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How long does it take to climb Kilimanjaro on the Marangu Route?
Map of Umbwe Route
Map of Rongai Route
Map of Northern Circuit
Map of Grand Traverse
Map of Marangu
Map of the Machame Route
Do you recommend the 5-day Umbwe Route?
How popular is the Umbwe Route?
What is the altitude profile of the Umbwe route?
Is the Umbwe Route dangerous?
What are the disadvantages of the Umbwe Route on Mount Kilimanjaro?
What are the advantages of the Umbwe Route on Mount Kilimanjaro?
How difficult is it to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on the Umbwe Route?
How long does it take to climb Kilimanjaro on the Umbwe Route?
How popular is the Mount Kilimanjaro Grand Traverse route?
Do you recommend the 10-day Northern Circuit with Crater Camp?
How popular is the Rongai route?
Do you recommend the 9-day Northern Circuit?
Do you recommend the 8-day Northern Circuit?
How popular is the Mount Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit?
How difficult is it to climb Kilimanjaro via the Northern Circuit?
Is the Northern Circuit dangerous?
What is the altitude profile of the Northern Circuit?
What are the disadvantages of the Northern Circuit?
What are the advantages of the Northern Circuit?
Would you recommend the Northern Circuit?
When do you recommend the 9-day Grand Traverse?
Do you recommend the 8-day Grand Traverse?
Do you recommend the 7-day Grand Traverse?
How difficult is it to climb Kilimanjaro via the Grand Traverse?
What are the advantages of the Grand Traverse?
How long does it take to climb Kilimanjaro on the Grand Traverse?
Would you recommend the Grand Traverse?
Is the Grand Traverse dangerous?
What is the altitude profile of the Grand Traverse?
What are the disadvantages of the Grand Traverse?
Do you recommend combining Grand Traverse with Crater Camp?
What is the altitude profile of the Rongai Route?
What are the disadvantages of the Rongai Route?
Is the Rongai Route dangerous?
How difficult is it to climb Kilimanjaro via the Rongai route?
Do you recommend the 7-day Rongai Route?
What are the advantages of the Rongai Route?
Would you recommend the Rongai Route?
What is the altitude profile of the Marangu route?
What are the disadvantages of the Machame Route?
How difficult is it to climb Kilimanjaro via the Machame route?
Is the Machame route dangerous?
Would you recommend the Machame Route?
What is the altitude profile of the Machame Route?
How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro on the Machame route?
When do you recommend the 8-day Machame route?
Is the Marangu Route dangerous?
What is the Lava Tower?
What are the advantages of the Lemosho Route on Mount Kilimanjaro?
How difficult is it to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho Route?
What are the disadvantages of the Lemosho Route on Mount Kilimanjaro?
What is the altitude profile of the Lemosho route?
Would you recommend the Lemosho Route on Mount Kilimanjaro?
Is the Mount Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route dangerous?
What are the disadvantages of the Marangu Route on Mount Kilimanjaro?
Would you recommend the 6-day Marangu Route on Mount Kilimanjaro?
What are the advantages of the Marangu Route on Mount Kilimanjaro?
How difficult is it to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on the Marangu Route?
How long does it take to climb Kilimanjaro on the Rongai Route?
Is Dengue Fever dangerous?
What is the camping & sleeping equipment like?
What is the Great Migration?
What diseases are a risk in Tanzania?
Why do you recommend a different insect repellent for skin and clothes?
What is the most effective insect repellent should I use for clothing and gear?
What is the most effective insect repellent to apply on my skin?
Why should I bring a cloth tissue when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?
Are there also pee bottles for women?
Why should I bring a thick cream like Vaseline when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?
Why should I bring sunscreen when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?
Why should I bring earplugs when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?
Do you recommend to bring a pee bottle for Mount Kilimanjaro?
What is the United Nations Global Sustainable Tourism Council (UN GSTC)?
Why do climbers bring pee bottles for Mount Kilimanjaro?
What is a pee bottle?
What will I eat on Mount Kilimanjaro?
Do I need to purify water before drinking on Mount Kilimanjaro?
How does my tour operator treat water to make it safe for drinking?
Can I get alcoholic beverages on Mount Kilimanjaro?
Can I get soft drinks on Mount Kilimanjaro?
Can I get bottled water on Kilimanjaro?
What beverages does my tour operator provide?
Is there mobile network coverage on Mount Kilimanjaro?
Is it better to stay at Crater Camp before or after summiting Mount Kilimanjaro?
How do I avoid contracting malaria when travelling to Tanzania?
Should I bring a solar charger for Mount Kilimanjaro?
What is a solar charger?
Would you recommend a stay at the Crater Camp?
How can I organize a climb with a stay at Crater Camp?
Which is the best route to combine with Crater Camp?
How can I mitigate those risks?
What are the risks of staying at Crater Camp?
Why would I want to stay at Crater Camp?
What is Crater Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro?
What is a mess tent?
What is the safest hiking route on Mount Kilimanjaro?
Which is the most popular route on Mount Kilimanjaro?
Which is the easiest route?
Which is the best hiking route on Mount Kilimanjaro?
What is the difference between Northern Circuit and the Grand Traverse?
Which is the most difficult hiking route on Mount Kilimanjaro?
Why does inadequate equipment and preparation endanger lives?
Do Kilimanjaro porters get a minimum wage?
How are porters exploited?
Which is the shortest route to climb Kilimanjaro?
Which is the most dangerous hiking route on Mt Kilimanjaro?
What are the Marangu Huts on Mount Kilimanjaro like?
Why do incidents not get reported?
Why does Fair Voyage only promote KPAP partners for Mount Kilimanjaro?
Can any tour operator become a KPAP Partner?
What is the KPAP Partner Program for Responsible Travel?
What is the International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC)?
What is the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP)?
Do all tour operators exclude tips from their offers?
Do I have to tip when climbing Kilimanjaro?
How much do you have to carry when climbing Kilimanjaro?
Is it important that my tour operator uses pulse oximeters?
How reliable are pulse oximeters to prevent severe AMS?
What is a pulse oximeter?
Is descent always possible when climbing Kilimanjaro?
Is it important that my tour operator brings a hyperbaric chamber for my climb?
What is the best treatment for altitude sickness?
How effective are hyperbaric chambers to treat altitude sickness?
Which is the most authentic hiking route on Mt Kilimanjaro?
What is a hyperbaric chamber (PAC or Gamow bag)?
What is an altitude training system?
How can I pre-acclimatize for Mount Kilimanjaro?
How can I pre-acclimatize for high altitudes?
Can I rent gear from my tour operator?
How long does it take to organize all my gear?
Should I bring a portable charger for Kilimanjaro?
What is a battery pack or portable charger?
How can I save costs to make a Kilimanjaro climb affordable?
How long in advance should I book my Kilimanjaro climb?
What tour type options are available?
Can I book a private room on Mount Kilimanjaro?
How many people do I need to share my tent with on Kilimanjaro?
Will I stay dry in my tent when it rains on Kilimanjaro?
How will I wash my hair when climbing Kilimanjaro?
How will I wash when climbing Kilimanjaro?
Is the Lemosho Route more authentic than the Machame Route?
How long does it take for me to organize my climb?
What do I have to organize myself to climb Kilimanjaro?
Is it important that my tour operator brings a custom stretcher for my climb?
What is a stretcher?
Do I need a yellow fever vaccination certificate when travelling to Tanzania?
What is the Western Breach route like?
Why it is important for you to pay a fair price to climb Kilimanjaro?
How does Fair Voyage insure my payments?
What is the city of Arusha like?
What is the city of Moshi like?
What do the Accommodation star ratings mean?
What are the differences in Accommodation categories?
What is the Grand Traverse like?
Do you recommend the Western Breach route?
What is the Umbwe route like?
What is the Shira route like?
What is the Marangu route like?
How to add a Package to a tour
What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms of severe altitude sickness?
What should I do if I’m concerned about another climber becoming ill from AMS?
What motivates guides?
What is the best course of action when experiencing symptoms of moderate altitude sickness?
What are the symptoms of severe altitude sickness?
What are the symptoms of moderate altitude sickness?
How do I manage my flights for this Tour?
What can I see in Amboseli National Park?
Can I rent a sleeping bag and mattress for the climb?
Tipping guidelines for Safari Tours
What does it mean when a tour operator is Travelife Certified?
What does it mean when an accommodation is Travelife Gold certified?
In which countries does Travelife operate?
How does a tour operator or agency become Travelife Certified?
What is Travelife?
In which countries does Fair Trade Tourism operate?
What does it mean when my trip is a Fair Trade Holiday?
What does it mean when a tour operator is Fair Trade Tourism approved?
What responsible travel certifications does Fair Trade Tourism offer?
What is Fair Trade Tourism?
What does it mean when an accommodation is Ecotourism Kenya Gold certified?
What does it mean when an accommodation is Ecotourism Kenya Silver certified?
What does it mean when an accommodation is Ecotourism Kenya Bronze certified?
What responsible travel certifications does Ecotourism Kenya offer?
Why is Fair Voyage able to offer tours cheaper than other agencies?
How to get started as Tour Operator
How much is the Tanzania visa, and how do I pay it?
What’s the best way to get my Tanzania visa?
Do I need a visa to travel to Tanzania?
How long does my passport need to be valid for when travelling to Tanzania?
How to open a new safari group, invite others to join and get a discount?
How does the price for the 4-day Premium Safari Tour change depending on group size?
Map of Lemosho Route
Is it worthwhile to have a walk-in tent and cot for my Kilimanjaro climb?
Is it worthwhile to have a portable mountain shower for my Kilimanjaro climb?
What are the entry requirements for Tanzania?
What accommodation do you recommend in Arusha?
What accommodation do you recommend in Moshi?
What vaccinations do I need when travelling to Tanzania?
What is a Tour package?
What are Tour Upgrades?
Why add an Inclusion category to a Tour Upgrade?
What activities are available locally?
What travel insurance do you recommend for Kilimanjaro climbs?
Do I need to take out travel insurance to climb Kilimanjaro?
What steps do I need to take to prepare for my Kilimanjaro climb?
Which is the most challenging route for ultimate adventurers?
How soon can I depart after my Kilimanjaro climb?
How many days before the start of my climb should I arrive?
How many days do I need for my entire trip to climb Kilimanjaro?
Why should conscious travellers use international travel agencies at all?
What’s the difference between tour operators and agencies?
Who will be providing my tour operating services?
Is Fair Voyage an agency or a platform?
Should I take the Lemosho Route or Northern Circuit?
What is the difference between the Lemosho Route and Northern Circuit?
What are the key differences between the routes on Mount Kilimanjaro?
Clothing & equipment available for rent at Mountain Inn
How to add a summary and submit/update a Tour?
How to add a Package or Upgrade to a Tour?
How to add an itinerary to a Tour?
What are the 5 steps to create a tour
Why Fair Voyage – short summary with photos
Is this safari confirmed to be available?
Tipping guidelines for Kilimanjaro Climbs
When joining a Kilimanjaro group climb, can I customize it to make it cheaper?
How can I download a Tour Brochure PDF?
When joining a Kilimanjaro group climb, can I go my own pace?
Typical food menu for Kilimanjaro climbs
Why should I use Amazon Smile to donate?
How do I ensure my browser always uses Amazon Smile?
How can I donate to IMEC via Amazon Smile?
Use Amazon Smile to support IMEC
Should I take the Machame or Lemosho Route?
Tipping guidelines for Safari Tours
Tipping guidelines for Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru climbs
What are your Terms & Conditions?
Shall I take Diamox when climbing Kilimanjaro?
How does Amazon Smile work?
What is Amazon Smile?
Tipping guidelines for Safari Tours
How many guides will there be for my group when climbing Kilimanjaro?
Tipping procedures for Kilimanjaro climbs
How to choose the best Kilimanjaro route
Kilimanjaro tipping calculation depending on climb length and group size
Can I make changes after booking this Tour?
Who are the 5 most outstanding Kilimanjaro climbers?
As a solo traveller, do I have to pay the single traveller supplement?
What is your summit success rate for this climb?
5 simple steps to make a cost-efficient international payment using TransferWise
Why do you recommend TransferWise for international payments?
What type of sleeping bags do you rent and how much does it cost?
Is it dangerous to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?
What is Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village?
How does Fair Voyage remain independent & offer best advice?
How does Fair Voyage curate operators & offers to ensure high quality?
How is Fair Voyage able to guarantee best local prices?
What type of travel experiences does Fair Voyage promote?
How can Fair Voyage help me find & customize my best climb?
What can I do at Kimironko market in Kigali?
What can I see at the Presidential Palace Museum in Kigali?
What is the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre?
What is it like to go mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda?
What are the 3 golden rules of altitude acclimatization?
Additional Terms & Info for this Tour
Tipping guidelines for Safari Tours
What can I see in the Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda?
Should I join a group tour to climb Kilimanjaro?
What is the climate in Uganda?
What are the most important national parks in Uganda?
What is the geography of Uganda like?
What is Uganda like?
What is Tanzania like?
What is Kenya like?
Is the type of Malaria in Tanzania dangerous?
Does check-in luggage on flights to Kilimanjaro airport get lost?
What do I leave in my main bag for my porter to carry?
What should I carry with me during my flight?
What facilities are available at the Marangu Huts?
What’s the etiquette when using nature for my toilet business?
What do I do when I need a bathroom on Kilimanjaro?
How can Fair Voyage help me customize my Kilimanjaro climb?
How does Fair Voyage ensure fair porter treatment practices?
How is Fair Voyage able to guarantee best prices for Kilimanjaro offers?
How does Fair Voyage select the best Kilimanjaro offers and operators?
How does Fair Voyage maintain its independence & offer best advice?
How are my funds protected when I book & pay for my Tour with Fair Voyage?
Why should I book my trip with Fair Voyage?
What Kilimanjaro expertise does Fair Voyage have?
Will I have access to my private toilet tent while hiking?
How do I go about choosing my best Kilimanjaro route?
Do you recommend the 7-day Machame Route?
How do I book a private toilet tent for my Kilimanjaro climb?
What are private toilet tents on Mount Kilimanjaro like?
What are the public toilets on Mount Kilimanjaro like?
Why is the Machame Route so popular?
Are tsetse flies and sleeping sickness a risk when climbing Kilimanjaro?
How should I deal with shortness of breath?
Will I experience shortness of breath when climbing Kilimanjaro?
Should I organize a private tour to climb Kilimanjaro?
What are the disadvantages of private tours to climb Kilimanjaro?
What are the advantages of private tours to climb Kilimanjaro?
How many people are in a private tour?
What is a private tour to climb Kilimanjaro?
What are the disadvantages of Kilimanjaro group tours?
Should I overnight at the same location or go for a longer route?
Is it possible to extend my climb by an additional acclimatization day?
When is the best season to climb Kilimanjaro?
What is the weather on Mount Kilimanjaro like?
Why is it important to take anti-malarials preventatively, not just in case of contraction?
What do I carry in my Kilimanjaro daypack?
Where do I get all the required gear for my Kilimanjaro climb?
What are common symptoms of altitude sickness when climbing Kilimanjaro?
How can I charge my devices when climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?
Does a 9-day climb improve my summit success chance?
How many days should I take to climb Kilimanjaro?
What is the best certification for a Kilimanjaro guide?
How can I book a WFR certified guide for my Kilimanjaro climb?
Who certifies Kilimanjaro guides for Wilderness First Responder (WFR)?
What is Wilderness First Responder (WFR)?
What anti-malarials do you recommend for Tanzania?
Should I take anti-malarials when travelling to Tanzania?
How can I get from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro?
How do I find the best Kilimanjaro guide?
How can I avoid altitude sickness when climbing Kilimanjaro?
How dangerous is altitude sickness when climbing Kilimanjaro?
What are the best muscle exercises to prepare for my climb?
What are benefits of longer Kilimanjaro climbs?
What are benefits of shorter Kilimanjaro climbs?
How long does it take to climb Kilimanjaro?
What is the best cardio activity to prepare for my Kilimanjaro climb?
How much does it cost to hire a porter for Kilimanjaro?
How much weight can I bring on my Kilimanjaro climb for my porter to carry?
How much weight does each porter on Kilimanjaro carry?
What are the differences between Kilimanjaro climbing offers?
What is typically included in Kilimanjaro tour prices?
Why is it important for my safety that my porters are treated fairly?
Why does Fair Voyage not offer cheaper Kilimanjaro climbs?
Why are Kilimanjaro tours so expensive?
How much does it cost to climb Kilimanjaro?
What is altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness (AMS)?
What makes Kilimanjaro difficult to climb?
What is the average Kilimanjaro summit success rate?
Is there an age limit to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?
Do I need to have special skills to climb Kilimanjaro?
How can I maximize my Kilimanjaro summit success chance?
What exactly does my Kilimanjaro tour operator organize?
Is Mount Kilimanjaro a climb or a hike or a trek?
How difficult is it to climb Mount Kilimanjaro?
Which city is used as a base to climb Kilimanjaro?
Which international airlines fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport?
Which airport do I fly into when climbing Kilimanjaro?
How tall is Mount Kilimanjaro?
What is Mount Kilimanjaro?
Which is the best Kilimanjaro route during rainy season?
What is the best Kilimanjaro route for an ultimate adventure?
What is excluded from all Kilimanjaro offers?
What options do I have to customize my Kilimanjaro climb?
What is included in Kilimanjaro offers on Fair Voyage that’s different from other agencies or platforms?
As a responsible travel organization, how can I partner with you?
Why do you not make Travelife Certification mandatory for all your suppliers?
What is the best responsible & sustainable travel certification for tour operators globally?
What are your global responsible & sustainable travel criteria?
What are your regional responsible & sustainable travel criteria?
What are your responsible travel criteria for Kilimanjaro operators?
Are there bathrooms and showers on Mount Kilimanjaro?
What are your local responsible & sustainable travel screening criteria?
How do I know whether my tour operator is responsible?
Which companies does Fair Voyage promote?
What is included in all Kilimanjaro offers?
What do the Tour Operator and Accommodation ratings mean?
How long does it take to climb Kilimanjaro on the Northern Circuit?
What is the Northern Circuit route on Mount Kilimanjaro like?
Which Kilimanjaro route has the the highest summit success chance?
Which is the best Kilimanjaro hiking route for altitude acclimatization?
Do you recommend the 6-day Machame Route?
How long does it take to climb Kilimanjaro on the Machame Route?
What is the Machame Route on Mount Kilimanjaro like?
Do you recommend the 8-day Lemosho Route?
How do I organize a Kilimanjaro climb?
Where do I sleep on Mount Kilimanjaro?
What can I do in Tanzania besides safari?
How do I get from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro?
Do you recommend the 6-day Rongai Route?
What is the geography of Tanzania?
Do you recommend the 7-day Lemosho Route?
What are the advantages of Kilimanjaro group tours?
How can I prepare physically for my Kilimanjaro climb?
What does the Rating Category mean, and how can I compare offers?
What are the campsites on Kilimanjaro like?
How long does the Lemosho Route take?
What is the climate in Tanzania?
Where is Mount Kilimanjaro located?
What is the difference between a climb, hike and trek?
What is the difference between the Machame and Lemosho Routes?
How many climbers are in a Kilimanjaro group tour?
What is excluded from this Tour?
Fair Voyage tipping guidelines for Kilimanjaro climbs
Why should I book my Kilimanjaro climb with Fair Voyage?
What is the Lemosho Route on Mount Kilimanjaro like?
What is an open group tour to climb Kilimanjaro?
How fit do I need to be to climb Kilimanjaro?
Do you recommend the 5-day Rongai Route?
Additional Terms & Info for this Tour
What is the Dendrosenecio?
What is the Barranco Wall?
What is Gilman’s Point?
How big is the risk of rockfall when climbing Kilimanjaro?
Can I fall to death while climbing Kilimanjaro?
How does the fatality rate on Kilimanjaro compare to other mountains?
What are the most common causes of death on Kilimanjaro?
What type of sleeping bags do you rent and how much does it cost?
How many tourists die on Kilimanjaro every year?
Clothing & equipment available for rent locally
How do I pay for things locally in Tanzania?
How do I pay for this Tour?
Do I need to take out travel insurance?
Operator T&C and Liability Waiver Form
Gear & packing list
What is Stella Point?
What can I do besides safari and trekking tours in Rwanda?
What is the Rongai Route on Mount Kilimanjaro like?
What is Uhuru Peak?
What is included in this Tour?
Which Kilimanjaro route do you most recommend?
How to get a free water refill and avoid plastic waste while travelling
Why every traveller should carry a reusable water bottle
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What gear and other items do I need to climb Kilimanjaro?
What responsible travel criteria should I look out for when booking my climb?
Which route has the highest comfort and best facilities?
What are my route options to climb Kilimanjaro?
What are the most important national parks in Rwanda?
How do I get from Kilimanjaro airport to Moshi or Arusha?
What are the next steps once I’ve booked my Kilimanjaro climb?
Tipping guidelines for Kilimanjaro Climbs
What is the geography of Rwanda like?
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How to Climb Kilimanjaro Responsibly: #2 Safety
How to Climb Kilimanjaro Responsibly: #1 Fair Porter Treatment
What is the climate in Rwanda?
What is Rwanda like?
How do Travellers Rate & Review Fair Voyage?
Who are the Kilimanjaro porters?
What is the porter treatment situation on Mount Kilimanjaro?
Why should I tip?
What makes this a responsible tour?
How do I check availability or customize this Tour?
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