Mt. Kilimanjaro

Our Story

We are “Roof of Africa” Expeditions. Our company was born out of admiration for Mt. Kilimanjaro and the determination to succeed. With over 36 years of climbing experience between our two guides, we can be trusted to safely and successfully get you to the Roof Of Africa.

Meet The Team


Derrick is one of our Head Guides. With over 18 years of experience on Mt. Kilimanjaro, he has seen it all. He coordinates and leads all of our climbing expeditions from the moment you leave the airport to the day you return home certificate in hand. He is a fun-loving guy with a passion for climbing and helping people achieve their goals at the summit.


John is a head guide with over 18 years of experience on the mountain. He helps co-manage the logistics of transportation, organizing the team of porters, and chefs, and planning for a successful expedition.


James is our marketer and creative director. With and appetite for new challenges, he’s always looking for a new obstacle to conquer. James handles correspondence, booking, customer service, and making sure all your needs are met leading into your expedition.

How We Got Started…

What People Say

Mt. Kilimanjaro

If you decide to go to the Roof Of Africa, this Expedition is the best one you can choose! Very expert and nice guides, always ready in any circumstances!!! I personally lived one of the best moments of my life with them!!!! SIMPLY THE BEST

Luca Medaglia
mt. Kilimanjaro

My buddy and I were guided to the summit of Kilimanjaro by Derrick Coles and John Summay in the summer of 2019. In every way imaginable, the adventure exceeded expectations. At all times safety was their priority but their leadership, experience, and humor made this epic once-in-a-lifetime dream come true. Better still, friendships were forged and we’ve stayed connected. ROA Expeditions is the outfit you want to trust.

Bryan Reilly
Mt. Kilimanjaro

Fantastic guides & knew so much about the mountain!

Danish Husain

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