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Month Min (°C) Average (°C) Max (°C) Rainfall (in)
January 17 25 33 14
February 17 25 33 2.0
March 18 24 32 4.7
April 19 23 29 11.0
May 18 22 26 9.3
June 16 21 25 1.5
July 15 20 25 1.0
August 14 21 26 0.7
September 15 22 28 0.6
October 16 24 31 1.0
November 17 24 32 2.5
December 18 25 32 2.1

Health informationThe ascent of Kilimanjaro is a strenuous adventure and should not be undertaken if you have any health conditions which may put you at risk. You are strongly advised to consult your physician for a thorough medical check-up and clearance before attempting the mountain.

If you are over 50 years old, talk to your doctor about doing a stress EKG. Should you require any medication
whatsoever, you must provide your own and be able to administer it yourself. Medical supplies in Tanzania are not reliable or guaranteed.
Talk to your doctor about the following:

  •  Vaccinations
    • — Hepatitis A
    • — Hepatitis B
    • — Typhoid
    • — Yellow Fever
    • — Tetanus
    • — Polio
    • — MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Malaria pills
  • Altitude sickness (diamox pills)
  •  Prescriptions you are currently taking
  •  EKG testing

In addition, many people will experience the effects of high altitude. Prepare yourself by reading more about altitude sickness.
It is strongly recommended to have a travel insurance and to additionally consider a membership with the AMREF Flying Doctors.

Summiting on or soon after a full moon helps illuminate the landscape without using headlamps. It is very beautiful, but certainly not necessary for summiting the mountain. To summit on a full moon, you will want to start a 6-day trek 4 days before the full moon (3 days before if doing a 5-day trek).




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  • With 30 Years of experience,
  • Your responsibility
  • Safety on Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Warning
  • Value
  • Quality Equipment and Gear
  • Do I Need Travel Insurance?

we understand safety!

It’s important to understand the health and physical challenges you may face when climbing Kilimanjaro.

With proper preparation and careful attention to safety, climbing Kilimanjaro can be a truly inspiring experience. Zara Tours, as one of the original Kilimanjaro climbing companies, understand everything aspect of safety on Kilimanjaro.

You need to be fit, active and have put in the hours of training to be conditioned to walk up and down hills (5,895 meters / 19,341 ft) over a couple of days. Don’t be a liability to yourself, others in your group and your climbing crew as you didn’t train enough. Get trained up and prepare properly for this adventure of a lifetime.

Secondly, but as important, you’ll want to make sure you have the proper gear to keep you safe and comfortable along the way. From finding the right backpack to wearing adequate footwear and clothing, you’ll want to plan everything you’ll need before you start your climb. You want you to enjoy it and experience the best of the climb. Be prepared!!

African Paradise Adventures are attentive to safety measures and takes responsibility for our clients very seriously. Our professional guides are trained and skilled specifically for their adventure.

Before and during your climb they will explain to you the precautions and measures. They are prepared to prevent, detect, and treat altitude sickness and other expedition situations, and employ modern rescue measures and evacuation plans in case of any emergencies.

Most Kilimanjaro operators do not have safety measures in place.

They are simply not prepared for emergencies. While it is true that most operators employ guides with many years of experience on Mount Kilimanjaro, that does not necessarily mean they actually know how to handle serious altitude sickness cases. Consider the following excerpt from the Journal of Travel Medicine:

African Paradise Adventures offer the optimal value for African Adventures and Charity Tours in Tanzania. We do not cut corners, nor do we focus on luxury, rather we provide what most visitors want; a safe and successful journey.

Lodging and vehicles are owned by Zara Tours, and our guides are employees, not contractors. Flexibility is a major feature when building your tour with us, putting your money where you want it to count. Want better lodging? We can provide. Want additional trips? We can coordinate. Prefer tents? Yes. Adjust the days for the budget you seek.

We use modern, high-quality camping equipment and clean, highly rated lodging and facilities to keep our clients as comfortable and safe as possible while on adventures with us. Our mountain gear is warm, waterproof, spacious, and perfectly suited for the rigors of Adventures. We provide thick foam sleeping pads. Mountain gear is comprehensive and known name brands.

We rent rucksacks, daypacks, Mount Bell sleeping bags rated to -25 degrees, balaclavas, heavy and light ponchos, socks, duffel bags, hiking poles, ankle gaiters, sweaters, torch/headlamps, flashlights, gloves, sunglasses, long underwear, raincoats, rain pants, hiking boots, water bottles, fleece pants, warm down jackets, hats, and neck scarfs.

1. 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 provides 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

2. At a minimum, the insurance should protect you against trip cancellation and trip interruption, should you need to cancel your trip due to circumstances such as training injuries or sickness or emergencies. Ideally,insurance should cover high altitude trekking (not to be confused with “mountaineering” or “mountain climbing” which most insurance will not cover) and all medical and repatriation costs. For our customers residing in the USA, we recommend that you obtain Travel Guard’s Silver, Gold or Platinum plans, which provide coverage for high altitude trekking, trip cancellation, interruption, and delay; lost, stolen and damaged baggage; medical expenses and emergency medical evacuation; and luggage delay, for a low cost. You can     compare the Silver, Gold or Platinum plans and purchase online through Travel Guard.

3.  Please ensure you have sufficient Medical Cover for the duration of your trip and in particular to cover you
while doing the Kilimanjaro Climb. Zara tours recommend WORLD NOMADS.


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