Porters do more than carry equipment. They lift our spirits and help us reach new heights. Join us in our annual week-long celebration dedicated to them and the incredible work they do.

Stories from our guests

Porters carry food, equipment and gear the crew needs to summit Kilimanjaro. Their strength and support inspire many; read the special stories and memories shared by Thomson guests below.


Watch video messages from our guests to their porters and personal porters. We couldn’t do it without you. From everyone at Thomson Safaris, thank you!

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Meet the Porters

Learn about who they are, what they do and what YOU can do to support them.

Donate to the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP)