Frequent Asked Questions
Most definitely. The reason for solid waste management and conservation initiatives will become more evident as you climb.
Higher altitude camps have the greatest percentage of trash and soil erosion. Even though more than 15 tons of trash has been removed since 1999, a Kilimanjaro climbing company is still required to bring compactable bags and gas cooking stoves to cut down on the environmental impact on the mountain. Certain routes are also rotated out to prevent glacial melting and rockslides.
The good news is that together we can turn negatives to positives. By working together, we can preserve and protect this, and many other, wonders of the world. Give to the future of sustainable tourism; book online today.
The selection of a Kilimanjaro climbing company is one of the biggest decisions you will make when planning a trekking trip in Tanzania. Several of these companies do not treat their porters well and work within a dishonorable barter system. Zara Tours is a marked exception, using a portion of all proceeds to support porter services.
If you are unsure of a climbing company’s rating, be sure to check with the Mount Kilimanjaro Porters Society (MKPS) to ensure the well-being of everyone involved in the trek. This is only one example of the pre-trip resources available to you.
Climbers often have preparatory questions before they actually take this once-in-a-lifetime trip. We will try to answer some of those questions for you now.