Your hiking boots are the most important gear you’ll have on Kilimanjaro! They are your first step on the journey to Uhuru Peak.

While they should be warm, waterproof and have ankle support, above all make sure they’re broken in by the time you land in Tanzania. If you can’t get some good trail hikes in prior to your trip, wear them to the office, while you walk the dog, on the treadmill at the gym… It’ll be a great conversation starter!

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Recommended hiking boots for climbing Kilimanjaro