Kilimanjaro health requirements

Who qualifies for a Kilimanjaro Adventure trip?

Other than been fit and healthy enough to do a 6 day continues hike, no real health requirement are needed for hiking up Kilimanjaro. It is always best to have a full medical check-up, that includes a stress ECG before committing to this adventure.

The regulations as far as having a yellow fever inoculation done before entering main land Tanzania, will depend on the countries that you will be traveling from and or visiting prior to your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Always best to check with your local travel clinic.

While malaria are not found inside the Kilimanjaro National park, that starts around 3 000 meters, you may need to consider preventative measures as lower areas can be risk areas, and especially if you are considering a Safari after the climb.

While you may have read of children aged 7 from across the world have hiked up Kilimanjaro, the Tanzanian National Park Authorities requires that a person be at least 10 years old to hike above 3 000 m. We also do not recommend children attempting this hike, due to young children still in the developmental stage of long and muscle capacity.

More links of interest for Kilimanjaro

The Marangu route on Kilimanjaro – Most comfortable route to climb up Kilimanjaro.

The Machame route on Kilimanjaro – Best route for acclimatisation climb up Kilimanjaro.

The Lemosho route on Kilimanjaro – Scenic start on your climb up Kilimanjaro Adventure.

The Rongai route on Kilimanjaro – A less populated start from the northern side of Kilimanjaro.

The Umbwe route on Kilimanjaro – A steep acsent, yet spectacular climb up Kilimanjaro.

Kilimanjaro packages from South Africa – Let us guide you to the summit of Kilimanjaro.

Mount Kilimanjaro – A walk above the African clouds.

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