My name is Adidas Everest Ngowi. I was born in a small village on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro where the fertile volcanic soil and low temperatures favor the tasteful banana and lush coffee trees to produce the African best coffee beans. My village is bound by evergreen forests with tall trees colored by monkeys, birds, elephants, leopards, and many others.
As a son of a farmer who drinks the fresh refreshing water from the streams from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro considerably situated in my village. Mount Kilimanjaro has greatly influenced me since my youth. Every morning, my grandmother told me to look at the holy mountain and praise the Lord.
As I think of my long journey toward the Professional Tour Guide, in the 1990s, I started as a porter many years ago. After getting much more experience, I became a camping crew then an assistant guide. To keep following my lifelong passion, I joined College Of African Wildlife Management and after completing my studies, I became a fully certified Tour Guide.
Proudly I have been on the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro more than 300 times, 250 times on Mt. Meru and 200 in Oldonyo Lengai, been crossed the East African Great Rift Valley to be experienced with indigenous tours such as the unique Masaai people, Tatoga and Hadzabe tribe the pure hunters and gatherers, etc.
I have worked with different companies, NGO's, charitable organizations and lots of friends of different nationalities to widen my knowledge and support them with what I have. I also attended Special courses for First Aid and other necessary skills to deal with the most difficult situations. Overcoming a lot of obstacles as a guide, working with groups ranging from 20 to 60 people in extreme weather types, confronting dangerous wild animals, communicating with primitive African tribes and mostly working in most demanding situations, I am happy to follow what I feel as my vocation and obligation to follow.
I do not undermine my clients ever since I have learned a lot from guiding them, they have given much moral support which fuel and boosted my experience to start my own tour company called CHIEF'S TOURS where we provide you the best and affordable service as you are our chiefs. Over the years, our hard work starts to see fruitful results as we continuously have opportunities to welcome people from all over the world in our beloved country, and we delightedly get Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence in many years.
Sharing is caring. It's my lifelong dream that our effort will not only give visitors a chance to see our continent but sustainably run the company and give our hands to the development of local communities.