What insurance do I need to climb Kilimanjaro?
Climbing a mountain as high as Kilimanjaro does have dangers. You should ensure that you have good insurance to cover these risks. It is a condition of booking to climb Kilimanjaro that you have medical and accident insurance.
Your insurance must cover helicopter evacuation if it becomes necessary. It should also cover the costs of getting home should you miss your scheduled flight due to accident, injury, illness or simple bad luck.
Your insurance must specifically include cover you to climb up to 6000 meters.
Your insurance should also protect against the ‘standard’ travel dangers, including: baggage delay, loss of personal items etc.
We recommend the global supplier of travel insurance, Global Rescue. Make sure to add ‘hiking up to 6,000m’ on check out and be sure to read the small print carefully for any policy you are considering. Different policies provide different levels of cover, so make sure you understand what is and isn’t included in your policy.
Sorry but we are not insurance experts so we do not review policies.