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General Destination FAQ’s
Q: What time do you recommend for the best experience in East Africa?
Q: Are there any visa requirements for the destinations I will be visiting?
Q: What health precautions do we need for a visit?
Q: Do I need any Insurance?
Q: What kind of clothing and equipments do I need to bring along?
A: There are a lot of stuffs someone can bring along depending on personal needs and interests but we recommend the following packing list
- Proper clothing especially neutral colors.
- Both closed and open shoes.
- A cap or a hat.
- Passport, tickets, itinerary and emergency contacts are must.
- Sunglasses, sun-screen lotion, insect repellant, hand sanitizer and wipes.
- Extra batteries for camera and charger
- Voltage converter
- A personal medical kit for an emergency.
Q: Are there any luggage restrictions?
What is the best time of year for climbing Kilimanjaro?
Q: Which Kilimanjaro route should I climb?
?A: There are about 7 park entrances but there are only 3 routes towards the summit after about 4500 m asl.
With Marangu route considered being easy but longer. Most climbers prefer using Machame, Rongai or the craggy Umbwe route. With more days to spent then Shira and Lemosho routes are considered to be the best due to the highest rate of successful ascents.
With Machame route considered a little bit harder due to its steepness, it allows proper time for acclimatization by going higher and returning to lower elevation to sleep. It also offers the best scenery. This route is also highly recommended.
Q: How fit do I need to be?
A: Although many people reckon Kilimanjaro as easily accessible, but it’s one of the most misjudged mountains in the world. It doesn’t require technical mountaineering skills but the effects of altitude are easily accountable for most failures.
You will need physical training but determination and mental willpower are the key to success.