Daniel Leonard

Daniel Leonard

Lead Tanzanian Guide

Daniel grew up in Arusha, Tanzania, and has been working as a mountain guide on Kilimanjaro since 2009. He has studied language, and tourism and currently speaks Swahili, English, Spanish and French. Additionally, Daniel is trained and certified in mountain first aid. Daniel enjoys teaching clients mountain skills, and educating them about the history of Tanzania. Daniel is known by clients for his smile, patience, strength, and easy going manner.

100+ ascents of Kilimanjaro
5 years working with Alpine Ascents groups
Secondary school certificate of education at Enaboishu High School Arusha

Guide For:

Mount Kilimanjaro

Certifications

Wilderness First Responder / CPR

I had an absolute blast on Kili. Again, you guys amaze me at how organized and how much fun you make each trip. I’d love the opportunity to climb again with you.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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