Kilimanjaro Crater Camp
Crater Camp is by far the highest campsite on Kilimanjaro. ⛺️ Very few people stay there, but for some it's an exciting addition to their Kilimanjaro climb itinerary. We introduce you to Crater Camp and discuss the pros and cons of overnighting there.
Where is Crater Camp?
Three concentric craters
The innermost crater is called Reusch Crater and contains the Ash Pit. Encircling Reusch Crater is the Inner Cone . The outermost crater – Kibo Crater – is about 2.5 km wide and its on this crater's rim that you find Uhuru Peak, the tallest point on the entire mountain.
Crater Camp sits within the depression that exists at the top of Kibo cone.
Uhuru Peak, which is the highest point and summit of Kilimanjaro, is located on the southwestern rim of Kibo Crater.
How high is Crater Camp?
How far from Uhuru Peak is Crater Camp?
Which route must I climb for Crater Camp?
What's special about Crater Camp?
Kibo Crater is completely desolate; to set up camp in such a space is to make a home – for just a little while – of a truly inhospitable place.
The Ash Pit
Expect a rough night
A very cold night
Ill effects of altitude
You can expect to only get around 10% of your usual amount of sleep at Crater Camp. You can also expect headaches and nausea.