How to stay warm during climbing Kilimanjaro : To begin with, you should be aware that Kilimanjaro is a tall mountain even though it is located in Africa. Are there any tall mountains (over 15,000 feet) that are not covered in snow? Perhaps Skadi Mons (Maxwell Montes massif), although that is located on Venus and is 35,000 feet above the mean radius. In other words, no 19,341-foot peak on Earth is not frigid. On the Hawaiian island, Mauna Loa can even be regarded as chilly. The elevation is 13,679 feet, and the typical temperature is in the upper 40s. How can you remain warm on Kilimanjaro now that you know it’s cold during a Tanzania hiking safari? Kilimanjaro is a big mountain that influences the weather patterns around it. While you are there, you will see it. The top will always be obscured by clouds. Views of the peak may be seen from Arusha. By sunset, the clouds do have a tendency to “burn off. “This also holds true for your time spent on the mountain. You’ll be in the rain forest beneath the clouds for the first day or so, depending on your path. You will be able to view the summit once you are above them. Once more, late in the afternoon.

Rain Gear.

Kilimanjaro’s weather is unpredictable since it produces its own weather patterns. You should pack rain gear as soon as possible to start the preparation process. On your walk, it can rain at any time. Since the first and last days are spent in the rainforest, there is a good risk of rain on those days. In addition, rain might fall at any time of day or night, depending on the month. Our tents are waterproof, so don’t worry.

You should have a rain jacket in your daypack. You’ll always have this with you just in case. It needs to breathe as well; you don’t want to keep the rain out only to get wet from the inside out from the jacket’s extreme heat. A lot of rain coats are composed of Gore-tex and have armpit vent zippers.

Additionally, you may include waterproof trousers. They function well in both light and heavy snowfall on Summit night. Once more, ensure sure they are airy to prevent excessive perspiration.

Base Layers.

Having a few quality base layers is the next step towards remaining warm after you have been waterproofed. It’s a good idea to have one pair for summit night and another pair for when the weather turns chilly. “Cold” is a personal experience. However, the nights can be below freezing once you are above the rainforest, like on the Shira Plateau.

Highest layers. You should wear convertible trousers and a t-shirt or long sleeve above the base layers. In this manner, your hiking clothes will remain on in case you need to remove layers over these. The top ought to be a moisture-wicking, fast-drying shirt. Hiking trousers made of nylon should be worn.

Insulating Layers.

An insulating layer can be worn over the wicking shirt. This could be a puffy jacket, a thin pullover, or a fleece.

Top Layer

Finally, put on a protective shell over everything. It ought to be windproof in addition to waterproof. It ought to have a hood as well. It can be uncomfortable for the wind to get inside your garments, especially on Summit night.

If you don’t have a hard shell, we rent jackets.

In addition, you can pair your rain jacket with your insulating layer. However, wind protection will be less effective.


After getting your body nicely warmed up, we need to take care of your hands, feet, neck, and head.

How to stay warm during climbing Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro


A pair of thin gloves is really great for cool days. We suggest climbing, ski or snowboarding gloves, or mittens for summit night. It is likely that you will be utilizing trekking poles, which will expose your hands.


We advise wearing a combination of ski socks and a tall, warm sock, such as Darn Tough, for your feet. Combined this with a lining such as Smart wool or Injinji. A trail runner or light hiker is perfect for most mountain days. On summit night, nevertheless, a mid-height, higher boot is preferable. They should fit with two pairs of socks, be Gortex, and be broken in.


To protect your neck from the wind, we suggest using a neck gaiter (buff), balaclava, scarf, or shemagh. If preferred, you might also draw it up over your face, just below your eyes. In addition, you ought to tuck it into your jacket.


The greatest beanie for blocking the wind and cold is a fantastic one for cold weather. It may be fleece or wool.


Because you spend so much time sitting around at camp, it can get really cold there. You can sit in your tent or the dining tent to stay warm. Although it’s not ideal, you can wrap the sleeping bag around yourself. Bring camp slippers with a fleece lining instead your aching feet will appreciate them. Once you’ve given yourself a hobo bath, pack a thick fleece and some down trousers. This can be accomplished with the warm water that is supplied and the wipes that you should have brought.

Final Thoughts.

If you follow these recommendations, you should be well-prepared for your Kilimanjaro climb safari. We sincerely hope that you are and that your vacation was nothing short of extraordinary one of the best safari experiences of your life.

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