Trekking Begins With Us
Mount Kilimanjaro Porters society is a Non-Governmental organization registered under the
Non-Governmental Organizations 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 undertakings.
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 porters as the officially contracted porters for all Partner tour operators’ clients during Mt. Kilimanjaro climbs. This ensures employment for the MKPS porters.
Porters Society At a Glance
We aim at inspiring and ensuring that tourists safely achieve their trekking dreams, experience more, have fun, and become ambassadors in their respective journeys of life.
The MKPS Team
Improving the living and working conditions of the porters.
The organization’s vision is to promote the welfare and rights of porters climbing Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro and to ensure fair payment and work conditions.
Walking through heights for leisure and accomplishment of adventure goals.
Helping clients cope with trekking challenges including rescue initiatives
Volunteer initiatives to facilitate sustainable trekking and protect nature
The Mount Kilimanjaro porters’ society abides to the rules and regulations set forth as follows
Trekking vs Hiking