Are tsetse flies and sleeping sickness a risk when climbing Kilimanjaro?

Tsetse flies and sleeping sickness are rarely a problem for Kilimanjaro climbers. Tsetse flies do not exist on Mount Kilimanjaro, and you are unlikely to encounter them throughout your travels in the Kilimanjaro area, which includes the Kilimanjaro airport, the cities of Moshi and Arusha, which are frequently used as climbing bases, and the area in between. Tsetse flies and sleeping sickness are thus not a concern when climbing Kilimanjaro.


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