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Living with Erick, Living and friends at school, Living with village-Makundi-sign

About me, Livingstone Makundi.

As the owner of LMKILI Tours & Safaris, I would like to introduce myself. My first name Living was associated mainly by clients with the famous missionary and African explorer David Livingstone, and they decided to call me Livingstone. Now I am known more as Livingstone than with my real first name, Living.
Born 1969 in Marangu - a town at the foothills of Kilimanjaro . Where I also grew up and went to school. It was and still is a great pleasure for me to see Kilimanjaro clearly and not hidden under clouds as is so often the case.
I started my mountaineering career in 1996 as the usual porter, later cook and assistant guide. After completing the tour guide training at the ST. John Vocation Training Centre, I started working as a fully licensed guide and trainer in 2003. On my way to becoming a senior guide, I participated in training guide courses of the Swiss mountain guide Ziggy and completed 4 advanced training courses with the well-known sports scientist, altitude physiologist and expedition leader, Thomas Lämmle, who was at that time the training manager of the DAV-Summit Club of the German Alpine Club. These courses included among others:

  • High altitude and emergency medicine
  • Mountain rescue techniques
  • Usage of Certec bag / Gamow bag, Oximeter
  • Oxygen demand system
  • Technical climbing to Mawenzi peak and Thomas-Glacier-route
  • Uses of Rope's, Crampons, Ice Axe, Hip Harness
  • Leadership tactics and techniques to help clients climb to high altitudes
  • The 10 basic rules of the high altitude mountaineering.
In addition, I attended the Tour Guide Management course at the St. John Training Center in Arusha.
From 2012-2014, I worked as a senior guide and climbing tour organizer in the office of Standout Adventure. Then from 2015-2017 I worked as a senior and head guide and organizer of mountain climbs at the company Extrek Africa.
Since 2017 I have been working as a freelance Senior Guide for Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru for various companies in Arusha and Moshi and also started working as a Safari Driver Guide in 2017.

Livingstone's 5 basic rules for a successful climb of Mt Meru and Kilimanjaro have become memorable for clients and the team.

  • Listen to your guide

  • Drink enough water, minimum 3 litres/day.

  • Rest

  • Go “Pole Pole" (Slowly, Slowly)

  • Eat enough






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