Big Expeditions is undoubtedly one of the leading Kilimanjaro Operators owned and managed by Tanzanians.Getting the right mountain operator is almost certainly the most important decision that you will make in your quest to summit mount Kilimanjaro. Running a decent climb operation on the highest mountain in Africa is a highly specialist business that requires an experienced operator like Big Expeditions. We have in-depth knowledge of Mount Kilimanjaro and our passion for mountaineering is unparalleled. We make your dream of summiting the highest point in Africa become a reality by providing you the best guides, a balanced diet and safety equipment such as oxygen bottles and hyperbaric chamber. We also make sure that we get you Flying doctors membership so that you can be airlifted from the mountain in case of a serious injury or illness,our number one priority is your safety, we will never compromise on that.
Few Kilimanjaro Operators can match our summit success ratio brought about by our exemplary safety record and highly trained mountain guides. The founder of the company, Nicholas Minja is a veteran mountain guide in East Africa and none of the other operators can match his knowledge of the mountain that has helped him assemble probably the best team you can ever have while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Nicholas was born and raised in Marangu, a village found on the foot of the mountain. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro for the first time when he was barely 12 years, this climb inspired him to become a guide and eventually a mountain business operator.
Big Expeditions practices responsible tourism, the welfare of its staff it is a priority. We are one of the few Kilimanjaro Operators who are members of Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Projects a partner of International Mountain Expedition Connection. Our Staff is the greatest asset we have and we therefore take very good care of them by providing good working environment and paying a fair wage for their work. When you book with us you are assured that your mountain crew will not be exploited as it is the case with some companies. While we are not one of the most expensive operators doing mount Kilimanjaro climbing business, we do not compete with the lowest bidder who will offer very low rates and to compensate himself exploits the porters by paying them half of what they should earn for their hard work.