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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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!
I just wanted to send you a quick note of thanks for all your time and assistance with our group over these past several months. I’m guessing with your intervention (or just good luck) our team was assigned Herment as our guide for our Kili climb August 3-10th. We also had Anthony and Goodlove as assistant guides. Wow, those guys were awesome. Also all the porters were super amazing. Herment and his team get a 20 on a 1-10 scale. Seriously, those guys were absolutely incredible. Our group consisted of me, Sydna, my brother Brian, Sharla and Scott and his son Mason from Pennsylvania. Our team of six were great together and we all summited on August 9th. We would not have succeeded without the help of our guides. Herment kept us moving forward at the right pace each day (pole pole). The whole Climb Kili team were 100% dependable and very quick in meeting our needs. I saw many other climbing teams on the mountain but without question Climb Kili stood out as the very best.
I’ll just add that not only was the mountain crew impressive from start to finish, but really we were very satisfied with every other Climb Kili team member we met, from the various drivers to all the staff at the Summit Safari lodge. Also, the 3-day Safari with Climb Kili was way fun and well beyond our expectations, simply awesome! Our fun and very knowledgeable driver/guide on Safari was Lawrence. Oh, and we met Nixon and his young daughter at the lodge on our last day. He was great to visit with. We gave Nixon a suitcase full of school supplies.
Thanks again for everything. We will forever remember our awesome Kilimanjaro climb and Safari adventure and the great people of Tanzania. We’ll be sure to recommend Climb Kili to everyone we share our experience with.
All the Best,
Thank you Climbkili and Raymond for the awesome experience. There were 6 of us and all reached Uhuru. Raymond was extremely strategic and contrary to normal summit day plans, we adapted our summit day hike around 4am. We reached the summit at 2pm and made our way down to our base camp by 9pm. Great insight by Raymond as we got the needed rest. Weather gods helped us too as we made it to the top. Guidos and Ellie were our other awesome assistant guides setting the pace pole pole while Filbert joined us to the summit. A big shout out to Symond who kept us energized with hot food for lunch and dinner everyday. Never needed to have box lunches through our 8 day lemosho route climb.
Kilimanjaro was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Summit night is challenging but making it to the summit for sunrise is really something special and you instantly forget about the difficult trek up. Climb Kili was a fantastic company to go with, our guides Amani and Tuma were experienced and knowledgeable, our cook was simply a genius and the porters were well looked after, enthusiastic and happy company. The groups with Climb Kili are small, so everyone got the attention needed to make sure we all made it to the top. On summit night your lives really are in the hands of your guides and it is also really a long way to travel to not make it to the top, so choosing the right company to take you is essential, and Climb Kili went above and beyond, exceeding all expectations. It’s important to research the route, a longer route will give you more time to acclimatize, and make sure you know what weather to expect. We climbed in June and it was minus 25 at the summit. Fantastic trip, fantastic crew.
We finally had a chance to catch our breaths, do a bunch of laundry, pay bills, and catch up here at home. I finally am able to get back to you, climbkili, and safari summit with our comments.
In summary, thank you so much for all that you and the staff did for us to make our visit so memorable! You’ll see the testimonial in the other section, so I won’t repeat myself here. But i do want to say that all the drivers were very friendly; great representatives. The guides were excellent (both for the climb and the safari). But i was very surprised at the support staff responses to the inevitable hiccups and revisions. The seamless adaptions to the last-minute flight change made a potential nightmare scenario just disappear. It was very impressive to be able to meet face to face with Lesseni in Stonetown, talk about our issues and preferences, then to see it magically unfold into a great resolution. (please extend my thanks to all that were involved). And when we decided to fly to Arusha early, it was such a welcome relief to see the Climbkili sign at the airport, then be able to rest (and actually take showers!) at the Safari Summit hotel. Wow! Again, please thank everybody there for us.
Oh, and I forgot to include our summit shot (for the testimonial that I already submitted). Please include this in our testimonial.
Randy and Vicki
Ps – as a retired project manager, I was very impressed with your project management. Nice job!
Thank you again for helping to set up such a phenomenal experience! I was paired with an awesome group and the Climb Kili staff was very professional and friendly. I would especially like to thank the Stomach Engineer for the awesome food and Daos (sorry if it is misspelled) for the great service.
I plan on expressing this on Trip Advisor as well.
Thank you again,