Your Safety on Kilimanjaro is Our Mission | Kilimanjaro Sunrise

Kilimanjaro Sunrise
3 min readMar 13, 2024

Embarking on a journey to conquer Kilimanjaro is undoubtedly an exhilarating adventure. However, amidst the thrill of summiting Africa’s highest peak, safety should always remain the utmost priority. At Kilimanjaro Sunrise, your safety on the mountain is our primary concern, and we spare no effort in ensuring a secure and memorable experience for every trekker.

A guide explaining oxygen to a client

Expert Guides

Our experienced guides are the backbone of your safety throughout the expedition. Trained to handle any situation, they serve as the mountain’s frontline doctors, equipped with Wilderness First Responder certification and years of invaluable experience. Rest assured, if illness strikes or danger looms, our guides possess the expertise to make critical decisions regarding your journey, prioritizing your well-being above all else.

Safety Measures and Daily Health Checks

We perform daily health checks including measuring your blood oxygen saturation with a pulse oximeter

Preventing altitude sickness, HAPE (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema), HACE (High Altitude Cerebral Edema), or any other illness is paramount. To safeguard against these risks, we implement stringent safety protocols, including daily health checks commencing from your trip briefing and continuing throughout your ascent. Our guides closely monitor your physical condition, ensuring early detection of any symptoms and prompt intervention when necessary.

First Aid Preparedness

Guide taking the temperature at the initial trip briefing

While our guides are extensively trained in first aid, we strongly advise all trekkers to carry a personal first-aid kit. Supplementing our comprehensive medical provisions, your kit should include essentials such as blister plasters, antiseptic cream, bandages, supports for joints, pain relievers like Ibuprofen, anti-diarrheal medication (Let your guide know before taking any medication), rehydrating powders, lip balm, Vaseline, throat lozenges, and anti-fungal cream for foot care. Pack these items in separate Ziploc bags to prevent leaks and ensure accessibility during emergencies.

Flexibility and Safety Assurance

There are many stretchers on Kilimanjaro to evacuate people down to helicopter land areas

At Kilimanjaro Sunrise, safety remains non-negotiable. We reserve the right to make necessary adjustments to, or even cancel, aspects of your trip if safety and security concerns arise. Your well-being is our top priority, and we are committed to delivering a safe and rewarding expedition every step of the way.

Final Thoughts

We offer helicopter evacuation insurance free of charge

Climbing Kilimanjaro is a monumental endeavor. Ensuring your safety is a responsibility we take seriously at Kilimanjaro Sunrise. With our experienced guides, rigorous safety measures, and first-aid preparedness, we strive to provide a secure and unforgettable trekking experience. Trust us to prioritize your safety while you focus on fulfilling your dream of climbing Kilimanjaro.

Originally published at on March 13, 2024.



Kilimanjaro Sunrise

Kilimanjaro Sunrise is a Kilimanjaro Trekking and Tanzanian Safari Company