Our Team

Your guide service is the single most important factor in determining the success of your climb and East Africa's Safaris. Leiden Expedition co.ltd has the best team of guides and porters to help you with safaris and mountain climbing

Our Guide

We are professional, experienced, licensed guides, highest guide to client ratio of 1:2, hard working, team-oriented support staff, very high summit success rates Our guides have support teams of assistant guides, cooks and porters that we have assembled personally. We feel having control of our personnel assignments is the best way to make sure your mountain crew complies with our high standards. Through regular interaction, your mountain crew will perform at its best and offer consistent service trip after trip. We like for things to go smoothly behind the scenes so that our staff can focus on our most important asset - the client.

Our Support Crews

Our Support Crews take care of you. So we take care of them. Because of our hardworking Support Crews, all you need to do on your climb is walk. Support Crews carry the tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, food, water, cookware, gas, stoves, medical supplies, chairs, and tables - not to mention your camping gear. It is a tough job and anyone who has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro will tell you that their strength, skill and stamina are incredible.

  • A weight restriction of carrying no more than 20kgs.
  • Three meals a day, prepared by our cooks.
  • A porter age minimum of 18. There is no maximum age; we assess their suitability on their health and willingness to work.
  • The same medical kit and evacuation processes as the travellers.
  • Any costs for treatment to injuries that are sustained while working.

Our Support Crews Welfare

We couldn’t get off the beaten path without them

Mountain Support Crews are an integral part of each Leiden Expedition trekking or mountaineering adventure. Getting our travellers off the beaten path means that we use the self sufficiency of camping, a style of trekking that is enabled by mountain Support Crews. On a trek or climb, the entire group - travellers, guides and Support Crews alike - are a team who share the same needs for safety in the mountain environment..
Our Support Crews Welfare Code of Conduct ensures safe working conditions for the mountain Support Crews we employ in Tanzania..

In Tanzania, the mountain Support Crews we employ receive:

A rate in excess of the Kilimanjaro Porter Assistant Project (KPAP) recommended minimum wage for Support Crews. At least two meals a day; the third meal is sometimes a snack/tea as this can work best with the itinerary and water supplies. We ensure there are more than adequate amounts of food and have a system to check that all Support Crews are well fed.

Meet Our Teams

Leiden Expedition Co. Ltd staff are highly qualified, experienced, fun, friendly and very safety conscious.

Ronaldo Mvungi

Founder & Owner