Kilimanjaro Scheduled Climb Dates

Please note: We start new climbs and hikes up Kilimanjaro each and every day of the year. You may choose any date that suits your schedule.

However, if you would like to join an existing group, 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, you cannot join an existing superior package climb, even if it is the same route. If you book a standard package, you may only join a standard package climb, if you book a superior package, may you only join a superior 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.

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

Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro on a cloudless evening is without a doubt an unforgettable experience. Now imagine seeing the glaciers glitter in the moonlight of a full moon – absolutely stunning.

The majority of a Kilimanjaro climb takes place during the day and it is only the summit attempt that starts before midnight in order to reach the summit at sunrise. A summit attempt done during a full moon could make the evening climb easier, since you might not need to switch on your head lamp in the bright moonlight.

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.

2020 full moon dates

New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
03 January 10 January 17 January
25 January 02 February 09 February 16 February
23 February 02 March 09 March 16 March
24 March 01 April 08 April 15 April
23 April 30 April 07 May 14 May
22 May 30 May 05 June 13 June
21 June 28 June 05 July 13 July
20 July 27 July 03 August 11 August
19 August 25 August 02 September 10 September
17 September 24 September 02 October 10 October
16 October 23 October 31 October 08 November
15 November 22 November 30 November 08 December
14 December 22 December 30 December


2021 full moon dates

New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
06 January
13 January 21 January 28 January 04 February
11 February 19 February 27 February 06 March
13 March 21 March 28 March 04 April
12 April 20 April 27 April 03 May
11 May 19 May 26 May 02 June
10 June 18 June 24 June 02 July
10 July 17 July 24 July 31 July
08 August 15 August 22 August 30 August
07 September 13 September 21 September 29 September
06 October 13 October 20 October 28 October
05 November 11 November 19 November 27 November
4 December 11 December 19 December 27 December

Kindly note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided in any of the above Full Moon tables. Although every effort is made to achieve accuracy in these moon calendars, users may use these dates strictly at own risk and are therefore strongly advised to confirm the accuracy of the details at own arrangement, before traveling.