Our Kilimanjaro climb guides
All of our guides are hand-picked by us to ensure you get the very best leadership on the mountain. Between them, they have safely summitted Kilimanjaro over a thousand times. To say we are proud of them is an understatement!
The importance of your Kilimanjaro crew cannot be underestimated: they make the difference between a wonderful experience on Kilimanjaro and an absolutely disastrous one.
Each of our guides is licensed by Kilimanjaro National Park and climb Kilimanjaro frequently each year. They all speak fluent English as well as Chagga and Kiswahili. We do not subcontract any of our operations. All our climbs are supported by a crew of local people who are experts on the mountain.
Each mountain guide has his own team of assistant guides and camp staff who work together on every climb. This collaboration gives a team dynamic that translates into an unparalleled level of service on the mountain. On all Kilimanjaro climbs we keep a ratio of three clients to one guide so every climber receives personal attention and encouragement.
As a member of Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP), we comply with all their guidelines to ensure our team of porters have the appropriate equipment, that they are paid fairly, given adequate food and accommodation and that their loads are not excessive.
Our guides have received first aid training from Kilimanjaro National Park prior to their certification and get additional training from us on a regular basis. They can recognize the symptoms of serious altitude sickness and organize an immediate descent which is by far the best treatment. We follow an established protocol for handling emergencies on the mountain, including rescue and evacuation procedures.
For a trek for two people over 7 days a normal crew would comprise 1 x lead guide, 1 x assistant guide, 1 x cook and 10 x porters.