It is forbidden to climb Kilimanjaro without a guide. The importance of having competent, high quality guides cannot be overstated when it comes to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Ultimate Kilimanjaro uses the best local guides, all of whom have received extensive training in first aid, mountain rescue, flora and fauna, and history. All are registered with Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA).
Kilimanjaro guides are very experienced, with most having climbed more than
100 times! They are professionals who intimately know the mountain.
You can expect the following from your Kilimanjaro guide:
Our Kilimanjaro guides love working with us because we lead small groups on the best routes.
Our guides can effectively manage our clients due to the small size of our groups. Because each climber generally needs 2 to 4 porters, each additional client multiplies the number of people under the guide's care. A guide can give more individualized attention when groups are reasonably small. We also lead longer trips, which, due to proper acclimatization, increase the probability of successful summits, which in turn gives a sense of satisfaction to the guide and staff.
We have over 1,000 customers per year, which meansour guides stay busy throughout the climbing season. Our guides do not need to go outside of their profession to earn a living when they can regularly lead climbs for us.
Because of our hardworking porters, all you need to do on your climb is walk. Porters carry the tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, food, water, cookware, gas, stoves, medical supplies, chairs, and tables - not to mention your camping gear. It is a tough job and anyone who has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro will tell you that their strength, skill and stamina are incredible.
Our porters take care of you. So we take care of them.
We take porter welfare very seriously and we do our best to ensure that all our staff is treated well. We strive to have the best porters through fair and honest treatment of our staff. We ensure that: