Mount Kilimanjaro Tours & Safari
Climb Kili is the premier trekking company for climbing Kilimanjaro and Tanzania safaris. Our Kilimanjaro guides have been assisting adventures from all over the world climb Kilimanjaro for nearly three decades. At Climb Kili, we pride ourselves in providing the safest Mt Kilmanjaro treks with our certified equipment and professional Mt Kilmanjaro Guides. Make your reservation for a Kilmanjaro tour today!
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THERE AND BACK...
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Climbkili was exceptional and we are so glad we chose them for our Kilimanjaro hike and safari. My husband and I had never traveled to Africa and so we are so grateful to Tiffany Watson for helping us put together a once in a lifetime adventure. She quickly responded to all our emails and even spent an evening on the phone with me, helping me figure out which flights were best. Dina’s amazing team at the Summit Safari Lodge took over once we arrived in Tanzania. Every detail was taken care of from the moment we arrived at the Kilimanjaro airport to the day we flew home. The morning we began our hike up Kilimanjaro, we were introduced to our amazing guides, Seraphin and Mike, who expertly guided us up the mountain. They continuously checked our health, carried our packs when we were tired, set an appropriate hiking pace “polepole”, and gave us much needed encouragement throughout our journey. They are the reason I made it to the top of Kilimanjaro! Our team of porters were also excellent. We were greeted with smiles, songs, and a gourmet meal every evening when we arrived at camp. Our tents were already set up for us with our belongings inside. We were thankful for the excellent food that was prepared for us on the mountain. We began each day with eggs, crepes, porridge, fruit and meats. And were served lunches and dinners of soup and a variety of main dishes. We ate each meal in a dining tent complete with tables, chairs, and candlelight. As a woman, I was especially grateful for the “toilet tent” that Climb Kili provided at each camp site. The entire team was fantastic! After Kilimanjaro, we flew to Zanzibar for some much-needed rest on the beach. Climbkili stored our hiking gear at their offices during our time in Zanzibar and arranged all our airport transportation. This allowed us to make all the luggage weight restrictions on Precision air. After Zanzibar, we returned to Arusha to begin our safari with Climbkili. Our guide, Laurence, was fantastic! He was knowledgeable about all the animals and knew where to find them. We spent 4 days touring Tarangire National Park, the Serengeti, and Ngorongoro. Climbkili arranged for us to stay in some amazing lodges during our safari – Karatu Acacia Farm Lodge, Kilma Tented Camp, and Serena Safari Lodge. Our safari ended at 4 PM and our flight home was the same night at 9 PM so Climbkili allowed us to use a room at the Summit Safari Lodge for a few hours before our flight so we could shower and change before spending 23 hours on an airplane. We absolutely loved our vacation with Climbkili and highly recommend them!
Thanks so much!
The climb was an extraordinary experience, made extra special by the warmth and hard work of the guides and porters.
My son and I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in August 2018 via the 7-day Machame Route. Happily, after much research, we chose ClimbKili due to other excellent reviews and because they had a US based office. Since we were both climbing/camping neophytes, their US based office proved to be very helpful in the months/weeks leading up to our climb with unlimited Q&A and detailed, professionally prepared documentation. Also, during the climb, Tiffany’s daily email updates to my wife back in the US were very comforting. We were very fortunate to be paired with lead guide Herment. His experience, care, leadership, and personality were all keys to our successful climb and summit. I was particularly thankful for his attention to my son during our time on the mountain. His two assistant guides, Antone and Goodlove were always there willing and able to assist whenever needed. All the other members of the crew were also outstanding. Their ability to tear-down, transport, and setup our camps (all with smiles and enthusiasm) throughout the trek is nothing short of amazing. The daily song and dance sessions were also unique to our group. Members of other groups would gather around our camp to enjoy the singing. Of all the pictures and videos we brought back, the videos of the crew singing and dancing are among my favorites. The night of our summit, we experienced unrelenting 50-60 mph winds. We climbers were very nervous that our tents wouldn’t survive the winds and we were apprehensive about climbing through the night with such strong winds. But the crew made sure our tents were secure. And Herment gave us the confidence and assurance to reach our ultimate goal. My son turned 16 on the third day of the climb. We requested to have a cake during the dinner service that night. What I didn’t expect was the whole crew filing into our dinner tent with the cake and candles singing Happy Birthday in English. Following that, they sang and danced through several more songs in Swahili incorporating his name into the songs. A truly unforgettable experience. I would also like to thank the other four members of our group; Sydna, Sharla, Curt, and Brian. Four experienced hikers from Utah that took us under their wings. We were grateful for their help and friendship throughout the trek. My wife met us at the Summit Lodge after our descent and we tagged on a three day safari through ClimbKili. We were paired with a very experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly driver/guide named Steven Silaa. His desire to make sure we had the best experience possible by seeing as many different animals as possible, was very appreciated. The safari was the cherry on the cake of a once in a lifetime adventure. Thanks again to ClimbKili for exceeding our expectations.
I would like to thank you and your whole team for making our dream of achieving the summit of Kilimanjaro come true. I’d like to also apologize for the delay in responding to your email and the only reason I couldn’t do so in time was because I wanted to give a detailed review which you’d agree takes time.
Firstly, I’d like to start by stating on records that the team lead by Herment Mosha is simply stupendous. Herment and his team were extremely humble, helpful and did everything in their capacity to make us feel comfortable on our 8 day trek. The way they interacted with the us, kept us motivated through our journey was fantastic. Right from the briefing at Arusha to daily briefing at the camps, our unit was well informed on what to expect. The only issue may have been the timing that they used to say vs what we used to take to complete the day hardly matched which we understand is not easy to comprehend.
Key Points that made us love Climb Kili & the team:
- Hot meals provided throughout the trek and at times, even the menu was modified to suit our taste. On 8th day, they even had a surprise snack organised in middle of the forest just coz we would have reached the lunch spot by 4pm! Me and my whole group were touched by this gesture of theirs.
- Support by the porters – though they are paid for this job, we could see their inclination to help us by offering to pick even our backpacks during the summit attempt.
- Morning wake up with a hot drink at our respective tents – This to us was luxury.
- Helpful bunch of people who had no inhibitions.. they even tied our shoe laces & helped us put on our gaiters.
- Going out of their way – They shared their fleece with one of our members who was feeling extra cold. They also gave their own headlight to another friend of ours who ran out of batteries.
- Entertaining – the guys performed almost every morning making the start of our day super charged.
- Summit night – They picked our bags, they provided us hot tea and biscuits, they did everything that was needed for us to reach the summit.
- On completion of the summit, 6 out of 10 of us were totally exhausted. They literally carries us back, used their hydration tablets for us & did everything in their capacity to keep us safe/out of danger. We owe them big on this gesture.
- They helped us capture good videos of the trek at times when we weren’t able to capture them due to difficulties in climb.
- We had women in our group and not a single moment any of them felt uncomfortable with any of the staffs… they were decent bunch of boys/men who actually treated the girls like their sister. Cheers to that!
- The daily updates you all provided to our families was really helpful. Thanks for that.
It’s only fair to say that Herment and his boys played a huge role in ensuring all 10 of us made it to Uhuru peak and returned back safe.
I’d like to also add that Herment’s loyalty towards ClimbKili.com is simply commendable. He spoke highly for the company, ensured every picture we took the company flag was visible.
Even during the Tip ceremony, while Herment thanked us for the tip he was more keen that we send more and more people to Kilimanjaro and choose climbkili. It’s hard to find such dedicated resources in today’s day and age.
I’d also like to mention that Herment’s core bunch i.e. Justin, Raymond, Good Love, Anton, Innocent, Joshua, Eugene (sorry couldn’t recollect few other names) are all superb & worth appreciating! I’d like to once again thank you and the team for making our journey a pleasant one and our dream a reality.
Attached are few pictures for your perusal. I have just completed making a movie of around 2 Hours 40 minutes (I know it’s looong) and there are lots of places in the video where my team and I have appreciated climbKili. Once I upload the videos on Youtube, will share the link with you. You are free to share them on your website and also with your future clients coz this one video will help people know what to expect when they come to climb the magnificent Kibo mountain & also to know how good your unit is/why they should choose climbKili.com 🙂
Thanks & Regards.
Our trip to Africa was AMAZING!
Our summit photo is attached. It is not what we were expecting, but that didn’t make it any less spectacular. Well maybe a little, since we couldn’t see the sunrise, or just about anything from the top since it was completely overcast, windy & cold. But we had great weather the other days and James warned us that the mountain is unpredictable.
Jim & I can’t say enough about the staff from start to finish on our trip. The hotel staff were attentive and kind. From the moment we walked in late, close to midnight, they had warm towels and juice for us. The meals were fabulous. Most of the nights we felt like we had a private chef cooking for us.
Our climbing team was first rate. James & Maxon & Helgut kept us going and without their assistance with some of our group member’s altitude illness, and Jim’s fatigue on the way down after the summit, we might not have made it. The food was great. We always had way more than we could eat. Except for the one lunch when Douglas made fish & chips. That day was amazing-we ate everything!! Jim worked with Dina at the hotel and our climbing team to have a birthday cake brought up to the Mweka camp after the summit on my birthday. The guides & porters all sang “Happy Birthday” to me in English & Swahili. I blew out the candles, cut the cake, and shared it with the team. Jim especially loved that there was a HUGE platter of freshly popped popcorn everyday for the 4 pm snack. The first day Chinna came out and put that in the food tent, I thought Jim was going to cry. He looked forward to that every day. It was an incredible experience and Climb Kili made it happen. Jim & I will never forget it.
Our Safari was equally amazing in a different way. I did not realize there were so many zebras in the world. We were very lucky to see the big 5, even though the rhino was probably a half mile away, Jim got a good look with the binoculars. Our guide, Steven, made sure we got up close to everything. I love the big cats, so getting close to the lions, several times, was great for me. The leopard up in a tree with the yearling babies in the grass, scaring off a hyena, was likewise incredible. The best thing for Jim was the giraffes. His one goal was to see a giraffe run. And even though we didn’t see one run, we did see one trot, and twice we saw groups of 6-8 giraffes. The hotels and the tented camp were first rate. When we pulled up to the Lake Manyara hotel, we couldn’t believe it- the views were spectacular and the grounds were immaculate.
We had a crazy moment on the day we were leaving. Our flight left at 9 pm, so we hung out in the garden of the hotel in Arusha for the afternoon. Nickson Moshi had his family and friends there for a celebration. His youngest daughter had recorded a song and they were filming a video. His oldest daughter, Sia, came over and asked us to join them for lunch. It was completely unexpected, and we were honored. We hung out with them and talked with Sia about going to school here in Arizona at Grand Canyon State. Everyone associated with our trip made us feel special.
I will be happy to post on Trip Advisor and Facebook. Jim & I are total poster children for Climb Kili, and are telling everyone we know to go to Africa. Even if you don’t climb the mountain, go to the national parks on safari and see the animals. You will never regret it.
Thanks for all your help and guidance!!
From the begining to the end, the service was on point. The staff was so helpful. Our guides – Serafin, Gaudance and Mike was absolutely amazing. They took good care of us from the beginning. With their help, we made it to the top. I was amazed at the work the porters do. It felt like family. People were so nice. I was really happy with the service. I would highly recommend them.
We had an incredible time. We were nervous that not all of us would make it to the top, so absolutely over the moon that we all made it. I’m not really sure what I can offer in terms of how it could’ve been any better. The whole process/package that Climb Kili offer is so good. From picking us up from the airport, to the work of the porters, everything that could’ve been done to help us to the top was done. Thank you!!! Special thanks must go to the whole team that got us to the top. Johnny, Douglas and Amadeus were amazing. The thing I found hardest about the whole trip was walking so slowly to acclimatise, without those guys, I’d have rushed too much. Shabany’s food was incredible! I’m amazed he managed to cook what he could in the given conditions. I was worried speaking to others who had climbed Kili about getting food poisoning on the way up, but didn’t get anything … so massive thanks to him! There’s far too many to choose from, but I’ve chosen the view from the top to be my favourite picture. Definitely one of of not the single best view I’ve been lucky enough to witness.
All the best,
Climbing Kilimanjaro was life changing. We are so grateful we found Climb Kili and their great team. Herment was our main guide and his team (Anton, Goodlove, Justin, Eugene, and everyone!) were professional, supportive, and encouraging. The experience more than exceeded our expectations (hot water for washing!!). Climb Kili has every need anticipated. Even though our summit day was much more windy and cold than we anticipated, Herment’s leadership gave us the confidence that we could make it to the top. We were successful and give all the credit to Climb Kili. They knew we would need crampons for the ice on top (some people with other companies did not have them) and that made all the difference. The safari also exceeded our expectations–a big thanks to our driver Laurence for his knowledge of wildlife. We saw so many amazing animals. Thanks for a wonderful experience in Tanzania!
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the whole team at climbkili. Everything ran so smoothly! The hotel staff were very friendly and the chef was amazing in catering for my gluten free dietary needs 🙂 On the mountain Johnny, Douglas and Amadeus guided us safely, comfortably and successfully to the summit 🙂 They were very caring and knowledgeable and I felt in good hands! Shivani cooked amazing food and again catered well for my dietary needs on the hike. David ensured all of us were looked after well when in the mess tent too! The team of porters were super friendly and I am so grateful for everything they did for our group (they must be superhumans!). The 5 day safari was fantastic and Steve our guide was brilliant! He knew everything! We saw all the big 5 and every other animal imaginable 🙂 Steve made the 5 days very enjoyable with his stories and jokes!
I will definitely recommend Johnny and his team to anyone I know considering climbing Kilimanjaro and Steve to people interested in going on safari too! Thank you again for a once in a lifetime trip!