Why Tanzania Porcupine Expeditions

The following nine points are the reasons why you must choose to go on safari and climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Tanzania Porcupine Expeditions.


Your safety is our highest priority. We carry pulse ox meters, stethoscopes, and expedition first aid kits on all treks and Portable Altitude Chamber for Crater Camp. All guides are certified High Altitude First Responder, certified Emergence Wilderness Medicine and have high altitude experience.

Success rate

Tanzania Porcupine Expeditions has greater than 98% summit success rate, with clients that are healthy, energized and happy to be on the top of the roof of the Africa continent. We lead a PRIVATE CLIMB and small groups so we have time for everyone and can give you the attention you deserve.

Reasonable Prices climb Mount Kilimanjaro 

Our prices are generally mid-range. We don’t compete with the cheap Kilimanjaro climb and safari companies on price because we don’t want to compromise your comfort, safety, and enjoyment, nor the wages and health of our guides and porters. On the other hand, we are far from the most expensive companies because we do not have the high overhead of American and European based tour operators. We are a Tanzanian locally owned company helping our clients enjoy the beauty and excitement of our country and helping invest in the people of Tanzania.

Great Equipment climb Mount Kilimanjaro 

We take care in ensuring all the equipment we use on Kilimanjaro and camping safaris are very high quality and maintained to the very highest standards to ensure that it will survive the rigors of the mountain.

Great Meals

Our professionally trained cooks serve up the best cuisine on Kilimanjaro, using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. On your climb, you’ll enjoy hot meals daily as well packed lunches. The food, specifically selected to help your climb, has a good taste, is high in carbohydrates (energy) and is easily digestible. For vegetarian and non-vegetarian or if you have any special requirement, let us know and we will organize for you. You may bring supplementary ‘comfort’ foods, such as candy, gum, chocolate, energy bars or powdered energy drinks. We re-supply fresh food half way into your climb that way we ensure our cooks have the freshest meat, fruit and vegetables. More information about food menu, click here

Experienced Drivers and Guides

The success of every safari largely depends on your driver/guide. We take great care when selecting our drivers/guides, only the best pass our tests. Our guides are highly skilled professionals. They careful, patient, supportive, teachers who truly love helping others experience our amazingly beautiful country. Our  guides have reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro over 100 times and have over 8 years of experience. They receive lots of training from us on a regular basis. When you trek with us, you can count on having the best-trained guides on the mountain who lead trips with passion and confidence.

Tanzania Porcupine Expeditions Guarantee

Tanzania Porcupine Expeditions constantly innovates and improves its trips; this innovation is what keeps us on the top of the profession. This is a guarantee to you and we stand behind it. We receive many messages from clients telling us how the trip has transformed their lives. They tell us how they have become more understanding of the differences between people and how their trip taught them greater appreciation for nature and its fragile environment.

Our Trips – climb Mount Kilimanjaro 

Our trips are designed for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts, real people seeking real fun, adventure and leisure. If you like to walk, run, trek, hike, paddle or bike, you’ll love our trips! Traveling with us takes you on a peaceful journey. We will take you on a cultural ride to places that have a clean environment, a rich natural heritage and some of the most magnificent architecture in the world. Let us guide you through the heavenly places of Tanzania.

Involving Local People climb Mount Kilimanjaro 

Tanzania Porcupine Expeditions exists to uplift the people that will take you to the top. Tanzania is the 7th poorest nation in the world with a per capital annual income of only 700 USD. Guides and porters are some of the least paid workers in our society. We pay more value to the efforts of our guides and the porters. As we know they are the real players and take the maximum responsibility during hiking and game viewing. When many other trekking operators take advantage of the poverty of the guides and the porters by paying them lower than the minimum, we pay them more than their expectation. Trust that we pay at least twice the average local salary from the fees you pay us without charging you more. Let us take you to the top and at the same time feel great about providing for those in need