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Water on Kilimanjaro

This picture is an example of how to fill up your nalgene bottle, canteen, or camelback on Mount Kilimanjaro. Usually one of the porters will pack up fresh mountain water in a bucket. You can use your water pump, which you should bring, to clean the water even more. Then, to be extra safe, drop in an iodine tablet or two and wait at least 15 minutes. You can mix your water with some gatorade or a drink packet, and then you can drink to your heart’s desire.


Since you consume a lot of water, you will spend a lot of time getting more water. Make sure to call the porters with the water, “Bwana Maji,” which means Mr. Water.