PREPARE FOR THE CLIMB

Clothing | Equipment | First Aid | Visas | Traveling to Tanzania | Toiletries

 

Getting ready for a climb up one of the world's tallest mountains is no easy task.  So our staff have tried to assemble a good guideline to follow for what you should bring on your trip over.  Although these lists are fairly complete; we do realize that each client's needs will be different.  Please don't hesitate to ask us questions or send us suggestions for other items to be added to this list. 

Clothing

Clothing for Trekking

  1. Boots (break them in before you come)
  2. Thermal underwear (not cotton)
  3. Expedition Pants
  4. Expedition Top
  5. Water/Windproof Pants
  6. Water/Windprood Shell
  7. Underwear (quick-dry)
  8. Socks (summer and expedition weight)
  9. Sock liners
  10. Winter hat (cover ears)
  11. Gators (for wind and mud)
  12. Gloves (water/wind proof)
  13. Glove liners
  14. Neck warmer or scarf
  15. Sunglasses (polarized)

Clothing for Safari

  1. Wide Hat
  2. Bandana
  3. Convertible Pants
  4. Shorts
  5. Three T-Shirts
  6. Underwear
  7. Socks
  8. Boots or sandles
  9. Sunglasses (polarized)

For women

  1. Long Dresses
  2. Sandles
  3. Scarf for head
  4. Light sweater
 

Equipment

Camping Supplies

  • Flash Light
  • Batteries
  • Sleeping Bag

First Aid

 

  • Antiacids
  • Anti-marlaria medication
  • Diamox (altitude sickness)
  • Hayfever Medicine
  • Cold/Flu Medicine
  • Throat Lozengens
  • Daily Vitiamins
  • Sore Muscle Cream
  • Band Aids
  • Mole Skin (for blisters)
  • Ace Bandage
  • Immodium AD
  • Medication for Women
  • (Uniary Tract Infections, etc.)
  • Deet Bug Spray
  • Anti-Itch Cream
  • Topical Antiseptic (neosporian)
  • Sun Block
  • Tylenol / Excedrin
  • Other prescription drugs

 

Visas

Need a visa?  Here's a couple of sites to get you started.  Please click here for a list of the locations and contact info for the Tanzanian Embassies and consulates abroad.  Please click here for a very detailed description of all the details on how to obtain a visa from the Travel Documents Website.  Finally, if you are landing in Nairobi, you may also need a visa for Kenya.  To see if you do, click here.

Traveling to Tanzania

There are two main ways to get to Arusha. You can fly into Kilimanjaro or into Nairobi and take a 4-5 hour shuttle. The shuttle service is with RiverSide Shuttle. It is a very punctual and safe way to travel to Arusha. The roads connecting Arusha and Nairobi are in poor condition but the drivers do a great job of navigating the road and have a great attitude. 

To view the CDC's recommended vaccination list, please follow this link...Vaccinations

Best Time To Visit

Tanzania can be visited any time of the year but the best time for either a safari or a climb is from January to early April and from July to early November. December through February are the warmest months.  To witness the incredible migration in the Serengeti May to June is the ideal time. 

Toiletries

  1. Travel toilet tissue
  2. Lotion
  3. Toothpaste
  4. Toothbrush
  5. Baby Wipes
  6. Maxi Pads
  7. Tampons
  8. Toner
  9. Cotton Pads
  10. Q-Tips
  11. Comb
  12. Nail Clippers
  13. Shampoo
  14. Conditioner