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
March 21, 2013
I’m very happy to have chosen Thomson Safaris for my Kilimanjaro trek. The extended Thomson team was exemplary. I’m very happy that I spent the extra money and went with the best provider available – choosing a cheaper operator would have meant failing on the climb. I researched many tour groups and options for climbing Kilimanjaro and decided that Thomson offered the best chance for success, even though the cost was significantly higher than the low budget tours. In retrospect, I realize that I would never have made it to the top with another group. I definitely made the right choice!
Thank you Thomson for the trip of a lifetime! You guys are great, and well-worth the extra investment. Everything on the trek was A++++. Food, water, porters, guides – everything.
Kilimanjaro Umbwe Trek & Safari, January 2013
Click to enlarge photos from Steve’s trek
May 12, 2012
OK, you guys have totally spoiled me! Safari in 2009, Kilimanjaro in 2011 – you are now my gold standard for adventure travel. I just got back from 3 weeks in Patagonia (Argentina & Chile), it just wasn’t the same (camps, food, client service). I had to stop comparing this adventure to my previous trips with Thomson or drive myself crazy.
Thanks for doing things right!
Safari and Kilimanjaro Guest
October 25, 2011
It was a totally amazing experience! Thanks for the help in coordinating and providing us with all the trip details and guidance. We feel so fortunate to have had this experience and know that we got our money’s worth by choosing Thomson.
Talking with the staff and learning a little Swahili was a real trip highlight. I was blown away by the kindness and diligence exhibited by each of the guides, waiters, and porters on our journey to the top of the mountain. Besides a safe summit, it was obvious during the hike that customer service is Thomson’s number one goal.
At first we were all surprised by the amount of support crew (38) traveling for just our group of eight climbers. Then, after seeing just how much went into setting up camp and getting us to each site, it was obvious that this was an immensely coordinated production. With that much support and comfort there was no question that we were getting to the top!
It was a real surprise to see so much wildlife at Ndarakwai Camp [before the trek]. What they’ve done and are currently doing there is awesome. We were especially impressed with our walking guide who wouldn’t give up until we had seen some elephants up close.
We had such an amazing vacation and feel so satisfied to have made it to the top! Thanks so much again for your help and for the great experience that Tanzania and Thomson provided!
Dave & Amy M.
Kilimanjaro Western Approach Route, July 2011
January 27, 2011
We all agreed that we paid for first-class service and we received first-class service. I would go with Thomson Safaris again to anywhere. Your crew did an outstanding job. We could just marvel how they managed to keep up their happy spirits despite the heavy work. Also the food and service was amazing under such harsh conditions.
It was reassuring to see that safety was always at the forefront. Also Thomson’s concern about the welfare of the porters made a big difference in choosing this company.
Our tents, camp, food and staff appeared to be far superior to the other mountain trekkers’ which we encountered on the way. Our guides were the best. We always felt well-informed about the upcoming day and when needed they were willing to give up their own comfort just to make sure we are all well taken care of. This is beyond the call of duty.
Western Approach Route, February 2010
Find out why Helga set her sights on conquering Mount Kilimanjaro and details about the trek in her article, Kilimanjaro Adventure – Why Climb the Mountain?
January 24, 2010
Thomson should feel very proud of what they do as an organization to makes these trips so memorable. When I started out on this plan I thought it was a lot of money for what we were doing but I assumed Thomson would be one of the better companies to do business with. As it turned out it was incredible value for the money and everywhere we went Thomson was constantly recognized as the best which made all of us very happy we were with Thomson.
The Safari portion was a completely different experience but the way we were treated no different. Makinda, our head guide for this portion had an attachment for the land, his country and the animals he showed us in Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. We were so well looked after and so educated about what we had seen that it will be a life experience for all of us. If I had to do it over again would I change anything? No.
Kilimanjaro Umbwe Route, March 2009