Chapter - Introduction
Chapter 2 – Tanzania: Discover fascinating facts about Tanzania’s tumultuous history, it’s diverse cultures and incredible fauna and flora
Chapter 3 – Mount Kilimanjaro: Get a real sense of the environment in which you will be trekking. This chapter covers Kilimanjaro’s incredible volcanic geography, it’s climatic zones and the impact of climate change on it’s snow-capped peaks
Chapter 4 – Kilimanjaro Routes: Undecided on which route to take? Fret not! This chapter provides detailed daily itineraries, route maps, altitude and distance profiles and pros and cons on all 7 Kilimanjaro routes. Half the battle is knowing what awaits you!
Chapter 5 – Visas, Vaccinations and Medications: There are many administrative tasks that you will need to get sorted before departing for Tanzania – from visas to vaccinations (for yellow fever) and medications (for malaria) – this chapter covers it all
Chapter 6 – Fitness and Nutrition: Having the right physical and mental fitness for Kilimanjaro is key to a successful summit. Here are the secrets for optimal Kilimanjaro fitness and nutrition
Chapter 7 – Equipment and kit list: There is nothing worse than arriving in Kilimanjaro with missing gear or the wrong equipment for the job. This chapter provides kit recommendations and a detailed checklist so that you can rest assured you have all required equipment before departure
Chapter 8 – Acclimatization and Acute Mountain Sickness: Trekking to high altitude comes with some very serious risks to your health and safety. Failing to properly understand those risks can spell disaster. This chapter is a must-read for any Kilimanjaro trekker and includes proven methods to increase your chances of reaching the summit
Chapter 9 – Guides and Porters: Your trekking support team are your greatest asset. This chapter explains how your team will be structured, provides top Swahili phrases you should learn and gives detailed guidance on tipping standards
Chapter 10 – Kilimanjaro Facts: Trekking Kilimanjaro is a long and arduous hike. Dropping in some of these interesting Kilimanjaro facts as you sojourn the slopes of Kibo will impress trekking companions to no end
Chapter 11 – Recommended Kilimanjaro Books: Do you like to immerse myself in relevant literature before going to a new country or undertaking a big adventure? This chapter provides recommended books that will get you ready and fired up for your Kilimanjaro trek
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