You are responsible for bringing personal gear and equipment while communal equipment (tents, food, cooking items, etc.) is provided free. Below is a gear list of required, recommended and optional items to bring on your climb but if you don’t have one, below you can hire from us by the price shown below (How Should I Dress for Kilimanjaro?).
1 – Waterproof Jacket, breathable with hood ($15)
1 – Insulated Jacket, synthetic or down ($15)
1 – Soft Jacket, fleece or soft-shell ($15)
2 – Long Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric ($10)
1 – Short Sleeve Shirt, light-weight, moisture-wicking fabric ($10)
1 – Waterproof Pants, breathable (side-zipper recommended) ($10)
2 – Hiking Pants (convertible to shorts recommended) ($10)
1 – Fleece Pants ($10)
1 – Shorts (optional) ($10)
1 – Long Underwear (moisture-wicking fabric recommended) ($10)
3 – Underwear, briefs (moisture-wicking fabric recommended) ($10)
2 – Sports Bra (women) Headwear
1 – Brimmed Hat, for sun protection ($5)
1 – Knit Hat, for warmth ($5)
1 – Balaclava, for face coverage (optional) ($5)
1 – Bandana (optional)Hand wear ($5)
1 – Gloves, warm (waterproof recommended) ($5)
1 – Glove Liners, synthetic, worn under gloves for added warmth (optional) ($5) Footwear
1 – Hiking Boots, warm, waterproof, broken-in, with spare laces ($20)
1 – Gym Shoes, to wear at camp (optional) ($20)
3 – Socks, thick, wool or synthetic
3 – Sock Liners, tight, thin, synthetic, worn under socks to prevent blisters (optional)
1 – Gaiters, waterproof (optional)Accessories ($5)
1 – Sunglasses or Goggles ($10)
1 – Backpack Cover, waterproof (optional) ($10)
1 – Poncho, during rainy season (optional) ($10)
1 – Water Bottle (Nalgene, 32 oz. recommended) ($5)
1 – Water Bladder, Camelbak type (recommended) ($10)
1 – Towel, lightweight, quick-dry (optional)
1 – Pee Bottle, to avoid leaving the tent at night ( recommended) ($10)
Stuff Sacks or Plastic Bags, various sizes, to keep gear dry and separate equipment
1 – Sleeping Bag, warm, four seasons ($20)
1 – Sleeping Bag Liner, for added warmth (optional) ($10)
1 – Trekking Poles (recommended) ($10)
1 – Headlamp, with extra batteries ($10)
1 – Duffel bag, (waterproof recommended) for porters to carry your equipment
1 – Daypack, for you to carry your personal gear ($10)
Snacks, light-weight, high calorie, high energy (optional)
Pencil and Notebook, miniature, for trip log (optional)
Camera, with extra batteries (optional)Paperwork
Visa (available at JRO)
Insect Repellent, containing DEET
First Aid Kit
Wet Wipes (recommended)
There is nothing quite like Kilimanjaro anywhere else on earth. The world’s tallest freestanding mountain and the only place on land where you can clearly see the curvature of the earth! It is a challenge, no doubt, but the rewards are immense – the friendly welcome and endless encouragement from the Kilimanjaro guides and porters, the endemic fauna, the history, geology and local mythology, and the warmth of the sun rising over Africa, climbing slowly above the summit of Mawenzi and catching the glacial ice that accompanies you along the crater rim to a namely Uhuru Peak (the Kilimanjaro) 5895m.
These tips will greatly help you in preparing yourself for the climb both physically and mentally. The first point is very important for avoiding altitude sickness and your guides will likely keep reminding you: Keep drinking! It’s very easy to dehydrate at altitude without noticing. The air is very dry so you breathe off more moisture. Also, your body adjusts to the high altitude by eliminating more water. Keep replacing it.
Most people prepare for Kilimanjaro climb with fitness training. While getting reasonably fit makes sense, the gym workouts or sprinting up flights of stair etc. will not prepare your body for the demands of a Kilimanjaro climb. You need to get your body used to walk for several hours in the uneven country, for several days. But any fitness training beyond that will not increase your chances to reach the summit. It’s the attitude that will get you, not your lack of fitness.
Why Book with us?
Tailor Made Programs
We specialize in customizing your safari to suit your experience and budget expectations.
Experienced Guides for Unlimited Game Viewing
We use more than 10 years experienced, English speaking drivers and guides.
Reliable Safari Vehicles
All our safari vehicles are 4WD Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully furnished with bottle water
Fare Refund Policy
Our refund policy is designed in favor of the client. If the client cancels the trip with reason accepted in the policy, we will refund all money except the expenses incurred for the safari booking as explained in the policy