Maria João Paixão Coentro (Portugal) – Successful summit attempt on 27 November 2019 Standard package – 7 day Machame route
From my initial contact with Nikki in the office to our climbing adventure everything was great. Nikki in the office was always prompt in responding to my many emails, doubts and questions. The tips given particularly for the 8 weeks fitness program, gear and assurance were very important for our experience.
The hike was simply amazing besides the raining period we choose to go. Our guides Johny, Massa and James were very friendly, helpful and always pushing us to move forward (in safety!) in particularly during summit night to achieve our summit goal. All the logistic was perfect, porters and cooker were always taking care of everything to make our experience great besides the wet conditions on this raining period.
The food was always abundant and varied, and the tents and our private toilet were always in order. We chose the standard package of the 7 days Machame route and everything fits my expectations. It is The 7 days of hike were a tremendous experience and a daily enjoyment, but of course the summit night with all the adversities (cold, fatigue, lack of oxygen) and the arrival to the top of Africa was a lifetime unique moment, that couldn’t be possible without the support of the guides and the all team support.
SUE BEKHOR (BRITISH) – SUCCESSFULLY REACHED GILMAN’S PPOINT ON 03 OCTOBER 2019 7 DAY RONGAI ROUTE – DELUXE PACKAGE
Just to say a few words to let you know how the hike went.
First of all would like to say a big thanks to the team from start to finish.
From the office team was very efficient. Transferred me from airport to hotel.
The manager came to brief us at the hotel. He explained in details about the hike and warning us on the summit days, do not look up at the lights .
Don’t give up and keep going……..!!!
I regret to say this. I should pay more attention to him.
Every hours or so I looked up and the light still high up there. I should listen to him 🙁
The team was EXCELLENT!!!
Big credit to John and his team. They did everything to make sure we reached our goals and dreams.
John was the best guide and so knowledgeable!!
He made sure that we were ready for summit days. The 5 days hike before summit day. No aches and pains. John kept us going at a good pace, The summit day. John selected the team to company us.
I looked around THE ONLY TEAM the 3 of us WITHOUT CARRY DAY PACK.
And the team walked alongside us ( both side ) to make sure we don’t get scared in the dark. For us it was unknown, could be right to the edge but the team made us feel so safe.
Delicious hot meals cook by Jess which we enjoyed. From start to finish. We feel so special!!
The list of excellent services can go on and on.
Huge thank you to the team
Definitely will recommend to friends and family. Including myself really tempted to return!!!!!!!
Olebogeng Thebyane (South African) – Successful summit 20 September 2019 Superior package – 7 day Machame route
I really had a great experience with using climbing Kilimanjaro, from the day I inquired until the last day! The whole team has been great, Adele, you are amazing, I sent you back and forth and you never got irritated with my indecisiveness. The team at the office that assisted with the rental gear, they even gave some tips about the climb and type of snacks I should get, the team in Tanzania was great too, the lady coordinator (I forgot her name) called me with all details and even when I was back from the mountain she stated that should I need anything at all while in Zanzibar I should not hesitate to call her.
The climb was an experience I will never forget, going all the way to summit Kilimanjaro with a group of strangers, I had my worries but Team TAM is the best, the guides (Salim, Michael and Peter) were reassuring all the time, believed in us, attended to us and also created great team spirit. The porters are our real heroes, there is no way the climb can happened without them and they served us well with a smile on their faces all the time, Ziggy, Alex and Omari kept us well fed with great food on the mountain. I cannot remember the other guys names but they were all fully present and made sure that all 7 of us made it to the top and back safely. Thank you so much for the amazing experience and I will be recommending people to use your organization.
Claudio Antunes (South Africa) – Successful summit attempt on 13 August 2019 6 Day Lemosho route – Deluxe package
Dear Nikki and Team
We just wanted to thank you and your team for everything with regard to our Kilimanjaro trip. It was absolutely amazing!
Thank you and your team for always being quick to respond and give us all the info we needed to prepare us for this trip. We felt very well looked after and would recommend Climbing Kilimanjaro to anyone looking to try this adventure.
A big thank you to our guide Rayson and his team as well. Rayson was very knowledgeable, authoritative and very safety conscious. We couldn’t ask for a better team to get us to the summit safely and back down. We were very well looked after throughout our climb.
It was one of the best experiences of our lives!
Thank you for everything!
Claudio and Justin
Ingo van Koll (German) – Successful summit 06 August 2019 Superior package – 9 day Lemosho route via Northern Circuit
The 9 day Lemosho Route with summiting Uhuru Peak was a great experience for us. John and his team made this experience to a big success for us.
We cannot state how helpful and friendly the whole team was. Under really difficult circumstances they supplied a fantastic service to us.
Their service was very professional and client driven. We have always felt safe and very much individually taken care. There is really nothing which they could have done better. The food was excellence, their motivation to/for us and their whole effort. On the last day we finished with a little good-bye party and during the event we had the feeling that we grew together like a big family. By the end it was a little bit sad to say good-bye to so many fantastic persons.
There is nothing more to say as: Thank you for such a fantastic trip!!!
We will do a five star recommendation on Facebook and TripAdvisor for Climbing Kilimanjaro.
Best regards from Germany
Marvin and Ingo
The whole trip was excellent.
The whole crew was great.
Safie the guide was the best and helpful.
I had a great time. All the food was nice and always warm.
The transport was always on time and more than helpful with luggage.
Could also communicate with them easily in English.
Good Morning Karel,
Wow! What a trip we had.
I consider myself to be well travelled – However never have I had my expectations of travel been exceeded in the way that climbing Kilimanjaro/Safari has done. The service and information/support provided by your company has been second to none – Congratulations to you! 3 out of 5 of us made it to the summit – Out of the 2 that didn’t make it one had to be evacuated from the mountain by cart and the other had a flu – However for the 3 of us that were successful I truly believe that our success is owed to the professionalism and expertise of Musa Maliwa and his team and in particular Saul Sanga.
If you can please pass on our thanks to both – they truly deserve to be commended and rewarded for such an incredible experience that they gave us. The food was awesome and a credit to the condition under which the food is cooked – it can’t be easy!
Every detail of the trip was planned well and any variation that was required was handled efficiently and never were we left wondering where a member of our group was at. I was particularly impressed with Musa’s medical knowledge and duty of care in the area – Nothing was left to chance! Musa and his team was extremely knowledgeable and always happy to chat about any questions that we may have had about Kilimanjaro and bravely attempted to teach us Swahili – LOL. I was extremely impressed with the briefing by Manasseh in Arusha prior to the trek and he certainly put our nerves to rest and it became very apparent that Manasseh and Musa had our “back’s” at all time. On the mountain we obviously witnessed many other trekking companies and again Climbing Kilimanjaro stood out as being the best – Sooooo glad we choose you guys.
My only regret is that if I had any idea how hard Musa and his team worked to make our trip such a success then I would have gladly increased the guide tip amount – so maybe recommend a slightly higher amount and it is very much deserved. I plan on climbing Kilimanjaro again with a couple of my children and will definitely be using your company – No doubt!
Again if you have the opportunity please commend Musa and his team for being so fantastic as we will always feel indebted to them. Thanks again for everything and I will be in touch to book our next trip.
Sorry it took me so long to answer, I went on a safari after climbing Kilimanjaro and didn’t have a good internet connection.
But this second experience with a different company made me appreciate even more to what extent the service you provide is absolutely perfect. I think we all enjoyed this trip a lot. We were impressed by the level of organization, and all the little attentions were very welcome. The team was amazing and we only wished we could have talked to them more, or at least share the last meal together. Eventually, I felt very safe all the way, which was the most important to me.
Thank you for this amazing experience!
Thanks a lot for your e-mail.
We are safe back home still under the impression of beautiful Kilimanjaro. J
We had a great team of people taking care of us. Musa as our chief guide could not be more than professional and led us perfectly to the top (and down).
We don’t have a single complaint regarding all of them. Great, great team of people! We are especially thankful also to our porters as they did an incredible work. For us it is another dimension what they do! Also, we have to mention our cook who did a great job feeding us. Food was amazing.
Without all of them the summit would not be possible!
You can be sure you will have our recommendations!
Give again our best to Musa and whole team!
We miss them.
With kindest regards
Tanja and Maja
We had a fantastic 7 day climb of the Machame route. Freddy and Michael our guides were informed as to how to successfully complete the climb and were very helpful with any problems we encountered on the way. The food was excellent, 3 hot meals a day served beautifully always with more food than we could consume. The porters were unbelievable, not only with the speed that the camps were set up before our arrival but always there to help give us a hand. Sometimes just getting out of the tent needed a hand and there they were. Unbelievable. Always cheerful and ready with a song and dance. We were 3 generations of family making the climb, the youngest 17 and oldest 78. No doubt we are closer as a family after this climb. Climbing Kilimanjaro is to be commended for everything going so smoothly from the pickup at the Kilimanjaro airport to the delivery back to the airport, everything always on time. I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone planning the climb. We will never be the same.