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Practical tips and tricks for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
Jambo! A trip to Mount Kilimanjaro should be well planned, and well prepared. Here, we tell you in detail everything worth knowing about climbing Kilimanjaro. We speak from our personal experience, and provide you with our in-depth research regarding preparation, equipment, particularities of the country, and much more. At last, we give you practical tips and tricks for your expedition to the roof of Africa.
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You feel overwhelmed by the range of offers and don’t know how much you actually pay for what? That was the same for us back some time ago. That’s why we’ve broken down all the important parts of a trip and the corresponding costs step-by-step. In addition, we speak about your impact and contribution to a successful journey.
Good equipment is important for a successful ascent of Kilimanjaro. Of course, you do not have to bring all the materials yourself. Here you will get an overview of the equipment that is included on each trip and the equipment which you can optionally borrow from us.
Health and safety are two essential aspects of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Every tour guide should therefore frequently attend respective trainings to understand potential situations of emergency before they arise. Our guide Erasto recently completed another training session.
The ascent of Kilimanjaro costs more than most other vacations. However, the experience is unique! Below is an overview of the costs that you should roughly estimate for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Other countries, other habits – and languages! In this article we present you some of the most important words and phrases that you can use during your stay in Tanzania or on Kilimanjaro. Moreover, you learn where in Tanzania which language is spoken, and how far you get with English.
For all travelers, the payment of hotels, transports, food, and tips is an important topic. In Tanzania, standards and habits are different than what you might be used to in Europe or North America. Here, you will find out all significant details about payments, money, and money withdrawals in Tanzania.
Tanzania is much more diversified than you might initially think due to the seemingly endless savannah. Those of you who climb Mount Kilimanjaro will discover the wide variety of vegetation types. Be prepared!
The climate on Kilimanjaro differs considerably from European climate. Moreover, you will not find the four seasons there you might be used to from Europe. Instead, it is relatively constantly warm all year-round. Why some seasons and travel times for ascending Kilimanjaro are nonetheless recommended more than others, you will find out here.
Sanitary facilities are scarce on Kilimanjaro, and there are no restrooms or showers at all. The existing toilet houses, too, do not ensure the comfort one is accustomed to at home. Why this does not imply a hopeless situation, and how you can ensure a minimum level of hygiene and personal care, you will find out here.
Climbing Kilimanjaro is varied, and full of new impressions for most travelers. Nevertheless, there are certain routines during the several days’ hike. In this article we tell you what a daily routine on Kilimanjaro along Machame Route looked like for us.
Various websites provide you with information about altitude sickness. We, too, have reported about this topic. A personal progress report is, however, rarely found. Timo experienced symptoms of altitude sickness and therefore had to abort his ascent only a few meters below the peak of Kilimanjaro. In this article he describes how he felt in the beginning of, during, and after the trip.
There exist several preventive measures against altitude sickness. You may even completely avoid it. A slow ascent and rest are part of them. In this article, we tell you what other measures exist!
Altitude sickness is one of the most common reasons, why travelers do not make it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. In this article, we provide you with an overview of the background of altitude sickness as well as measures of treatment.
You best climb Kilimanjaro well equipped. However, the appropriate equipment for climbing Kilimanjaro is not an obvious choice for everyone! Therefore, in this article, we provide you with a comprehensive packing list for ascending Kilimanjaro. We additionally enlarge upon the purpose of some of the items. The packing list shows you in detail what exactly you need for a hike up Mount Kilimanjaro – and what may stay at home. The packing list is also suitable for Mount Meru.
Everybody can climb Mount Kilimanjaro! But one should be prepared accordingly. To make it to the top of the mountain as well as back down safe and sound, in this article we mention various medical specialists who can support you with your medical preparation for climbing Kilimanjaro. Nothing is a must, but some things can make a notable difference – starting from paying a visit to an orthopedist to seeing a specialist in travel medicine.
Do I need vaccinations for my trip to Kilimanjaro? In this article, we inform you in detail about adequate medical precautions for your journey to Tanzania as well as for your ascent of Kilimanjaro. Although the German Federal Foreign Office has not announced any vaccinations to be compulsory, preventive measures are warmly recommended. Here you can read more details about it!
Of the seven summits, Mount Kilimanjaro is considered easiest to climb. A certain physical fitness and mental strength are nonetheless helpful to reach the summit. In this article, we tell you how to be best prepared for climbing Kilimanjaro.