A Kilimanjaro climb is far from a walk in the park. It can be grueling, but when done with the right people and the right outfitter, it can be nothing less than indefinable.
We know that there are numerous outfitters that provide assistance when it comes to trekking up the “Mountain of Greatness.” So, why Barking Zebra? In short, we have the knowledge, crew, equipment and passion to make the adventure happen…safely, rewardingly and memorably. Let’s fill you in on a little more.
No Middle Man
On a Barking Zebra trek, there is no such thing as a middle man. We do NOT outsource any part of your climb. We own both the U.S. and Tanzanian resources that are responsible for your adventure. This means:
We have full control over climbing preparations.
We employ full-time expert guides that are skilled and focused on your safety and your success in reaching Kilimanjaro’s summit.
The delicious and nutritious food on the mountain that is important for a successful trek is prepared by our chefs trained by us.
No Hidden Costs
The trekking itineraries for scheduled climbing departures we provide are all-inclusive.
Your park fees, amenities, trip transfers and more are fully covered.
Besides the flight to Tanzania, the only things you’ll need to budget for are souvenirs, bar beverages and gratuities for guides and porters (and we’ll tell you how to plan for that).
Expert Guides and Safety
Barking Zebra guides not only know the mountain, but also have extensive wilderness and mountain training and are prepared for all high altitude medical challenges.
All our guides are certified Wilderness First Responders to ensure your climb is safe and successful – all the way up, and down.
Our guides are fluent in English and have numerous summits under their belts (often over 100).
On every Kilimanjaro trek we carry oxygen bottles and Gamov bags can be provided upon request.
Daily health checks are administered on every climber with oximeters and stethoscopes.
A 98% Summit Success Rate
If you’ve researched a Kilimanjaro climb, you know that this figure is a big deal. At Barking Zebra, we go through every last detail to help ensure you have a successful and joyous summit. This means:
We can hand design custom treks that meet your specific needs and circumstances.
Help you with route-specific personal training programs (with Fit For Trip)
Provide expert information on purchasing the right gear for you.
Discuss in detail, and provide assistance with, every element that helps achieve a successful summit.
Equipment Right for the Adventure
The quality of a person’s gear often dictates the overall success and comfort of an adventure. We understand this and it especially holds true for a Kilimanjaro experience.
We provide tested and proven Four-Season-Expedition tents that are built for the toughest alpine conditions.
Dining tents, tables, comfortable chairs for resting and kitchen tents for mountain cuisine.
Purified water throughout the trek
Custom waterproof duffels for every climber
Private portable toilet tents
Food fuels the body. Fuel is definitely needed when trekking up 19,341 feet. This is why we take every measure to ensure your body has the proper nutrition to help guarantee a successful climb. Keep in mind that eating at an altitude requires a special diet, with a proper balance of complex carbohydrates, protein and fat that aids in providing the right amount (and kind) of energy. We have designed your meals with the right nutritionists to help ensure your body gets these meals…three times a day!
We also take the effort to ensure your meals are not only nutritious, but fresh. Our people (remember, no middle man) will re-supply climbing teams with fresh foods during their Kilimanjaro climb.