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Evacuations by Helicopter

Kathy Dalsaso Monday, September 10, 2018
A new Search And Rescue service for Kilimanjaro and Meru

Zara Tours Adventures is pleased to announce a new service offered by Zara.

Search and Rescue (SAR) is a new service designed to ensure your safety while climbing the mountain. "Kilimanjaro Search and Rescue" offers this rescue service using helicopters that can fly in just about any weather, with a goal of making Kilimanjaro the safest tourist destination in Africa.

This emergency medical service can be deployed within 5 minutes. They ensure a quick response for your safety on Kilimanjaro and Meru, regardless of the season.

How does it work? The helicopter will pick you up from the designated area on the mountain, where the medical team will immediately start in-flight medical treatment. Upon landing at KIA/Moshi Airport, there will be transport to take you to your hotel. Also, you cam be taken to a modern High Altitude Medical clinic ideal for Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Kilimanjaro SAR accepts insurance with evacuation coverage up to 6,000 meters Above Sea Level.

Please be aware that coverage and eligibility requirements for this benefit differ by policy. It is highly recommended that your insurance covers evacuations to 6,000 meters Above Sea Level.

This web link provides information about different insurers regarding altitude limits and restrictions. www.ZaraToursAdventures.com/PDF/Insurers Altitude Limits.pdf

This web link showcases 75 different insurance providers regarding Medical Evacuation coverage. https://www.squaremouth.com/travel-insurance-benefits/medical-evacuation-and-repatriation

In line with mountain helicopter services, Zara also offers:

Hero Flights: This is an extremely fast, unique, and hassle-free way to end your epic adventure after conquering Africa’s highest peak. A helicopter flight from the slopes of Kilimanjaro to KIA/Moshi Airport will turn your 2-day hiking descent into a helicopter flight that takes less than an hour.  Reward yourself with more time to relax and a chance to explore more of Tanzania’s natural wonders.

Kilimanjaro Helicopter Scenic Tour: Get a magnificent “birds-eye” view of nature in an exclusive and luxurious scenic helicopter flight. This exciting journey departs from Moshi/KIA airport. You will witness a breathtaking view of the glaciers on majestic Mount Kilimanjaro or fly high over the famous Serengeti and its abundance of wildlife. Or you may appreciate the beauty of Lake Natron, a soda lake filled with thousands of flamingos, at the base of the active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano. Contact us to arrange your scenic helicopter flight.

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