You would like to know how other travelers liked climbing Kilimanjaro with our team? We are happy to tell you more! Below you can find reviews from other travelers. If you have any questions or also want to travel with us, please contact us at any time!
– Many thanks to all travelers who have shared their experience with us! –
Dina & daughter Clara (Germany)
Mount Meru & Safari in September 2021
My daughter Clara was in Moshi for a month for a clinical traineeship. This led to the idea that I would pick her up, if possible in spite of Corona, and we would spend another 2 weeks together in Tanzania. Already in Tanzania and after considering the Corona situation, she looked around on the internet for travel agencies, and that’s how we found you.
And from the first contact, we were both thrilled by your friendly and very fast communication.
We wanted to hike Mount Meru and then go on safari. You put together a wonderful package for us in the shortest possible time and responded promptly to our requests for changes.
After 2 days in Moshi, our journey began with Jambo Kilimanjaro:
We were briefed by our guide Naf for the hike and taken to Meru View Lodge. The next morning we started, we climbed for 2 days and on the 3rd day we only climbed up to Little Meru for sunrise, as we wanted to descend completely on the same day. We were rewarded with a fantastic sunrise next to Kilimanjaro and “alpenglow” on Mount Meru. We were the only guests at both huts. The huts are simple but completely ok. We had borrowed 2 sleeping bags, which kept us wonderfully warm.
Our cook spoiled us morning, noon and night. Breakfast with porridge, crepes, omelette, bread, fruit, coffee, cocoa….
Our guide adapted to all our wishes and made these three days an unforgettable experience. At the end of the hike we were brought back to Meru View Lodge where we could deposit everything we didn’t need for the hike.
The next day started early, we were picked up by Robert, our safari guide and driver.
With him we spent 5 days (and unfortunately far too short) exploring the breathtaking beauty of Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Parks…. in the Serengeti I made up my mind, I’ll be back….
The lodges chosen by Jambo Kilimanjaro were all wonderful, Manyara Secrets was a dream, here too we were the only guests, the beautiful Embalakai Tented Camp, where we stayed for 2 nights, was surrounded at night by lions, hyenas and buffaloes…
The organisation by Jambo Kilimanjaro was perfect, we were very happy with our two guides, there were no difficulties during the trip: we could completely let go and enjoy! Thank you very much for that! We can recommend you at all!
Beate & son Christoph(Germany)
Mount Meru, Kilimanjaro and Safari in August 2021
We booked a three-part trip to Tanzania at short notice with Jambo Kilimanjaro, the highlight of which was to be the ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. First we experienced a varied and exciting tour up Mount Meru. On the ascent, we were thrilled by the many animals, including buffalo and giraffes, which the accompanying ranger took us closer to in a kind of “walking safari”. We were able to reach the summit despite heavy rain during the night, which postponed the start by 3 hours. A fantastic sunrise, with the sun rising directly behind Kilimanjaro, fascinated us as we climbed.
We also successfully climbed Kilimanjaro guided by our competent guides. On the varied Lemosho route, we first hiked around the mountain for better acclimatisation, saw glaciers illuminated by the moon and stars at night, and then stood on the summit on day 6 in glorious weather.
Throughout the trek, the entire trekking team took excellent care of us and looked after us. We really enjoyed the delicious food that our cook always conjured up from lots of fresh vegetables and fruit. We slept well in the comfortable tent and found the warm water that our waiter brought us for washing a luxury on the mountain.
All in all, we gathered impressions that will last a lifetime.
The Corona rules were always observed by the entire team – we felt safe here too.
The subsequent safari rounded off the trip, our guide showed us animals we would never have seen without him, e.g. leopards on a tree.
I would like to thank Ilona and the Tanzanian partner for the very good organisation of our holiday. Everything went smoothly and we were able to spend a wonderful, eventful holiday.
Christoph & Katrin, Österreich
Safari in August 2021
We enjoyed the safari very much – it was really impressive and a great experience! The organisation per se was top. Of course, the diversity and how close you can get to the animals was particularly impressive. The lodges and catering were perfect and everyone was friendly and helpful. Some of the places were really cool, right in the National Parks Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
Ophélie & Loan, France
Wonderful safari spent with the Jambo Kilimanjaro team! Robert, our driver, was very professional, listening but also shared his knowledge about animals with us. We learned a lot. The organisation was top notch, whether it was the transfers, the lodges, the food during the safaris, and so on. I highly recommend it!
Alicia & Rémy, France/ UK
Kilimanjaro / Lemosho Route in 8 days & Safari
We climbed Kilimanjaro in 8 days via the Lemosho route. The teams are very professional and take great care in order to allow us to reach the summit safely. The camp is very comfortable and the food is delicious, the pancakes for breakfast were to die for!
The last night was very difficult because of the cold and lack of oxygen but thanks to the support of the guides we made it. The sunrise on the glaciers is a memory I will never forget.
We then went on a 5 day safari to Tarangire, Serengeti and the Ngorongoro crater. Our driver had an impressive knowledge of wildlife and we would have been unable to locate the animals without him. We were amazed and even witnessed the lioness hunt. The hotel staff were very kind and attentive.
A faultless performance by Jambo Kilimanjaro & Team!
Maria & Daniele, Switzerland
Kilimanjaro and Safari
We decided at relatively short term to spend our honeymoon in Tanzania. And we have not regretted for a single second having chosen Jambo Kilimanjaro as our organisational partner for this project.
Ilona reacted very flexibly and quickly to all our wishes, gave us very good advice in advance and provided all the necessary information. Also during the trip she was always available and helpful for questions and requests of a personal nature – which is not at all self-evident.
Both the summit climb to Kilimanjaro and the Safari in Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Lake Manyara were unique and wonderful experiences that we will remember for a lifetime. The professional and friendly guides on site, the smooth transfer and the romantically decorated lodges left nothing to be desired.
At this point we would like to thank you again for making our dream holiday come true.
Barbara & Nathalie, Switzerland
Kilimanjaro / Lemosho Route in 8 days & Safari
Dear Ilona! I can ONLY express myself positively – from A – Z everything was perfectly organised, we met lovely people on site – John and Francis accompanied and motivated us on this trek (more than trek – it was a dream). We could reach Uhuru Peak on 31.08.2020, the almost full moon was also present and showed us the way. The food (an important factor!) was excellent, who would have thought that we would taste cucumber soup and fresh watermelons?
“Thanks” Corona times we were about 15 people at the “summit”!
With Mtoo (guide) and Elicante (cook) we were allowed to explore the vastness of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro (we did not know it before, amazing!) Lake Manyara and Taranguire. Mtoo knows the Serengeti like the back of his hand – again and again he surprised us how he could spot animals. Also the 3 hours we spent to experience the wildebeest migration (was our wish) was worth it, on the way back we met the Lion King at sunset with 3 lionesses – unforgettable! Elicante rounded off each day with its delicious dinners.
We are missing Tanzania! 😊
Dan & Joe, USA
I am glad I chose Jambo Kilimanjaro as the tour operator for our trip to Tanzania. From getting off the plane to reaching Uhuru Peak everything was perfect! (Dan)
I had an incredible experience hiking Kilimanjaro thanks to Jambo Kilimanjaro! They organized the entire trip and I wouldn’t change a thing. We had a great team! (Joe)
Eric, Hannelore & Joachim, Belgium
I thought I had seen the most beautiful sunset and especially night sky (the milky way) in the Namibian desert, but the sunrise on the Kilimanjaro is something quite extra-ordinary, because the mountain stands alone, offering a truly magnificent panorama. Also the fact that we were standing slightly above the beginning of the glacier(s) (or what remains of them) contributed to the breath-taking view – at your feet is a slope in black lava stone on which a wall of ice arises a few hundred meters further down. It was so strange, I really didn’t expect it to be so beautiful.
To summarize, it was a unique experience, a great hike on a magnificent mountain with a very friendly and supportive team. If asked, I would do it again, without any hesitation.
Alice, Annette, Marc & Didier, France
Very nice adventure, very nice guides and good organization. Jambo Kilimanjaro has made our dream come true with unforgettable memories!
Dominique & Gottfried, Italy
Many thanks for the great organisation, JAMBO KILIMANJARO and we can recommend you 100 %. It was hard and we were at the limit. Super team and organized!
Aurélien & David, France
Kilimanjaro & Safari
A wonderful and unforgettable journey and ascent of Kilimanjaro! We chose the Machame route in 7 days for the diversity of the landscapes and we were not disappointed. The landscapes are varied and magnificent. The acclimatization went very well. The first 2 days we were able to walk at a good pace, then the following days “pole pole” to the summit. The day before the final ascent, at Barafu Camp, we tried to take a nap in the afternoon, then ate around 6pm, before sleeping a little before the ascent, starting at 1am. We arrived at the summit around 6:45 am, under a freezing cold, but with lots of emotions. Everything was also perfect in terms of accommodation, transport, catering, and the safaris, with helpful, dedicated and friendly people every time. I was pleasantly surprised by the good organization of the trek, the efficiency of the porters, the quality of the cook and the good advice of the guides Erasto and Amos, all in a friendly atmosphere.
Mount Meru & Kilimanjaro
I first climbed Mt. Meru alone and then Kilimanjaro via Machame Route together with a French woman. During both treks I always felt safe, well looked after and taken care of. I had a great experience with Jambo Kilimanjaro and the whole team during the two weeks. Everyone was so welcoming, caring and nice – even travelling alone as a woman was absolutely no problem. I was also very impressed that our cook prepared the tastiest dishes for us every day with only simple means. Ambureni Coffee Lodge in Arusha is a wonderful place to stay and chill before and after the tour – I enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and delicious food there so much – and felt right at home. When I come back to Tanzania, I will definitely go on tour again with Erasto and Amos, because we had a lot of fun together.
Twice I had the great pleasure of pacing the paths of Kilimanjaro with Erasto as a guide; twice I have lived unique and authentic experiences. Erasto does its utmost to satisfy his customers and create an unforgettable adventure. Nothing is left to chance. Due to his great knowledge of the mountain paths, Erasto constantly led us on the right trails. My experience with him is 100% a success and I recommend anyone to part on this journey with him.
Christopher & Moritz, Germany
Kilimanjaro & Safari
My brother Moritz (26) and I (30) had the chance to climb the summit of Kilimanjaro with Amos as our guide at the end of May 2018. Amos was a great leader from the beginning, expert and ultimately friend of our small group. He made every effort to read all wishes from the eyes, took care even of the smallest issue immediately, and always had the goal to afford us an unforgettable time. In addition to the one week with him on Machame Route, we also went on a safari in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro National Park with him. During that time, he took great care of us as well. I can definitely say that Amos has become a good friend and is definitely the “one and only guide” who I can warmly recommend to anyone. Together with his perfectly harmonizing team of cooks, porters, drivers, etc., we had two unforgettable weeks in Tanzania. Thanks a lot for this!
The ascent of Kilimanjaro was carried out in idyllic conditions. A solid and attentive team to its customers, advice always welcome, useful information and necessary to successfully make this climb. We did not miss anything, the meals were delicious and animated, the rhythm of excursion adapted to the group and sometimes if necessary to subgroups! We had lots of humorous moments during the climb, which was an indispensable partner to this adventure. Erasto and his team really cared about us and helped us to reach the top in good health, they knew how to get the best out of us. I recommend with pleasure and sincerity to share this experience with Erasto and his partners.
Bea & Thorsten, Germany
A unique and unforgettable adventure! Thanks to Amos we reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro after about 6 hours hike from the Base Camp and saw an amazing sunrise over Kenya. Thank you Amos for the funny and motivating conversations during the hike and the professional companionship on our 6 day Machame Route!
We have climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in February, with Erasto Pallangyo as our main guide. It has been an extraordinary journey, and Erasto a fantastic guide! Thanks to him, we made it all to the top. His seriousness, his knowledge, his attention have been very much appreciated. He prepared us before the ascension, explaining the route, checking our bags… He did everything to make our journey not only secure and confortable, but also friendly and unforgettable. Personally, he helped me a lot. I walked stepping into his steps and this took me to the summit! He brought us in a very positive and encouraging state of mind. He tought me the power of positive thinking and it worked! All of us, we very much appreciated Erasto and recommend him warmly. And he was also able to gather around him a team of guides, assistant guides, cook, porteurs, all of very high quality, courageous, friendly and highly spirited. Thank you again very much Erasto!!!
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