Mount Kilimanjaro Porters society is a Non-Governmental organization registered under the
Non-Governmental Organization Act No.24 of 2002 of the United Republic of Tanzania with certificate no 13296.
Porters are the backbone of the trekking world as they aid the clients to clear their bucket lists by summiting the mountain. The society is affiliated with the Partner tour operators who do Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru trekking. Mount Kilimanjaro Porters society partners with only operators who pay and treat their porters fairly creating a sense of community and hope for the porters. In the quest to advance Sustainable Tourism Development in Tanzania, operators partnered with Mount Kilimanjaro Porters Society (MKPS) since its establishment in 2005 to keep it going. The partnership gives exclusivity to MKPS as the officially contracted porters for all Partner tour operators’ clients during Mt Kilimanjaro climbs. This ensures employment for the MKPS porters.