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 cannot think of one negative thing. Everything worked so well, the logistics had to be challenging, yet everything came off as if it were a piece of cake. Even the air travel was smooth, efficient, and well organized. Strengths? You have the best people available. I just can’t articulate well enough how appreciative and pleased I was with the trip.

ALPINE ASCENTS BLOG

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