FAQs about Climbing Kilimanjaro with TK

The following responses are derived from correspondence with prospective climbers where similar issues have been raised on more than one occasion. Please check this list before asking us any of these questions so that we can aim to minimise delays on correspondence. The answers below are generally given in the first person as they are largely drawn directly from email correspondence.

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                Common questions from Kilimanjaro climbers

                Frank John Fund
                Tuesday, April 26th 2022

                Following Frank John's sad passing away in March 2022, some former climbers have requested the opportunity to contribute towards helping Frank's surviving wife, Clara, cover the costs for the family.

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                CAFU 1301
                November 2021

                16th May 2022: Arrive in Kathmandu - Caroline, Jake and Meaghan

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                JICA 301
                November 2021

                2nd June 2022: Pick-up from Hotel Buddy at around 0700 and driven in a private vehicle to the rafting start on the River Trishul - a drive of around two hours. Once there, you'll be briefed by your rafting guide.

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                Help Us Fight Rhino Poaching
                Wednesday, October 20th 2021

                It is estimated that since the turn of the previous century, the world has lost more than 99% of its rhino population, and that today, only 29,000 of these majestic creatures survive.

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                Wilderness First Aid Basics
                Thursday, September 23rd 2021

                Wilderness first aid is the knowledge and ability to effectively address injuries, illnesses, or emergencies outside of modern facilities, out in the wild. Skills include knowing how to dress a wound, treat a burn or bite, or set an injured limb. These are important skills that can save your life or the lives of other outdoor enthusiasts. Learn more and be better prepared for your next hiking or backpacking adventure.

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                VIP Series Comparison
                Thursday, September 23rd 2021

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                Many people spend a lot of time and money training and equipping themselves for a Kilimanjaro climb, only to fail in their objective of reaching the summit. Failure is avoidable and we really want trekkers to understand how to prevent it.

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                As from March 2021, PCR testing (or rather, sample-taking) is now available at Seronera and Ndutu airstrips in the Serengeti. This facility has been implemented to prevent clients having to either curtail their safaris or dissect their safaris with a journey to Arusha or, more recently, Karatu (FAME Hospital), mid-safari - so as to satisfy the "less than 72 hours old" validity rule that most airlines are required to enforce. 

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                Arusha Cycling Club
                Wednesday, January 20th 2021

                Arusha Pedal Series club aims to organise a group ride three times a week - on Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, and Saturdays. All keen cyclists are welcome to join.

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                Dangerous to climb Kilimanjaro?
                Friday, January 1st 2021

                We read widely divergent estimates of deaths on Kilimanjaro, but how dangerous is it really? In this post we share our own experience of the dangers.

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                Dealing with COVID in 2021
                Thursday, December 3rd 2020

                First of all - you can definitely still climb Kilimanjaro during COVID-19! There is absolutely no impediment within Tanzania. Issues only potentially arise with your own country's rules.

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                How to Get a PCR Test in Zanzibar
                Thursday, December 3rd 2020

                Although there is no requirement to have a PCR test for COVID in order to enter Tanzania, many climbers are nonetheless required by their airline to show evidence of a negative COVID test before boarding the flight home.

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