Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar

Tanzania, Trek & Walk, 12 days - from $3,540 (land only)

Trek & WalkClimbing

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

Spare laces

Trekking trousers/pants

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

Windproof/waterproof jacket

Warm jacket (down)

Thermal gloves

Warmer over-gloves or mittens


Warm hat

Eyewear - sunglasses

Daypack c.30 litres – 2000 cu in

Head torch / headlamp with spare bulb and batteries

Sleeping bag liner

Trek towel

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

Trekking poles

Insect repellent

Camera, film, batteries

Pen-knife (remember to put all sharp objects in hold baggage

Travel clothes

Swimwear and beachwear

Beach towel

Snorkel, mask and flippers (these items can also be rented from the hotel in Zanzibar)


Equipment hire / rental

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.

Note that the hire sleeping bags are not suitable for people over 6 feet in height.

Hold baggage

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.

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