August was born in the Chagga village of Marangu, on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. Growing up with the mountain in his back yard, and other family members working as guides, it was a natural progression for August to learn to be a guide. August has been working as a guide on Kilimanjaro for more than 30 years. August is a father of 4 children, and continues to live in Marangu Village with his family. His daughter is the first in the family to attend college, and works in Dodoma, the capital of Tanzania, as a teacher.
August is a master pacer, beloved by clients for his ability to maintain the “all day pace”.
400+ Ascents of Kilimanjaro by all routes
10 years working with Alpine groups
Mountain First Aid training
Guide For:Mount Kilimanjaro
Our Kilimanjaro climb exceeded expectations on every dimension: our phenomenal guides, our Tanzanian crew, the wisdom/patience/expertise to manage our large group, the food, tenting, gear list and preparations advice. Our guides ensured we had a safe, exciting, healthy and collaborative experience on the mountain and were conducive to unexpectedly wonderful connections among the group and […]