Kikelelwa campsite

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Altitude: 3660 m.a.m.s.l.

An overnight resting point situated along the longer - Rongai route of mt. Kilimanjaro.

It is exclusively used by those that go through the base of Mawenzi — in which case it is the third campsite encountered.

The camp offers no built accommodation, instead requiring all hikers to bring their own tents, food and other camping supplies.

Due to the lack of water supply, most toilets at the camp are dry toilets in the form of pit latrines.

What to do thereCamping, hiking, picnics, trekking.

Best time to visitThe warmer months of the year, usuallly from July to February.

Location of Kikelelwa campsiteKikelewa campsite is located in the north eastern part of mount Kilimanjaro, near Mawenzi.

This is the moorland zone.

Most of the plants here are shorter than what you would see in the lower parts of the mountain, and the area does receive ample rainfall.

A few of the smaller animals such as rodents may be spotted in the area but don't expect to see any of the big game animals.

The campsite is also located on sloping ground, with rocks scatttered everywhere and no wind blocking hills in sight (high winds).

The nights at the campsite are also very quiet, so be sure to bring a few friends along if you are not brave at heart.

The next camp after this is the Mawenzi tarn camp while the previous one before this is the Second cave campsite.

How to get thereBy hiking, from anywhere on the mountain.

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