KILIMANJARO
SEARCH AND RESCUE

Keeping Tanzania safe from above
Our Vision

Our vision is to make Mt. Kilimanjaro the safest tourist destination in Africa. For this reason, we have positioned our modern, efficient and specialized rescue helicopters at Moshi Airport – a perfect  location to base search and rescue operations on Kilimanjaro.

Our Mission

To provide Helicopter Search and Rescue operations ensuring the safety of everyone on Mount Kilimanjaro. Additionally, our mission is to operate scenic and Kilimanjaro-express flights to make it easier to access Kilimanjaro and Tanzania from above.

Our Services.

We operate a Helicopter Search and Rescue service
on Mt. Kilimanjaro and also have the first ever
high altitude medical clinic in Africa.
Helicopter Evacuations

We are using specialised Airbus AS 350 B3 helicopters, positioned at Moshi Airport in Tanzania. It’s the ideal location for high altitude search and rescue operations for Mt Kilimanjaro. Our team is highly experienced and we have a perfect safety record.

High Altitude Medical Clinic

We run a specialised clinic focussing on high altitude, remote and travel medicine. It is staffed by handpicked experts, offering the best possible treatment when you need it. It’s the only one in Africa and you are in safe hands.

Charter and Scenic Flights

Too tired to walk down? Just want a view of Tanzania from above? You can hire our helicopter service for scenic flights, Kilimanjaro-express flights, VIP transfers or chartered flights to suit your every need. We are here to assist.

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Evacuations
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Staff
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Rescued Porters
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Guides Trained
I just wanted to send you a quick email to mention how excellent William, Bosco, Dr. Sweetbert and Amina were during our emergency! I am sure there were others involved that we don’t know of, however these are the individuals that I came in touch with, and actually I am amazed at the efficiency, professionalism and caring nature right from the start of the emergency call at approx. 4:30am on a Sunday morning! They went above and beyond my expectations.- Mrs Remee Roperia, MD, Shah Tours & Travel Ltd.
I was able to directly witness the hospital care during a charity evacuation of a porter by Kilimanjaro SAR. The porter was transported speedily to a hospital in Moshi which allowed him to receive prompt medical attention. A company representative remained with him until he was finished with his treatment. All details of the hospital were taken care of in a professional, courteous and helpful manner.- Karen Valenti, Program Manager, Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project

Our Emergency Process.

Kilimanjaro SAR specialises in Helicopter based Search and Rescue operations. In case of an emergency call our toll free number +255 800 713 713 and follow the steps below.

1. Gather Information

We’ll need to know about the person who needs assistance and where we can find them. Your guides will help as they have our checklists, if not our call-centre is here to help. If your travel insurance covers medical evacuations up to 6000 meters above sea level, they will cover your costs.

2. Rely on us

Don’t worry. We have trained more than 400 guides in Basic Life Support and Helicopter Evacuation Protocols.

3. Call Our Toll Free Emergency Line

Our call center is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we are here to assist you. Help is near.

4. Help is on its way

Your well-being is our primary concern. Our emergency team is activated within  5 minutes of your call.

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