Evacuations by Helicopter
Kilimanjaro SAR (Search And Rescue) is the only helicopter-based search and rescue company on the Mountain. It offers the best and modern search and rescue services using helicopters that can fly in any weather. Kilimanjaro SAR strives to make Kilimanjaro the safest tourist destination in Africa.
An emergency medical service to ensure your safety while hiking Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru with helicopters that can be deployed within 5 minutes. We ensure a quick response and guarantee your safety regardless the season.
Our helicopter will pick you up from the designated area on the mountain, where our medical team will immediately start an in-flight medical treatment. Upon landing at KIA/Moshi Airport there will be transport, to take you to your local residence. If you require further medical attention upon landing, you will be taken to our modern private High Altitude Medical clinic ideal for Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
Kilimanjaro SAR accepts insurance with Evacuation coverage up to 6,000 meters above Sea Level. Please be aware that coverage and eligibility requirements for this benefit differ by policy.
What do you eat on the mountain?
Remember to tell us if you have any special dietary requirements – because both meat and nuts form a substantial part of the food on Kilimanjaro.
One of the marvels of a trek on Kilimanjaro is the skill with which the cooks are able to conjure up tasty and nutritious food despite little in the way of equipment and ingredients. Awe Safari is able obey almost any dietary restrictions, so that vegans, vegetarians, gluten and lactose intolerants and those with restrictions due to their religious beliefs are all accommodated. Just make sure you tell us in advance of any dietary restrictions you may have.
Breakfast on Mount Kilimanjaro
A typical Kilimanjaro breakfast will involve eggs (boiled or fried), porridge, a saveloy (possibly with some tomatoes too), a piece of fruit such as a banana or orange, some bread with jam, honey or peanut butter and a mug or two of tea, hot chocolate or coffee.
Lunch on Mount Kilimanjaro
Lunch on Kilimanjaro is usually prepared at breakfast and carried by the trekker in his or her daypack. This packed lunch often consists of a boiled egg, some sandwiches, a banana or orange, and some tea kept warm in a flask and carried by your guide. KINAPA are trying to stop trekking operators from making cooked lunches along the trail for environmental reasons.
At the end of the day’s walking, afternoon tea is served with biscuits, peanuts and, best of all, salted popcorn.
Dinner on Mount Kilimanjaro
The final and biggest meal of the day, dinner usually begins with soup, followed by a main course including chicken or meat, a vegetable sauce, some cabbage, and rice or pasta; if your porters have brought up some potatoes, these will usually be eaten on the first night as they are so heavy.