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Why Book with The African Safari Trails (TAST)

Leave No Trace

As celebrities, media figures, and influencers have grown more interested in climbing Kilimanjaro, so has the number of visitors to the mountain. Human waste and trash are getting worse. These facts have the potential to transform the mountain from a stunning wilderness into an unattractive park if they are not handled. Unfortunately, many business owners fail to teach their employees about conservation, and as a result, they do not see the necessity of keeping their premises litter-free.

As a member of Leave No Trace, a non-profit that encourages outdoor recreation while reducing human effect on the environment, The African Safari Trails (TAST) incorporates Leave No Trace practices into our training.

Our crew is aware of the significance of maintaining the mountain’s cleanliness so that future generations of tourists can enjoy it. Frequently, we clean up after other operators’ rubbish.


Since our start, we have been a pioneer in porter welfare and are dedicated to enhancing the working circumstances for the porters on Kilimanjaro. The welfare of the porters, who work behind the scenes to make the excursions possible, is a top concern. We are a part of the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project because of this (KPAP).

The Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP), a Tanzanian non-profit corporation, has been in operation since January 2003.

KPAP is an initiative of the International Mountain Explorers Connection, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based out of Boulder, Colorado in the United States.

KPAP’s Objectives:
  • Make available appropriate climbing gear for any mountain crew to borrow.
  • Offer educational opportunities to motivate and empower porters as funding allows.
  • Raise public awareness regarding proper working conditions and treatment of porters on Kilimanjaro.
  • Provide clients with the fundamental information necessary to choose a socially responsible climbing company.

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