Kilimanjaro Insurance



It goes without saying that trekking Kilimanjaro comes with obvious risks.To ensure you are covered for all risks we have set out the main Kilimanjaro Travel Insurance considerations below and provided a nifty travel insurance calculator from adventure travel insurance experts, World Nomads, which you can use to get a quote for your Kilimanjaro trek.First and foremost is the risk of high altitude trekking.Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and its severe forms, High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HACE) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HAPE) are very real issues on Kilimanjaro.You need to ensure that you are covered for high altitude trekking up to 6,000 meters. Most travel insurance providers do not include this under their standard packages and therefore it needs to be selected separately.Like AMS, general trekking accidents, like falls, rock slides and complications related to your health (i.e. heart conditions) whilst trekking are also a real concern on Kilimanjaro.You need to ensure your policy covers accidents that can occur on the mountain, including the costs of evacuation and hospital coverage in Tanzania.