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You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

See current weather conditions for Mt. Kilimanjaro here

See current weather conditions in Moshi, Tanzania here.

Packing System: This expedition includes porters for bag transport. You are only responsible for carrying a daypack. We recommend packing your items in a large backpack or a durable duffle bag. 

Carried Bag Weight Limit: 22lbs/10kg

Rentals Available:

  • Sleeping Bag - $42 USD
  • Trekking Poles - $21 USD
  • Gaiters - $15 USD
  • Must be confirmed no later than 1 week prior to expedition start date - rent gear here!

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid for 6 months after arrival date
  • Photocopy of passport
  • US Currency for 15 or 30-day Tanzania Visa (available upon arrival for US citizens)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.
  • Yellow fever vaccination card (if applicable)

Expedition Gear

  • Change of clothes for Moshi - to be kept in storage during expedition
  • Medium/Heavyweight down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Synthetic hiking pants (1)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Synthetic long underwear (1-2)
  • Synthetic T-shirt (2)
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Sun hat
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sandals/Crocs/Old Sneakers (for walking around the lodges/restrooms in the evening)
  • Day pack
  • Water bottles (2) or bladder may be substituted for one water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • SPF 50+ Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Sleeping bag w/ 0ΒΊF rating
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Swimsuit for lodge in Moshi
  • Bug spray
  • Balaclava
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail 
  • *NOTE: Avoid wearing black or dark blue clothing while on safari as the Tsetse fly is attracted to darker clothing and will bite skin, leaving a bite similar to that of a mosquito*

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • OTC medications (Advil, Imodium, Pepto-bismol etc.)
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Tanzania (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Binoculars for safari
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy bars
  • Yaktrax
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables