Photography is one of the most sought after activities while hiking the Kilimanjaro. This is because the Kilimanjaro take you through beautiful places and scenery.
The hike to the Kilimanjaro gives you a unique opportunity to explore the great landscape and the best way to keep memories of these is by taking very nice pictures.
The Kilimanjaro photography is not just about photos but also exploring the culture, food and tradition. The best time to do the photography is during the dry months of December to February and then July to September.
It’s okay and possible to also do these tours during the wet months it’s just that you will have to take special caution.
Tips for a Kilimanjaro photography tour
Here are some of the notes you need to put at the back of your mind if you are planning photography tour to Kilimanjaro.
- Leave time for Relaxation.
- Pack light clothes.
- Book a tour guide.
- Stay in touch with Your Guide.
- Stay healthy and safe.
The Kilimanjaro ranges are the tallest ranges in Africa and its one of the summits of Africa. There are several documentaries and films that have been shot here and so your photography tour will also be possible. Here are some of the guides to your photography tour in Kilimanjaro.
1) Be aware of your surroundings and pay attention before taking out your camera to take any pictures. The place can be cold and slippery so you would need to keep your equipment safe as well. Use time lapse on your camera.
2) Take as many pictures as possible and then erase those that you don’t need when you are editing or saving the pictures. It’s best to have as many memories as possible. The time-lapse can help you have multiple shot taken especially when you pose with a dangerous animal for example.
The importance of booking a photography tour rather than a normal tour and then just take pictures, its because the photography tour is organized to give you all the time you need to enjoy your tour and take pictures.
Best time to carry out Kilimanjaro photography tour
The Kilimanjaro stands at an elevation of about 5,895 meters above sea level and this makes it the highest free standing mountain in Africa.
The best time to visit the Kilimanjaro is during the dry months which are usually between December to February and July to September.
The hike can however be done anytime of the year. You will need however to take special caution while visiting the Kilimanjaro during the wet months.
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