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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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Kilimanjaro Tour Guide Reviews
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Climb Kili provided an outstanding experience from start to finish, and doing the climb during Covid-19 made for a very special experience.
Given the difficulties with flying during Covid-19, and the fact that I was solo, I needed a company that offered flexibility and the reassurance of being able to reschedule if necessary. Climb Kili provided this. When my flights were cancelled (twice), and I had to shift my schedule by a day or two, Climb Kili adjusted my trip without any problem and ran it even though I ended up being the only client on the trip. I also chose Climb Kili because they appeared to be an ethical organisation, and my various discussions with their crew in Tanzania supported this being the case.
The head office (Tiffany) was extremely efficient in organising my trip, the information provided prior to my trip was useful, and my family very much appreciated the updates and photos Climb Kili sent them each day during the trip. The staff who took me/from to the airport and met me at the hotel were great, and the hotel was also good.
My crew on the mountain were all simply wonderful. My guide (Amani) was everything you would want a guide to be, competent, friendly, helpful, knowledgable, and set a good pace for me during each stage of the trek. Cook and porters were all friendly, very helpful and genuinely happy for me when I made it to the summit. Food was brilliant (and far more than I could eat). They took great care over food preparation and ensuring I was provided with ample clean drinking water to keep me healthy. Everybody made frequent use of hand sanitiser as well as the water and soap that was provided at each camp for washing. I had an excellent Mountain Hardwear tent to sleep in, a mess tent and a private toilet tent, which made for a comfortable stay at each camp.
The trek itself was brilliant and everything I had hoped for. The Machame Route lived up to its reputation for providing a good experience of the different habitats while moving up and down the mountain. As well as the remarkable flora, we had good sightings of black-and-white colobus, driver ants, duikers, and even painted dog spoor. Climb Kili include several important modifications to the standard Machame itinerary. At both Shira and Karanga camps we arrived by lunchtime and took short walks in the afternoon to aid acclimatisation. At Lava Tower, we had a full, hot lunch to ensure we spent a couple of hours there for acclimatisation. And on Day 5, Climb Kili stay at Kosovo Camp (4800m) instead of Barafu Camp (4600m) where most companies stay, which meant that we had got the scrambling section from Barafu to Kosovo out of the way, and the summit climb on Day 6 was an hour shorter.
Doing the trip during Covid-19 provided a pretty unique experience and I’m very glad I persevered through various flight cancellations. Instead of the normal couple of hundred tourists and more than a thousand porters and crew at each camp, there was never more than just my group and one other group with 1-2 tourists, meaning 19 people in total. On the day I summited, there was one other tourist who summited a bit after me, and the day before I think three tourists summited from Barafu, so we were all in the privileged position of having the summit to ourselves for as long as we wanted. Yes, dealing with all the flight cancellations was challenging, but it was well worth it for the experience.
I was never concerned about the risk of catching Covid-19. Everyone was masked up during the flights, and my time in Tanzania was spent outside trekking up a mountain and sleeping in my own tent. Given that the virus doesn’t transmit well outdoors, I was quite possibly safer than in normal life back in the UK.
One final thing to consider if you’re unsure about tourism during Covid-19 is that the people out there really need us tourists. There are no furlough schemes, redundancy pay and unemployment benefits in Tanzania. For all the people out there whose livelihoods depend upon tourism, no tourists means no income to pay for food, kids education etc. They need tourists to come back.
I climbed Mount Meru, did a three day safari and then climbed Mount Kilimanjaro via a 6 day Machame Route with a summit date of 07/14/2020.
My lead guide for Kilimanjaro was James Lyimo and for my Meru climb was Vegamato. Both guides were excellent in every way and highly attentive. James in particular has summited Kilimanjaro over 150 times and will certainly get you to the top!
The staff of Climbkili exceeded my expectations in every category and the hotel has excellent food and a nice bar area.
The entire staff has had training for COVID suppression and hand sanitizers we’re always present.
I may have been most impressed with the quality and variety of food on the mountain. It was very tasty and varied and always presented well.
The owner of Climbkili is a former porter and guide himself and the business in family run which makes the personal attention they give first rate.
This is the best guide operator in Tanzania but they are also one of the most affordable.
Climb kili were fantastic. Small groups and great staff. We had Herment, Goodlove and Florian as guides. They were superb and their characters actually complimented each other quite well so it made the trip really fun and dynamic. Big shout out to the rest of the crew too… Innocent AKA Bokelo was a key player, id definitely want him on my future trips. Anyway have a lot of good things to say about climbkili all the way from booking and communications to taking care of logistics on and off the mountain. Oh and being allowed to camp in Kosovo is a HUGE plus and not many guides offer that.
I went to Tanzania with my father in law and sister in law back in February, with Climb Kili. It was THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME! I cannot say enough good things about our team! We called them the dream team! They took such food care of us! They sang us songs before hiking each day. They talked with us the whole trail. They made sure we were comfortable and feeling strong. And THEY HELPED US MAKE IT TO THE TOP! We made it to the roof of Africa! They became friends so quickly! We loved our experience and our team! I ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND CLIMB KILI to anyone interested in climbing Mt Kilimanjaro!
Where to begin? Once-in-a-lifetime experience doesn’t even begin to describe the week my fiancé and I shared atop Mount Kilimanjaro. First and foremost, for those seeking a company to guide them on this journey – look no further than the incredible ClimbKili team. As a person who researches every last detail of my international travels, I compared countless companies and can say without a shadow of a doubt that I made the right decision by choosing ClimbKili. From start to finish, their team made us feel welcome, ensured our safety and truly connected us to the beauty and history of Mount Kilimanjaro. Most specifically, I cannot speak highly enough of our lead guide, Herment, and our assistant guide, Goodlove, who I specifically requested based on their glowing reviews from other hikers. More on them later!
Upon arriving at the Summit Lodge, you’re immediately welcomed with smiling faces, a refreshing towel and a delicious juice. The staff here was beyond accommodating and were eager to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Additionally, having the ClimbKili offices located directly on site was extremely convenient, as it allowed us to simply walk down the hall to ask any last minute questions or weigh our gear. We arrived two days prior to our hike, which I highly recommend to give yourself time to adjust to the time difference and rest from your travels.
While on the mountain, we had complete trust in Herment, Goodlove and the entire ClimbKili team. Herment is incredibly detail-oriented and is a true professional. We began each hiking day with a complete understanding of the upcoming terrain – he even provided his recommendations for what layers or gear to bring. He consistently went out of his way to ensure our comfort and success – whether that meant carrying some of our gear when we were unable or even carrying our entire pack on Summit night. My fiancé is an avid horticulturalist and landscape architect who is extremely interested in both plant and animal life. Herment consistently surprised us with his VAST knowledge of literally every living thing on the mountain.
Our trip was a special one, as my now fiancé surprised me with a proposal at Stella Point. Little did I know, he had previously mentioned his plans to Herment, who then took it upon himself to plan a surprise of his very own. Immediately after summiting Stella Point and getting engaged, we shared a cup of hot tea (that Goodlove carried the entire way up the mountain in a hot thermos) and marveled at the beauty of a completely frozen bouquet of alpine flowers that Herment picked and carried up for our summit engagement! Needless to say, both of these men will always be an important part of our journey – not only on Kilimanjaro but also in life!
Now for the rest of the trip – the entire crew was outstanding, loving and so welcoming. They constantly surprised us with the speed at which they broke down camp, passed us on the trail, and assembled our new camp before we even arrived. Food was incredible and ranged from handmade pizza to traditional African dishes. The gear was SUPERB compared to other climbing companies – especially our Mountain Hardware tents which sustained 70-80mph winds for an entire day with no problem. We watched as other companies’ tents were literally blown down beside ours on Summit night.
LOOK NO FURTHER THAN CLIMB KILI (ESPECIALLY HERMENT AND GOODLOVE) – YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!
We went with Climb Kili following a referral from a friend and they did not disappoint. After 8 days with the group and observing many other companies on the trail and at the camps (many of which I had researched and considered before the trip) it was clear to me that Climb Kili stands above the rest. Their guides are very experienced and knowledgeable, their gear is top notch, and their team morale is excellent. The way they take care of their staff also stands out compared to other outfitters. The company really cares about the hikers, the staff, and the mountain. Thank you Climb Kili!
I did this climb as it had been a long-term bucket list item, and I ambition was to summit on my birthday in mind-January. I chose the 8-day Lemosho route, as I wanted maximum bang-for-the-buck experience. I also chose climbKili over other companies as they were the only one to respond with the answers I wanted to initial Qs I had, and were swift in all their replies. For example, other comvpnaie s just sent their newsletter or didn’t even respond to the same list of questions. Their website is good also. Tiffany, my main organising contact before the trip, is an absolutely legend, replying over weekends and at all times in day and night to things I raised. Right from the outset this was a great experience, and everyone, from the hotel-airport driver, to the hotel staff and on to the actual tour trip support crew, just made the climbing group feel so very welcome and supported and part of something amazing. The views were amazing. Hospitality was amazing, given this was on the side of a huge mountain. Watching porters scurry up and down text mountain paths in trainers, jeans and t-shirts, even at high altitude, put ‘us westerners’ into perspective with all our expensive gear. Help was available in floods. If we tourists had problems carrying our backpacks, a porter of guide would take it and carry it for us, in addition to their own bag. A daily morning wake-up call was made, with coffee or hot chocolate in your tent, and seemingly endless food was provided for meals, from popcorn to pasta, to soups, to birthday cakes (made especially for me once we had arrived in that day’s basecamp after summiting and then climbing down mountain). I would love to do it again, if it were not so expensive, but I am glad I can say I have now done it. I am still in touch with the rest of the group I climbed with, and we got on with each other very well. We had a few wet days, but nothing too bad; no torrential rain; probably Day 2 was the wettest, but that was more drizzly hanging-in-the-air type rain. The guides help maintain a good walking pace through out the walk up and down the mountain , frequently letting us stop to rest and eat. Additionally, having the ClimbKili offices located directly on site was extremely convenient, as it allowed us to simply walk down the hall to ask any last minute questions. The hotel was nice, with good grounds, including a pool and enclosed garden with tables and chairs. We were ll made to feel part of a larger team to get up and down the mountain, not people just hanging on. Conversations as rife between tourists and guides/porters, and also other climbing companies
This was my first time in Africa, and it was one of the best trips, ever! I am a solo female traveler. I travel quite a bit, and I like climbing mountains! Due to the nature of my job, I make last minute travel plans at times. What I liked about ClimbKili is their flexibility. You can schedule your start date any day. They don’t require a minimum number to operate. Whether there is a group or you are alone, they will accommodate you. They are quick to respond. After a trip is confirmed, you will receive a kit that include a very informative book, it contains almost everything you needed to know. I suggest going over the book prior to the trip. I did the 8 days Lemosho route and added a 2-day Safari. It just so happened that on the dates that I chose, I was the only client on both tours. It was a private tour at a very reasonable price! I had the best time! It would have been perfect if I did the 3-day Safari to include the Serengeti National Park which is a must see in Tanzania. I strongly suggest at least the 3-day Safari.
I climbed with a team of seven. They were all very nice and friendly. I was constantly checked if I was ok. They also helped me carry my day pack on summit night which I greatly appreciate. The weather was very challenging at that time, strong winds and below zero temperature, I couldn’t have made it to the summit without their encouragement and support. They were very happy that I made it, and that they were a part of it. I felt safe the whole time. I work in health care, and I can tell that they are knowledgeable and know what they are doing. I admired my climbing team – Meckson, Valerian, Fabian, Shedrack, Michael, Edward, and Chabban. We sang the Kilimanjaro song as we “pole pole” on the way up.
Victor was my driver/guide during the 2-day Safari, also a nice guy, and knowledgeable. I had the whole back of the truck by myself! I got to see what they call the big 5’s. I had a wonderful time! And oh, food and accommodation were way more than I expected!
ClimKili have excellent vehicles! Accommodation in Arusha was also the best, the staff are wonderful and made sure that I was comfortable, it felt like home. Sia was the coordinator, she made sure that I maximized my stay in Arusha. Everything exceeded my expectations! All in all, I had a wonderful experience, I can go on and on talking about how satisfied I was. I’d be more than happy to tell you more about my trip if that helps– firstname.lastname@example.org
ClimbKili is by far the leader and experts when it comes to climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. My team, all seven us summited three weeks ago today with a 100 % success. Our stay at.the Summit Lodge was truly a first class act, led by an amazing lady and her staff Ms. Siangicha Moshi. Thank you Siangicha, your hospitality and genuine kindness was truly appreciated. From the wonderful staff at the front desk to a special lady from the house keeping staff. Thank you Winie Mlay. The cleanest hotel I have ever experienced! The folks at the reception desk set the tone for a great stay. With their wonderful smiles and warm welcome I knew it would be a great experience..so thank you to Paul Raymond, Devotha Hipolit and Upendo Shayo. And to the young men who helped me with my bags in the morning b4 we departed.
It was because our amazing guides, led by Herment Mosha, Godlizen Dowson and Florian Mosha. All three of our guides were always looking out for our safety and well being. They not only are experts at taking people to the summit of Kilimanjaro. But they are gracious hosts. They took the time to.teach us about the culture of not only Mt. Kilimanjaro, but also about the tribes surrounding the region of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Food up on the mountain was hot and delicious. Headed by the best Chef trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro, Chef Justin thank you for the delicious meals. When most companies were serving box lunches, Chef Justin was serving hot cooked lunches. From the delicious breakfast, to your amazing lunches to the outstanding dinners…here’s to you Chef Justin…thank you. Our waiter, Omar Jumanne was the most kind hearted most giving man you’ll ever meet. A true servant, a man who just wanted to make sure we were happy and taking care of. Some day Omar is gonna make a great Chief Guide. But there is one man I have to single out, but b4 I mention who he is, I want everyone to know. Nothing and I mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING takes place on that mountain without the dedication of those hard working Porters. Not only do they carry your personal gear and then teams equipment. They make it their goal to serve you each and every day! So to the Porters of Clim Kili, know that you are the BEST OF THE BEST…psst don’t ever forget our “SECRET HAMD SHAKE”. But if I may, please know that I am so grateful to Anthony Faustine. When after I summitted, I was basically stumbling down the mountain. I was hurting pretty bad. I couldn’t much walk without the support of someone helping me because my knee had swelled up so much. Herment had been helping me almost all the way down to camp. Hermet had his hands full, not only was he carrying his gear, but my hear too. I’m sure Herment was exhausted. I later found out he had called ahead by radio to request assistance to help walk me down the rest of the way…When there Anthony was waiting about 3/4 of the way down, waiting to help me. He grabbed my poles, tucked his arm under mine and gripped my hand so tight he almost cut my circulation off lol. Not allowing me once to fall or stumble. Thank you Anthony, I’ll never forget you for wanting to help me.
The service and food while we stayed in the Summit Lodge was nothing short of AMAZING! Service was first class, a class act by some great people.
From being picked up and driven from the airport by Boney to Gideon Ngelela drivong us from Summit Lodge to the Londorsi Gate to register. Gideon Got it done!
But the fun didn’t stop there. I took a three day safari afterwards through the Serengeti and Ngorongorp Crater. We stayed the first night in the bush, in tr he middle of no where in the Serengeti. Where we sat and watched from the porch of our luxury tent, five girragfe frolic and play…Truly Amazing. Then on to the Crater where got to see Lions and the birth of a wildebeest. Incredible! We stayed on top.of the Ngorongoro Crater at the Wild Life lodge…5 star meal with 5 star accommodations. Thank you Steven for the greatest adventure. Thank for getting after the Big Five.
But this trip wouldn’t of been possible if it weren’t for ClimKili Tiffany and.David Watson. Every time.we had a question or requied further clarification. Both Tiffany and David were there to help and guide each step of the way..there is a reason why ClimbKili sets then standard for climbing Mt.Kilimanjaro.
The entire experience was excellent. Seraphin and Mike were extremely knowledgeable, helpful and fun to be around. The food definitely exceeded my expectations and the service was just as good. The entire staff made the trip one I’ll never forget. I will recommend ClimbKili and Seraphin to anyone I hear that wants to climb Kili. Attached is one my favorite pictures from the trip.