Kilimanjaro Guides

Every member of our expert staff have climbed each route we offer and have extensively traveled the Serengeti and surrounding parks to provide you with the ins and outs of planning your Mt Kilimanjaro and Safari expedition. We will speak with you to address any questions or concerns you may have so your only care will be enjoying the beauties of Africa.
Daniel Gregory
Daniel Gregory
Operations Director, Europe

Spending his formative years climbing the Dolomites in the summers and skiing the Alps in the winters, Dan’s natural love for ‘always looking higher’ is reflective in his passion as our Operation Director. Dan manages our UK and Europe operations while networking and directing our marketing campaigns.

daniel.gregory@climbkili.com
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David Snow
Operations Director, North America

David has climbed some of the world’s highest peaks in North, Central, and South America, Europe and of course Africa. While David prefers assisting clients with their Kilimanjaro trip of a lifetime, he keeps the business operations going and is in daily contact with our Tanzanian office staff.

david.snow@climbkili.com
Nick Moshi
Nick Moshi
Operations Director, Tanzania

Nick was born and raised in the Marangu village and has literally spent his entire early life on Kilimanjaro. With his first ascent over 25 years ago and continuing today, Nic is one of the most respected and foremost authorities on Kilimanjaro and we are fortunate to have him managing our operations in Tanzania.

nick.moshi@climbkili.com
Tiffany Watson
Tiffany Watson
Program Manager

Tiffany coordinates everything from your first question to when you arrive back. She communicates with our Lead Guides to provide daily climbing updates to our clients friends and family back home. Tiffany also oversees our Fund raising and Charity climbs, providing expert fund raising ideas and advice.

tiffany.watson@climbkili.com
Gilbert Lesseni
Gilbert Lesseni
Zanzibar Director

Gilbert directs our Zanzibar operations providing local expert advice on any of Zanzibar’s attractions and accommodations. He manages our tour guides and transportation services and is available anytime while you’re relaxing in Zanzibar.

gilbert.lesseni@climbkili.com
Marilyn Palmer
Marilyn Palmer
Safari Coordinator

Marilyn coordinates all safari details and logistics as well as Zanzibar itineraries. Marilyn also is responsible for our P.O.R.T.E.R. reimbursement program, authors informative articles, re-certification of our Guides Wilderness First Responder program, and our ReForest Program.

marilyn.palmer@climbkili.com
Erin Dinsel
Erin Dinsel
Trekking Coordinator

Erin assists in coordinating client treks and oversees the certification of our Guides to meet our semi-annual HACE, HAPE and Gamow Bag usage, oxygen, pulse oximeter and other certifications required for all Climb Kili Guides. Erin communicates with our mountain staff to ensure our equipment and supplies are always in tip top shape.

Erin.Dinsel@climbkili.com

OUR ACCLAIMED CREW

Climb Kili has 21 Lead Guides. To be selected as a Climb Kili Lead Guide they must each have
  • A minimum of 7 years experience on the mountain
  • Over 150 summits
  • All of our Lead guides speak English, with some guides speaking several other languages
  • They are all Wilderness First Responder Certified, with education in treatment for High Altitude Cerebral, Pulmonary Edema and Acute Mountain Sickness
  • CPR certified with all the necessary skill sets to lead and guide successful Kilimanjaro Expeditions.

Our Lead guides are also responsible for overseeing our Assistant guides, and all of the logistics contained on the mountain and keep Climb Kili running smoothly. 

All Climb Kili Guides and Assistant Guides are Certified and Licensed by the Tanzania National Parks.

Lead Guides and Assistant Guides:
All our Guides are TNPA Licensed guides to climb Kilimanjaro. Our lead Guides function as the leader of the trek, responsible for the safety and success of each client. Depending upon group size they direct the team of Assistant Guides, porters and cooks. They set the pace for the climb, monitor the health of our clients and communicate daily updates back to our main office.
Our Chefs
We require our trained chefs to completely clean and sanitize all meals and snacks while on the mountain and on the safari. They pay particular attention to the preparation and selection of menu items while on the mountain as well as planning the current day and next day aheads menu; as calorie intake and hydration have a direct correlation on a trekkers physical stamina and ability to continue at altitude. They can also make special arrangement for vegetarian meals or any other special dietary needs.
Our Porters
As you will see in the first steps of the treks of the climb to the last steps off the route, porters are the life blood of Kilimanjaro climbs. We ensure our porters are restricted to 15kg~33lbs and do our best to maintain a high wage to make sure they are adequately compensated for their efforts. They perform incredible balancing acts carrying loads from camp to camp, setting up personal tents and group tents prior to your arrival, and often times ushering you into camp with warm songs of welcome.

It takes our complete team of Lead Guides, Assistant Guides, Chefs, Waiters and Porters to make a successful expedition and Climb Kili is privileged to have the finest carefully selected staff on The Mountain.

Our Safari Guides
All our Climb Kili Safari guides are all highly experienced professionals with an in depth knowledge of all Tanzanian game parks and the amazing wildlife contained therein. All our guides are licensed safari guides and provide the finest details that continually enhance your safari experience.
Our Local Staff
With 24 hour support, our Climb Kili office staff is in continual communication with our Mountain Crew providing updates and feedback about the current climb. Our office administrators keep all off mountain logistics in check and running smoothly.