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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I returned to My. Kilimanjaro after 8 years since my first climb this summer and used ClimbKili as my operator. Their service was excellent both from their office staff and the very professional and efficient crew on the mountain. Our main guides were Seraphine and Mikey who our whole group absolutely adored. The food was great, all information very clear, the tents and other equipment clean and good quality (definitely not forgetting the portable toilets) and all in all I would very much recommend ClimbKili for anyone wanting to experience the top of Africa, be safe and have a wonderful time!
We climbed Kilimanjaro at the end of June with Climb Kili. From the people in the office who set up all of our tour arrangements and answered our questions to the friendly and helpful staff at the Summit Lodge, we felt well taken care of. Our actual tour guide, Sera and his team, went above and beyond to get us up the mountain. They briefed us each day about our plans, checked in on our health multiple times a day, had the camps set up before we arrived, and cooked delicious food. We loved our time on the mountain. I would highly recommend this tour company!
There is not enough room to document all the positive things that there are to say about using the professional trekking company Climb Kili for a safe, successful summit of Kilimanjaro. Our initial research, along with conversations with friends and acquaintances who had successfully climbed Kilimanjaro, had led us to contact Climb Kili.
Climb Kili’s first-class service started from our first contact with this company, through its office in the U.S.A. (when we had previously been unable to get the hike that we wanted from two other operators). Tiffany Watson of the U.S.A. Climb Kili office was readily available, responsive, and patiently answered all our queries, assuring us that we could have the expedition route that we wanted, on the dates that we wanted, and at the price that we were prepared to pay. Tiffany was so helpful that we signed on to use Climb Kili following our first conversation with her.
We signed up to do the 8-day Lemosho Route, with the final night at the high Kosovo (“Upper” Barafu) Camp. Our group consisted of five people who happen to have been born in five different countries on four continents — in the U.S.A., in Zimbabwe, in Swaziland/eSwatini, in Australia, and in China. Then, our ages and age range (a 71 year-old man, with four women aged 69, 67, 65, and 17 years) could have posed challenges for successful summiting but the Climb Kili guides were completely unfazed by having four senior citizens to the guide to the summit.
Our lead guide was Goodluck Minja; he was endlessly supportive, positive, cheerful, helpful, collaborative, professional, and safety conscious. Additionally, and perhaps most crucially, he led an amazing team of similarly hard-working, kind, solicitous people. His assistant guides were Junior Ramson and Gaudrence. (It was Junior who led me and my Australian friend up the final fearsome slope to Stella Point and on to the Uhuru summit just as dawn was breaking on July 18th, 2019 — and we are 67 and 65 year-old women.)
Goodluck’s other support team members were all equally fabulous. Elisamehe, the chef, produced hot three-course, three-star meals at all the camps (all the way up to Kosovo Camp at 16,000ft / 4,877m), including a different soup every day (vichyssoise, cucumber, zucchini, pumpkin, carrot, etc.). Michael served the piping hot meals to us in the mess tent. Benson kept the zippers on our tents working in freezing temperatures. Ladslaus needs special mention, as he hauled, set up, and maintained the private, chemical toilet that we were able to use at every camp. Nelson, Pascal, Ali, Mohammed, and all the other porters did a mind-bogglingly difficult job with grace and good humor. They ran ahead of us up the steep climbs, carrying the tents and all the gear (including our sleeping bags and other essential gear, leaving us only having to carry a day pack with our water, snacks and necessary clothing) on their heads and backs (along with their own gear) to set up the camp for our arrival.
Goodluck was also flexible enough in his planning to split our group into two groups for the final push to the summit — to increase summit success by recognizing that there would likely be differing speeds as we headed up that final steep climb in the dark. So, one group of three set out from Kosovo Camp at around 1:00 a.m. and the remaining two members left at 2:00 a.m.
It was an experience of a lifetime. I had done it to honor my parents, who died 30 and 50 years ago, after having spent nearly 30 years (1939-1968) in remote parts of Africa, in British government service, working to improve the health of Africans. Thus, I am so very grateful that Climb Kili made my ascent to the summit possible and I strongly recommend using Climb Kili (and, specifically, Goodluck Minja and his team)
I wanted to reach out to you about my experience with ClimbKili a month ago. As you know I was part of the Lifewater group that went. It honestly has taken me some time to fully process what we went through and I am not sure I have done that completely yet, a month later. It truly was an amazing experience and could not have been that without your organization. Below I will include an quick excerpt of a letter I sent to people whom supported me on the climb from afar.
Everything was absolutely perfect for the trip. The only thing I may have changed was arriving a day sooner and staying a day longer. The lodge and their staff were exceptional! Everything there could not have been better. The meal at the end of the trip was a perfect way to celebrate the accomplishment. The guides for the Safari and the accommodations for the Safari were tremendous.
As far as the guides and porters, I could not be more thankful for that group of men and what they did for our group. Herment Mosha is one of the greatest men I have ever met, truly. His ability to lead his team and our group in such a gentle, yet firmly assertive manor was exceptional. I told him that great leaders are reflected in those below him. His men, from the guides, Vada, Good Love, Paul and all the others (there were so many it’s hard to remember all the names) to every porter in the group, would do whatever Herment asked without exception! They would do anything for him. His ability to motivate us, care for us, and make sure we accomplished our goal is something very special in a leader. There wasn’t one thing that that group of 75 men would not do to make sure we all accomplished our goal. As I mentioned earlier, here is an excerpt from a letter I sent to some folks back here….
”Well it’s been a little over two weeks since I summited Mt. Kilimanjaro!! It was truly an amazing experience! Very hard to put into words. Frankly, I’m still processing what we did as a group, the impact we have had not only on the lives of so many people in Africa, but on the lives of each other that made the trek together. There was a group of 21 of us from all over the country, from all walks of life. All with different circumstances driving us to accomplish this goal. I was prepared physically and mentally for this journey. What I wasn’t prepared for was the emotional impact this had on our lives as a group. I truly believe God put us together at that moment in time because all 21 of us needed each other to accomplish this, to fill voids, and to heal. To say that the 21 of us will be bonded together for life is an understatement! It truly was a life changing event that’s hard to explain.
We had an amazing group of guides and porters! Some of the most selfless and grateful people I have ever met. 75 of them to help make sure we accomplished our goal. They would set up camp, cook food, help heal you if you were sick, mend you if you were hurt, motivate you if you were tired, cheer you up if you were struggling. They sang to us every day, a prayer for a safe journey ahead. They would leave camp after us, beat us to the next camp and have everything set up again (including 3 separate latrines Christine, LOL) Truly amazing men.”
I can’t tell you truly how much that group of men had an impact on me personally, and on our group. I thought we were having an impact on them, but absolutely the opposite. Though the names will fade, the faces and the time never will. I am very grateful for those men and the character and selflessness they displayed toward us. That impact on my life is a debt that can never be repaid!! Thank you again for everything! Your organization is absolutely the best!
My parents and I had an amazing trip climbing Kilimanjaro. We went with Climb Kili and our tour guides, Amani and Edward, were wonderful. They were professional, friendly, kind, and really helped us have a great trip. The supporting staff of porters was also fun to be with and gave us five star service. We did the seven day Machame route which was perfect for us. Climb Kili went the extra mile to get a permit to stay at Kosovo base camp on summit night which made for a little easier summit day. Everyone should do this trip at least once.
Like so many I came to Kilimanjaro on a mission to reach the summit.
As an ex-athlete living at sea level, but with 10 years of outdoor education teaching, I thought I could manage the training even at 65 yrs.
BUT, I would never have managed it without the superb professionalism, logistics, enthusiasm, encouragement and dedication of the Climb Kili Team. Their experience and pacing proved absolutely essential in making a successful ascent.
Tiffany Watson fully prepared us to get to Tanzania, then on arrival Chief guide Goodluck Minja indeed lived up to his reputation (as the good luck ninja!) who has brought together an entire support team. They work together so well and are incredibly capable, gracious and a sheer delight to be with from start to finish. We learnt so much from Goodluck’s team during our 8-day Lemosho route adventure.
Planning to climb the final pitch close to full moon & starting from the highest Kosovo camp was a great move by Ann Harris Davidson, to whom I am so grateful for organising this with Climb Kili. Both points were definitely helpful for our success.
Special thanks also to our summit guide Junior Ramson for his depth of experience and impeccable pacing which enabled me to stand on the summit with Ann Harris Davison right on sunrise on 18/7/2019, a moment we will never forget. Thank you so much Junior!
I am embarrassed not to have every one of our support teams name at my fingertips, because they were all totally focused on ensuring our personal safety, health, hygiene and well-being everyday and night! The quality of food prepared by chef Elisamehe was outstanding and the best by far of any I have experienced in an outdoor setting my whole life.
Goodluck, Junior, Gaudrence, Benson, Michael, Ali, Pascal, Amin, and your team, thank you guys, you’re the best!
I have no hesitation in recommending the Climb Kili trekking company with Goodluck’s team on the ground, as being able to deliver 100% and will take absolute care of any person/group in their charge.
Kilimanjaro is an awesome mountain which has my total respect. Thank you Climb Kili for the experience of a life-time. You have a fabulous team, long may you continue your good work.
For those who may read this, best wishes & GO Climb Kili!
My girlfriend and I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with Climb Kili and we could not have been happier with our choice. The Climb Kili team is just fantastic. From all the up front communication with Tiffany to the on the ground service from our guide Herment and his team, Climb Kili is a first class organization. Herment and his team did an amazing job all week guiding us through Kilimanjaro NP and making sure every need was covered. They are truly and impressive group of men. They took care of everything, answered all our questions (we had many) and really took the time to make us feel like part of the Climb Kili team. Both my girlfriend and I were blown away by their professionalism, the singing (so much fun) and the overall quality of service. The food was fantastic and their cook is amazing! How they make the meals they do at 14,000+ feet is beyond me. The rental equipment was new and well maintained, the tents were great and camps were always in the best locations.
Climb Kili truly has the best group of guides and porters and they really do treat their employees well like the website claims. There are definitely budget climbing companies that do not treat their employees well and it is shows on the mountain. Don’t make the mistake of booking a budget climb and go with Climb Kili! You will not be disappointed
An absolutely unforgettable experience! Really enjoyed the Climb Kili staff and felt like family with all of our guides and porters throughout the week.
Straight to the point, if you’re thinking about climbing Kilimanjaro stop right here and go with Climb Kili. You will not regret it.
Pre-trip, the booking and communication with the US-based program coordinator Tiffany was fantastic. She answered all of our questions and the response time was very quick. Communications were detailed and informative, making the preparation process very easy.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport we were met by a Climb Kili representative who helped us gather our gear and drove us to the Summit Lodge in Arusha. The accommodations were fantastic, beyond anything I was anticipating to start off the trip.
Our guide Herment met us that evening and gave us a detailed briefing on the 8 day Lemosho route and was able to arrange any last minute gear needs for folks in our group of six. A little bit about Herment Mosha – this man is a legend and truly the godfather of Kilimanjaro; our trip was his 165th up the mountain and his experience and the respect other guides showed him throughout the journey was apparent. Herment is a legend, and along with his assistant guides Goodlove and Florian, they were the best guides on the mountain hands down.
The climb itself was incredible – the guides and the porters were consummate professionals and incredibly skilled at their jobs. The Climb Kili camp gear (tents, kitchens, toilet etc.) were noticeably better than other operations; it was pretty obvious there was envy from other climbing groups when they saw the relative quality of the Climb Kili setup compared with theirs.
Herment and the other guides ensured that we all were well-prepared, in good health and most importantly in good spirits; the mental component is a massive part of having a successful summit and Herment and team had us covered. They kept the pace appropriately pole pole, and our entire group of six was able to make it together. I am 100% convinced that the guides’ professionalism, experience and attention to our individual conditions are how we were all able to get to 5895m. I can’t say the same for other operations – seeing people move at a relatively quick pace on the way up usually led to members of those groups getting carried down in pretty bad shape; we saw several helicopter evacs and more than a handful of people on oxygen looking pretty terrible. Pole pole is the key, and Herment and team ensured we weren’t sprinting up the mountain and were able to stop, take a ton of photos and enjoy what is actually a vacation. In the end, we all made it and it was a phenomenal experience.
Climb Kili is fantastic – look no further if you plan to climb Kilimanjaro.
My daughter and I researched for months and found Herment with Climb Kili as the best guide and tour operator considering safety and being successful. Herment now has over 165 summits and he has the highest success rate of all guides of Mount Kilimanjaro. We were amazed of the sincere unique “individual” care and attention given to all 6 climbers in our group. Hats off to Herment, Good Love, Florian, and Innocence plus Justin the chef and the entire Climb Kili crew. Tiffany your constant reliable back office support helping us get ready for the climb was so appreciated and thanks for keeping our families updated daily including pics from our climb! Anyone wanting to make Kilimanjaro more than a climb but an experience – look no further. Climb Kili surpassed all my expectations!