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.
Elelwani Rosemary Tshikovhi (South African) – Successful summit on the 20 June 2019 7 Day Machame route – Superior package
Good day Karel,
Thank you so much for all the arrangements for us and ensuring that our expedition is memorable, I came through to your office on Monday to drop off the gear I
wanted to personally thank you since I do not think putting my thoughts on paper would be sufficient. I wanted you to experience the gestures when I share my
story to you so that you can understand how I felt and the importance of your support and Tanzanian team.
Everything you told me was as is, the experience was something to treasure for a lifetime. I have come to appreciate that planning and guidance from a reputable
expedition company like Climbing Kilimanjaro is of critical importance for everyone involved. You guys are awesome in every way!
Regarding the 7 days Experience:
- I must say the customer experience we received from everyone was amazing…. Chief Guide David has been a God sent guardian angel to the team.
- His leadership qualities are beyond measure, how he interacts with his crew and us as his client made us feel so reassured that we will make it to the top without fail.
- Everyday our experience was altered one way or the other.. ever changing weather, caring and supportive Porters , difference camps with different cold temperatures to deal with.
- The meals – Chef January made sure that we have healthy hot meals 3times a day without fail… this contributed a lot to our immune system to keep healthy and weather the storms.
- We were really grateful for the portable toilet option that we took… its horrific up there in the mountains. But on a lighter note, we got used to going behind the big Rock while on the trail when Diamox was taking its toll on us..J
- The Summit attempt night will always be a night to remember!… I am grateful that I reached the peak without any injuries nor sickness throughout the trip.
Overall, my sincere gratitude to you and the Climbing Kilimanjaro office team for the wonderful assistance, guidance and support you all provided to us and made our expedition a memorable one!
Keep up the good customer service excellence!
I honestly cannot say enough good things about my experience with climbing kilimanjaro. From the start of booking- Nikki was extremely helpful and responsive, our climb was easily booked and all of our questions answered accurately. Our guides- Musa and Sunga- were so knowledgeable, kind, and helpful. You could tell that this work is their passion. My friend and I did the superior package 6 Day Machame Route . We had a variety of hot meals prepared for us, breakfast lunch and dinner. All of the meals were excellent. Water was readily available for us every day. We both summitted successfully, I don’t know if that would’ve been possible with just any company, do not underestimate this mountain! All of the porters were so sweet and all of our stuff was well taken care of. It was bittersweet to say goodbye to the whole team. Thanks again climbing kilimanjaro!
The four of us, who had never met each other before, commenced a 7-day Machame Route hike on 03 Jun 19.
Preparation for the trip was simple and a considerable amount of advice was provided from the team at ClimbingKilimanjaro.com. Transfers were easily arranged and on time upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
We met the team including the guides and porters at Sal Salinero hotel and were provided an extensive and informative briefing from Charity who also answered all our questions. The team also ensured that we had everything that we needed prior to commencing our trip.
The entire week was a huge success thanks to the hard work and dedication of the team led by Nelson. We cannot speak highly enough of Nelson as he was always there to assist us in any way possible and worked hard throughout the week ensuring the welfare of both us and his team.
Ales (one of the two assistant guides) led our way through the majority of the route and kept us on track to meet our checkpoints. Gilbert (the other assistant guide) worked extremely hard throughout the week as both a guide a porter and our assistant at camp. Gilbert is extremely motivated and experienced, has a great sense of humour and is your go-to for anything you need.
The food was prepared by the mountains best cook. Dowson (unsure if spelling is correct) was significantly better than expected, Dowson produces all the necessary food in 3 excellent meals per day to get you from point A to B. We cannot express enough how grateful we are for having quality food throughout the entire trip.
The 7-day Machame route was incredible and provided the opportunity to see many amazing sights on the mountain including Lava Tower, the Barranco Wall and Shira caves. It also provided plenty of time for acclimatization and socializing amongst other climbers.
We were all confident going into summit morning and this was a testament to the team including Nelson who prepared us and instilled a lot of confidence in us and our summit team. The summit was an incredibly difficult personal challenge for us all in many different ways but we took it “Pole-Pole” and made it in great time. We actually found ourselves overtaking other teams who were being rushed bu their guides and needing longer rest times and from a 12:30 start we arrives at Stella Point at 05:45 in great time.
Overall the entire experience was incredible the team at ClimbingKilimanjaro.com was brilliant. I would recommend Nelson, Alex, Gilbert and their team to anyone. Asante! Umefanya Vizuri!
Maria-Marta Andrade (Argentina) – Successful summit on 20 March 2019 8 Day Lemosho route – Superior package
I Climbed Kilimanjaro (8 Day Lemosho Route ) with Climbing Kilimanjaro and thanks to them my dream came true, I reached the summit on March 20, 2019. I am 61 years old, I was traveling alone, so I decided to join 2 other climbers (19 and 34 years old) who were planning to reach the summit the same day I had in mind…with the full moon!!!!
The experience was fantastic, everyone in our group successfully summited Uhuru Peak; but while reaching the summit with the rising sun was truly amazing, I must say that getting there was unforgettable as well. Every detail was planned and executed perfectly, everyone worked hard to make this a trip memorable.
I chose the 8 Day Lemosho Route because I wanted the extra time to acclimatize, this route goes through diverse landscapes, from jungle to rocky arid areas, mountains with streams with a variety of vegetation. I was happy with this choice; at times it was very challenging but beautiful.
Before starting the trek, I was a bit worried about whether my fitness level was enough to take me to the top. I did only two months of intense training, but with the help of Diamox and the unending support from the guides and porters of Climbing Kilimanjaro, I reached the Uhuru Peak without feeling any altitude symptoms.
Right from the beginning I was very impressed by the detailed information shared on the “Climbing Kilimanjaro” website, related to every single aspect of this great adventure, this was extremely helpful for me.
From my initial enquiry to the actual climb I received prompt and professional service, everyone was so obliging to help in every way possible and so friendly, it really gives you a wonderful impression of Africa and the kindness the people possess.
Much appreciation for all the communication that Nikki provided to me, he was incredibly helpful and responsive to my questions in the weeks leading up to the climb.
In Moshi, the day prior to the climb, I met the other climbers in a briefing organized by Manasseh. He not only explained to us everything about the climb, but he also took the time to check if I had all the right gear, and made sure that all the items that I rented were available.
My heart goes out to the porters, never a moan or grumble, they packed away our tents carried them up the mountain and had them ready for us when we arrived, they did a fabulous job.
I should be especially thankful to the cook; the menu was very carefully selected and all of us were very satisfied with the food. We stopped for lunch each day and they set up a tent with a table, chairs, etc. Also, someone in my group turned 20 years old on the hike, and we all were surprised that they prepared a very nice cake and sang happy birthday.
Finally, I would like to thank Safiel, our main guide, from the bottom of my heart! A fantastic leader of the whole team, knowledgeable, professional, friendly, thoughtful, patient, he got us through these hikes every day with encouragement and a very positive attitude: “One team, one dream!!!” He would make sure every person in the group was OK and could hike at the right pace: “Pole-Pole”. Safiel gave us briefings every night about what to expect the next day, checked our oxygen level and pulse twice a day in order to keep track of our health status, and coach us as we hiked to the summit. Safiel also took pictures and posted them on Facebook, while Mathew shared the GPS tracker to allow our friends and family to follow us day by day. Mathew also was an excellent guide, he did an amazing job, thank you, thank you, thank you! He really helped me to succeed!!! I highly recommend Climbing Kilimanjaro as they made the experience amazing and exceeded my expectations!!!
Bethany Putternil (Australia) and Drew Searle (Zimbabwe) – Successful summit on 19 February 2019 Superior package – 8 Day Lemosho route
Climbing Kilimanjaro, we cannot thank you enough for the most incredible journey and experience. 🏔🥾
We climbed the 8 day Lemosho route with chief guide Rayson and his team in February, and finished the journey richer with experiences and friendships made along the way.
The entire team was so welcoming and happy and eager to help in any way they could to make the trip the most memorable.
We have the utmost respect for the porters and the hard work they do; it definitely didn’t go unnoticed! And to have the enthusiasm to sing and encourage us when we reached the camp at the end of the day, was so uplifting.
Rayson and Omani were incredible guides and became good friends who made us laugh and encouraged us and taught us along the way. Raysons experience and knowledge was so evident; we always felt safe and informed of what to expect. He was able to push us where needed, and made us rest when he felt we needed it- even when we didn’t think so.. and he was right every time!
Ima was animated and eager to chat and laugh with us. We looked forward to meal times to see what delicious things he had made and to hear what he’d have to say next.
We summitted successfully thanks to the hard work and commitment and passion from our team. Summit night was the most challenging thing I think we’ve ever done, but an amazing adventure that we will never forget.
Thank you for helping us achieve a dream.
Last year my friend went to Kenya and sent me a picture of mountain Kilimanjaro, and told me that due to the globe climate, the glacer and snow on the top are fading, maybe one day there won’t have any more snow. So i dicided to climb the mountain. Since I never hiking nor sleeping in a tent, before i travelled I secretly prepared without telling anybody , so after I summit the top and told the news to my friends , they were all shocked but also were inspired that to do what you want to do even it is crazy.
From the bottem of my heart i know that things maybe differentes if I chose another agency.you really surprised me with your efficiente and attached to the details. And of course without Nelson and his team, I couldn’t do it, Nelson is a very respectable man other than an experenced guide, he cared about everybody of the whole team, he touched me deeply when he helped a girl porter to carry her big bag in barranco wall and he rarelly knew her. Also his porters are very well disciplined, they always remained quiet while the porters of the others teams spokeny to each other loudly even very late in the evening, this gave us several precios hours to get rest before summit. So please if you can, give Mr. Nelson and his team more work opportunitis, you can see now he can bring someone like me with zero experience of hiking to the top, this proved a lot.
As for the safaris, also beyond expectation, if you may passe our thanks to our guide Matthew, he is very dedicated to his work and is more punctual than ourselves. With him we saw a lot more wild animals that we expected, also the accommodation were excellent.
Well thank you for take your time to read my long feedback, you and your company care a lot about your clients and please keep it that way.
All the best wishes for you.
Natalie Makhoulian (Canada) – Successful summit on 1 February 2019 7 Day Machame route – Deluxe package
What a wonderful company. Everything was so smooth from the planning to the execution. Nikki was great at answering all
Of our emails in a timely manner. When we arrived everything was ready and organized. We had such an amazing team with us for the Machame 7 day hike. We got amazing care and service at every step of the way. Highly recommend this company, you won’t be disappointed !!!:-)
Thank you so much for helping us make the last week one of the most memorable ever.
My brother Nicky and I had the most incredible adventure and loved every moment of our time in Tanzania.
And that was all thanks to you and your team. From the moment we decided to embark on this adventure to
our descent from Kilimanjaro yesterday – we have been minded and perfectly informed. Every aspect of our trip
brilliantly orchestrated and managed.
We would like to especially thank Nelson and his entire crew for their dedication and attention to ensuring our
welcome, safety, security and satisfaction for the whole week of our hike up Kilimanjaro. They are a formidable team
and we could not have achieved our goal nor had such a memorable experience if it had not been for all of them.
I personally would like to also thank Ellie the assistant guide who was leading me from gate to gate and was a remarkable guide.
To reiterate Nelson and his team made this adventure.
And I would highly recommend Climbing Kilimanjaro and Nelson’s team to any of my friends who want to undertake this adventure!
A million thanks to all for all your assistance and support.
Thanks to you all we achieved our own personal goal as well as our fundraising goal- raising money in the fight against Cancer.
Warmest Regards Juliette Clarkin
Stanley Gunn (South Africa) – Successful summit on 13 January 2019 6 Day Marangu route – Superior package
My Kilimanjaro experience was excellent – from the initial booking process with Nikki through to the final farewell song!
My support team were all great guys very ably led by the ever funny Rodger. He was a top guide, constantly monitoring my progress and adapting the pace to ensure that I did not get AMS (I was constantly trying to walk faster and he was always slowing me down!)
Food was good although way too much! Could have easily been reduced by half!
The hike itself was great and I had no health or physical issues, thanks once again to Rodger!
Great job by all in Pretoria and Moshe!
Thanks and well done!