May 10, 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 9, 2012
My grandson, Jacob, and I had a wonderful experience and I am sure its something we will always remember.
Your Kilimanjaro staff was just great and looked after us at all times, the porters & guides made the trek a success. Our safari was just as wonderful, Jacob especially enjoyed the balloon safari.
Our holiday just wasn’t long enough. We hope to come back someday. Thanks again for all your help while we were preparing for our journey.
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Route & Safari, February 2012
March 8, 2012
The trip is one we will absolutely not forget. It was fantastic in every way. We can only say great things about all the people that touched us on behalf of Thomson Safaris.
As the trip progressed, I became more and more aware of the logistics involved with moving a family throughout Tanzania. I can honestly say that the Thomson Safari staff pulled it off without a hitch, they were available at every point, every transition was smooth and we were able to completely enjoy the experience without worrying about all the travel details.
As we spoke to people traveling with other travel companies, it became apparent that Thomson provides a superior service. Our guides, accommodations and our meals were far superior.
Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route & Safari, January 2012
January 3, 2012
We’re from Columbus, OH and are huge Buckeye fans (which is why we are spelling out O-H-I-O in the picture). The man on the left was the one who recommended we book with Thomson since he had gone on safari with Thomson in the past and spoke about the outfitter with the utmost admiration.
I’m sad to leave because I feel like our group has been a family and we’ve grown so close to the guides and porters. But I also am leaving feeling so accomplished and exceeding every expectation that I had dreamed. After speaking with others who chose different outfitters, I am confident that Thomson is the best.
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Route & Safari, September 2011
October 17, 2011
Taking the extra days to acclimate made us feel SO well-prepared that summiting was actually enjoyable…when I saw climbers from other companies really struggling, I realized just how hard it could be and how significant the difference was with Thomson. They did a great job!
Kilimanjaro Grand Traverse Route, August 2011