African Tanzanite Safari

Our Checklist – What do I have to prepare to climb Kilimanjaro?

You are ready to take the challenge to climb Kilimanjaro? Great! That is the first step to a once-in-a-lifetime experience! We will guide you through all questions that you might have before and during your climb and your travel to Tanzania. Our team will be happy to assist you in any situation. Please read the information on our website and the checklist given below:


  • Search all INFORMATION on our website
    We have gathered all important details on our website from our experience over the last years with climbers from all around the world. The more knowledge about the mountain you will have, the easier it will be for you to prepare for your climb.

    For every country, there are specific Visa requirements. If you are not sure it is best to contact the Embassy of Tanzania in your country and to check the travel advice for Tanzania from your government.

  • Latest COVID-19 regulations
    Register at the Ministry of Health at least 24 hours before arrival. Registrations are currently not necessary (Last update: August 20th, 2022).

  • Take care of your VACCINATION
    You will need to see your doctor/health care provider get the right vaccination for Tanzania. You can also ask about mountain medicine and other medicine that you might need for headaches and other personal needs.

    We recommend making a health check for climbing at high altitudes.

  • Organize & book your FLIGHTS
    You can fly straight to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), Dar es Salaam (DAR), Arusha Airport (ARK), or Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ). Please communicate your arrival dates & times with us so that we can pick you up from the airport. You can track your flights on our website by using FlightStats. Please be aware of the climatic differences between your home country and Tanzania and time differences as well as this will affect your body. Also, consider having at least 1 day to relax after your flight and before starting your climb.

    You should choose the best route to climb Kilimanjaro according to your fitness level and the time that you want to spend on the mountain.

    You can decide on a Private Climb or join a Climbing Group. Private climbs can be arranged anytime and only for yourself so that you can travel more individually as they are very flexible. We also offer Group Climbs all around the year that you can join. Group Climbs are more economical than Private Climbs.

  • Prepare your LUGGAGE
    Your luggage should be packed according to your needs and also contain all things you might need to go on Safari, Zanzibar, or other activities besides climbing Kilimanjaro. Make sure to have the most important things in your hand luggage as travel luggage might get lost or arrive late. You will be able to leave the luggage that you don’t need during your climb at your accommodation where it will be kept securely.

  • Prepare your CLIMBING GEAR
    Please check our Gear List and descriptions on our website. Keep it simple and reduce your gear to the items on our list. Your gear will be divided into 2 bags: 1. Your Daypack (10kg) and 2. Your Duffel bag (15kg). All required gear can also be rented so you don’t have to buy everything for your climb.

  • Start your WORKOUT
    Start hiking and get in shape, get used to your climbing shoes and prepare yourself physically and mentally for your climb!

  • And last but not least – Contact us and ask us if you have any other questions!

Tanzania Kilimanjaro Trips