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I suggest that you bring two duffel bags and a backpack on the trip. When we are trekking on Kilimanjaro you will have a porter to carry your duffel. You will be required to carry a day pack with the items that you need each day between camps. Tents and cookware will be provided for you. On the safari we will also bring a duffel bag and our day packs. Between each phase of our expedition you will be able to leave a duffel bag at the lodge in a secure area between the climb and safari.

Waterproof duffel bag: The North Face: Poly-duffel (size large) or equivalent.
The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bag - 1525 - 9460cu in

Trekking poles: Adjustable, one pair.
Black Diamond Trail Trekking Pole
Black Diamond Trail Shock Trekking Pole

Black Diamond Storm

Small pop-up umbrella / cheap rain poncho:
Travel / Trekking Umbrella
Sun glasses: sunglasses (all styles/options)

: A day pack big enough to carry personal gear for the day.
The North Face Shadow Backpack
The North Face Aleia 22 Backpack
Water bottles: Two: 1 liter bottles or Hydration bladder
Nalgene Wide Mouth Tritan BPA-Free Water Bottle (32Oz).
Nalgene Wide Mouth Tritan Water Bottle
Camelbac Stoaway Hydration Reservoir

Sunscreen: SPF 30 or better

Lip screen
: SPF 40 or better.

Plastic bags: A couple garbage bags and Zip Locks for the river.

Outerwear / Underwear:

Mid weight fleece jacket
Fleece Jackets - Men’s
The North Face Denali Fleece Jacket - Mens
Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket - Men's

Insulated pants / Sweat pants / Fleece pants:
The North Face Surgent Fleece Pants- Men's
The North Face Trickster Pant - Men’s

The North Face Face Fave Fleece Pant - Women’s

Shell Jacket / Gore-Tex : Can also to be used for a rain jacket.
The North Face Technical Shells - Men's
The North Face Fuse Form Shell Jacket - Men’s

The North Face Technical Shell Jacket - Women's
The North Face Fuse Form Jacket - Women's

Shell pants: For wind and rain:
Marmot Minimalist Gore-Tex Hiking Pant - Men's
Gore-Tex Hard Shell Pants - Men's

Marmot Minimalist Gore-Tex Hiking Pant - Women's
Gore-Tex Hard Shell Pants - Women's

Light weight fleece gloves:
Fleece Gloves- Men's

Marmot Wind stopper Fleece Gloves - Women's
TNF ETip Pamir Windstopper Glove- Women's

Shells or Mitts / Heavy gloves: A ski glove works fine.
The North Face Ski Gloves

Balaclava or Neck gaiter: A simple lightweight model is fine.
Outdoor Research Option Balaclava-Unisex
Buff Brand Neck Gaiters (lightweight)

Warm hat:
Beanies - Unisex IceBreaker Pocket 200 Beanie- Unisex

Sun hat or Ball cap:
The North Face DryVent Hiker Hat - Unisex
Outdoor Research Sombriolet Sun Hat- Unisex

ExOfficio Bugsaway Bandana
Columbia Dry Ice Bandana

Footwear: Light weight low top hiking shoes.
Hiking shoe- Men's
La Sportiva FC Eco Gtx Hiking Shoes- Men's

Hiking Shoe- Women's
Five Ten 5/10 Dome Hiking Shoes- Women's

Sandals / flip flops: To wear around the lodge.
Chaco Sandals Keen Newport Sandal- Men's

Keen Venice H2 Sandal- Women's
Chaco Z1/ Unaweep Sandal- Women's

Hiking boots: Your boots should be waterproof and warm. We like leather. Boots should be well broken in.
Vasque Summit GTX Backpacking Boot- Mens
La Sportiva Omega GTX Backpacking Boot- Men's
Basque Breeze 2.0 GTX hiking Boot- Women's
Lowa Renegade GTX Hiking Boot- Women's

Gaiters: They help keep rocks out of your boots. Optional.
Outdoor research Verglas Gaiters- Women's
Outdoor Research Rocky Mtn Low Gaiter- Unisex
Socks: Heavy Weight. Two pair. Make sure they fit well with your boots.
Smartwool Trekking Heavy Crew Sock- UniSex
Darn Tough Merino Wool Extra Cushion Mountaineering Sock
Bridgedale Wool Fusion Trekker Sock- Women’s

Socks: Mid-weight. Two pair,
Smartwool Hiking Medium Crew Sock
SmartWool Hiking Medium Crew Sock Women's
Darn Tough Merino Wool Micro Crew Cushion Sock

Socks: Light Weight. Four pair.
Smartwool Hiking Light Crew Sock
Icebreaker Hike Lite Crew Hiking
Smartwool Hiking Liner Crew Sock

Personal items:
Small personal first aid kit, blister kit, Aspirin, band aids, personal prescriptions
Travelers First-Aid Kits
Adventure Medical Ultra-Light & Watertight First-Aid Kit

Trail snack food. Energy bars, GU packets for summit day.
*Laundry service available at the lodge.
You will need clothing for four days of safari. Loose fitting cotton pants and shorts.
Short sleeves and a light jacket for town and safari.
Trekking pants and travel shirts:
Trekking Pants- Men’s
Trekking Pants-Women’s

Travel Shirts- Mens
Travel Shirts- Women’s

Travel Pants- Men’s
Travel Pants- Women’s

Toiletry bag: Bring soap, wet wipes, toothbrush, camp towel, hand sanitizer, foot powder, personal items, etc.
The North Face Base Camp Traveler
Marmot Mini Hauler Toiletry bag

Sea to Summit Pocket towel
Packlite Ultralight towel

Pillow case and Cocoon Shell for the safari: (optional)
Cocoon Egyptian Cotton Mummy Liner

Travel & Health Tips:

I recommend you visit an International Travel Clinic for vaccinations or prescriptions.
Suggested vaccinations are (but not limited to):
• Tetanus
• Hep A
• Hep B
• Typhoid fever
• Yellow fever
• Bring a prescribed daily dose of Malarone for malaria or equivalent.
• Diamox: A drug used for acclimatization.

Protect yourself against traveler’s diarrhea and other related aliments while abroad.

Some general travel tips:
  • Contaminated food and drink are common sources for the introduction of infection. When you are traveling abroad, do not forget that drinking water can make you sick. Tap water, including from trains and airplanes, is not for drinking.
  • Vegetables should be cleaned with drinking water. Drink bottled or filtered water. Make sure the water you buy has an intact factory seal before drinking. Wipe off the tops of your cans and bottles before drinking. Drinking straws are also recommended.
  • Where hygiene and sanitation is inadequate, avoid salads, uncooked vegetables and unpasteurized milk.
  • Only eat raw fruit and vegetables that can be peeled.
  • Only brush your teeth with bottled water DO NOT rinse your toothbrush with tap water. Keep your mouth shut in the shower. They’ll be plenty of other times to sing.
  • Keep Clean: Wash your hands with soap, use hand sanitizers or alcohol wipes, trim and clean your finger nails. Avoid touching your eyes and nose and keep your fingers out of your mouth.
  • Traveler’s sickness usually is a self-limited disorder and often resolves without specific treatment. If you need to get sick, get sick and get it over with. Oral rehydration and electrolyte mixes with plenty of clean water is beneficial in replacing lost fluids.
  • Over the counter: Pepto-Bismol and Imodium AD type meds are good to have.
  • Be a traveler not a target. Keep track of yourself, your money and your belongings. When changing money get out what you need ahead of time. You
  • want to avoid flashing lots of cash.
  • Protect yourself against insects: Permethrin is good to use on clothing and shoes.
  • Mosquitoes repellent: DEET: in general the more DEET a repellent contains, the longer time it protects against mosquitoes bites. Cover exposed skin.
  • Be courteous when taking pictures of local people. Ask permission before shooting photos of people. Some local tribes do not like their picture taken.

Remember: There are many brands and types of clothing and gear. Usually higher quality leads to longer life of the item. When buying new items, take into consideration the items you will use again after this trip.
Buy gear that is comfortable and fits properly. Wearing-in new items before your trip leads to a more comfortable experience.

If you have any questions please contact me so we make sure you are comfortable on your trip.

Dean Cardinale

(801) 230-9089