During Walking

  • 1st layer: Thermals tops and leggings (Polypropylene or geothermal)
  • 2nd layer: Light weight PolarTec or similar long-sleeved sweater
  • 3rd layer: Lightweight wind-stopper fleece or similar
  • 4th layer: Breathable wind-stopper shell (Gortex-Waterproof)
  • 5th layer: Water proof over-pants

At Camp

  • 1st layer: Thermals tops and leggings (second dry pair should be worn)
  • 2nd layer: Heavier weight polar Tec or similar long-sleeved sweater
  • 3rd layer: Heavier weight fleece or down jacket
  • 4th layer: Fleece over pants (jogging bottoms are OK)
  • 5th layer: Breathable wind-stopper shell (Goretex )
  • 6th layer: Over pants

Medical List

  • Diamox (for altitude sickness; can be purchased here in Arusha)
  • Headache tablets
  • Diarrhoea tablet
  • Rehydration salts
  • Small box of glucose
  • Stretch bandages
  • Deep heat or similar for sprains and muscle aches
  • Band aids /plasters/compeed for blisters
  • Water purification tablets or iodine (water is boiled on the mountain)
  • 30 + Sun cream and lip protection.
  • Moisturizing cream or gel (Sun and Wind can be extreme at altitude)
  • Malaria tablets/ prophylaxis (Consult doctor as to side effects)

Other Items

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag (0 to -10 degrees centigrade )
  • Roll Mat (‘Therm-a-rest’ blow-up type are best)
  • Gloves/ woolen hat / balaclava
  • Head lamp (Spare batteries for summit climb)
  • Boots or sturdy walking shoes
  • Sports Sandles or light shoes (Evening)
  • Sun hat (with brim)
  • Sun glasses
  • Insulated water bottle or Platypus water bladder
  • Strong plastic bags for putting clothes sleeping bag in


  • Rental equipment is available with prior notice. The above are guide lines for you to follow; we do stock about 6 full kits including some specialised equipment such a goose down jackets.
  • For the Marangu-route and climbs of Mount Meru, accommodation is in mountain huts. You do not, therefore, need to bring your own mattress.
Courtesy of Thomson Safaris