Best Kilimanjaro Guides Lava Tower Mount Kilimanjaro

We couldn’t make it to the top without the best Kilimanjaro guides and crew.

They are the brains, muscle and expertise that ensures your climb is safe and successful. Think of your expedition as a coordinated ballet of guides, porters and cooks, each performing their tasks seamlessly, working to meet your needs as together we all move up the mountain.

the best Kilimanjaro guides training with the portable altitude chamber on Mount Kilimanjaro


All Barking Zebra guides must have extensive mountain experience and are certified Wilderness First Responders.

Our guides must then serve as assistant guides for several more years before they can assume the responsibility of being one of our leads.

  • Our guides have 100 – 200 or more Mount Kilimanjaro summits.
  • They’ve earned their experience, possessing leadership skills which inspire confidence in our climbers.
  • Expertly trained to recognize signs of altitude sickness or injuries.
  • Trained for high-altitude medical evacuations.
  • Fluent in English and Swahili.
Barking Zebra chef serving delicious for on Mount Kilimanjaro


Who asks for recipes at 19,000 feet? Our guests do. That’s how delicious they find our Spanish paella, fajitas and other gourmet fare we serve.

Our chefs are well-trained to cook fresh and nutritious meals throughout your trek. The meals are planned for the right balance of protein, carbohydrate, and nutrients to support your climb.

We mentioned fresh food, right? But how do you keep things fresh on a 7 or 8 day mountain expedition?

The solution – we resupply our chefs with fresh ingredients halfway during the trek!

The best Kilimanjaro guides and crew at Moir camp

Group Departures

Safety On The Mountain

The overall safety of our climb is our first priority at Barking Zebra.

Expedition tents at Barranco camp Mount Kilimanjaro
Expedition Tents

Top of the line expedition equipment ensures your comfort on the mountain.

A group climbing Kilimanjaro with a view of Kibo
Best Time To Climb Kilimanjaro

Although the weather can be difficult to predict on Mt. Kilimanjaro, some months that are more popular.


Join our small groups up to ten climbers on our scheduled set departures. Great option for solo climbers or someone, who would like to scale the mountain with like minded hikers.

Team up with family and friends for this life-changing adventure. We’ll customize this private climb to your wishes. Private Mount Kilimanjaro climbs are a perfect option if you prefer exclusivity, privacy and flexibility of choosing your departure day.

Give your favorite charity a lift as you are climbing Kilimanjaro. We’ll help organize this special adventure for a worthy cause, so you’ll reach all your goals. Achieve your best while making a difference!

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