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Genius Kilimanjaro Climbing

Your Premier Mount Kilimanjaro Adventure Specialist

Welcome to Genius Kilimanjaro Climbing, the leading climbing and guiding company owned and operated by Patrick Makere, a professional mountain guide with a deep passion for the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. We are committed to providing you with an unforgettable adventure experience on Africa’s highest peak. At Genius Kilimanjaro Climbing, we understand that climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not just a physical journey but also a transformative and life-changing experience. With Patrick’s expertise and extensive knowledge of the mountain, we are dedicated to ensuring your safety, comfort, and success as you embark on this extraordinary adventure.

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Mission & Vision

Genius Kilimanjaro Climbing

Primary Mission (Safety and Experience)

To ensure the safety and well-being of every traveler on their journey to Mount Kilimanjaro and back, providing an unforgettable and life-changing experience on the Roof of Africa.

Vision: Team Development (Empowerment and Dreams):

At Genius Kilimanjaro, we acknowledge the individuality of each adventurer, each with distinct objectives and prerequisites. We offer personalized services and tailor-made itineraries tailored to your preferences, fitness level, and desired encounter.

Vision: Education and Training (Safety and Community Impact)

We firmly believe in the power of education and training as a means to ensure the highest level of safety for our clients.
Our commitment to education extends beyond our team and positively impacts the wider community surrounding our operations.

Why Choose

Genius Kilimanjaro Climbing

Unrivaled Expertise

With years of mastery as a professional mountain guide, Patrick Makere possesses an intimate comprehension of Mount Kilimanjaro's distinctive challenges, weather dynamics, and diverse ecosystems.

Personalized Approach

At Genius Kilimanjaro, we acknowledge the individuality of each adventurer, each with distinct objectives and prerequisites. We offer personalized services and tailor-made itineraries tailored to your preferences, fitness level, and desired encounter.

Safety and Well-being

Your safety is our utmost concern. We adhere to the highest safety standards, providing you with well-maintained equipment, expert guides, and a comprehensive understanding of altitude-related challenges. Our team is trained in first aid and emergency protocols, ensuring that you are in capable hands throughout your expedition

Unforgettable Experiences

Beyond reaching the summit, we strive to create unforgettable moments and memories for you. From witnessing breathtaking sunrises over the African plains to immersing yourself in the unique flora and fauna of Mount Kilimanjaro, we ensure that your journey is filled with awe-inspiring experiences that go beyond the physical challenge.

Sustainable Tourism

Genius Kilimanjaro is committed to responsible and sustainable tourism practices. We work closely with local communities, respecting their culture and environment. By choosing us, you contribute to the preservation of Mount Kilimanjaro’s natural beauty for future generations to enjoy.


Genius Kilimanjaro Climbing

Genius Kilimanjaro is 100% owned by Patrick Makere since 2015. Patrick used to be a porter and trained to be a mountain guide, working as a contractor for big outfitters. Building an own company that truly respect the needs of the porters has always be his dream. It is not easy, it has to be done between climbs and in the low season. In 2022 Steven and Lisette climbed with Patrick and his team and were impressed with Patrick’s vision and drive to improve porter live. They are happy to support Patrick in further developing Genius Kilimanjaro as advisors and non-executive directors. They receive no reimbursements.

Patrick Makere

Managing Director

steve lugard, Steve

Steve Lugard


Lisette Bakker, Lisette

Lisette Bakker


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Our team of porters, the true G-fighters

You can’t climb Kilimanjaro without porters. We, the porters “the Genius Kilimanjaro Fighters” carry your gear while hiking Kilimanjaro. On a longer trek, expect a team of over 10 porters for just two climbers! Being a porter is a heavy job. We work with a mostly fixed team of porters, people we trust and care about. The G-Fighters give their best years, so Genius Kilimanjaro gives them the best in return. A team feeling, personal development, education, and a good salary. If you climb with Genius Kilimanjaro, you climb with a team of friends! Below you can read some of our life stories. At the mountain, we welcome you for a talk about your life, our life, and our shared passion for the beauty of nature and Africa. Karibu Sana!  

Our Team

Patrick Makere

Managing Director

Moses Aron

Operations Manager


Mountain Guide


Safari Guide


Mountain Guide

Erick Laizer

Mountain Chef

Emmanuel Massawe

Camping Manager

Noel Benjamin


Erick Laizer

"My dream is to be the best chef on the mountain"

Emmanuel Massawe

"Before, I had a bicycle and offered taxi service with it. Now I am Camp Manager on Kilimanjaro"

Noel Benjamin

"I love to be a chef on the mountain and make sure the whole team has energy for the climb"
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About Genius Kilimanjaro


My name is Eric Frank Laizer. I am twenty six years old (26).I am a Tanzanian, born and raised in Arusha in a small town called Moivo.
I completed my primary education in 2011 at Ilboru and continued with my secondary education at Enyoito secondary school and completed in 2015.
There after I started engaging myself with work and I had a chance to work in a tourism industry mainly as a porter.
Working at the tourism industry has exposed me with different experiences, skills and knowledge among other things it has built my work ethics. I have learnt to work hard and smart, to respect others, team work, to communicate and live with people from different countries.
From the industry i was also motivated to learn about food production as they say good food is a foundation of genuine happiness. I am currently enrolled in food production classes and i aspire to be the best chef who is able to professionally cook dishes from different cultures.
Tourism work has helped me to pay my bills and be able to take care of my family (my child and mother) who depends on me for food, cloths, shelter and other needs.
Lastly my biggest aspiration as mentioned earlier is to be the best chef and be able to provide for my family also to inspire other youth to follow their dreams so as they can live a life with a positive impact. And now I am working with GENIUS KILIMANJARO CLIMBING


My name is Emmanuel Massawe. I am a Tanzanian born in 1988. I attended my primary education level in Loruvani primary school in 1993 and in 2001 I joined Enaiboshu secondary school. Unfortunately, I only attended two levels in my secondary education as my parents were not able to pay for me school fees and other requirements to finance my secondary education.
Not being able to continue with my studies was a massive shock to me, as I hoped education would later help me and my family to manage life needs.
Eventually I had to accept and started to work so as to contribute in the family based on the financial hardships that was already there. As I was unable to finish school and still young in age I struggled to get an employment for a long period of time. I thought of self-employment as the only other option. I Had a bicycle and I used it to as means of transport for other people and charged them. The money I got helped but it was still inadequate so I also started other smaller business to support my family as I was already a father of two kids.
I later on made a decision to join tourism industry as a porter and I had a chance to carry guests luggage’s to Mount Kilimanjaro. It was a new yet nice experience for me to connect with new people and change all the things that I knew previous .To date I still work as a porter and I do not regret joining the tourism industry as I have grown to love and understand my work .Being a porter is now my full time job and it is helping me to support my life and children. I intend to give my energy and attention to ensure to assist and give the best experience to the guests that I will attending as this is where I see my future. And now I am working with GENIUS KILIMANJARO CLIMBING as a camping manager