DECADES OF EXPERIENCE
We have concentrated over four decades of Kilimanjaro climbing experience into one incredible adventure, having led thousands of climbers to the summit.During this period, we have figured out the right combination of guide expertise, climber safety, top gear, and superb cuisine.Every single one of our climbers descend transformed.Learn more
Tusker's highly skilled guides are in a league of their own. Well respected on Kilimanjaro, they exhibit rare leadership qualities that instill confidence in their climbers. They receive comprehensive high altitude medical training, making your climb fun, safe and successful.Learn more
Tusker Trail partners with the Culinary Institute of America to train our Kilimanjaro chefs. We also work side-by-side with the top chefs at the Institute to create our extraordinary menus. When designing our climbing meals we focus not only on variety and great taste, but on the demanding nutritional needs of our climbers and crew. Simply delicious.
CLIMBER HEALTH & SAFETY
Trekking to altitude has inherent risks. Over 40 years on Kilimanjaro has taught us to pay close attention to these risks. Consequently we have designed a special Kilimanjaro high altitude medical course for our guides. The course trains them to deal with the specific challenges of Kilimanjaro's high altitude and cold environment. Our medically trained guides monitor your health every step of the way. If you require a helicopter evacuation, you are covered by RIPCORD, our air evacuation company of note. RIPCORD was right there alongside us during the Nepal earthquake in 2015. With their help we evacuated our entire group back home quickly, efficiently and safely.Tusker uses more guides per group than any company. The number of guides on your climb depends on your group size and ranges from 2-6. If you're climbing on your own you'll have your own personal guide. We believe in the great adage, CLIMB SAFELY.Learn more
4 decades of climbing Kilimanjaro has taught us that without the best gear, a climb is doomed to fail. From all-weather tents with air/foam mattresses, to comprehensive safety equipment, such as oxygen, portable altitude chamber, and your guide's monitoring instruments, Tusker's modern climbing gear is the most durable and the toughest on the planet.
4-season waterproof tents
2-inch air/foam mattresses
4-season basecamp dining tents
Dining tables & comfy chairs
Gas lighting in dining tents
Private toilet tent
None of our climbs would be possible without our porters. They are the backbone of our climbs and make sure all your gear and food get to camp on time. There are usually about 48 porters that carry the food and gear for a group of 12 climbers. That gives you an idea of how much gear we bring up to ensure a safe and comfortable climb.