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.
Practical tips on health on Kilimanjaro
Health is not everything, but without a good health, all is nothing. True to this motto, in the following we present you extensive information on the topic health on Kilimanjaro – what exactly is needed for a healthy ascent, what you can do before your departure, and how you optimally behave on the mountain.
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.
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.