It goes without saying that when you are trekking on Kilimanjaro, do what your guides advise
. This is no walk in the park, but a serious long distance and high altitude trek over at least five days.
Be sure to use a reputable company for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
. You can’t go up Kili without a local guide who has undergone the rigorous national park training. However, the tour operators hire them directly and, therefore, get to know the best. So check out any feedback available on their guides to make sure you are walking with the ones with the most common sense, most safety aware and most switched on.
Tanzania is generally a safe country to travel in
, with relative political stability.
Tanzania is a conservative country and all travellers should dress modestly
. Women in particular should not wear shorts or sleeveless tops, especially when you have non-mountain days in coastal areas and on the islands – including Zanzibar – where the population is largely Muslim.
Homosexuality is illegal in Tanzania; same sex couples should act discretely