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ALTITUDE RESPONDER GUIDES - KILI SAFETY GUIDE

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Although the majority of trekkers setting out to tour the roof of Kilimanjaro experience only the mildest altitude problems, some feel sick and breathless or have headaches, depression or unusual irritability. A few can be more severely affected, especially on shorter routes where they climb fast and have not been carefully acclimatized. They can become dizzy and disorientated, and even suffer pulmonary and cerebral edema, or swelling of the tissues. Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca ensure that their experienced and trained altitude responder guides can recognize the potential danger of these symptoms and decide on appropriate action. It may be sufficient to rest for a while and drink extra fluids, or take a mild painkiller to enable you to continue the trek downhill to a lower overnight campsite, as our routes are planned on the “climb high, sleep low” principal, endeavoring always to reach a greater altitude traversing mountain ridges during the day and selecting the gullies for overnight stops wherever possible. If symptoms persist 24 hrs or more, Diamox can be taken to assist acclimatization. Some climbers take Diamox in advance and during the climb. It acts as a diuretic, preventing fluid build up in the tissues, but its side effects can mimic mild altitude sickness and its diuretic function causes increased urination which is inconvenient in freezing conditions and necessitates even more fluid intake to avoid dangerous dehydration. It is normally used only after where normal acclimatization routines are insufficient, and of course, with your doctor’s prior recommendation.

Our guides are trained and highly experienced as first-aiders with specialized summit oxygen techniques. They are chosen for their leadership skills and ability to recognize the seriousness of a situation and impose their final judgment in cases of injury or altitude sickness where the only effective treatment is immediate descent. They could save your life. Your guide will treat severe symptoms in situ whilst informing Kilimanjaro Park Rangers and our base office in Moshi via the park’s or personal mobile phone network, or Ranger Post radio communication. If evacuation is deemed necessary, escorting wounded sufferers on foot to a lower camp, where they are never left alone, but accompanied back to their base camp to await the rest of the team when they return. If the casualty is not mobile or if the terrain is difficult, porters accompanied by a responsible guide will use a wheeled stretcher as far as the nearest road access. Fast reaction mountain rescue vehicles driven by fully acclimatized staff who work daily on the mountain can reach considerable altitudes. These rescue access routes are constantly maintained and improved. Our vehicle will meet the rescue vehicle to arrange a transfer either to your base hotel, if the patient is now more comfortable and out of danger, or to the hospital in Moshi for further treatment. Keep your guide fully informed of your condition throughout your Kilimanjaro climb. He or she has the skills and training to make sure you summit safely on this challenging Tanzanian roof-top voyage.

Review Below Our Safety Guide For Your Kilimanjaro Trek

Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca has carefully researched and personally experienced optimum strategies to conquer the highest mountain in Africa. Our objective is to take you safely to Uhuru Peak and to enable you enjoy your Tanzanian highlands trip to the highest stand-alone mountain in the world. Read More On Fitness & Acclimatization

Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca ensure that their experienced and trained altitude responder guides can recognize the potential danger of these symptoms and decide on appropriate action. Our guides are trained and highly experienced as first-aiders with specialized summit oxygen techniques. Read More On Altitude Responder Guides

Uhuru Trails do not use fear as an excuse to charge for flashy technological fixes on Kilimanjaro. There are several pieces of technical apparatus touted by some operators as safety requisites. Many of them sound more useful than they are, and in terms of cost-effectiveness can be worse than useless. Read More On Mountain Gadgets

The best safety precaution you can take for your Kilimanjaro dream climb is to have time to become properly acclimatized to high altitude. If you have been unable to benefit from a preliminary practice tour of Mount Meru, you can still choose a route which allows you an extra day(s) to adjust. Read More On Acclimatization Days

KILIMANJARO TREK GUIDE- HOME
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KILIMANJARO TREK GUIDE- HOME

Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca is a fresh team name for a long-established partnership between AfricanMecca Safaris and one of our most experienced, dependable and registered team outfitters on Kilimanjaro to provide discerning climbing experiences.

KILIMANJARO CLIMB INTRODUCTION
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KILIMANJARO CLIMB INTRODUCTION

AfricanMecca believes Kilimanjaro is a mountain with attitude. Towering enigmatically like an ethereal island in the sky wreathed in mists, at 5895 meters, it is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest stand-alone mountain in the world.

KILIMANJARO CLIMB PRICES
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KILIMANJARO CLIMB PRICES

Here you will find prices for various recommended and acclimitized routes for Kilimanjaro including Lemosho, Machame, Rongai, Shira, Umbwe and Marangu. We recommend you customize your private climb based on your preference and group size.

TOP 10 REASONS TO CLIMB WITH US
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TOP 10 REASONS TO CLIMB WITH US

We have 10 great reasons why you should climb with us. The first is a pioneering approach to guiding standards on Mount Kilimanjaro. Uniquely, we offer every trekker his or her own personal support guide (1 GUIDE : 1 CLIMBER RATIO).

WHICH KILI ROUTE TO CHOOSE?
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WHICH KILI ROUTE TO CHOOSE?

There are six approved routes for a Kilimanjaro climb with Uhuru Trails By AfricanMecca, each offering different advantages and drawbacks. Regardless of which route you choose, you need not be a rock climber, superlatively fit or supremely well-equipped.

OUR MOUNTAIN FAMILY TEAM
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OUR MOUNTAIN FAMILY TEAM

We trust our clients to the care of some of the best experienced mountain guides in the Tanzanian travel industry. Our guide leaders have 100 hundreds of climb experiences in between 10 to 20 years' of the best way to succeed in climbing Kilimanjaro.

BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO
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BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO

One of the best times for a Tanzanian trek vacation on Mount Kilimanjaro is in the warm months of January and February when clear skies afford excellent views of superb scenery, especially from the upper slopes; though, expect some snowfall during this period.

UHURU SUMIMIT SUCCESS GUIDE
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UHURU SUMIMIT SUCCESS GUIDE

Trekking to the roof of Africa can be a glorious, triumphant achievement that can color the rest of your life with self-confidence and pride. Or it can be an ordeal or even an abject failure. You need to know exactly what you are letting yourself in for.

KILIMANJARO SAFETY CLIMB GUIDE
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KILIMANJARO SAFETY CLIMB GUIDE

It must be clearly understood that Mount Kilimanjaro is a dangerous environment where climbers are risking their lives. One person in every thousand (0.1%) will die on the mountain and more than half of these deaths could be preventable.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT GUIDE
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SAFETY EQUIPMENT GUIDE

Kilimanjaro kills those climbers who go beyond their sensible limits. We have an enviable safety record because its leaders do not waste time on technological fixes on high altitude, but get sick and injured trekkers off the mountain without delay.

KILIMANJARO HIGH ALTITUDE GUIDE
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KILIMANJARO HIGH ALTITUDE GUIDE

The general impression is that a climbing tour of Kilimanjaro is an easy mountaineering option, since the 5895 meter mountain has been successfully climbed by hardy children and by octogenarians. It is not. It is a perilous undertaking.

FAQ ON KILIMANJARO
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FAQ ON KILIMANJARO

Review Frequently Asked Questions for our Kilimanjaro treks. Questions range from custom private climb options, charity climbs, Crater Camp add experience, costs, tipping, a day on a climb, packing list, reducing ecological footprint to combining safari.

FIVE ZONES OF KILIMANJARO
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FIVE ZONES OF KILIMANJARO

Review the 5 geographical, flora and fauna zones of Mount Kilimanjaro. The zones include the lower countryside slopes, montane forests, heathlands and moorlands, the towering alpine deserts and the arctic ice cap summit of the shinning mountain.

KILI GEOLOGY, HISTORY & TRIBES
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KILI GEOLOGY, HISTORY & TRIBES

Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, is a unique Tanzanian highland vacation destination: a stand-alone pinnacle which creates its own climate in zones of distinct character, from fluted glacial columns and cathedrals of ice on the summit.

GUIDE ON KILIMANJARO PARK
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GUIDE ON KILIMANJARO PARK

Kilimanjaro, the shining mountain, floats in a wreath of cloud above the vast South Amboseli plains (a.ka the Western Kilimanjaro wilderness), offering an amazingly diverse series of fauna and habitats. It is a superlative destination for trekking.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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  • Loretta and I had a great time on our honeymoon. Simiton, your safari guide in Tanzania was awesome! He was very professional, very accommodating and very knowledgeable. We are already talking about our next trip to Africa!
    Loretta and Danny Haag - California, United States
  • First off, we had the most amazing time ever and wanted to thank you very much. Tanzania proved without a doubt to meet all of our expectations. Every detail was thought of on our trip by AfricanMecca and were are all flawless.
    Marcy Burton & Ryan Kerr - Ontario, Canada
  • We have returned from our African adventure and would like to thank you very much for your part in making this such a wonderful experience. We were lucky enough to time the Great Migration from the Serengeti, which was amazing.
    Denise Paterson - Belmont, Australia
  • Jambo Raza, It was a wonderful experience in Tanzania. Rogers, our guide was superb; knowledgeable, helpful and very friendly. We were treated very well by all your ground team and everything ran smoothly. I enjoyed it all.
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  • AfricanMecca's professionalism and care understands that what distinguishes Africa is its authenticity, the land, people and wildlife who do not share our world of fashion and fanfare that distinguish so many travel companies today.
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  • AfricanMecca Safaris created a remarkable honeymoon tailored to our interests and desires. The quality of service and delivery of experience was unsurpassed. I highly recommend AfricanMecca Safaris to honeymooners, families, or any traveler.
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  • I booked my safari holiday through AfricanMecca. They were the most helpful company I have ever dealt with and I work within the travel industry. I had the most amazing time. The holiday went as clockwork with no hitches anywhere.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR MOUNT KILIMANJARO IN NORTHERN TANZANIA

When visiting Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, we recommend combining it with your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (wildebeest migration). End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.

You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Selous, Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.

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