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RAMADHANI MDEME

Ramadhani was born on 25 September 1974 at Mwanga district in Kilimanjaro region. He went for secondary education (at Moshi town). Before he joined Kilimanjaro guide training under KINAPA and qualified as a Kilimanjaro Mountain and chief guide in 2013. He has 15 years working experience; 3years as porter, 2years as assistance guide and 10years as a guide. He speaks English and Swahili language. Has summit more than 200 now.


HEMEDI MZUI

Hamedi was born in 1980. In 2001 he completed his secondary education at Lindi secondary in lindi region. He later went for Kilimanjaro guide training in 2012 and qualified to be Mt. Kilimanjaro tour guide. He worked as porter for 3 years, cook for 2 years, and assistance guide for 2 years and 2 years as guide up to now. Before being a Chief guide he worked as a driver, mountain cook for Mount Kilimanjaro and Meru. He speaks English and Swahili language.  Uncountable summated over 5 years.


AUGUST NANYORO (NGIRILE)

Completed his secondary Education in 2002, August was born in 1980, he went for Kilimanjaro guide training in 2003, worked with Zara Tours for 12 years, he worked as porter for 5 years, 3 years as cooker and 4 years as guide, speak English language fluently his mother tongue is Swahili language, has led successful climber to the Roof of Africa using different routes about 173 times now.


SAIDI NGAINA

Said was born 1973, has a secondary Education and worked for 21 years as guide in Zara Tours. He speaks English, Germany and Swahili language.  Led a successful climber to the Roof of Africa Mt. Kilimanjaro over 400 times now.


RICHARD VITALIS

Richard was born 33 years ago, he completed his secondary education in 1999, before joined his tourism studies at Arusha College (mollack) in 2000, and he later went for Kilimanjaro guide training in 2003 organized by Mt. Kilimanjaro Nation Park which he qualified as a mountain chief guide. Apart of working with different community in the village Richard has 11 years working with Zara Tours with reputable experience. His mother tongue is Swahili and fluently in English language. He led a successful group of visitors Summit over 100 now.


WILBARD P MRIMA

Thirty three years of age born in Moshi Rural Area. Grew up in Marangu Village having a professional tour guide training at tropical collage of tourism and Kilimanjaro National Park. Since 2009 become a full mountain guide after being a porters and assistance guide since 2008. Apart of being a guide I’m a member of Mount Kilimanjaro rescue team. I speak frequently English and I’m studying Deutsch at the moment while working. I have summit Mount Kilimanjaro More than 70 times and all routes a have made it to the top.




AUGUST NANYORO (NGIRILE)

Completed his secondary Education in 2002, August was born in 1980, he went for Kilimanjaro guide training in 2003, worked with Zara Tours for 12 years, he worked as porter for 5 years, 3 years as cooker and 4 years as guide, speak English language fluently his mother tongue is Swahili language, has led successful climber to the Roof of Africa using different routes about 173 times now.


THEOPHIL   R. KARIA

He also participated in different trainings and workshops such as First aid training before he joined the Big Five tourism college located in Arusha for the Tour Guide and Hotel Management studies with best score. He is fluent in English and Swahili language.Theophil was born 38 years ago in Moshi, Kilimanjaro region. He went for primary and Secondary School in moshi between 1985 and 1996, he Worked as Mt Kilimanjaro porters between 1997 and 2002 before joined a special mountain training program under the Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) in 2003 which he qualify the required criteria and approved as Professional mountain tour/chief Guide. Ever since Theophil have being working with the leading tour Company ZARA Tanzania Adventures, with best experience leading visitors to the roof of Africa the legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru also known as the mountain of God for maasai society, he led successful climber for over 35 times each year.


INNOCENT THADEI

He led successful climber for over 35 times each year and the largest group to handle was a group of 48 of which 46 made it to the top.He was born in 1986, Marangu village – Kilimanjaro Region, completed his secondary studies in 1997. To him Mt. Kilimanjaro was the way out for life and he develop a dream to help climbers from across the world make it to the roof of Africa. “I was looking to be a good ambassador of my Country especially to conserve and promote Mt. Kilimanjaro” he pursues his guide studies at Meru college in Arusha and gradates in 2005 and join the special mountain training program under the Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA) which he qualify the required criteria and approved as Professional mountain tour and chief Guide. Ever since Innocent have being working with the leading tour Company in Tanzania ZARA Adventures, with best experience leading visitors to the roof of Africa the legendary Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru


JAPHARI B. KIMOLO

Born in 1976, he graduated his high level studies in 1996.  He had been trained by Kilimanjaro National Park in 2003 and Qualified as a full guide. Prior to become a guide he also serves as Cooks and Porter. Japhari was motivated to be a guide to meet his dreams working with multicultural groups. Fluently in English Language his Mother tongue is Kiswahili. Has led a successful group to the roof Africa over 150 times now with best Experience in all routes. 


FELIX OLOTU

Born in 1954, he completed his primary education and went for guide studies at Kibo hotel in 1984. He started working as a guide lead climbers to Mt. Kilimanjaro, with over 27years experience leading climbers to the roof of Africa. He speaks English and Swahili language. Summited over 200 times with best rate.


GILBERT KASABA

Gilbert was born 1986, started primary education in 1993 and complete secondary studies in 2003 at Mawenzi secondary school, was first involved in tourism industry in 2004 as a porter of Mount Kilimanjaro. Before went to high school between 2007 and 2009, he later joined tour guide and hotel management for a year and become a full guide in 2009 following enrolled on a training program organized by Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA), has 10years working in tourism industry with experience in cultural tourism, office coordinator and in charge of Mount Kilimanjaro porters society. His mother tongue is Swahili, fluently in English and Espanola. He has led individual and different groups to the Roof of Africa for over 120 times now.


AMOUR LYIMO

Amour was born in 1965, completed his secondary education in 1986. He went for hotel and tourism studies at Forodhani College. He also worked in different position such as porter, assistant guide for 5years, before enrolled himself to a course organized by Kilimanjaro National park where he qualified as a chief Guide and promoted as a full guide in 2006. Speaking Swahili English and Spanish, has led a successful climber to the Roof of Africa for over 250 times.


MICHAEL K. MZEGA

Michael was born 1980, He went for primary school in 1989 at Pasua primary school in Kilimanjaro region, and completed his Secondary studies in 1999. He also serve as a mountain porter between 2000 - 2009 before enrolled on a training organized by Kilimanjaro National Park and promoted to chief Guide after meet guiding requirement. Fluently in English and Swahili Language, has led a successful climber to the Roof of Africa over 135 times now.


DANIEL KYARA

Born in Arusha region in 1978, he received his Secondary education at Bondeni high school and completed in 1993. He also served as a porter and Guides in Different times from 2003 to 2007, before becoming a full guide following a training organized by Mt. kilimanjaro National Park in 2007, he has led a successful group climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro over 140 times now.  Fluently in English Language his mother Tongue is Kiswahili. 


MNDEME MOHAMED

He was born in 1983 Kilimanjaro region, he completed his primary and secondary studies in 2002, he later went for mechanics and driving school at VETA from 2003 - 2004, before pursuing Tourism studies at Udzungwa mountain college between 2004 – 2005. He has served different position such a porter, and Guide for 9years, 3 of which he was a porter. Led over 120 group of climbers to the roof of Africa, He speak good English and Swahili language.


ELIBARIKI KITOMARI

Kitomari was born in 1974 at Leguruki village in –Arumeru districts Arusha Region, in Northern Tanzania. He went for high school and completed in 1994, he later enrolled for management course by Techno service in Arumeru and worked at Coca-Cola Company as a machine operator. To make his dream come true for what Nature motivate him, he decided to change his Job where he went for Tour guide studies at Intel Training Center between 2007 and 2008, completed to his studies he enrolled into mount Kilimanjaro Guide training and qualify as a professional climbing guide. He has been working in tourism industry for ten years now leading a successful climber to Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru. He is fluently in English with Swahili background.


 

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