Our Travel Tips
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 and very beautiful since you might not need to switch on your head lamp in the bright moonlight. However, it is also very bright for sleeping and stars are not as visible.
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 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||7 February|
|16 February||23 February||2 March||9 March|
|17 March||24 March||31March 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||19 July||27July Lunar eclipse||14 August|
|11 August||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|
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 travelling.