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