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Kilimanjaro Frequently Asked Questions

Kilimanjaro Frequently Asked Questions

(1) When should i go?

Kilimanjaro is climbable all year round. The best months to climb are December-march, and September-October, which are the warmest and driest months. The next best are June to August, but they are colder. July, August and September are the busiest months. Summiting on or soon after a full moon is very beautful.

(2) Do i need to take malaria pills?

Malaria is a serious problam in East Africa so you must consult your doctor about getting effective malaria prophylaxis for your visit. Many people are avoiding Lariam nowadays and using Malaron. you can not catch Malaria above 2500 metres on Kilimanjaro, but you must be careful below that altitude, particularly if you visit the cost where the strains of malaria tend to be especially virulent.

(3) What is the weather like on Mt. kilimanjaro?

Temperatures range from  25 to 30 digrees Celsius at the foot of the mountain and -15 to -20 degrees Celsius on top plus wind chill. Lower down, it can be wet and humid, but higher up, there can be snow. Rain and snow may be encountered any time of the year!

(4) How difficult is it to climb kilimanjaro?

It requires no technical climbing experience, as long as you can put one foot in front of the other.

(5) How can i prevent altitude sickness?

1.Stay hydrated. Drink 3 to 5 liters per day water is very important up there cause it less oxygen and usual water carries oxygen it self.

2.Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and other depressant drugs including barbiturates, tranquilizers, and sleeping pills.

3.Listen to your body do not over do things avoid heavy excercise.

4.Balancing the pace is the most important and helpful thing for your climb, just walk polepole.

5.Trek higher sleep lower in a day.

(6) Will the effects of the sun be stronger on the montain?

Absolutely, so precautions are required. About 55% of the earth's protective atmosphere is below an altitude of 5000meters. far less ultraviolet light is been filtered out, makin the sun's rays much more powerful, which could result in severe sun burning of the skin. It is stongly recommended to use a 20+ sun protection cream at lower altitudes, and a total block cream above an altitude of 3000meters. It is also important to wear dark sun glasses at day time essential when you walk through snow or ice to avoid snow blindness can be very painful.

(7) What shots should i get?

Talk to your doctor about getting

Hepatitis A.

Hepatitis B.

Typhoid.

Yellow fever.

Tetanus.

Polio.

MMR (Measles, mumps, ubella).

Meningococcal Meningitis (Africa/asian).

(8) What additional costs can i expect when i travel with you?

Extra expenses include:

Tips for the guides and porters.

RENTAL EQUIPMENT (sleeping bags, walking poles, etc).

Lunches, dinner and drinks at your hotel in Moshi.

Any personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, etc.).

(9) How much do you recommend we tip the porters and guides?

Tipping is an expected and highly apreciatted component of your Mt. Kilimanjaro trek. It should be an expression of satisfanction with those who have assisted you throughout the expedition.

This is what recommended for tipping

Porters 8$-10$ per porter per day.

Cooks 10$-15$ per cook per day.

Guides 15$-20$ per guide per day.

We pay them well in salary but because of how expensive life is in Tanzania so they really count on both tip and salary.

You give what you afford and what from the heart.

(10) What is the deposit amount to hold my space?

A 10% deposit is required at time of booking to hold your climb or safari.

(11) When do i need to pay the balance of my climb or safari?

You will need to pay 90% in cash on your arrival in Tanzania.

(12) What kind of accomodation is available during climbing?

On marangu route the first two huts sleep four people each, and the last hut is dorm-style with bunk beds. While on the other routes you sleep in  3-person 4-season dome-style mountain tents, two people each.

(13) Can we leave extra luggage behind while trekking?

Extra luggage can be stored in a locker storage room at your Moshi hotel at no charge.

Valuables should be left in a safe deposit box at your hotel in Moshi.

(14) Do you accommodate people with dietary restrictions?

Vegetarian and other special diets can be accommodated. Please let us know ahead of time and remind your guide during your trek breafing . Protein options may be minimal on a vegetarian diet, so you may need to bring protein supplement.

(15) Is the water safe to drink?

Water in Kilimanjaro is very clean, we purify the water at each camp but if you have you prefer your own pills you can bring them.

(16) Is it safe to walk on my own in moshi or tanzania?

It is safe to walk around main town during the day with valuables well hidden, but it is not advised to walk around alone at night time for your own safety.