Rodrick Mtui

Rodrick Mtui

Assistant Tanzanian Guide

Rodrick is from the Chagga tribe and was born in Marangu Village on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro, where he grew up in a family of 8 children. He is part of the prominent Mtuy clan, many of whom have worked on the mountain in the last 30 years.

Rodrick has been working as a guide for over 15 years, with over 150 ascents of the mountain. He has worked with Alpine groups for over 10 years and is currently the lead Tanzanian guide for all Alpine Ascents trips alongside the Western guide. He is known for his excellent leadership skills, unending patience, and a great smile.

Rodrick lives in Arusha with his wife Aggie, and his young son Genius. The family is currently expecting another child in 2018! They hope to move to a new location in Maji A Chai (water of tea) where they are working on building a new home- closer to Kilimanjaro.

150+ ascents of Kilimanjaro by all routes
11 years working with Alpine Ascents groups

Guide For:

Mount Kilimanjaro


Wilderness First Responder / CPR

This was my first trip with Alpine Ascents International, and it simply exceeded my wildest expectations. There are not enough superlatives to describe the leadership qualities of my guide. He was simply outstanding, and directly contributed to my reaching all of my personal goals on this trip, including the summit. Sorry, but I can’t think of any suggestions for improvement. Simply, it was a first class operation the entire way, and I can’t wait to go on another trip


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