Here AmaKilimanjaro gives you some few recommendation about the traveling preparations.

Physical Fitness:

    • The best combination is to be in good cardiovascular condition and to do altitude training before your climb.
    • Cardiovascular Fitness: this involves training that improves the working capacity of the heart, lungs, and vascular system. This improves oxygen delivery to muscles, which prevents them from tiring. Training usually involves activities such as jogging, bike riding, rowing, aerobics, etc., and must result in an increased heart rate and respiratory rate.
    • Altitude Training: This can include trekking to high points in your home country or taking some days to acclimatize in Marangu village(1900m) or Arusha is close to 1500m, and there are many day hikes we can take you on to do this training before the start of your Kilimanjaro climb.
    • You can train by doing hikes or long walks, wearing your hiking boots, and filling your day pack with 3L of water and the other gear you plan to carry daily. This will help your physical fitness as well as breaking in your gear, so you will be comfortable on your climb.
    • Leg strength can be improved by climbing and descending hills, either jogging or walking. For those of you that go to the gym, the stair-master will build the strength you will use to summit; of course, any stairs will do!

Mental Fitness

    • Summiting Kilimanjaro is a challenge! Without a positive attitude and a strong determination to make it to UHURU’s peak, it will be very hard. Setting your mind beforehand to be prepared for the feat of summiting will improve your success.


    • Kilimanjaro: Hakuna Matata, by Christopher M Baker
    • Kilimanjaro: The Trekking Guide to Africa’s Highest Mountain – 2nd Edition, by Henry Stedman

Travel Insurance

    • All climbers must have travel insurance. Climbers who are unable to produce proof of insurance will be refused, and a refund will not be granted.