Important Information when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Before you arrive, we arranges for all guides, porters, Park fees, huts or camping, and all food necessary for your climb. The day before you climb you will usually arrive at for dinner and overnight, as well as a full briefing by our experienced staff. As you climb, at the lower altitudes and depending on the weather, you may find it more comfortable to wear shorts, T-shirt and trainers or lightweight shoes and socks, but you are advised to carry lightweight rainproof gear in your backpack.

Do NOT climb higher than 9000ft (2700m) if you have:
A. a respiratory infection
B. a sore throat
C. a cold
D. a cough
E. a high temperature
F. a nose bleed

Precaution: There is controversy concerning the taking of medication for altitude sickness. The current advice from the British Medical Association is that you should take it three days before you reach a high altitude and continue to take it until you descend to the gate. The Tanzanian view is that you should not take any medication until, or if, you have the symptoms of altitude sickness. It is quite possible that you may not feel the effects of altitude at all.

Hire of equipment:
Certain items of equipment may be available for hire on arrival

Extra day:
You may wish to spend an extra day at Horombo on the Marangu route, or Shira on the Machame route, in order to acclimatize more fully, although this may not always be possible during the busiest climbing periods.

Gratuities: We are often asked about gratuities – they are, of course, always at your discretion. Please let us know if your guide or his porters press you for tips as they have all been forbidden to do this.

Health Requirements; Yellow Fever Inoculation is necessary and must be done no later than 10 days prior to departure, (If you have had previous Liver disorders you must consult your physician first). Your International Vaccination Certificate must be taken with you.

Anti-Malaria tablets are also necessary; Please consult your pharmacist or physician.

Travel Insurance; We strongly recommend that you take out Travel Insurance. This must cover you for Medical Costs while doing the Kilimanjaro Climb.

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