We always work thinking of you, of your needs, but above all, of your expectations. We know that every detail is important, and for this reason make our best effort to care for all those "little things" which will always
make the difference so that your trip will be exceptional. Our service is characterized by being flexible and creative in the design of itineraries; for this we are diligent in the selection of our transport personnel, guides and all those persons involved in the operation.
About our Services
Best Mountain/Safari Guides. Our expert guides were hand selected to work for us. We have the best local guides who have received extensive training in first aid and mountain rescue. With unrivaled experience and competence, they are among the most talented and respected professionals in the industry. Our guides have many years of combined experience on Kilimanjaro and thousands of successful summits. Our Safari guides know the national parks like the back of their hands. Their vast experience in the wild and attention to detail enables them to provide an amazing wildlife experience to our clients. Wildlife aside, we believe we have the most charismatic guides in the industry who uphold our mission to provide superb customer care to our clients.
Fully Staffed Climbs. Our climbs are fully staffed with approximately one guide per two clients. This is the best way to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. We strive to create the optimal conditions for a safe, successful climb. Having the right number of personnel to manage the group size creates an organized team on the mountain, but more importantly ensures proper attention for each and every climber.
Highest Safety Standard. Great Lake Expedition is focused on safety, understanding that our top priority is to keep you out of harm’s way. Our guides perform regular health checks on all climbers, and they are prepared to prevent, detect and treat altitude sickness. We include rescue oxygen on every climb and have evacuation plans in place in case of emergencies. When it comes to safari our modified 4X4 safari vehicles are spacious with comfortable seats to ensure our clients have a more comfortable experience. Our safari guides have undergone extensive first aid training and our vehicles are equipped with wide range ICOM radios to enable our guides to communicate more effectively even if there is no cell phone signal.
Quality Camping Gear. We only use high quality camping equipment to keep climbers as comfortable as possible while outdoors. Our Mountain Hardwear tents are warm, waterproof, and roomy – and perfectly suited for the rigors of Kilimanjaro. We provide thick foam sleeping pads for all clients.
Quality Meals. All food and drink is provided on the mountain. Our mountain chefs prepare delicious meals with fresh, local ingredients. These meals are nutritious and calorie dense, specifically designed to sustain the energy of climbers. An ample amount of clean water is provided so climbers stay well
hydrated throughout the trek. We also cater to all special dietary requirements.
Best Routes. Almighty Kilimanjaro specializes on Kilimanjaro’s best routes. With many routes to choose from, we avoid trails that are very crowded, less scenic, and have poor acclimatization profiles. We operate primarily on routes that offer a combination of high success rates, scenic beauty and low foot
traffic. This ensures our clients have the best chance of reaching the summit and have a good time doing it.
Porter Care. We take porter welfare very seriously and do our best to ensure our staff is treated well. We have partnered with various porters organization, we comply with all established guidelines on porter wages and welfare. We pay our porters more than the standard compensation. Our porters have proper food and shelter, and their loads are restricted to reasonable weight limits.
Leave No Trace. We are dedicated to enjoying the outdoors responsibly. Our guides and porters practice Leave No Trace ethics on the mountain so that everyone can enjoy a clean, litter free environment on one of Africa’s most majestic landscapes.
Give back to the societies. Great lake Expedition is accountable to humanitarian support Under Kibo Education Initiatives, some of the profit we get from our tours is going to support vulnerable children in Kilimanjaro Region and nearby societies
We are local operators: We are local Tanzania company, we use local guides who are knowlegeable and indigenous to this part of Africa, If your booking with us your dealing directly with the local company providing the services not with an agent shopping for services in Africa on your behalf.
We deliver: Any one can have fabolous website , glossy bronchures and equally glossy promises. At Great lake expedition , we use simplicity to its finest and are straight foward in telling you about what to expect on your adventure.