Important Information For Climbers

Health Requirements

Please note you will need a Yellow Fever Inoculation, this must be done no later than 10 days prior to departure. If you have had any previous history of Liver Disorders you must consult your physician first. Malaria prophylactics are a must.

Travel Insurance

Please ensure you have sufficient Medical Cover for the duration of your trip and in particular to cover you while doing the Kilimanjaro Climb.

TIPPING

Tipping is highly appreciated at the end of safari/ hiking:

Tips will vary depending on the length and complexity of the trip, the number of staff on the trip and the number of clients on the trip. Generally, groups like to meet together before the end of the trek to discuss how much they would like to tip each staff member based on their individual trek experience.

For all Kilimanjaro routes except Marangu you will have:

1 climber: 1 guide, 3 porters, 1 cook
2 climbers: 1 guide, 6 porters, 1 extra assistance guide, 1 cook
3 climbers: 1 guide, 9 porters, 1 extra assistance guide, 1 cook
4 climbers: 2 guides, 9 porters, 1 extra assistance guide, 1 cook, 1 waiter

For Marangu you will have:

1 guide and 1 cook for each 8 climbers, 1 extra assistant guide per each
3 climbers, 2 porters per climber

  • The pack that the porters carry is limited to 15 kg (35 pounds)
  • Store electronics in sealed water-proof bags (double sealed if possible)
  • Wrap clothing in plastic bags
  • In the day pack, take along water, camera, binoculars, rain pants and jacket at a minimum. Add any other items you might need during the day because you may not see the porters until the end of your trek for that day.

KILIMANJARO CLIMBING CHECK-LIST

(Personal Things for Clients to remember)

Documents

  • Passport
  • Yellow fever certificate
  • Entrance visa
  • Medical insurance

Clothing                                                                                  

  • Jersey
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Water proof pants
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Jeans
  • Warm jacket
  • Thermal underwear
  • Balaclava
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Woollen socks
  • Hiking boots
  • Light shoes
  • Cap/hat
  • Towel
  • Underwear
  • Socks                                                                     

Equipment      

  • Sleeping bag
  • Day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Toilet paper
  • Torch and batteries
  • Pocket knife

Food                                                   

  • Energy drinks
  • Chocolate
  • Sweets
  • Fruit
  • Nuts
  • Energy snacks

Photographic

  • Camera
  • Spare batteries
  • Film
  • Different lenses
  • Video camera
  • Binoculars
  • Video tapes

First aid/medical

  • Asprin
  • Assorted plasters
  • Sun protection cream
  • Anti malaria tablets
  • Insect repellent
  • Lip salve
  • Water purification tablets
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Bandages
  • Adhesive tape
  • Throat lozenges

Personal items

  • Toothbruch & paste
  • Matches
  • Candles
  • Soap
  • Address book
  • Travellers cheques
  • Travel insurance
  • Miscellaneous
  • Walking stick
  • Notebook
  • Pens
  • Plastic bags
  • Pencils
  • Cash dollars (smaller bills)

Footwear

  • Be sure to break in your shoes before the hike.
  • Take trekking shoes for hiking during the day, preferably warm (leather), waterproof, and with ankle-support
  • Take tennis shoes or sandals for lounging in the evening
  • Gaitors
  • Hiking socks
  • Wool socks

RENTAL EQUIPMENT

  • Rucksack/Daypack: $ 12
  • Balaclava: $ 7
  • Mont bell Sleeping Bag –25-35C.Temp: $40
  • Ponchour – Heavy/Western/Europe: $18
  • Ponchour – Light/Local: $12
  • Socks: $4
  • Duffel Bag: $6
  • Hiking Poles (2): $12
  • Gaiters: $8
  • Torch/Flashlight (We have Few): $8
  • Gloves: $6
  • Sweater $5
  • Sunglasses (We have Few in Store): $8
  • Long Underwear (We have Few): $5
  • Raincoat: $6
  • Raincoat – G.T, Waterproof: $12
  • Rain Pants: $12
  • Hiking Boots: $9
  • Water Bottle: $5
  • Fleece Pants: $6
  • Warm Jacket G.T: $12
  • Warm Jacket/Down Jacket: $8
  • Hat or Neck Scarf: $6

We provide Tents and Foam Sleeping pads at no charge.

  • Sunglasses are available for purchase in the gift shop for $12 – $15.
  • Each Oxygen Cylinder – available for $12/ Day / @ group of 4 pax.
  • Hyperbaric Pressure Bag (Gamow Bag): $130/group.
  • Private (portable/tented) toilet: $120 /@ group of 4 pax.