Local man tells of hardships of life as a porter on Kilimanjaro

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Local man tells of hardships of life as a porter on Kilimanjaro

September 15th, 2016|News Bulletins|

Interesting article in the Daily Mail yesterday about the privations and difficulties suffered by porters on Kili. How much of the report is exaggerated is hard to tell. The former porter behind the report, Justin Mtui, has used it to advertise his own company in which he promises to treat his staff better; and this is the Daily Mail after all! Nevertheless, the central themes of the article are undoubtedly true, and we’ve certainly heard similar reports from other porters over the years.

The report can be found at the following address:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3788748/We-paid-1-30-day-carried-35kg-gear-Former-porter-reveals-s-really-like-work-Mount-Kilimanjaro.html