May 20, 2013
Dennis trekked Kilimanjaro with Thomson Safaris in February 2013 Kilimanjaro`s unique vegetation Dennis with his Kilimanjaro group View of Uhuru Peak from the Alpine Desert Dennis` Kilimanjaro guides Dennis ready for his trekking day Making the final approach to Uhuru Peak Karanga Camp on Kilimanjaro The summit is in sight! View of Uhuru Peak from Crater Camp View of Crater Camp from Uhuru Peak
Kilimanjaro`s unique vegetation
Dennis with his Kilimanjaro group
View of Uhuru Peak from the Alpine Desert
Dennis` Kilimanjaro guides
Dennis ready for his trekking day
Making the final approach to Uhuru Peak
Karanga Camp on Kilimanjaro
The summit is in sight!
View of Uhuru Peak from Crater Camp
View of Crater Camp from Uhuru Peak
What a team. Consummate professionals. I did extensive research and I was not let down. I liked the 9-day option and the day light summit attempt.
Thomson has excellent credibility and reputation among the industry. I came across some other outfits on the mountain that I thanked the Lord I was not climbing with. No question I would tell anyone looking for the right trekking company, you are the only way to go.
If you want to climb Kilimanjaro and enjoy doing it, call Thomson. I booked the trip after extensive internet research and went through your website. Why anyone would book the trek based on a cheaper price astounds me.
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Trek, February 2013
One of Dennis’ photos was recently featured as a Photo of the Week
May 15, 2013
We had an excellent time! William, our head guide, was amazing!! The porters were extremely helpful. Every time you turned around they were there to help you with the pack, tent or warm water.
I felt safe and cared for. Thank you for the great adventure! I will recommend Thomson to anyone due to the team’s professionalism, customer service and concern for our safety.
Corie & Donald S.
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Trek, February 2013
May 10, 2013
May 6, 2013
I wanted to write and tell you what an awesome trip I had! I didn’t want to come home. I enjoyed the safari but the trek was my favorite part. All of my guides (Bernard, James, David and Alphayo) were great!
The first camp we all did yoga even the porters, Adam and Innocent (our waiters) joined in. They were so much fun to be around. Bernard was always around to have a good conversation with while we were hiking. I was confident of his experience and trusted his expertise. Whenever anyone was tired, all they had to do was look for Alphayo and he would immediately cheer them up with his infectious smile and a good fact about the mountain or wildlife. I could really tell that he likes his job!
James was by my side and looked after me like I was his sister. Abu (my porter) was on my other side the whole time. I didn’t feel unsafe at any time. I would do another trek in a heartbeat if I could find someone crazy enough to go back with me! I had so much fun with all the Thomson staff and will recommend the Umbwe route to anyone who wants to do a trek, the privacy we had on the first day and a half were great!
Kilimanjaro Umbwe Trek & Safari Extension, January 2013
April 27, 2013
This hike was an exceptional experience for our family. Western Approach Trek Review: Susan & Kevin M.
Susan & Kevin with their family at Uhuru Peak!
Heading to the summit
Karanga Camp on Mount Kilimanjaro
We had a wonderful time in Tanzania from start to finish. The trek was awesome and so was the safari. Hard to say what we enjoyed most! Our family really loved both parts of the trip even though they were so different.
Your guides there are fantastic – they really made the trip for us. Our 3 guides, waiters, and porters always had smiles for us and nothing but positive, encouraging words each day – I truly cannot say enough good things about those men.
Our safari guides were great too. We managed to see all of the “Big Five”; we spent nearly an hour watching the elusive leopard as she made her way through the grass and trees looking for a meal – the kids thought it was great.
The food on the mountain and on safari was fabulous. In fact my kids asked why my food at home didn’t taste that good! I think we ate them out of house and home on safari; teenagers can eat a lot.
This hike was an exceptional experience for our family. We learned a lot about ourselves, each other and Tanzania. I am not sure we are ready to head back up the mountain yet, but I am quite certain another trip to Tanzania will be in our future – there are lots of places left to see and experience!
Susan & Kevin M. and Family
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Trek & Wildlife Safari, December 2012
April 19, 2013
It was clear that Thomson Safaris was the right choice for us. Private Kilimanjaro Trek Review: Paul & Randi H.
We had a thoroughly delightful Kilimanjaro climb and safari – it was clear that Thomson Safaris was the right choice for us. All aspects of the trip up Kilimanjaro were excellent – great guides, food and camping arrangements.
We saw many climbers from other tour operators who did not make it to the summit due to mountain sickness, but all of us made the climb/summit in good shape, and even enjoyed our stay at Crater Camp. I would definitely recommend the 9-day Western Approach and Crater Camp. There were no negatives for our group (ages 50-67).
Finally, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro safari was excellent! We all loved the Nyumbas and would not have changed a thing. It was great journey with magnificent scenery.
The camaraderie with the staff was excellent and the achievement of summiting Uhuru will never be forgotten.
Paul & Randi H.
Private Kilimanjaro Western Approach Trek & Safari Extension