Guides Cooks and Porters – check out important info

Safari and highland trekking

Our safari fleet are 4×4 with hatched / popped up roof to allow excellent game viewing, Safari guides are well knowledgeable to show the true African nature and wildlife, we have local guide for trekking and cooks for our budget camping who are well trained and prepared to offer excellent service on the area you are going to visit or travel.

Mountain crews and equipment’s

Top of Africa Trekking Company team comprise of 60 mountain crews at and 10 for safari at the moment, team is always grow as per demand, in this way we avoid cheap Kilimanjaro climbs which can only be done at the expense of your porters or group support, period. Myself I am a guide although I couldn’t manage to make all climb but making sure all supporting crews are well equipped with proper gear and provided good shelter, food, insurance and salary recommended by KINAPA. They are also free to contact me any time whilst on mountain, also guides are all extremely attentive and astute and are in daily contact with me when on the mountain, our group’s equipment are for both climbers including porters, guides and cooks, all meals is in your package.

Luggage and weight

Our porters carry from 18kg (40lb) – 20kg (45lb) at maximum excluding their personal weight, this is done at our office before climb to determine exactly number of porters and verified by park officers at the gate before issuing climbing permit. Climbers are supposed to bring up only the necessary stuff for the climb and unnecessary left at office or hotel/lodge, their weight should be 15kg (33lb) at maximum, in case you have an extra weight for the climb you required to request for your personal porter, this also applied for your day sack and bottled water, supplement charge will depend on salary based on time of entire trip.

Health and safety at high altitude

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