We did a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro and a safari in August using ClimbKili for both. Everything about both the climb and the safari was handled to perfection. During our planning and preparation, the communication excellent. They promptly and patiently answered all of our questions. From the moment Emmanuel picked us up at Kilimanjaro airport to when he dropped us off for our flight home after safari, ClimbKili staff were there when they were supposed to be and handled all the logistics flawlessly. When you are on a mountain in Tanzania, you need to be able to trust the people taking care of you, and the ClimbKili mountain staff was amazing. The guides, Goodluck, Francis, Amani and Godbless know the mountain so well, and were able to anticipate our challenges and help us through them. They were friendly, funny and caring. The camp & kitchen staff who took care of all of our needs in camp did an amazing job.
About the climb itself: We did the 7 day Machame Route. Beautiful and different every day. Terrain was everything from muddy steps to rock scrambling to loose sand….up and up and up. This is not just a hike. It’s a climb at high altitude, and it’s harder than most literature led us to believe. The days on the trail were challenging, beautiful and fun (mostly.) The experience of looking out at the vast landscape as you ascend above the clouds is awesome.
There are countless reputable safari companies, but we chose to use ClimbKili for continuity and had a great experience. Once again, logistics were smooth and service was flawless.
Train hard for your climb! Call ClimbKili and ask all your questions. Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!