Kilimanjaro Packing List

  • In general, pack lightly. Leave room for gifts and souvenirs. Soft-sided luggage packs are more easily carried by the Porters, and loaded into the safari vehicles.
  • Always carry passport, airline tickets and money on your person. A fanny pack or moneybag that hangs around the neck works well. In case luggage doesn’t arrive the same day you do, put enough clothing and supplies for the first day in your carry-­on luggage.
  • If taking a domestic flight luggage weight restrictions range between 15-­20 kg (33­-44 lbs) total per person.
  • If climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro or Mt. Meru, additional supplies will be needed. Please refer to the Kilimanjaro Packing List.


  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Mat


  • Hiking Boots
  • Tennis Shoes / Sports Shoes
  • Sandals for lounging in the evening on Safari


  • Rain Jacket, Rain Poncho
  • Fleece Jacket, Ski Jacket
  • Ski Pants, Hiking Pants, Lightweight breathable pants
  • Shorts, mid­-thigh or longer
  • T-Shirts, Short­ sleeved shirts, cool and breathable (neutral colors are best, avoid black, dark blue and bright red)
  • Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings
  • Socks for normal and freezing conditions
  • Long Thermal Underwear
  • Women: Lightweight dress/skirt that covers knees for visiting villages, shoulders should be covered in the village
  • Men: Short sleeve shirts with collars for visiting villages or evening dining at the lodges
  • Bathing suit if staying at a lodge with a swimming pool or if visiting Zanzibar


  • Day pack, for you to carry
  • Large waterproof duffel bag,soft-sided baggage or backpack


  • Sun hat / Cap
  • Balaclava Winter Hat
  • Hiking Poles
  • Scarf (for dust and/or sun)
  • Sunglasses
  • 3 Bottles for water or 2 Litre Camel Bag
  • Energy bars and snacks
  • Head Lamp or Flashlight with spare Batteries
  • Power Bank / Power Adapter
  • Sun Lotion
  • First Aid Kit
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Camera, film (film is available but expensive), mini ­tripod
  • Mobile Phone
  • Binoculars
  • Journal/notebook, pencil and pen
  • Maps, guidebooks
  • Playing cards, games, books
  • Mementos for guides and porters
  • Personal music device


  • Money – small Tanzanian bills and/or small US bills for small purchases and tips. Larger US bills and/or travelers checks for bigger purchases
  • Passport (with visa stamp or completed visa application with $50 or $100 US cash, exact change)
  • Yellow fever certificate (REQUIRED if traveling from or through an endemic zone – refer to Medical Tips)
  • Medical and Travel Insurance

Notes: Keep valuable jewelry to a minimum

We can arrange locally for the hire of equipment, if required

Laundry service is available at most lodges and hotels