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 am not quite sure where to find the words and how to adequately convey our thanks and appreciation for one of the most amazing and incredible experiences our family has ever shared together! It was ABSOLUTELY EXTRAORDINARY!
We are back home now in North Carolina, and still trying to process our wonderful adventure and time in Tanzania with ClimbKili. From the first email inquiry I sent last December, to the hugs and tearful goodbye at the Summit Lodge, you and your staff were outstanding! Thank you for the excellent communication, your prompt and quick responses to the answers to our many questions, your flexibility as we arrived a day later than we anticipated in Arusha, the material you supplied to ensure we understood all details and most of all, for arranging for our family to have the absolute best team of guides and porters possible.
From our drivers (thank you Emmanuel, Gideon and Simon) to the ClimbKili staff we met in Arusha (thank you Dinah!!) to our fabulous porters (Wilson Ali, Anton, Innocen to name a few and I’m sorry I just can’t remember everyone’s names, but I will hold all of their smiling faces in my heart) our cooks (Justin and Florian) to the Summit Lodge staff to the most outstanding guide, Herment Mosha, and his team of Raymond and Godlev….we won the lottery!!!! Herment’s knowledge, expertise, and support was second to none. I credit Herment, Godlev and Raymond and the whole team for getting our entire family to Uhuru…all the way to 19,341 ft. physically (safe and healthy) and mentally (in positive, happy spirits.)
We loved the Summit Lodge in Arusha…the entire staff could not have been more engaging and accommodating! Dinah welcomed us and made us feel so comfortable right away…the meals were absolutely delicious and rooms were wonderful, complete with hot water (desperately needed for showers upon our return from the climb!) And thank you for the wonderful birthday celebration for our middle son, William, on May 22! The staff had decorated his bed with colorful pompoms and surprised him with a delicious birthday cake following dinner!
I really can’t say enough wonderful things about Herment and his team. We knew we were in the best hands possible after meeting him at the Lodge! I have a bad left knee (no cartilage) and Herment did everything to support me, holding my arm as we descended (going down is hardest for me) the Lava Tower in the rain, carrying my daypack all the way up to Uhuru on Summit night and back down to Mweka Camp that day and leading me step by step down the rocky descent to the exit. I am eternally grateful that his support allowed me to reach the Kilimanjaro Summit with my family! Herment was kind, patient, encouraging, knowledgable (I learned so much about the land, the mountain zones, Tanzania’s history, wildlife, vegetation and new Swahili vocabulary from him) and truly vested in my family’s health, safety and helping us achieve our goals. (I told Herment, Godlev and Raymond I knew they were such good fathers…I could just tell from their gentle, compassionate and kind spirits.)
Herment’s entire team was exceptional. The morning songs were incredible…so happy and inspiring and totally motivating. We treasured those mornings and hearing those voices on the mountain…and we miss them all so much. Hot tea in our tents, popcorn snacks, hot soups and delicious meals at every turn…we had more than enough and appreciated all the hard work, the effort, the energy and the positive attitudes of our “ClimbKili family!” And thank you as well, for an unexpected treat on May 25…my birthday…when Justin surprised me with a birthday cake on the mountain and our whole 21 member team surrounded us in our dining tent to sing “Happy Birthday!” There will never be another birthday like that one!
And I would be remiss, if I didn’t thank you for arranging for Steven Silaa to be our Safari Guide!! Our three day safari (with flight to the Serengeti) and visit to the Ngorogoro Crater and Tarangire National Park was tremendous. Steven was simply awesome! Patient, knowledgeable and so accommodating! He welcomed us to the Serengeti with an up close viewing of a male lion right off the bat! Cheetahs, mama leopard with cub, lions, zebras, hyenas, zebras, giraffes, 2000 herd of migrating wildebeests, ostrich, gazelles, rhinos, buffalo, hippos, monkeys…I think we truly saw it all! Our accommodations were lovely (we particularly enjoyed the Ngorogoro Wildlife Lodge) and we loved our time in the LandCruiser with Steven!
We had an amazing adventure and have already shared photos and stories with so many friends at home…and have actually passed along ClimbKili’s name to a couple of friends who are seriously considering doing this trip…we’ve told them that you are the absolute BEST and are the only ones to travel with!
We truly had a amazing experience and thank you all for making this a dream come true.
With much gratitude,
I’m overdue on this email. I hiked Kilimanjaro (Lemosho route) February with my now husband, it was our honeymoon! This company is amazing, but the guides are the true treasure. I want to talk about Seraphine, Damas, Mike and Johnny. These people are one of a kind.
Seraphine is not only extremely knowledgeable, but he knows how to read people. He’s warm and attentive, friendly and extremely kind. Above anything, he’s a wonderful person and knows this mountain like no other. The rest of the staff were also amazing – you can tell they all have a lot of chemistry and trust one another. Damas is amazing!! Ahhh, they are just one of a kind and I’m at loss for words.
Thank you for making this such an amazing experience. I am in love with mountains and I’m thankful to this team for that.
Thank you, thank you!!
Laura & Juan
I want to thank the whole Climb Kili family for this wonderful trip and amazing experience and making a dream come true, from the staff at the hotel to Herment and his exceptional team, everything was just perfect, I really enjoyed my time and before I came I was thinking that it will be very difficult but with Herment’s guidance and his teams help we never had a problem and they kept us motivated all the time, although the summit day was a bit difficult for me 🙂
In the attachment, you can find my two favorite pictures, one of them is for the camp with the mountain in the background, the sky was just amazing that night (although its quality is not that good).
Thank you again and wish Climb Kili all the best,
Attached is my favorite picture from our summit experience. Also, personally, I really have to attribute my being able to complete the summit of Kilimanjaro to the encouragement from Kanji (Emanuel). Had he not been such a positive person I don’t know if I could have completed the climb. The entire staff of porters, cooks and guides were so friendly and helpful at all times, adding to the view into Tanzanian culture and the wonderful values shared by our new friends.
Experience of a lifetime.
Hope you are doing well, just wanted to drop you a quick message to thank you and all of the climb Kili team for such an amazing and memorable experience. From start to finish it was organised perfectly, with an easy pick up from the airport and the kindest staff at the lodge. We returned from the climb on the 14th and I think both Beverly and I were almost in tears with having to leave our amazing guides. Raymond, Dustin and Eli shared so much of their knowledge and kindness with us, adhering to any request we may have and going out of their way to make sure we were happy and comfortable. The porters were some of the most incredible people I have met- with Beverly unwell I was guided perfectly by Nesto and Allen on summit day and I felt so safe in their hands.
I really cannot put into words how amazing all the mountain staff were during the climb. From learning Swahili, to seeing animals and singing and dancing the whole thing was one of the best adventures I’ve ever had the pleasure of participating in. The staff were so patient when some of the climbers required extra help and always made sure that everyone’s individual pace and needs were catered for. Simon’s food was above and beyond what I ever expected! To be able to have fresh fruit and veg each day was a luxury that I cannot believe I received from the top of a mountain!!
I am so sad this experience is over and I cannot thank you all enough for everything. Each individual porter (Nesto, Allen, Barack, Po-Po, Jacko, Poe to name a few!) will all have a place in my heart as their kindness and generosity has left me feeling so humble and appreciative. No need was too much And everything they did was done with a smile.
I have been truest touched by the people I have met out here and thank them all for all the laughs, dancing and singing that made my Kilimanjaro experience so amazing! I definitely will be back to climb again and will of course be using Climb Kili!!
Thank you again
I LOVED my trip! Oh. My. God! Seraphin, Douglas, and JonJon were AMAZING!!!! The. Best. Guides. Ever! Which I’m sure everyone says about their guides, but I’m telling you these three were THE BEST!!!
They got us all up that mountain and back down again! Seraphin is clearly working his passion. The pure look of joy on his face especially on summit night kept my nerves calm and allowed me to keep focused on our dream. Seraphin, Douglas and JonJon had a mantra for us – One Team – One Dream. It was perfect! I’m sure we are not the only “team” with a “dream” that they have lead and continue to lead, but they made us feel like we were! And I’m just really happy and proud to be a part of their team that reached its dream!
I completed the Trip Adviser post, I’m hoping to put together a video/slide show as some point as well. We have SO MANY pictures, one of us was a professional photographer, which was a treat. I’ve attached a couple of my favorites.
Thank you! Thank you – for providing an outstanding, well organized company with such nice, amazing people – from Seraphin, to JonJon, to Douglas to ALL the porters, to Dana and all the hotel staff, this trip had been a dream for 10 years, in planning for 2 years and I’m still in awe that it’s now behind me. I don’t want to let it go, I’ve been home two weeks and I still look at my pictures everyday because something in my day to day reminds me of something from my eight amazing days of adventure.
Anyway – thank you and I wish you and the entire ClimbKili.com team all my best,
Thank you so much for everything! We had the most extraordinary time. I absolutely loved everyone on our crew. Raymond and Dastin were truly amazing guides. They went above and beyond for us at all times, even holding my hand down the snowy steep trails. I felt safe every step of the way during this journey. And Simon is the most amazing cook, we had the best food on the mountain. Everyone was so much fun and full of energy, they made us feel like family. I’m constantly recommending you guys and my crew to anyone who asks. I am forever grateful for this incredible journey I was able to complete and will cherish the memories for the rest of my life.
I will be creating a vlog video with my entire journey. Once that link is created, I will also send it to you and post it. I have attached a few pictures below as well.
I’ve been meaning to drop you a note for a couple of weeks now that I’m back from Africa. FIrst off, I want to thank you for all of your patient help in preparing for Kilimanjaro. I never felt like there was something I was missing as far as information goes.
From the moment I was picked up at the airport until drop off, the team in Tanzania was just excellent. Dina was so great to work with and all of the other staff members at the lodge were so helpful and friendly.
Our guide, Seraphin, and his assistants Mike & Earnest, were always attentive and watching to make sure we were healthy and strong. We did have one person who suffered from altitude sickness/dehydration when crossing Lava Tower Camp, but Seraphin was right there with her and she recovered the next day and was able to summit successfully.
The food was good and the chef (Pancake is what everybody called him) was always asking if everything was good and if we wanted anything else. He did adjust a bit to add some more protein to our diet after the second day which was helpful!
The equipment was good – sleeping tents were good quality and held up well, toilet was MUCH better than using the camp toilets!
I have recommended you to several people I’ve talked to about my trip and hope they are able to climb Kilimanjaro with you one day. I also saw Michael Kirungi when I was in Uganda and gave him a debrief on my experience – he was pleased that everything went so well. I did suggest that he take the trip one day himself so he has firsthand experience of what he’s recommending.
Again, thank you for everything – it was really the trip of a lifetime.
The Climb Kili organization as a whole were amazing from first inquiry to summit. They truly go above and beyond to make this a once in a lifetime experience for all of its guests.
The hotel at summit lodge was very comfortable and has a nice pool. The staff here were fantastic. So friendly and welcoming. They always did whatever they could to make your stay comfortable. It was a nice home away from home.
We climbed the 7 Day Machame Route. The route itself was beautiful. I loved the change in scenery each day. Our guides, Manny, Johnny and Steve were GREAT! Upbeat, positive and encouraging the entire time. Their goal was to get us all to the top SAFELY and they did just that! Manny was very attentive and aware of what was happening with each of us and made sure we were all looked after properly.
Where do I start with the porters. Superhuman and amazing! They’re job is so hard and challenging but they do it everyday with a smile and positive attitude. They work so hard to make the climb seamless and effortless for you.
We truly couldn’t have done this trip without our fantastic team of guides and porters!!!
We also did a 3 day safari with a flight into the Serengeti. So awesome!
When we’re arrived at the airport in the Serengeti we were greeted by our guide, Victor. We were so lucky to have him as our guide. He is the kindest, sweetest, man with the best bush eyes! He was so knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. If he didn’t know. Her would look it up for us. We absolutely loved our time with Victor. He went above and beyond to make our Safari spectacular.
Stopping at the masaai village was one thing I would avoid. It was $50USD per car to stop in and they truly looked like they didn’t want to be there. It didn’t seem authentic at all. I found it very uncomfortable and the people kept asking for more money the entire time we were there. It seemed to just be a money grab for the people in the village more than a learning experience.
That aside, my experience with climb kili was wonderful and I would highly reccomend them to anyone who is looking to book either adventure in Tanzania! You won’t be disappointed.
I had an amazing time! The crew was amazing, taking care of our needs and having camp ready and comfortable for our arrival. Nestor did a great job getting us ready in the morning and getting us to the tent for our meals…always with a smile! The food was great! So impressed with what Simon could pull together with only a camp stove. I think my favorite meal was the grilled cheese and chicken. And the birthday cake was an unexpected surprise! Please thank him again, it really made my day. That and the crew singing me happy birthday….I couldn’t have asked for a better 40th birthday! Also – please thank Dustin and Raymond. They really looked out for us, setting a good pace and checking in on how we felt. I got a little light headed on summit day and Raymond and Dustin were constantly checking on me, making sure I was drinking water and eating and finally Dustin carried my pack. I really couldn’t have made the hike w/o them. My family also really appreciated the daily emails w/ pictures….thank you!
For a summit picture, I’ve attached two. One is w/ our group, while I arrived to Tanzania alone, I really couldn’t have done it w/o everyone, and I also added a birthday picture, a wonderful day for me!
Thanks again for everyone!