Last Minute Bookings
Planning a last minute trip?
Only individuals in exemplary physical condition (with high endurance and good leg strength) should consider planning a Kilimanjaro trek 3 months or closer to departure. You should also already own worn-in hiking boots that are waterproof, warm, and reach up over your ankles.
If those things describe you, then you can continue with your planning, keeping the following 10 things in mind during your last-minute preparations:
You’ll have to take a couple of minutes to fill out some simple booking forms to join the trip. Just fax/e-mail the completed forms to us, along with a copy of the issuing page of your passport, and we will begin the process of securing space for you on the trip.
The other guests on the trip will have already paid their final invoices, so you will need to send us your bank check, money order or wire transfer within 48 hours of returning the booking forms.
Is your passport valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date? If not, you’ll need to renew your passport immediately. You can do this for a fee at most US Post Offices.
You’ll need a Tanzania tourist visa, and we’ll provide you with all those instructions. If you are booking within 60 days of the trek, you can get your visa upon arrival at the airport in Tanzania for $100 (USD).
No Required Vaccinations
There are no medical requirements for entry into Tanzania directly from Europe or North America, but the vast majority of our guests get anti-malarial pills and a yellow fever vaccination.Talk to your travel doctor about what immunizations or medications might be appropriate for you, as well as to discuss high-altitude trekking. If you’re not sure where to find a travel doctor, most major hospitals have a travel clinic.
We do recommend that all our guests purchase travel insurance, and we can confidently recommend Travel Guard.We’ve had great feedback from our guests about their services, and include their brochure in our information packet to you. To have a preliminary look at their coverage options, go to Travel Guard.
Once your trip is confirmed, your departure consultant will send you a detailed packing list and preparation guide, so don’t worry about what to bring. Please read these materials closely; the right gear (and the right attitude) are essential to making it up Kili successfully!
Kilimanjaro trekkers are limited to one 33-pound duffle bag (26 lb on Machame Route treks), plus a daypack to hold essentials like water, sunscreen, extra layers, etc. This must include all the gear you’ll need on your trek, recommended layers for different climate zones on the mountains, and all personal products. Please read your packing list closely and make sure you’re bringing all the recommended items.If you do not have most of this gear, you can find it online at our trekking store.You can also rent (in advance) a number of items from us, including sleeping bags, pads, trekking poles, outer-wear, etc.
You have option to consider the Kilimanjaro existing groups