Frequently asked questions
Many questions will arise throughout your Kilimanjaro climb and Safari planning. Our staff will address and provide all answers needed. Here are a few helpful answers to common questions:
What time of year should I climb Kili?
Kilimanjaro has been summited every day of the year. We have scheduled climbs every week, year round. If you have a particular event or day you would like to be standing on the summit, we will arrange that. The following provides detail on average monthly temperatures (at the beginning of the climb, not on the upper mountain) and rainfall:
Avg. Temp. (F ~ C)
78° ~ 26°
78° ~ 26°
78° ~ 26°
76° ~ 24°
72° ~ 22°
70° ~ 21°
69° ~ 21°
70° ~ 21°
71° ~ 22°
75° ~ 24°
76° ~ 24°
77° ~ 25°
Rainfall (inches ~ cm)
1.4 ~ 3.6
2.0 ~ 5.1
4.7 ~ 11.9
13.8 ~ 35.1
9.3 ~ 23.6
1.5 ~ 3.8
1.0 ~ 2.5
.7 ~ 1.8
.6 ~ 1.5
1.0 ~ 2.5
2.5 ~ 6.4
2.1 ~ 5.3
What route is best for me?
Climb Kili selects routes that are the most scenic, best for acclimatization and yield the greatest chance of success. Please view our 3D Routes for further detail.
Why is there a difference in price with tour operators ?
You can overpay to climb Kili and you can under pay.
Cheap operators may sacrifice:
- Safety equipment
- Contract out your climb to unknown companies
- Non-certified guides with no medical training
- Neglect proper cooking preparations
- Exclude private sanitary facilities
- Poor group equipment
- Select quick and crowded routes
- the list can go on and on....
Overpriced operators pay a hefty premium for top internet ad space, include unnecessary days on and off the mountain, mail costly promotional material, or simply charge thousands more to illicit an increased sense of security and/or comfort.
Compare Climb Kili to ANY overpriced operator and we Guarantee to offer more services, safety and summit success, all at a better value.
Kilimanjaro is our only peak and our only focus.
Observing any of the group camps on Kilimanjaro, one can quickly see and understand the variance between trekking companies. The quality of staff, food, equipment, sleeping pads, pre-climb preparation, guide to client ratios, safety equipment and emergency priorities are a few of the costs that determine your experience. Climb Kili’s position has never wavered from the highest quality Kili climbs and Tanzanian adventures.
At Climb Kili, our approach is NOT to provide you with a cheap experience, but rather to assist you in achieving your ultimate purpose of why you've chosen to take this adventure of a lifetime.
A Note on Summit Success: The Kilimanjaro National Park service requires each exiting climber to document several pieces of information including their trekking company and if summited. Year after year, the Park reports summit success at less than 50%. Overwhelmingly, these reports continue to indicate the cheapest operators yield the highest unsuccessful summit rates. Year after year, Climb Kili continues to enjoy a near perfect summit success rate.
How far will I trek each day?
Depending upon the selected route, you may trek an average of 4-8 hours per day with the summit day being the longest. Our 3D interactive map shows details on how far you trek and the elevation change each day.
What personal equipment and gear is needed for the climb and/or safari?
Climb Kili provides a detailed Equipment List in the Welcome Package that ensures every detail and item is in order.
Can I rent personal gear?
Yes. Climb Kili rents anything from sleeping bags to warm jackets down to trekking poles and gaiters. If you currently don't have items on the Equipment List and feel it would be better to rent, simply reserve these items and we'll have them ready for you upon arrival.
What will I need to carry in my day pack?
The only items you will carry are the essentials you want while trekking that particular day. Our detailed Kilimanjaro Information Guide will provide gear and suggestions on optimizing your day pack.
What safety equipment will be available?
No other company provides more safety equipment than Climb Kili. From supplemental oxygen, to altitude bags, portable stretchers to pulse oximeters, you are in good hands should the rare occasion arise that these safety devises are needed. Each Lead guide is certified for the usage and handling of all our safety equipment.
What vaccinations or immunizations do I need before entering Tanzania?
While there are no current restrictions for non Africans entering Tanzania, you should however check with your local travel clinic for the latest recommendations. We highly recommend you are up to date with your Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, and Tetanus.
For current Health information for Travels to Tanzania, visit the Center for Disease Control website.
What can I do with items I don’t bring on the climb and/or safari?
Our hotels have a Safe Room that stores all baggage and equipment not needed for the climb or safari.
How do I physically prepare for Kilimanjaro?
Climb Kili provides a detailed Fitness Program based on your time before departure, the altitude you live, age, and fitness level. Climb Kili offers a comprehensive personal fitness program to ensure your condition prior to taking your first step on the mountain.
Should I use Altitude medication?
The majority of our clients have not been at high altitude before and do not know how their body will react. Diamox (generic name Acetazolamide) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, which means it forces the kidneys to expel bicarbonate, thus re-acidifying the blood. The drug forces the kidneys to emit bicarbonate. By increasing the amount of bicarbonate removed to the urine, the blood becomes more acidic. Acidifying the blood stimulates ventilation, which increases the amount of oxygen in the blood and has shown to decrease the detrimental effects of altitude on the body.
This is a personal choice and has been known to assist clients with minimizing the effects of altitude.
This should ultimately be a decision between you and your physician.
What Languages are spoken?
Tanzania’s official languages are English and Swahili.
All Climb Kili guides speak English, with some of our guides conversant in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Is the water safe to drink?
You should drink bottled water while in town and on your Safari. While on the mountain, our staff takes careful consideration to purify water each day and provide sufficient water for each client as much as they need. All Climb Kili Safaris come with daily bottled water.
Do I need travelers insurance?
We want you to bring home Kilimanjaro and Safari memories, but no matter how hard you try, there are some things you just can’t plan for. You are welcome to choose the best company policy for you. Many of our adventures have found Travel Guard as a perfect policy as it includes high altitude trekking (Kilimanjaro) in their Gold/Platinum Plans.
What are the Tanzanian Visa requirements to enter the country?
The Visa to enter Tanzania is $100 for US citizens and $50 for all others. These can be purchased upon arrival at Tanzania Airports or at the Kenya/Tanzania boarder. US Cash or Tanzanian Shilling ONLY. Ensure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the entry date into Tanzania.
What Currency is used in Tanzania; can I use Credit Cards?
The Tanzanian Shilling is the national currency. US Dollars are widely accepted throughout Moshi and Arusha and park entrances throughout the Safari. There are also many currency exchange locations and banks to facilitate currency trade throughout Moshi and Arusha.
Credit cards are only accepted at the airlines and major hotels within Tanzania. Plan on traveling with sufficient US Dollars.
What Electricity is used?
The local electricity supply is 220 volts 50 cycles AC, Type G and Type D outlets. You will need to supply your own international standard adapter if you plan to power and recharge your electronic devises.
What is the Menu?
We understand that sufficient caloric intake and purified water are essential to keep the body functioning properly high up on the mountain. Our menu is specific to the activities of that day, and day of trekking ahead. By incorporating the right balance of carbohydrates and proteins, we keep our clients in top health.
We have vegetarian & vegan menus available and accommodate gluten free and do our best with other special dietary situations.
The following are a sample of our menu items:
- Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate
- Toast, Biscuits with Margarine, Jam, Peanut Butter
- Eggs, meat, sausage
- Fresh fruits: Mango, Banana, Avocado, Watermelon, Oranges
- Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate
- Chicken or Vegetable Soup
- Bread, Biscuits or Pancakes with Jam, Peanut Butter
- Sandwich with Meat or Cheese, Boiled Egg
- Snack: Peanuts, Popcorn, Cake, Cookies
- Fresh fruits and Fruit Salad: Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Carrots
- Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate
- Chicken or Vegetable Soup
- Bread, Biscuits or Pancakes with Jam, Peanut Butter
- Roasted Chicken, Beef or Fish
- Potatoes, Rice, Pasta
- Fresh Vegetables: Carrots, Peas, Tomato, Beans
What’s included with Climb Kili?
Welcome Packet: including Detailed Itinerary, Invoice, Information Guide, Equipment List, Personalized Fitness Training program, Kilimanjaro Journal, warm Summit Cap.
- Personal trekking coordinator to assist throughout your preparation
- Transport to and from Kilimanjaro Airport
- 2 Nights Hotel
- Breakfast at Hotel
- Daily trip reports our office staff emails back home to interested friends and family
- Transportation to and from your selected route
- All personal and group tents
- All Tanzanian National Park Fees
- Government Climbing Taxes
- Climbing permits
- All Meals while on Kilimanjaro and Safari
- Sleeping pads
- Private chemical toilets
- Staff Salaries
- All meals during the duration
- Purified water
- Climb Kili exclusive Guides, Assistant Guides, Chefs and Porters
- Safety Equipment:
- Emergency Oxygen
- Hyperbaric Bag
- Pulse Oximeter
- Hot drinks at every meal
- One tree planted on your behalf
- Free wireless internet at the hotel
- Solo Supplement included (if applicable)
- Personal Summit Certificate signed by the National Park
- Climb Kili’s exclusive Guarantee
Can I climb with Special Needs?
Absolutely. Climb Kili has led Special Olympians, paraplegics, visually impaired, amputees, and many other clients with special needs to the summit. Please contact us to discuss specific situations and for any questions you may have.
What Airport should I fly into?
The majority of those climbing Kilimanjaro and/or traveling on safari fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport (Airport Code: JRO). Some find it more economical flying to Nairobi, Kenya (Airport Code: NBO) and then taking the 6-8 hour shuttle transportation to Arusha or Moshi.
Whether you fly into Tanzania or arrive by shuttle bus, our Climb Kili staff will be there at the airport or bus station to greet you and your adventure will being!
Additional Airport codes of interest: Zanzibar (ZNZ), Arusha (ARK), Dar es Salaam (DAR), Serengeti Airstrip/Airport (SEU)
Is Mt Kilimanjaro a technical climb?
No, in the sense that no prior climbing experience is needed. However, this should not lead to the notion that this is a simple hike. The Climb Kili personal Fitness Program will prepare your body and mind for the daily trekking and rigors of the mountain.
How much should I tip the staff?
On Kilimanjaro and Safari tipping is an expected practice for the crew who assist you.
As a general rule $250 to $300 per person will adequately cover crew tips on the mountain.
For Safari, $15 per person per day is recommended.
Several factors can increase or decrease the per person amounts such as longer expedition will increase the overall amount as well as smaller groups typically will tip more as they will employ a larger number of crew per customer ratio than larger groups. The tip can be given to the Lead Guide the final night or the following day at the end gate. Your Lead Guide will appropriately distribute to your mountain crew.
How do I sign up?
You can confirm your booking via our secure Online Reservation form. We'll send out your Welcome Package soon and you'll be on your way!
What Safari is right for me?
We can customize your safari to accommodate your schedule. Our Safari's typically range from 3-7 days.
What vehicles are used?
All our vehicles are Land Rover and Land Cruisers which are serviced after each and every safari. All our vehicles have pop up canopy roofs with personal window seat viewing for each client.
Can I extend my Safari?
Sure. We provide just a few popular itineraries that work well with a typical schedule. If you would like to discuss a longer Safari we would be happy to accommodate and review our additional Safari extension options.
THERE AND BACK...
Our greatest compliments come from those who have taken the journey with us. If you would like to share your comments, photos, and video please email email@example.com. If you would like to contact past clients directly, please Contact Us for a list of References.
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.
Here’s one of our favorite summit photos. We plan on leaving a review for the group as well. Goodluck and good team were great! They made us feel like family, inspired us to keep pushing, and were nothing short of amazing in what they’re able to do on that mountain. Our Safari guide, Jephter was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to as well. Overall amazing experience and we would recommend this entire group to anyone looking for this experience.
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We had the MOST incredible experience with ClimbKili and cannot recommend them enough! After researching many different trekking companies we decided on ClimbKili after they came recommended to us several times from a local hiking group. We decided to climb and then go on a safari afterwards, and both experiences were AWESOME! While in the planning stages it was awesome to talk with Tiffany who answered all of our (many) questions before-hand and helped us to plan our dream trip and made the process so easy! When we landed in Tanzania and arrived at the Summit Lodge, Sia was there to greet us and was so kind and welcoming. She answered all of our questions about the climb, made sure we were prepared, and even helped us arrange a last-minute tour on one of our free days! Thank you, Sia J
We did the Machame route and our entire team of 20+ ClimbKili staff was incredible! We had Veda as our head guide, and Matthew and Steve as assistant guides. They were the best and were always checking in to see how we were doing and encouraged us every step of the way! They are truly experts at what they do and it’s clear how much they love the mountain. The support from our guides was wonderful and our whole group of 6 summited on 2/14! I also need to thank Innocent who was so incredibly kind, thoughtful, and hard-working and made our days so special with tea and popcorn J I really can’t thank our team of WONDERFUL porters enough. They are true superheroes and our trek wouldn’t be possible without them.
Lastly I must thank Charles who is the best safari guide you could ever ask for! It’s clear he loves his job, and his 16+ years experience of leading safari tours really shows! He knows so much about every animal and plant and I would say it’s impossible to stump him with questions. I so appreciated Charles’ enthusiasm and it was so thoughtful of him to ask what we were interested in seeing, and he really made every effort possible for us to see the animals we wanted to! Between Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park we were able to see the Big 5 in less than a day and a half! We will be back one day (hopefully soon) to do another safari with Charles!