Mt. Kilimanjaro Health & Safety – African Mate Adventures

Mt. Kilimanjaro Health & Safety

Ensuring a safe and successful climb

Embarking on the journey to climb Mount Kilimanjaro is an exciting decision, but it’s essential to consider health and safety measures to ensure a safe and successful climb.

While ascending the magnificent peak, you may encounter various challenges, including altitude-related health issues that can affect your progress. These issues arise due to the drastic change in altitude and climate as you trek higher, but with proper planning and precautions, you can conquer this mighty peak with ease.

Common issues you may encounter

Altitude sickness
As you climb to higher altitudes, the air pressure and oxygen levels decrease, and your body may not adjust quickly enough. This can cause altitude sickness, which can range from mild to life-threatening. Symptoms include headaches, nausea, fatigue, and shortness of breath.

Note: High altitudes can cause you to lose more fluids through breathing and sweating, leading to dehydration. This can also exacerbate altitude sickness symptoms.


Temperatures on the mountain can drop significantly, especially at night. Hypothermia can set in if you don’t have adequate clothing or shelter, leading to dangerously low body temperatures.


While you Climb Mount Kilimanjaro you come in direct contact with SunUV light radiations, which causes genuine sunburn. So while trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro it is recommended to use +30 SPF sunscreen cream. Wearing a wide hat that covers your face and wearing UV protective shades with a sideboard are also recommended.

Foot Problems

Hindered fitting boots or new boots that have not been worn in will hurt feet, achieving misery and disturbing. So it is basic to wear a functional consolidate of footwear. The toenails should be kept short so they don’t rub or catch on your socks. If you develop sore, quickly empty the boot and treat it with zinc oxide tape or an unaffected plaster.

Give yourself the best chance of scaling Mt. Kilimanjaro. Avail the good quality Kilimanjaro Packing List, find the Best Time To Visit Mount Kilimanjaro for the long trek, observe the principles of climb high/sleep low, hydrate generously, heed your guide and ‘pole pole’ your way up the mountain.

In Summary

At “Real Life Adventure Travel”, your safety is our top priority. We understand that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a thrilling adventure, but it’s important to us that you not only have an incredible experience but also return home in good health. That’s why we take every precaution and measure to ensure your safety during the climb. Trust us to make your Kilimanjaro adventure a safe and unforgettable experience!