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African Safari Tours: Health tips for Hiking Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro, though not technically demanding like Everest, is a mountain that will challenge you both mentally and physically. It is important that you are prepared for this adventure.

How to Prepare

One of the best ways to prepare for Kilimanjaro trek is to do regular hikes, increasing in frequency and length as you get closer to the climb. Any aerobic activity such as biking, jogging and swimming, will build cardiovascular strength and help prepare you for the strains and pains of the mountain.

It is also highly recommended to get a medical clearance from your physician before attempting Kilimanjaro. If you are over 50 years of age it is recommended to get a stress EKG. Additionally, it is important to talk to your doctor about the following vaccines: (more…)

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