What is climbing Kilimanjaro really like?
Meet the mountain crew who make this magnificent once-in-a-lifetime experience possible. Watch the team trek through five unique ecosystems. And find out what it really takes to conquer one of the world’s greatest natural wonders.
How do I get to Mt Kilimanjaro?
Dar es Salaam (DAR) Zanzibar (ZNZ) Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO)
How many days early should I arrive?
Do I need a visa for Tanzania?
What vaccinations do I need?
Which is the best route?
How hard is it to climb Kilimanjaro?
When is the best time to climb?
What kind of food is prepared?
Can you cater for special diets?
How do I shower and use the loo?
What is the climate like?
What is accommodation like?
How many people are in a typical group?
Can I join a group as a single climber?
How do I prepare for Kilimanjaro?
How should I dress for Kilimanjaro?
1 base layer: thermo underwear, long-sleeved shirt, sock liners, and thin gloves. The base layer consists of moisture-wicking items that are worn against the skin. By moving sweat away from your body, the base layer should keep you dry and provide some insulation. Synthetics for this layer, no cotton! 2 mid layers: fleece pants, sweater, down jacket, and thick socks. The primary purpose of these layers is to provide warmth. Therefore, while searching for mid layers, you should look for those that have good insulating qualities. Use fleece, down or heavier synthetics! 1 outer layer: waterproof jacket and pants, knit hat, and waterproof skiing gloves. The outer layer is designed to provide protection from the wind, rain and snow.
What equipment do I need?
Should I buy or rent equipment?
What luggage should I bring?
How much luggage can I bring?
What staff supports us on the mountain?
What safety measures do you have?
What if I need to descend early?
Is climbing Kilimanjaro safe?
What is altitude sickness?
Do I need to bring any medicine?
What if I get injured or sick on the climb?
Post climb: safari or Zanzibar?