I need to go to the toilet on Kilimanjaro, what's are my options🤷♂
1st, let’s put your mind at rest. There are public #toilets at every camp stop on a #Kilimanjaro trek. You’re going to need to lower your expectations though.Forget porcelain loos with lockable doors,marble sinks with soap dispensers,hot water and hi-tech #hand driers. We’re talking about a wooden shack (usually without a door, let alone a lock) that surrounds a deep hole in the ground.
You’ll have to get used to #squatting and near-zero privacy. Also,while the #Park#staff do their #best to keep these facilities clean, it’s an uphill struggle because almost everyone on the #mountain uses them.This means that the erm, bouquet, of Kilimanjaro’s public 'long drop' loos can often be challenging. However, the #natural#views afforded by these dunnies are sensational so… #swings and roundabouts.
Help! I’m shy, Can I get a private toilet on Kilimanjaro🤷♂
Trekking Kilimanjaro is an immensely bonding experience.In time you’ll come to regard your guides,porters and fellow #trekkers as honorary brothers and sisters.All the same,this doesn’t necessarily mean you’d be comfortable ‘dropping your fudge’ in front of them.Don’t panic.There is an alternative to the ‘toilet shack’
The 2nd option is the ‘portable private loo’. This amounts to a proper chemical #toilet (with a seat, no less!) that is contained within its own discreet tent for total privacy.A portable private loo is for the exclusive use of you and your #group only.As with the shacks, though, it is only set up and available in camp.
The trek’s porters are responsible for cleaning, maintaining and transporting the loo between camps, so at least you have the assurance that your ‘comfort breaks’ will be #sanitary and conducted in privacy.
A lot of Kilimanjaro trek #operators will levy an #additional#charge of anything from $100-$200 for the #privilege of being able to use a portable privvy.You’d need to spend a hell of a lot of #pennies to #break even.That’s not the case with us,the use of a portable #private toilet is included as standard with every one of our #climbs because we look after the needs of our trekkers and dont cut #corners