Kambona Ole Tirra Mollel, owner and lead guide for Africa VIP Travel gave a great presentation at Exploration Works in Helena, MT, last night. Even though the event was organized last minute due to the troubles Kambona had in getting a visa to visit the US, turnout was good and the classroom was packed to overflowing. Way to show up Helena, and thanks Amy and the staff at Exploration Works for all your hard work setting this up!
Kambona gave a very detailed talk on climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, with route descriptions and details on why his trips are so good. Not all Kili trips are created equally, and Kambona has put a lot of thought and energy into choosing a route and itinerary that maximizes climber’s experiences and sucess rates on Kilimanjaro. He treats his porters right, and carries portable toilets so his climbers don’t need to use the disgusting public toilets where they risk getting stomach bugs.
He also had great slides and information on wildlife and cultural walking safaris in Tanzania.
The new pictures are great, and I for one am dying to go on a walking safari with Kambona or one of his other guides. The mix of cultural interaction with the Maasai and Bushmen tribes, combined with wildlife viewing looks like a truly memorable trip that totally blows away the traditional safari vehicle trip in Eastern Africa.
Look for more details soon on these great trips, including new photos and descriptions here: Mt Kilimanjaro and Tanzania Safaris.