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JustinPere wrote a review Aug 2018
Seattle, Washington3 contributions11 helpful votes
My wife and I did our Tanzania safari with Kambona and Africa VIP Travel and consider it our best travel experience yet (we travel quite a bit). Kambona was completely knowledgeable, kind, and fun, and his team helped make our week with them easy, safe, and memorable. You should see the safari photos we were able to take because of VIP Travel - really amazing. Each meal was wonderful, our lodgings and campsites were beyond comfortable, and we had whatever we needed to create the trip of a lifetime. We have recommended VIP Travel to anyone we know who considers Africa travel, and we even invite Kambona to our Halloween party every year in hopes he'll be able to make it!
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Date of experience: September 2017
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healingspirityoga wrote a review Aug 2018
Scottsdale, Arizona2 contributions1 helpful vote
Kambona and Africa VIP Travel was recommended to me by three different people and I'm glad that my boyfriend and I booked our trip with him. Our every need was met with support and smiles. Each day started with a sweet wake up greeting and hot coffee. And although I am afraid of drop-offs, Kambona got me over Baranco Wall successfully! His brother, James was our guide for a 3 day safari and we really saw everything. What an unforgetable journey! I recommend Kambona and Africa VIP Travel with no reservations.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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ginamar2018 wrote a review Aug 2018
Boise, Idaho4 contributions1 helpful vote
My friend had climbed up Kilimanjaro with Kambona as her guide and climbed down with him as her friend. It was after this experience that Sarah invited me to return to Tanzania. When I arrived, I was welcomed with the warmest smile from Kambona. He said "Karibu," a Swahili word meaning welcome again. It is quite beautiful to travel in a country where a word such as Karibu is repeated time and time again by all with sincere meaning. During my time with Kambona, I learned so much more about plants, animals, culture, and life than I could ever imagine. The animals that we saw were incredibly beautiful and Kambona took the time to find spots where I was able to take amazing photographs. Conscientious, caring, and considerate, Kambona made sure that our basic needs plus so much more were met. While we were on safari, camping, or walking through town together, Kambona was a brilliant guide with a vast amount of knowledge that he readily shared. If you are thinking about traveling or taking a holiday, I would strongly recommend contacting Kambona with Africa VIP Travel for a once in a lifetime experience.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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ddzinger wrote a review Aug 2018
Phoenix, Arizona2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our Kilimanjaro adventure lives in our hearts like it was only yesterday. Our main goal was to do the climb, but I am thankful we combined it with the safari, as both were equally impressive in their own ways. Kambona and his team are what made this trip so perfect. We had the good fortune of meeting him at a presentation he gave in Phoenix, and we immediately felt that this was the man we wanted to guide us. He has assembled a solid and knowledgeable group of guides that enrich your experience of the land and the people. The simple fact that he grew up amongst the Masai tells you that he has a connection with people that no western tour operator can hope to reproduce. His deep knowledge of the mountain, of the savannah, the plant and animal life helps you to see a deeper texture in what Tanzania has to offer. His staff is committed to show you all the wonders of the wildlife... I have to laugh every time I think of our driver James exclaiming, while driving, that he has just seen a Cheetah, and the rest of us see nothing but endless, unbroken grassland until ten minutes later when we are parked just a few yards away from a serene mother with her two cubs eyeing us suspiciously... How would one know what to pack for a trip like this? Kambona does a terrific job at outlining exactly what you will need, nothing more and nothing less, to be comfortable and warm both out in the wilds and on the roof of Africa, I was happy to find it was indeed exactly as he had said. Safety is a big priority, and he has covered all bases, much more so in my opinion than some of the larger companies. The camps were set up by the time we arrived and the food was usually exellent, specially considering the challenges of a moving camp on the mountain! I will never forget the carboload dinner in Barafu the night of the final ascent! French fries and mashed potatoes, my favorites! The safari tents were great, and felt very secure, even with the sounds of lion roaring nearby at night... My daughters (at 24 and 25) were a bit skeptical about the physical challenges, but managed it with ease, and now have an incredible story to tell for many years to come. I would absolutely recommend Kambona and Africa VIP travel to anyone considering the Kilimanjaro hike or a safari or both!
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Date of experience: February 2018
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ejberry2018 wrote a review Jul 2018
Seattle, Washington1 contribution1 helpful vote
Kambona is a true gem. He was recommended to us by a very experienced international traveler and climber who has done many trips with him in East Africa and in the United States. Everything was first class. Kambona asked detailed questions over email about what we wanted to see. My husband and I were traveling alone and wanted privacy, luxury and adventure. Kambona put together a great team. We visited all of the highlights in Tanzania, including camping in our own private camp in the Serengeti for four nights. The meals were excellent. Kambona is very knowledgeable about everything, even star-gazing at night! I cannot recommend African VIP Travel enough for your Kili and Tanzanian adventure.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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