Kilimanjaro Porters and Guides
Kilimanjaro guides all receive a licence to work on Kilimanjaro from the
National Park. Without this they are unable to operate as guides. The licence
is obtained after several years of experience of working on the mountain as
porters or cooks then as assistant guides after which they attend courses in
First Aid, Mountain Rescue, Flora and Fauna and History.
From the guides that have acquired their guide qualification Zara select those
that have worked with Zara in the past and have an excellent record of working
on the mountain. Their professionalism is hard to rival anywhere in the world
and one of their prime objectives will be to help you achieve your dream and
gain the summit of Kilimanjaro, safely. If at any stage they suggest you
should turn back then trust them, respect their experience - they must have an
excellent reason for this as this is one of their last resorts.
Meet our Porters and Guides
Looking after our porters
Our reputation depends on our guides. We hope to have some of the best there
are. We hope you will enjoy their company on your trip up the mountain. If you
have already climbed the mountain please contribute a comment about your
experience. Just send us an email or leave a comment in the comment book.
See also the Zara