Since Kilimanjaro mountain guides are compulsory and it is illegal to climb mount Kilimanjaro without a guide, we have competent, professional, knowledgeable guides that are handpicked by Tranquil Kilimanjaro. We cannot stress enough the importance of all-around mountain guides that possess all the required expertise and skills required to tackle this majestic mountain.

Tranquil Kilimanjaro pride itself of having one of the best mountain guides around. Our Kilimanjaro guides know the mountain at their fingertips, from the routes to the environment. They are fluent in English however feel free to request your guides in other foreign languages like French, Spanish, and German.

Our guides have acquired extensive training in first aid and mountain rescue while at the same time possessing deep knowledge in identifying the history, flora, and fauna, of mount Kilimanjaro. To top it all, apart from being fluent in English and other foreign languages, they a familiar with the local languages of the local people that live around Mount Kilimanjaro, the Chagga tribe.

What our Mount Kilimanjaro guides offer

  • High Safety Standards– Your safety comes first and we take it very seriously. Our
  • guides receive intense first aid training and emergency training to tackle any issues that may arise such as altitude sickness(AMS) and other alarming hazards on the route like loose rocks and slippery terrain. Each climber’s health and capability to proceed is closely monitored keenly while on the mountain.
  • Professionalism– Our guides are always there to help you achieve your ultimate goal with utmost respect and professionalism both on and off the mountain.
  • Expertise– Our guides have the capability of handling each mountain climb with care and expertise. They are familiar with the conditions, environment and trails of the mountain. They are willing and ready to answer your concerns and questions about your trek and the general and deep knowledge of the mountain.

Our Mountain guides are flexible to work with any group size, from solo climbers to large group sizes while attending to every climber with undivided attention no matter the race, colour, age, gender or sexual orientation whether you are a first-timer or a seasoned climber with experience in your hands.

Our guides are capable of enduring longer treks, longer treks always give the best acclimatization time for climbers.

Our guides are social and understand the need to combine adventure and fun in climbing. They care and will always be ready to assist you with your needs concerning the mountain trip.

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How many Mountain Guides can a Climber Have?

A maximum of two climbers per guide is required while climbing Kilimanjaro, and at least two guides are required for parties of two or more climbers. This guarantees that there will always be adequate guides to help climbers who require descend while enabling all other climbers to safely complete their summit ascent. Kilimanjaro National Park laws mandate minimum guide-to-climber ratios, which apply to all climbs booked via Tranquil Kilimanjaro. As a result, there will always be one lead guide for each group, and all other guides will be designated as assistant guides.

Why Choose Tranquil Kilimanjaro Guides

Our Mount Kilimanjaro guides have immense experience in climbing the mountain and are very familiar with the Kilimanjaro surroundings and the mountain as a whole from climbing Kilimanjaro for many years.

  • Hand-picked lead guides, with vast knowledge and experience, competent enough to lead successful climbs.
  • Intensely trained as guides on Mount Kilimanjaro to handle any situation that may arise on the mountain.
  • High Summit Success rates of reaching the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro due to the high fitness levels and technical know-how of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro many times.
Climbers Guides
1 climber 1 guide
2 climbers 2 guides
3 climbers 2 guides
4 climbers 2 guides
5 climbers 3 guides
6 climbers 3 guides
7 climbers 4 guides
8 climbers 4 guides
9 climbers 5 guides
10 climbers 5 guides
11 climbers 6 guides
12 climbers 6 guides

Kilimanjaro Mountain Guides Crew

We have a hierarchy at Tranquil Kilimanjaro with a well-elaborated mountain team structure. Our guides are supported on their teams by assistant guides, cooks, and porters that we have carefully put together. Every member of the Mount Kilimanjaro climbing team knows their role and plays it to their ultimate best aiming to make your trip a memorable one by any standard.

About Our Mount Kilimanjaro team

Our guides receive a set standard wage, which can sustain them well, the wages plus the tips are an added advantage to our porters.

  • Our guides are paid immediately upon completion of a trip.
  • Our guides are paid tips in a fair, transparent method.
  • Our mountain guides have the proper gear and equipment to survive comfortably on the mountain. Their clothing, sleeping bags and tents are warm enough and/or waterproof.
  • Our guides are fed three nutritious meals per day, in adequate quantity.

Mount Kilimanjaro guidesMount Kilimanjaro Chefs/Cooks

Our cooks/chefs are the ones responsible for fro preparing that sumptuous meal about 5895 meters or 19,000 feet? They prepare all the three important meals per day while you carry on with your trek. From breakfast very early in the morning to lunch, dinner, and even that much-needed hot cup of coffee or tea in the evening as you relax and reminisce on the long day of trekking.

Our chefs/cooks are well-trained to prepare satisfyingly fresh and nutritious meals when climbing Kilimanjaro each day. The meals are definitely a balanced diet with a mix of proteins, carbohydrates to give you energy for the tiring treks and some vitamins to boost your immunity in these harsh mountain climates and weather.

Mount Kilimanjaro Packages

8 days Lemosho Route
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8 days Lemosho Route

The 8-day Lemosho route itinerary gives you an extra day advantage for acclimatization purposes on Mount Kilimanjaro. This 8-day Mount
8 days Lemosho Route
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7 days Machame Route

The Machame route which goes by the popular nickname, the "Whiskey" route, is probably the most popular route used to

7 days Lemosho Route

The shorter 7-day Lemosho route variant does not include the extra acclimatization day as the 8-day Lemosho route itinerary. The

6 days Machame Route

The 6 days Machame route does not include the extra day for acclimatization and is therefore recommended for mountain climbers

9 days Northern Circuit Route

The 9 days Northern Circuit Route is one of the easiest routes on Mount Kilimanjaro. It is a recently introduced

7 Days Rongai Route

This is a 7-day Rongai route itinerary variation with an extra day for acclimatization. Gradually sloping towards the summit, Uhuru

6 Days Rongai Route

This 6-day itinerary takes you to the summit of Kilimanjaro using the Rongai Route. Tranquil Kilimanjaro offers treks up the

6 Days Umbwe Route

The 6 days Umbwe Route itinerary on Kilimanjaro is unpopular with many climbers especially first-time climbers for many reasons. First

9 Days Crater Camp via Lemosho Route

This 9-day crater camp trek combined with the 8-day Lemosho route climb is a uniques experience. Crater Camp is a

11 Days Western Breach Route

The 11 days Western Breach route itinerary is rarely or barely used at all due to the risks that come
Shira Route 7 Days

7 Days Shira Route

The 7 days Shira route package is seldom used mostly because Shira is an ancient route that does not follow