Rising majestically above the African plains, Kilimanjaro is the tallest freestanding mountain, one of the seven summits (the highest peaks on each of the seven continents) rising 5,895 meters or 19,340 feet above sea level. Beckoning climbers since the first recorded summit in 1889, the mountain is a dormant volcano attracting thousands of thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies every year. Located in Tanzania, a country in East Africa, Kilimanjaro is a 750,000-year-old mountain that last erupted 350,000 years ago. The beauty of Kilimanjaro is that it has five totally different environments, each with its own fauna and flora. The lower reaches of the mountain are dominated by tropical rainforests while the top of Kilimanjaro is partially snow-capped with large glaciers interspersed between the volcanic craters.
Mount Kilimanjaro is a hard climb and should not be underestimated. Standing at 5,895 metres, Kilimanjaro is classified as an extreme altitude mountain trek and being serious about Kilimanjaro means you have to be first serious about Kilimanjaro safety.
All foreigners seeking to enter the United Republic of Tanzania should be in possession of a valid passport, at least six months prior to expiration.Visitors coming from non-Commonwealth countries are required to have a valid visa unless their countries have agreements with Tanzania under which the visa requirement is waived.
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Tanzania has issued guidelines and recommendations on vaccinations and preventive medication. Various vaccines are recommended for your travel to East Africa. Discuss your travel plans and personal health with a health-care provider to determine which vaccines you will need.
Tanzania is thousands of miles away from where the Ebola outbreak happened. In 2015, there were 28,616 reported cases originating in West Africa (Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia). We also understand your concern and care for your safety, and so we constantly monitor the situation very closely and keep our clients updated periodically.
Mount Kilimanjaro is a hard climb and should not be underestimated. Standing at 5,895 metres, Kilimanjaro is classified as an extreme altitude mountain trek and being serious about Kilimanjaro means you have to be first serious about Kilimanjaro safety. Every year 1,000 people are evacuated from the mountain and approximately 10 deaths are reported.
Travel Insurance is a necessary requirement to participate on this trip. Climbers are strongly recommended to obtain their travel insurance immediately after the booking. Since trip-deposits are non-refundable and balance payments are only partially refundable, therefore it is prudent for you to protect your investment against trip cancellation, interruption, delays and unforeseeable expenses.
Standard travel insurance should provide you coverage for:
Trip cancellation, Trip-interruption, Missed connection, Travel delay, Baggage delay and personal items lost, Hurricane and weather, Employment layoff, Pre-existing medical conditions, Emergency medical, Medical evacuation and repatriation, Financial default, Terrorism.
Your travel insurance must cover high altitude trekking up to 6,000 metres to be eligible for rescue by Kilimanjaro Search and Rescue (SAR) – a private company which provides medical support and helicopter evacuation.