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UHURU TRAILS NATIVE GUIDING

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MADE IN TANZANIA GUIDES BY UHURU TRAILS BY AFRICANMECCA - EXPERT, EXPERIENCED & LOCAL KILIMANJARO LEADERS

Unless you specifically request mountain guides of any given nationality, Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca supply Tanzanian native guides, often Chagga people, hardworking, enterprising and resourceful Bantu farmers, familiar with Mount Kilimanjaro and its surrounding area from their childhood. Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca also contract with other Tanzanian nationals, Maasai, and members of other diverse tribes, all united in their enthusiasm to develop safe ways to introduce visitors to the wonders of a hike on Kilimanjaro. As you tramp along, they will divert you with stories, explanations, songs and language lessons, weaving a complex tapestry of personal anecdotes and unique insights that cannot fail to enrich your Tanzanian highlands tour experience. This relaxed dynamic is tainted by the addition of professional non-Tanzanian mountain guides whose attitudes are different, and whose attempts to control things in their own way often leads to resentment and confusion, losing all the friendly spontaneity of an established team and stifling the atmosphere of self-motivation and teasing rivalry that produces the best results. There can also be language and communication problems with porters, chefs, local head guides sidelined as assistant guides and other support staff, due to rigid attitudes that demand outright mountaineering skills. The only real advantage in climbing with guides of different nationalities is when there are communication difficulties and you need someone who speaks your own language. This can certainly be arranged, but the local Tanzanian staff speak English and Swahili with little French, Spanish, Italian, German or other international languages (read more on the top 10 reasons to trek Kilimanjaro with Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca).

Indigenous guides live and work in the area all year round, not just visiting occasionally for specific group treks. Therefore, they are intimately aware of the mountain in all its moods and familiar with local conditions as they develop. They are also more knowledgeable about flora and fauna in varied zones to geology and local history, having taken every opportunity to educate themselves on the subjects of importance in their work: subjects they have mastered not only by study, but by close personal acquaintance over a lifetime and passed on from generation to generation. Local guides are used to climbing the mountain on a twice-monthly basis, negotiating its trails with diverse groups of visitors, whereas visiting guides only climb a limited number of times a year – around 2-3 times on average. Where a seasoned Tanzanian mountain guide has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro hundreds of times, incoming guides who require passports to be stamped in and out of Tanzania can count dozens of assaults, or even less. By empowering Tanzanian staff, and training and trusting them, Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca promotes independence and entrepreneurship amongst local people, encouraging them to help themselves, improve their skills and pride themselves on their achievement in taking thousands of visitors on mountainous vacation in Tanzania safely to the top of the highest summit in Africa. The founders of AfricanMecca Safaris are themselves East African, multilingual and very closely acquainted with the area, spending upwards of six weeks every year in personally sampling the African adventure resources they promote, equally at home in wilderness, and their after promoting Africa in bustling European and American commercial settings. They are aware that sharing a cosmopolitan evening meal under the stars with hikers of various nationalities and the irrepressible African people, singing and playing together, nurtures a mutual understanding and confidence that has a positive effect on the outcome of any summit bid on this legendary triple-crowned East African volcano – dormant indeed!

Review Below Details Of Uhuru Trails Guides, Porters & Cooks For Your Kilimanjaro Trek

Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca trust their clients to the care of some of the best experienced Kilimanjaro mountain guides in the Tanzanian travel industry. These men love their work, take pride in their knowledge of the mountain and are constantly refining their understanding and skills to assure superior experiences. Our team guide leaders have between 10 and 20 years’ experience of the best way to succeed in climbing Kilimanjaro, which they have done many hundreds of times. Read More On Our Guides

One of the most mind-boggling achievements on a Tanzanian trekking expedition is the production of tasty hot meals in the very challenging conditions of a Mt. Kilimanjaro high-altitude climb. The higher you hike, the more difficult a cook’s job becomes. The cook needs all his experience and ingenuity to work in decreasing air pressure at increasing altitude. He also needs to produce appetizing food for people who are tired and listless. Read More On Our Chef

It is often overlooked that good porters are the key to survival and wholesome success of a Mount Kilimanjaro climb. Without them, you would not have food, water, shelter or any creature comforts except what you carried yourself. Your porters carry everything you need as well as 15 kilos (33 pounds) of your own personal equipment to save your energy and ensure optimum conditions for your summit success on your Kilimanjaro dream trip. Read More On Our Porters

On a Kilimanjaro climbing trip with Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca, each trekker has his own personal guide. This is an innovative improvement on the usual ratio of other climb companies offering three guides to every five climbers. The advantages are manifold for those who have a 1:1 guide-climber ration. A personal guide becomes a devoted ally in the struggle to conquer the highest peak in Africa. Read More On Private Guiding

Unless you specifically request mountain guides of any given nationality, Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca supply Tanzanian native guides, often Chagga people, hardworking, enterprising and resourceful Bantu farmers, familiar with Mount Kilimanjaro and its surrounding area from their childhood. Read More On Native Guides

KILIMANJARO TREK GUIDE- HOME
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KILIMANJARO TREK GUIDE- HOME

Uhuru Trails by AfricanMecca is a fresh team name for a long-established partnership between AfricanMecca Safaris and one of our most experienced, dependable and registered team outfitters on Kilimanjaro to provide discerning climbing experiences.

KILIMANJARO CLIMB INTRODUCTION
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KILIMANJARO CLIMB INTRODUCTION

AfricanMecca believes Kilimanjaro is a mountain with attitude. Towering enigmatically like an ethereal island in the sky wreathed in mists, at 5895 meters, it is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest stand-alone mountain in the world.

KILIMANJARO CLIMB PRICES
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KILIMANJARO CLIMB PRICES

Here you will find prices for various recommended and acclimitized routes for Kilimanjaro including Lemosho, Machame, Rongai, Shira, Umbwe and Marangu. We recommend you customize your private climb based on your preference and group size.

TOP 10 REASONS TO CLIMB WITH US
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TOP 10 REASONS TO CLIMB WITH US

We have 10 great reasons why you should climb with us. The first is a pioneering approach to guiding standards on Mount Kilimanjaro. Uniquely, we offer every trekker his or her own personal support guide (1 GUIDE : 1 CLIMBER RATIO).

WHICH KILI ROUTE TO CHOOSE?
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WHICH KILI ROUTE TO CHOOSE?

There are six approved routes for a Kilimanjaro climb with Uhuru Trails By AfricanMecca, each offering different advantages and drawbacks. Regardless of which route you choose, you need not be a rock climber, superlatively fit or supremely well-equipped.

OUR MOUNTAIN FAMILY TEAM
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OUR MOUNTAIN FAMILY TEAM

We trust our clients to the care of some of the best experienced mountain guides in the Tanzanian travel industry. Our guide leaders have 100 hundreds of climb experiences in between 10 to 20 years' of the best way to succeed in climbing Kilimanjaro.

BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO
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BEST TIME TO CLIMB KILIMANJARO

One of the best times for a Tanzanian trek vacation on Mount Kilimanjaro is in the warm months of January and February when clear skies afford excellent views of superb scenery, especially from the upper slopes; though, expect some snowfall during this period.

UHURU SUMIMIT SUCCESS GUIDE
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UHURU SUMIMIT SUCCESS GUIDE

Trekking to the roof of Africa can be a glorious, triumphant achievement that can color the rest of your life with self-confidence and pride. Or it can be an ordeal or even an abject failure. You need to know exactly what you are letting yourself in for.

KILIMANJARO SAFETY CLIMB GUIDE
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KILIMANJARO SAFETY CLIMB GUIDE

It must be clearly understood that Mount Kilimanjaro is a dangerous environment where climbers are risking their lives. One person in every thousand (0.1%) will die on the mountain and more than half of these deaths could be preventable.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT GUIDE
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SAFETY EQUIPMENT GUIDE

Kilimanjaro kills those climbers who go beyond their sensible limits. We have an enviable safety record because its leaders do not waste time on technological fixes on high altitude, but get sick and injured trekkers off the mountain without delay.

KILIMANJARO HIGH ALTITUDE GUIDE
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KILIMANJARO HIGH ALTITUDE GUIDE

The general impression is that a climbing tour of Kilimanjaro is an easy mountaineering option, since the 5895 meter mountain has been successfully climbed by hardy children and by octogenarians. It is not. It is a perilous undertaking.

FAQ ON KILIMANJARO
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FAQ ON KILIMANJARO

Review Frequently Asked Questions for our Kilimanjaro treks. Questions range from custom private climb options, charity climbs, Crater Camp add experience, costs, tipping, a day on a climb, packing list, reducing ecological footprint to combining safari.

FIVE ZONES OF KILIMANJARO
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FIVE ZONES OF KILIMANJARO

Review the 5 geographical, flora and fauna zones of Mount Kilimanjaro. The zones include the lower countryside slopes, montane forests, heathlands and moorlands, the towering alpine deserts and the arctic ice cap summit of the shinning mountain.

KILI GEOLOGY, HISTORY & TRIBES
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KILI GEOLOGY, HISTORY & TRIBES

Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa, is a unique Tanzanian highland vacation destination: a stand-alone pinnacle which creates its own climate in zones of distinct character, from fluted glacial columns and cathedrals of ice on the summit.

GUIDE ON KILIMANJARO PARK
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GUIDE ON KILIMANJARO PARK

Kilimanjaro, the shining mountain, floats in a wreath of cloud above the vast South Amboseli plains (a.ka the Western Kilimanjaro wilderness), offering an amazingly diverse series of fauna and habitats. It is a superlative destination for trekking.

AFRICANMECCA REVIEWS

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EAST AFRICA SAFARI TRIP IDEA FOR MOUNT KILIMANJARO IN NORTHERN TANZANIA

When visiting Mount Kilimanjaro National Park, we recommend combining it with your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti (wildebeest migration). End your trip with a Swahili cultural tour and beach holiday in Zanzibar.

You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Selous, Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.

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