Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
You must bring the following items:
4 season sleeping bag*
Thermarest or similar sleeping mat*
Hiking boots (waterproof)
Trainers / sneakers for camp and on safari
Technical walking socks
Waterproof over-trousers / rain pants
Long johns (thermal underwear)
Thermal base layer shirts
T-shirt and/or casual shirt
Lightweight UV-proof safari shirt
Fleece jacket or warm jumper
Warm jacket (down)
Warmer over-gloves or mittens
Eyewear - sunglasses
Daypack c.30 litres 2000 cu in
Head torch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sleeping bag liner
Wash bag and toiletries
Water bottles 1 Litre / 1 quart (x2)
Sun protection (including for lips)
Small padlock (to lock your KE trek bag)
Basic First Aid Kit. Including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, Insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
The following items are optional:
Antibacterial hand wash
Camera, film, batteries
Pen-knife (remember to put all sharp objects in hold baggage
Swimwear and beachwear
Snorkel, mask and flippers (these items can also be rented from the hotel in Zanzibar)
Items marked * can be hired / rented through KE Adventure Travel. Please make all requests at least 6 weeks prior to the trip departure date. Hire / rental equipment is issued in Tanzania.
We recommend that you do not pack your hiking boots and other essential items in hold baggage if you are transiting through Nairobi airport due to the possibility of baggage being delayed.