One of the best items an outfitter can bring up Mt. Kilimanjaro is a mess tent. A mess tent can be a savior when it comes to punishing sun, cold rain, and hard wind. In your mess tent, you can sit around, play cards, tell stories, eat food, and kill time, while you wait for the next day. It’s a must on Kilimanjaro.
If you are considering a company – always check to see if they include mess tents on the climb. The quality outfitters always include this. The budget outfitters will be serving dinner in your tent.