When climbing Kilimanjaro, you will sleep in tents at designated campsites along the route. The number of campsites and the length of your climb will depend on the route you choose and the itinerary of your tour company.
On most routes, you will start at the base of the mountain and hike to the first campsite on the first day. From there, you will continue to hike to higher campsites each day, usually spending a night or two at each one to allow for acclimatization to the altitude. Some routes have shorter or longer days than others, so the distance and elevation gain between campsites can vary.
The campsites on Kilimanjaro are typically quite basic, with no running water or electricity. However, they will usually have toilet facilities and a common dining tent where you can eat meals and relax with your fellow climbers. Some tour companies provide sleeping pads and sleeping bags, while others require you to bring your own.
It’s important to note that Kilimanjaro is a protected area and camping is only allowed at designated campsites. It’s also important to follow Leave No Trace principles and pack out all of your trash and waste to minimize your impact on the environment.