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Why You Need Cooks On Kilimanjaro?

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Why You Need Cooks On Kilimanjaro?

Why You Need Cooks On Kilimanjaro?

Cooks Are Necessary on MT. Kilimanjaro


When you come to Tanzania for Mount Kilimanjaro climbing, you shall be accompanied by a group of people who are not necessary focused on reaching the summit rather to aid you at reaching the summit. Some of the people include the cooks, porters, climbing guides and others. Cooks are necessary during a Mount Kilimanjaro climbing safari in Tanzania:


When you go for other activities like wildlife, beach safaris, cultural tours in Tanzania, in most cases, you shall sleep in hotels or lodges and this is where you normally have your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you  areen-route to your destination like a national park, you shall be privileged to have your food along the way however during a Mount climbing experience, all those offers are not available. The only person you have to supply you with food is the cook. The cook does a lot in selecting the dishes that you are going to eat. They shall be able to do all the planning of the meals before you even begin your journey. All the necessary food that is to be cooked shall be made available before the trekking begins. In most cases, the cooks might even go further at going to the various supermarkets and local markets to pick up all the ingredients which are necessary to prepare the best meals. When you see them on the safari, just respect them because there is no way that you shall have something to eat without them.


Cooking is an art. Much as you might say that everyone can cook. This is true to some extent however when you apply knowledge during cooking, you shall be able to eat well. Cooks go through rigorous educational training about the various dishes available and how to cook them. They are able to make the best dishes that truly define your taste; since you are up the mountain, there is no one that is going to cook for you apart from the cook. Cooking takes stages from lighting up the fire to serving food, all that work shall be carried out by the cook. The next time you see them on your climbing safari, just know that you need them so much and that their existence is vital to your success at reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.


Thought it might look obvious a lot of people hate washing plates and several other cutleries. For example, if you tell someone that you are going to wash the plates, many would object to such a decision. However to the cook, that is part of their job. You don’t have to worry about washing the plates after eating. All you do is to eat and leave the unwashed plates. The cook shall take care of that.

There are so many other functions that a cook that help during a Mount climbing adventure and they are all meant to simplify and to increase your chances of reaching the summit. Treat them with respect.  If you are looking for a reputable partner to help you reach the summit, I highly recommend Kilimanjaro Bound.

Kilimanjaro Bound offer a large range of trips and excursions suitable for any budget or time available. We are there to organise everything that you need during your African Adventure.

Whether that is Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, going on Safari, experiencing a fantastic beach holiday on the island of Zanzibar or another Tanzania Short Tour.

Whatever you choose, Kilimanjaro Bound will take great care of you whilst you enjoy the beauty of our wonderful country.

Important Information About
Your Tanzania Safari Adventure

Price Includes

  • Full board accommodation while on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges.
  • Private guide.
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing.
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport.
  • Park fees.
  • Crater fees.
  • Airport Arrival / Departure Meet and Greets at the airport.
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook, karibuni welcome packet with useful information for all guests.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals.

Price Excludes

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival , USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100.
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.).
  • Meals not listed above.
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc).
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

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