Altitude / Arrow Glacier Camp Elevation: 4860 m.a.m.s.l.
The name Arrow Glacier comes from Arrow Glacier on Kilimanjaro Mountain. This Arrow Glacier has so far become extinct and no longer exists on the mountain.
Routes that use the Arrow Glacier Camp
Like most of the campsites, Arrow glacier lacks any structures apart from pit latrine toilets built like small wooden structures.
This campsite is rarely used because climbers depend on it as accommodation only when ascending with descent taking another totally different route and also when using the seldom-used Western breach Route which requires special permission to use it to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Location of Arrow Glacier campsite
The Arrow Glacier campsite is situated on the eastern side of Kibo, which is the highest point on Kilimanjaro Mountain. This campsite is only a stone’s throw away from the Western Breach wall which was formed as a result of a large landmass that plunged from the sides of Kibo peak, leaving a blanket of scree to form an almost vertical wall measuring about 100m high.
The campsite is located within the alpine desert vegetation of Kilimanjaro, an area characterized by high winds, and very little rainfall and humidity.
Arrow glacier campsite is one of the few to experience snowfall. Apart from a few insects like spiders, this area doesn’t support any wildlife or plant life whatsoever.
|Routes||Rongai route, Northern Circuit Route|
|Amenities||Lunch and Picnic Site|
|Vegetation||Heath vegetation Zone|