Tour operators often rent out the necessary gear to climb Kilimanjaro. It’s important to check with your specific tour operator to see what exactly they offer for rent.
Even if tour operators don’t have their own stock of rental gear, they can usually help rent out gear in cooperation with rental stores in Moshi or Arusha. However, if you’re coming from Nairobi and planning a cross-over climb starting in the north, please note that there are no rental stores in Nairobi which means that you may not be able to rent gear.
Some items that are typically available include synthetic jackets, sleeping bags, inflatable sleeping pads, trekking poles, duffel bags, raincoats and various items of clothing.
Many of these items are very expensive to purchase, particularly if you’re looking for a higher-quality model. Therefore, renting is recommended, whereby the quality of rental items also varies significantly across tour operators. Depending on the available equipment, you may still need to supplement it with your own equipment.