The highest guide certification on the mountain
When you’re scaling one of the Seven Summits, you need to trust your Kilimanjaro guide’s training.
That’s why Thomson goes further than other companies: all mountain guides are certified by internationally-recognized Sentinel Outdoor Institute (SOI) as Wilderness First Responders. That’s more than an in-house training program: it’s the highest level of guide training on Kilimanjaro.
Thomson certifies ALL guides, pairing trekkers with the mountain’s most-capable personnel at all times.
Thomson’s Kilimanjaro guides are a cut above:
- Fluent in English and Swahili
- Each guide has 100-200+ professional summits of Kilimanjaro
- Trained to use extensive emergency equipment, including Gamow bags, stretchers, AEDs, oxygen and life-saving medications
- Have led prominent groups like MTV, WaterCan, Through the Roof and Guinness World Record holding mountaineer Vanessa O’Brien
- Regularly check guests for signs of altitude sickness
- Trained in high-altitude evacuations