If you’re climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, or trekking on any mountain in Africa, it’s important to have all the gear that reflects a variety of different weather situations. Kilimanjaro, in particular, has a variety of ecosystems — rainforest, savanna, moorland, desert, snow — and even though it’s close to the equator, it’s still very cold and the weather is unpredictable, even in the summer months.
Much of the gear, like tents & sleeping mats, can be rented through your climbing company, but it’s important to have the basics.
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Water Proof Rain Coat
Sleeping Bag/Sleeping Mat
Sunscreen, Lip Balm
Thermal Underwear — both top and bottom