Equipment Provided by Exuberant Kilimanjaro Safaris
How to pack your day pack:
Sample Gear Rental prices
> 1. Sleeping bag $20
> 2. Hat: $5
> 3. Balaclava/Scarf: $5
> 4. Fleece Pants: $10
> 5. Warm Jacket: $10
> 6. Long Underwear: $5
> 7. Raincoat/Poncho: $10
> 8. Rain Pants: $10
> 9. Gloves: $5
> 10. Sweater/Pullover: $10
> 11. Socks: $2
> 12. Hiking Boots: $20
> 13. Sleeping Bag and Liner: $30
> 14. Duffel Bag/Backpack: $20
> 15. Rucksack/Daypack: $10
> 16. Hiking Poles (2): $10
> 17. Gaiters: $10
> 18. Torch/Flashlight: $10
> 19. Sunglasses: $5
> 20. Batteries: $3
> 21. Water Bottle: $5
> 22. Binoculars: $20
Let us know if you require the following:
- Portable Toilet: There is not much to say about our toilets. They are essential because the public long-drop toilets on Kilimanjaro are horrendous and over-crowded. Our porters empty the holding tanks at the nearest public toilets at every camp. Please note - at Crater Camp there are no public toilets so we use the Clean-Waste toilet kits to bag the waste and carry it down.
- Portable Shower: There is plenty of misunderstanding about our showers on Kilimanjaro. First of all, it is an optional service we provide so you are not forced to shower! We generally set up our showers at the halfway camp on the way to the summit and at Mweka camp after you reached the summit.
All outfitters provide bowls of warm water to their clients so they can wash after a long day of trekking. The same amount of water can be put in a sunshower instead of the bowl! This allows you to rinse your whole body with minimum water but the short splash MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE. You will feel refreshed and ready for your next challenge. A short shower is a really good solution to help prevent painful chafe caused by perspiration between the legs and buttocks areas.
- Gamow-bags: Available when sleeping in the Crater. If you overnight in the Crater on Kilimanjaro, simple evacuations are not always possible because you have to ascend higher in order to scale the rim before descending down to a lower elevation. If you are suffering from serious altitude-related symptoms it may be safer to stabilize you by placing you in our pressured altitude chamber for an hour or so. This will fool your body into thinking you are 2000ft or so lower in elevation and the improvement in your condition will buy precious time as we evacuate you over Stella Point and down to safety. A Gamow bag is not needed for treks that do not overnight in the Crater as immediate and fast descending is always possible and preferred.
- Automated External Defibrillator (AED): AEDs are offered as an upgrade option. You must know that these devices are unproven at high altitude in cold/wet weather. They may malfunction, and medical studies have shown AEDs to be very ineffective in most heart-related emergencies when used in hospital emergency rooms. Immediate CPR remains the most important life-saving technique and our guides will do CPR FIRST as it is very important to keep oxygen flowing into the brain while the lungs and heart are pumped. An AED shock will be a last-ditch attempt if CPR fails to revive the patient. Using an AED instead of CPR will waste precious early minutes that may result in serious brain-damage.
Personal climbing gear required
We recommend the following individual equipment list for climbing expeditions. Your equipment will be checked by the guides before departure.
Please note: Whatever you bring in your luggage will be carried by a porter. Porters will only carry max. 20kg and no more so please make sure that this is all you have in weight. Basically, you will need to keep as warm and as dry as you can while climbing.
It is recommended that you wear layers of clothing which you can remove as you walk and heat up.
1 Duffel bag or back pack to keep climbing items in (to be carried by your porter)
1 Day pack to keep items you will need on a day to day basis
1 Sleeping bag for extreme cold weather (-7 to -10 Celsius)
1 Sleeping bag liner
1 Over bag to keep bag dry
1 Pair of walking/trekking poles
3 Pairs of Socks
3 Liner socks
3 Short sleeve shirts or t-shirts (Made from wicking material to keep you dry)
1 Light wool/warm hat
1 Fleece jacket
1 Gore – Tex shell jacket / wind proof jacket
1 Fleece or leather gloves
1 Gore – Tex mitten shell / gloves
1 Heavy trekking pants
1 Sun hat with wide brim for sun protection
1 Tennis shoes/trainers to wear in camp
1 Mountaineering boots – please break your shoes in well before you come to Kilimanjaro
1 Waterproof jacket (with hood or rain hat) & trousers
2 Quick dry pants (preferably with zipper legs)
2 Long sleeved quick dry shirts
Miscellaneous Items Required
1 Tube of sun block (SPF 30 or +)
1 Head lamp for summit ascent
1 Flashlight for camp use
1 Pair of sunglasses (better with nose guard & side covers)
1 Camera (including films and sufficient batteries)
1 Swiss army knife (optional)
1 2 Litre water bottle
1 Alarm clock
1 Toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, soap and other personal items
1 Lip balm
1 Roll of toilet paper
1 Camp towel
1 Small mirror
1 Sewing kit
Biscuits, Chocolate, Sweets, Nuts and Dried Fruits. Glucose Powder and other energy rich packs. Multi Vitamins (B, C, E, Iron and Zinc).