Castro Kapela began managing trekking holidays to Kilimanjaro in the mid 1990s when he started working with British mountaineer Gavin Bate who founded the UK based Responsible Travel Company Adventure Alternative which helped him invest in his own company called Adventure Alternative Tanzania. Kilimanjaro Trip is the trading name of our website and we have our offices on the grounds of our guesthouse and campsite in Moshi.
We have a large campsite in downtown Moshi, great staff who have worked with us for many years and who have received top class mountain training and first aid certification. Our track record is excellent, we don’t hurry people on the mountain and provide good quality equipment, and we can advise people properly on how to climb safely.
Our safaris combine knowledgeable staff, reliable vehicles and a friendly professional attitude that makes holidays with us enjoyable and fun. We operate around the northern circuit, the Serengeti and further afield if necessary.
We are a Destination Management Company for Adventure Alternative and we manage the ground logistics for all of their climbs of Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Wildlife Safaris, especially to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.
However as a locally licensed tour operator we also run our own trips as Adventure Alternative Tanzania and we have a large campsite on the south side of town in Moshi as a base for backpackers and travellers. The large house and grounds offers a safe and happy environment for visitors and from there we can run our safaris and trips which are advertised on this site. We also have a large store of hiking and camping equipment available for rent.
Adventure Alternative Tanzania holds a trademark license under Adventure Alternative which means we are committed to the same high standards as the UK company. In particular this means our staff are properly trained and well remunerated, and we have strict policies on environmental protection and sustainability. This ethos was put in place by founder Gavin Bate many years ago, and he has worked with Castro to develop the same principles with this company and also the other companies such as Adventure Alternative Kenya, Adventure Alternative Borneo and Adventure Alternative Nepal.Being part of this family also extends to the charitable arm which goes under the name of Moving Mountains, and in Tanzania we are involved in building a school called Ngaroni in the village of Mbahe on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. This project is in the area where our mountain guides live with their families, so it is our way of supporting them as they have worked for us so well over the years.
We are also represented on SafariBookings.com/p2855, the largest online marketplace for African safari tours, plus we appear on Trip Advisor.