Kilimanjaro Guides & Porters
The importance of having competent, high quality guides and porters cannot be overstated when it comes to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Toto Africa Adventures uses 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).
Our Kilimanjaro guides are very experienced, with most having climbed more than 105 times! They are professionals who intimately know the mountain.
You can expect the following from our Kilimanjaro guide:
- High Safety Standards – Your guide can identify and avoid potential hazards such as slippery trails and loose rocks. Your guide can prevent, recognize and treat altitude-related illnesses.
- Climbs Knowledge – Kilimanjaro trails are clearly marked, so following a trail should not pose a problem. But there are more intricate things that your guide will take into consideration when deciding when, where, and how to move the party. These things include weather conditions, trail density, rest stops, pace, etc.
- Mountain Facts – Your guide is knowledgeable about general mountain facts. He can tell you about the climate zones, the altitudes of and distances to campsites, and information about the geology, flora and fauna. These types of facts increase the enjoyment during the trek by giving you an idea of what you are seeing and feeling.
Our Kilimanjaro guides love working with us because we book small, private parties on the best routes.
Our porters take care of you. So we take care of them