Ebola and Climbing Kilimanjaro. Since August 2014 there have been over 2,000 reported cases of Ebola in west Africa. These cases have been in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and a small number in Nigeria. There is virtually no risk of attracting Ebola in Tanzania. Flying into Kilimanjaro airport, one or two nights in a hotel in Arusha or Moshi and straight onto Kilimanjaro their is virtually zero risk of contracting Ebola.
Ebola is contracted with direct contact with an infected person’s bodily fluid. Infected people are not contagious during the incubation period and only become contagious with the onset of symptoms. People who are most at risk are health care workers and families of infected people. Tourists in Tanzania would not be considered at risk from Ebola.
While we understand your concern and your safety is our number one priority, it is very safe to continue with your plans to climb Kilimanjaro with us. We are monitoring the situation closely and will notify you of any changes on the ground in Tanzania. If Ebola becomes a concern in Tanzania your trip insurance which is required for all our trips would reimburse you for your expenses if you purchase the optional trip cancellation coverage if you cancel your trek.
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