Is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro covered by travel insurance?

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Short Answer

If you are traveling to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, we recommend a policy that includes Sports & Activities coverage.

More Detail

Some policies exclude mountaineering altogether, including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Mountaineering is generally defined as any type of hiking where ropes or guides are normally used. Additionally, some policies exclude coverage above a certain elevation.

Using Squaremouth’s activity selection matrix, you can denote which activities you plan to participate in during your trip to only search for the policies that can provide coverage for those activities.

This information can vary based on the travel insurance policy. Please review the policy certificate to verify coverage. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact us directly at 800-240-0369. Our customer service representatives are available from 8am to 10pm ET, seven days a week, and are delighted to help!