Your Immunization & Health on Kilimanjaro is our top of the priority. Being up-to-date with necessary vaccinations and taking basic preventive measures can make your journey during the Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing safe and enjoyable.
In your Kilimanjaro Packing List you should check the following:
The most common Kilimanjaro FAQ is about the requirement of immunization and vaccination on the trip. We suggest vaccinations for diseases as per the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) and World Health Organization (WHO).
The recommended vaccinations for any country by World Health Organization (WHO) are:
The recommended vaccinations according to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) are:
A yellow fever vaccination certificate is only required while entering Tanzania, if you’re coming from an infected area to safeguard your Immunization & Health on Kilimanjaro. As Tanzania is a country with high risk of malaria, the preventive measures should be taken while starting to climb Mount Kilimanjaro or for safari. During Mount Kilimanjaro Climbing, you should take precautions to prevent malaria before and after trekking as there are no mosquitoes on high altitude. Take mosquito repellents
Make your travel insurance before starting a journey or trekking. Before selecting policies, ensure that the policy covers emergency transport, urgent evacuation (in case of trekking), and rescue by helicopter in emergency, medical treatment, etc.
You can take temporary membership with the African Medical & Research Foundation’s Flying Doctors program.
On high altitude of Mt. Kilimanjaro, most of the hikers feel the sickness. The symptoms are headaches, nausea, dizziness, breathlessness, loss of appetite and possibly palpitations. Our Kilimanjaro Guides will help you avoid this and help in maintaining your Immunization & Health on Kilimanjaro. Below are some tips to avoid altitude sickness.
Altitude sickness can lead to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), in case of negligence.
For having High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) as Acute Mountain Sickness, immediate descend down for at least 1000 meters.
For High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), take Nifedipine and evacuate immediately. To evacuate immediately, inform your trekking guide to call rescue team. You can use Dexamethasone or Prednisolone as instructed by the doctor.