Kili Base Adventures is committed to sustaining the character
and integrity of each place we visit-its environment, culture,
and heritage, and the wellbeing of its residents. In providing
authentic travel experiences, we strive to support local economies
and aim to lead by example in all that we do.
Behaving in a responsible manner at all times is at the heart
of what we do. We take care of our staff and our suppliers and
the fragile environment in which we work. All litter is removed
and recycled where possible. We also limit the amount of non-recyclable
goods. For example, we urge you to use water bottles rather than
disposable plastic bottles. On the mountains, we take small groups.
This enables us to stop at appropriate points and share the stories
of the culture, fauna and flora and point outthe beautiful wildlife
– such as the iridescent sunbirds! In this way, your holiday
is more than just a climb.
We support local people through employment and training. Our
IT work, designs and web-pages are done locally by young, talented
Tanzanians. They live near Kilimanjaro. We pay our porters a fair
wage, which is above the recommended wage set by KPAP. Our chefs
are locally trained and have been given experience working in
lodges across Africa. Our staff are local and like ourselves,
live in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro.
We set an example by working ethically. We avoid paying bribes
and stand firmly against the use of drugs and excessive alcohol
consumption by our staff.
At the same time, we believe that the powerful positive effects
of sustainable travel go beyond the local economic benefits. When
you return home, we hope we will have given you a taste of the
wonderful and vibrant cultures and extra-ordinary environments
that make up Africa today. It is a land not without it’s
challenges, but we hope that during your time with us, you will
appreciate the importance of preservingthe threatened species
and fragile ecosystems for future generations and tell others
about your experience. Thank you.