5 January
2017 full moon dates
New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
29 December 5 January 12 January 20 January
28 January 4 February 11 February
Lunar eclipse
18 February
26 February
Solar Eclipse
5 March 12 March 20 March
28 March 3 April 11 April 19 April
26 April 3 May 11 May 19 May
25 May 1 June 9 June 17 June
24 June 1 July 9 July 16 July
23 July 30 July 7 August
Lunar eclipse
15 August
21 August
Solar eclipse
29 August  6 September  13 September
20 September 28 September  5 October  12 October
19 October 28 October  4 November  10 November
18 November 26 November  3 December  10 December
18 December 26 December  2 January
2018 full moon dates
New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
18 December 26 December 2 January 9 January
17 January 25 January 31 January
Lunar eclipse
7 February
16 February 23 February 2 March 9 March
17 March 24 March 31 March
Blue Moon
8 April
16 April 23 April 30 April 8 May
15 May 22 May 29 May 6 June
13 June 20 June 28 June 6 July
13 July
Solar Eclipse
19 July 27 July
Lunar eclipse
14 August
11 August
Solar eclipse
18 August 26 August 3 September
9 September 17 September 25 September 2 October
9 October 16 October 24 October 31 October
7 November 15 November 23 November 30 November
7 December 15 December 22 December 29 December