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.
One thing that was a bit of an issues was my gaiters, the velcro is finished and does not attach properly but the guides assisted me daily putting them on, other than that, no complaints.
Thank you so much for the amazing experience and I will be recommending people to use your organization.
Review by YokoinUK Tsaro1 month ago
My friend and I did the 7-day Machame Route with ClimbingKilimanjaro.com; it was honestly such an incredibly life changing experience. We cannot say anything but positive things about this tour company.
Salim, Peter, and Michael went above and beyond. Their experience as guides and knowledge of the mountain were clear from the start; they were professional, enthusiastic, funny, and friendly throughout our 7-day trek (day and night!).
We were a group of seven hikers and it was obvious that our team’s safety was their primary concern. The combination of guides, porters and chefs (and now us!) made up TEAM TAM. They worked seamlessly together and far exceeded our expectations. Ziggy, Alex, and Omari (the cooking staff) were amazing. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner were always delicious and filling. Ziggy was even able to make us homey meals like french fries and fried chicken! Salim had arranged for a FONDANT layered cake and non-alcoholic CHAMPAGNE to be brought up the mountain for one of our team member’s birthday celebrations. In addition, after each day’s hike, Team Tam’s porters would meet us just outside of the campsite (~10-15min away), to take our day bags and carry them for the remainder of our hike. Bear in mind, these porters had already run ahead of us, carrying our 20kg bags, our tents, our toilets, and other supplies (in addition to their own bags). They had finished setting up all of the tents and toilets… AND THEN ran back down to help us carry our day bags (always having smiles on their faces!). This was thoughtful and so appreciated! Having climbed an average of 5-7 hrs each day, the last bit always seemed to be the toughest. They were the only tour company that I noticed who did this. A really nice touch!
The entire team made the climb fun and enjoyable, despite the fact that most of us had difficulty breathing near the top and were totally exhausted. They did everything to help us summit: physically handing our water bottles to us to remind us to drink, carrying our bags for us when we looked exhausted, rubbing our hands to keep them warm, and encouraging us by singing to elevate our mood and energy. They also lugged an entire thermos full of hot water to the top of the mountain for us. It was because of Salim, Peter, Michael and the rest of Team Tam that ALL seven of us were able to summit together.
To top it all off, Charity (admin staff) called each and every one of us immediately after the trek to ask us personally how it went and if we had any concerns/issues that we wanted to voice.
It was a once in a lifetime experience. I don’t know how I will be able to top this adventure. TEAM TAM ALL THE WAY. One team, one dream. Non-stop, until the top. 💜
Review by ITRepairs2 months ago
I just came back from the six day Machame Route with my 20 year old daughter. We couldn't be happier with the experience. The level of luxury was outstanding. On the first day, we saw every other group sitting on rocks eating sandwiches for lunch. Our team pulled out a table with tablecloth and chairs and served us a three course hot meal. More importantly, the whole team, led by our guides, really cared about our comfort and safety. I got a little sick on day four. The guides closely monitored me the rest of the trip and happily offered to carry my day pack the rest of the trip. The support staff was top notch as well. Questions by e-mail were always answered quickly. They met us both before and after the hike to make sure that we were satisfied with everything. I've been on other similar trips in my youth. None compare to this level of service.
Review by Noeme2 months ago
We had a team of 7 successfully summit Kilimanjaro via the Machame route. Our trip was truly amazing! The climb for our team was successful and really enjoyable. The entire team who took care of us exceeded our expectations. We started planning the trip over a year ago and the entire process from beginning to end was incredibly smooth. Our guides and porters made us feel at home and did everything they could to make us comfortable. The food was increadible and our camps were always so nicely set up. I would highly recommend using your company for a climb to any friend or family who would like to make the trip.
We have made so many memories that will last a lifetime in Tanzania and really appreciate your support making it happen smoothly!
Review by Mettiu Hubalau2 months ago
We did the 8 day lemosho route, 5 out of 5 made it to the summit SAFELY. Nelson and his crew was awesome, start to finish. You won't regret picking this company to fulfill your dreams!
Review by Dobby2 months ago
To Climbing Kilimanjaro:
We hereby take the opportunity to forward our very positive evaluation of the Climbing Kilimanjaro arrangement made by your company and feel free to use our evaluation in your public marketing promotion.
Initially, I will start thanking you and your team for a unforgettable once in a lifetime experience starting from our very first enquiry to the day we finish the climb and the below rating would be based on a score from 1 to 10.
After checking several Kilimanjaro adventure companies on their website, we decided to approach Climbing Kilimanjaro in RSA, your website were very comprehensible for us normal people, very precise descriptions – useful for getting and idea of the different packages.
The reply to our first enquiry came promptly with uncovering questions hereafter we had a very good conversation convincing us, Climbing Kilimanjaro were the right company to trust our dream here in a rather high age.
Smooth and fair process by credit card and the information following up on our order were good and reliable.
Musa and his fantastic team delivered an outstanding human performance, friendly and welcoming us, good sense of humor and very professional in regards to safety and their climbing guidance, our dream reaching the summit became their dream as well. Here you can talk about people doing a difference by focus on their guest’s needs and well-being.
We are very thankful for the treatment we received from Musa and his team.
Punctuality in Tanzania
All the agreed time schedules were meet.
We will at any time recommend Climbing Kilimanjaro to friends, associated and others talking Kilimanjaro hiking. Our rating is Excellent in all aspects of our engagements with Climbing Kilimanjaro.
Review by Fageroo3 months ago
Our guides (Musa and Sanga) were spectacular, as were our porters who accompanied us every day.
I really want to thank you for the great days we spent together and the kindness of all. We were impressed by the education, care and effort of the entire team to take care of us and make us reach the goal.
I would also like to value Musa's excellent work as a chef guide... he was awesome!
Review by Fayiu Kocur3 months ago
I had an exceptional trip in Kilimanjaro, tough but it was quite enjoyable. Thanks for the exceptional service we received from the crew in particular Freddy and Bariki, these guys are an asset. The rest of the crew were exceptional, the chef the waiter and the rest of the support was beyond my expectation. My only worry is the occupational safety issues of porters and this will mostly be due to the fact that as a trade unionist those are fundamental issues that I will always propagate. More can be done to make sure the porters have basic safety gear to meet the inherent challenges of the mountain. Over and an above that I give you guys 10 out of 10.
Review by NoGoods3 months ago
I was part of a group of 4 people, support by the head guide Salim, guide Peter and 15 support personnel including the chef Sigi. Charity was also a greate help with the logistics and management and arrangements in Tanzania.
We had luggage problems with the airports, but was not ClimbingKilimanjaro's fault. a Tip to anyone that want's to do this, split your personal luggage and keep it with you. Seems there is little control at the airways regarding luggage management, is actually quite bad.
In short, what a amazing experience, can just talk good about the support teams and logistics effort and help, also the other members of the team.
Client service was great!
Thanks Karel for all your help in South Africa with the planning etc.
Review by MsJanae3 months ago
We had an incredible experience with Climbing Kilimanjaro. We took the 7 days Lemosho route and the four of us had a 100% success rate. Musa our mountain guide was absolutely outstanding in making the right judgements and resource allocations to suit our every situation. We felt extremely safe and in good hands in unknown territory. The team was so hospitable. There was no limit to the kindness and helpfulness they were willing to extend. They made every day spent on the Mountain count.
My post experience overwhelms my pre expectation. Anyone who selects Climbing Kilimanjaro for their expedition is well advised.
Review by RPeter3 months ago
The 7 day Machame Route climb with Climbing Kilimanjaro was an amazing experience. Nikki was always helpful with prompt responses making my preparations easier even though I had to keep changing my plans several times. The climb itself was very well organized and exceeded my expectations. Rayson my chief guide was fantastic. He is a wonderful caring guy who was always looking out for my well being. His goal was to help me summit whilst ensuring I was safe all the way through. His experience as a guide and knowledge of the mountain was evident from the start and this was key to my success. The crew was great. They made sure I was very well looked after and their service was beyond expectations. I did not expect the food to be so good on the mountain. Most of all they made the climb fun and enjoyable. I had a great time and an experience of a life time. Thank you very much Rayson and crew.
Review by Jackir3 months ago
Dear Climbing Kilimanjaro team
We just wanted to thank your team for everything with regard to our Kilimanjaro trip. It was absolutely amazing!
Thanks for always being quick to respond and giving 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 on our 6 day lemosho route. 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
Review by Deqo3 months ago
I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed every single second of the trip - and much of this is down to the team of guides and porters. Salim and Peter were tremendous guides - fully knowledgeable about the mountain and also what steps to take to ensure we all summited successfully (which we did). We felt 100% safe at all times and completely trusted every word that Salim and Peter said. The porters went above and beyond every single day, regardless of what time it was, to assist us and they always did this with a smile on their faces - even in the middle of the night when they were pegging our tent back in the ground due to high winds. Ziggy and Omari (chef and assistant) prepared the most delicious food everyday. My friend is vegan and had very specific dietary requirements but nothing was too much trouble and every meal was terrific.
It is clear that the team (Team Tam) work very well together and they did everything possible to ensure that our experience is one that we will never forget. The whole team really is a credit to your company.
From start to finish we have been very impressed with the level of communication from yourselves - everything has run very smoothly. Two members of our group had their luggage misplaced at the airport and again, Charity did everything possible to resolve the situation and was in frequent contact updating the clients.
It really has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience that I look forward to talking about for many years to come.
Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable.
Review by Cushawn Denosowicz3 months ago
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.
Review by Ubuntubununu Alexina3 months ago
What a 7 day trek it was - As a well traveled group I was blown away that my every expectation exceeded.
Musa and Sanga were fabulous incredibly knowledgeable and always had "my back".
We made it to the summit and I'm not sure I would have made it if it was not for Musa and his team.
Climbing Kilimanjaro was a wonderful company to deal with and the organisation was exceptional.
I think Tanzania stole my heart - I cant wait to do it all again!
See you next time
Review by Evhenyia SteadmanCustomer4 months ago
I first want to mention how great our guides were - Rayson and Jeffrey. They set a great pace to allow our bodies to adapt to the environment and neither of us really struggled at any point in the hike until the summit attempt which I think is understandable. They were in good spirits throughout the hike and made sure that we were happy and in good spirits ourselves. They offered lots of knowledge and insight into the flora and fauna out on the mountain and they even helped to teach us some common words and phrases (and songs!) in Swahili.
The entire staff was incredibly helpful, polite, and everyone really went above and beyond my expectations to make sure that my wife and I were as comfortable as we could be out in the Kili wilderness. My wife wasn't quite able to make it to the summit, but I knew she was in good hands when Rayson took her back to Barafu camp while I continued along with Jeffrey to the summit where I was almost overwhelmed by a tremendous sense of accomplishment after spending 5+ days working my way toward that moment.
The entire hike is something that we'll never forget and I'm eternally grateful for the whole team that was there to help make our dreams come true.
Review by CustomerMarianne Deitsch4 months ago
Climbing Kilimanjaro Tour Operator has been highly professional. Nikki was super reactive in responding in a professional to all our questions. We are a French family with 2 kids, our last daughter is just 14. Preparation is essential, it is key to carefully follow Nikki instructions. It should be noted that expert trek shops in Paris were impressed by the quality of the list provided. The team we had was excellent, and the 2 guides Roger & Safi really amazing (they were for us Dad/Mam&Doctor altogether), we really feel safe. We shared an amazing experience with all the team, it is really high in emotion. With the superior package, quality of the food and bed are excellent. I must admit that we did not expect such quality. I highly recommend this Tour Operator, it is good value for money and an excellent way to reach the summit. Do not under estimate the climb, it is hard and you will suffer especially the night you reach the summit but you will be help tremendously, physically and mentally.
Pascale from Paris
Review by Mahsaud4 months ago
Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro has been on my bucket list. When my friends and I decided to climb it, we were not sure what to expect other than the research we did online. We came across Climbing Kilimanjaro and from the first contact, they have been professional, courteous and friendly.
Our trip of a lifetime was handed to our trusted head guide Musa. I am eternally grateful to Musa and Sunga and the team for their incredible support, guidance and professionalism. Musa knows the mountain like the back of his hand and our experience wouldn’t have been this brilliant if not for him and his team.
I will never forget a trek like this and the memories of the mountain.
To Musa and the team, thank you for all that you have done and making our journey as memorable as it was.
Review by Buks4 months ago
Just came back from the 7 day Machame route (1-7 September 2019). The trip has been amazing, from planning through to execution. The Climbing Kilimanjaro team has made everything easy and went out of their way to make the whole trip as comfortable as possible. I have the utmost respect to both the porters and the guides. This trip would not have been possible without them. We have been treated like royalty to the point where I really felt guilty sitting back. We have been looked after with care and interest from the team. Then the food….oh my, the food. The chefs impressed us with the variety and quality of food offered so much so that “eat BIG” was not a difficult task. I have actually gained some extra weight from this trip 😊. Unfortunately, one of our dearest members could not summit with the team due to health concerns. The chief guide, David, acted professionally and swiftly in assisting the member back to safety for proper care. Hats off to the guide and porters for transporting our team member quickly off the mountain. Overall, I have had an awesome experience and many fond memories. Thank you! I highly recommend Climbing Kilimanjaro to anyone looking for a tour company to realize their bucket list item in the adventures they offer.
Review by RichBri Cerinus4 months ago
We did the 7 day Lemosho route and enjoyed every moment of the experience. From the booking of the hike, with answering all our extensive questions, to the arrangements for the hike itself, everything was done smoothly and with no hassles. Our guide was Roger and he and his team were always friendly and helpful and worked very hard to make it a good experience for my husband and I. We ate like kings and slept snugly in good quality tents and sleeping mats. Thank you for helping us tick off an item on our bucket list, we would highly recommend Climbing Kilimanjaro to anyone.
Review by Zureaga4 months ago
I honestly cannot say enough good things about my experience with climbing kilamanjaro. 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 kilamanjaro!
Review by Zhuoqun4 months ago
The 9 day Lemosho Route with summiting Uhuru Peak was a great experience for us. 4 out of 4 climbed Uhuru Peak. 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. They have been very professional and client driven. We have always felt safe and very much individually taken care. The food was excellence, their motivation to/for us and their whole effort, too.
There is nothing more to say as: Thank your for such a fantastic trip!!!
Review by Dobritan Derrow4 months ago
I have just successfully completed the 8 day Lemosho route. What an amazing adventure. With David as my tour guide, everything went perfect. His team is fantastic and his experience wonderful. I can with pleasure recommend Climbing Kilimanjaro as your tour operator. They take care of everything. That left me to only relax and enjoy every moment. Thanks guys for a breathtaking experience.
Review by Weiyan4 months ago
Thank you Climbing Kilimanjaro!!! I am truly humbled by the experience I had with Musa and Sanga, I would not of made it to the top without there advice and inspiration. Our group had a truly amazing experience and everything from the food to the campsite was well prepared and organised. Big shoutout to our porters especially Sitta and Patrick who made it a great experience!!! I would highly recommend using this company and it’s crew to get you to the top
Review by Nevoriana5 months ago
We were a group of 13 people and had a unique goal...summit in less than 48 hours from the start and, if possible, in shorts and shirtless all the way.
From the start Nikki was very accommodating with our request and did everything possible to make sure our trip would be success.
Once in Tanzania, Mannasseh was always available and doing everything in his power to make sure we had everything we needed to make it all happen.
The trek itself was amazing. David, Salim, Jackson, Good Luck and the rest of the guides were amazing. Deeply experienced, incredibly friendly and constantly watching out for us as we did our fast ascent.
Our trip was a huge success! 12 out of 13 reached the summit in record time. The guides were super accommodating in supporting the speed of the different group members and very supportive of our climb.
The food was plentiful and much much better than I could have anticipated...Ziggy is a master chef.
Also a big thank you to all the porters that worked the butts off doing all the really hard work. It was amazing how loving and caring they all were in supporting our goal.
When I selected Climbing Kilimanjaro for the trek, I knew I had made the right decision. Now after the trek I am so grateful for choosing Climbing Kilimanjaro.