African Scenic Safaris is proud to be a partner company of The Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP).
For many climbers the real beauty of Kilimanjaro lies in sharing your journey with the people of the mountain, the porters and crew who forge out a living on its slopes. Not only do they carry all the equipment and set and break every camp, they do it whilst encouraging you! You will feel warmed by their deep, melodic voices sharing stories and laughter, often bursting into rousing song, and we deeply respect everything they do for you, our guests.
Sadly, poor treatment of porters is rampant on the mountain, where they’re often exploited by budget outfitters. The International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC) created the Partner for Responsible Travel Programme through KPAP, with the aim to improve porter treatment industry-wide and ensure that climbing companies provide fair and ethical treatment to their crew.
Each African Scenic Safaris climb is monitored by a third-party KPAP porter, who determines if we are meeting the proper treatment standards. Our partnership is completely voluntary, demonstrating our commitment to the people who really do make your climb possible.
We regularly hear from clients how happy our crew look on the mountain. By treating them well, we have the luxury of having the best guides, cooks and porters working for us.
If you would like to support the work of KPAP beyond booking your trek with us, you may wish to consider making a direct donation here.
Since Kilimanjaro features on the bucket list of many a traveller, we need to work extra-specially hard to protect this incredible mountain for the future. Our crew and climbers are asked to adopt the following practices to minimise the impact we have on the environment:
Our company is dedicated to environmental protection throughout our working practices :
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