Climb Kilimanjaro guides and porters

The unsung heroes on Kilimanjaro.

On all of our treks up Kilimanjaro you will be accompanied by a highly trained, experienced and certified head guide together with a varying number of assistant guides, cooks and porters, depending on the size of your group.
This logistical team is there to increase your chances of safely and successfully reaching the roof of Africa and they add immeasurably to your overall enjoyment of this adventure.
Should one of the members in your group need to be evacuated from the mountain, one of the assistant guides and several porters will ensure that this happens as smoothly as possible.

Due to the extra guides in your team, the rest of the group will not be affected if one of your team members needs to descend – the rest of the team will still be able to continue.
The porters make your trip more comfortable since each hiker will provide their personal soft carry bag / duffel bag for the porters to carry. This bag will contain your personal items that you will not be using during the day.
It may not weigh more than 15 kg in total! Should you wish to take more personal items that cause your duffel bag to exceed the 15 kg limit, you are able to hire an additional porter at your own cost.

Kilimanjaro guides and porters tipping

Tipping your support crew at the end of your Kilimanjaro hike is generally expected for good service on the mountain.
Although the crew are paid salaries according to local standards (included in your package), they rely on tips to supplement this meagre wage.
The recommended tip to budget for is between US$200 ~ US$300 per hiker, which is dependent on the route chosen, the duration, and the overall group size.
Larger groups would tend to the lower end of the scale and smaller groups to the higher end. Solo climbers would need to budget around US$50 more than the higher end of the scale.

Below is a guideline as to how the recommended tip amount on Kilimanjaro is calculated that is industry standard:

Head Guide
US$20 – 25 per day (Ratio of 1 per 8 hikers)
Assistant guide
US$10 – 15 per day (Ratio of 1 per 3 hikers)
Cook
US$10 – 12 per day (Ratio of 1 per 8 hikers)
Porters
US$8 – 10 per porter per day (Average 3 porters/hiker)

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Climb Kilimanjaro packages from South Africa

Dream World Adventures specializes in putting together tailor made Kilimanjaro packages from South Africa. Our Kilimanjaro packages include all you need in order to undertake this African adventure – from flights departing from South Africa, to accommodation before and after your climb and all park fees, logistical mountain teams and meals on the mountain.

For more information on our Kilimanjaro packages from South Africa please following this link.

Climb Kilimanjaro packages starting from Tanzania

Dream World Adventures can also provide tailor made Kilimanjaro packages that will have you start your adventure from either Moshi in Tanzania, or from Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania.
The package prices will be quoted in US$ for clients not travelling from South Africa.

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The Marangu route on Kilimanjaro

The Marangu route was the route first used by Hans Meyer in 1891 to reach the top of Africa – Uhuru peak on Kilimanjaro. Many climbers these days opt for this route as it is the most comfortable route up Kilimanjaro, compared to all the other tented routes.
For an overview of this route follow the link below;
Marangu route on Kilimanjaro

The Machame route on Kilimanjaro

The Machame route we have found is definitely of the most opted for routes to consider for your adventure up Kilimanjaro. While it is not the longest route to reach the summit, the old adage for better acclimatization of “climb-high, sleep-low” comes to mind when using this tented route, with climbs to ridges and descents to valleys marking the approach days to Barafu Camp, base camp for summit, which will definitely aid hikers in their quest to reach the summit.
For an overview of this route follow the link below;
Machame route on Kilimanjaro

The Lemosho route on Kilimanjaro

The Lemosho route is known as one of the most scenic routes on Kilimanjaro. The first couple days on this route are beautifully wild and usually have lower traffic on the way up to the Shira Plateau, where it merges with other routes to the summit via Barafu Camp.
For an overview of this route follow the link below;
Lemosho route on Kilimanjaro

The Rongai route on Kilimanjaro

The Rongai route will have you start your hike on the northern side of Kilimanjaro, close the border between Tanzania and Kenya. The drive to the starting point of your hike, the Naru Moru Village, is a lengthy one, and winds through coffee plantations and rural villages.
For an overview of this route follow the link below;
Rongai route on Kilimanjaro

The Umbwe route on Kilimanjaro

The Umbwe route, especially for the first couple of days before meeting up with the other routes at Barranco Camp, entails a steep ascent through lush forest and deep gorges. It is a challenging, but scenic route option and from Barranco camp follows the same path as the Machame and Lemosho routes to the summit via Barafu.
For an overview of this route follow the link below;
Umbwe route on Kilimanjaro

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