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Ultimate Kilimanjaro

#24 of 704 Tours in Moshi
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Moshi, Tanzania
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Ultimate Kilimanjaro® - The #1 Guide Service on Mount Kilimanjaro. For over a decade, we have provided the highest quality service at a reasonable cost. Our expert guides, quality standards and focus on safety have made us the top choice for thousands of happy customers from all over the world.
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Rich wrote a review Yesterday
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We had two excellent excursions with Ultimate Kilimanjaro. First we climbed the mountain with an 8 day guided tour led by August, and assistants Amani and Joe, along with cooks and porters. I was so impressed with their professionalism and their encouragement to accomplish this hard task. The company arranged all accommodations making our job so much easier. They encouraged us as we made the tough climbs. These wonderful people became our friends. They were so friendly. The hike was tough, particularly the summit night, but in the end it was very worth it. After finishing the climb, we went on a 4 day safari, which is needed if you want to really take in the experience. Dilly was our guide and friend. He was so knowledgeable having been trained well about the animals. He also took us to a tribal location where we could experience the Maasai culture. He knew exactly where to drive to find the animals. We saw every animal we desired to see. While there is never a guarantee a safari will result in you seeing all that is possible, an expert guide like Dilly can make sure your probability is much higher. One of the highlights of the trip is staying at the tent hotel on the Serengeti. Be sure to add that to your itinerary. All in all, as an experienced traveler, I’m very pleased with the value, the service, and the quality of the 17 days I spent with Ultimate Kilimanjaro. When I come back to Africa, I will definitely use them.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Raj S wrote a review Oct 15
Columbus, Ohio15 contributions4 helpful votes
My old college friend and I did the 8-day Lemosho Route. Just summited last week on a Friday night/Saturday morning. The entire guide and porter team were phenomenal. They were friendly, knowledgeable, happy and made our trip awesome. We had a group of 7 total climbers, 3 guides and 23 porters. My friend and I researched many companies and picked Ultimate because of the reviews, the route and it fit with the experience we wanted and in our budget range. I can't write enough good things about interacting with Shawn from Ultimate Kilimanjaro in the US who helped us navigate COVID (we had to postpone 15 months), logistics, adding a safari at the end of our climb. They are also part of KPAP (porter assistance project) which was really important to us. The guides and porters love working there and you could tell. Our cook even baked us a congratulations cake after our summit. We always felt safe, their team was always prepared. We got picked up at the airport, they kept us well informed about the pre-climb meetings at the hotel and after our hike, got us situated and helped us get COVID tests and to our flights back. I highly recommend Ultimate and am looking at other tours they do based on this experience.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Rew G wrote a review Oct 14
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My wife Sue, our daughter Emily and her husband Adam and I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with Ultimate on the Lemosho Route, 8 days and then they took us on a safari to Lake Manyara, the Ngorogoro Crater and Tarangire National Park. The hiking guides, Nichdemus (Nicko) and Happygod (Scobo) provided exemplary service. There were 15 porters who worked incredibly hard for us, had great attitudes and were a pleasure to be around. The cook served up some surprisingly tasty meals on the mountain and worked hard to accommodate Sue and Emily’s celiac diet. I had a pretty easy time and all 4 of us summited. A highlight for me was the view of the glaciers from the top. Transitions were smooth at the nice, clean and comfortable Stella Maris Executive Lodge, which supports a school. We stayed several nights at the Farm of Dreams Lodge near Ngorogoro and recommend it very highly. Great room, super staff and pool. The Safari guide, Walter, was knowledgeable, personable and adept at spotting wildlife. We saw almost all of the big 5 and had incredible up-close views of elephant and lion each day.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Pat B wrote a review Oct 13
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It's hard to come up with more superlatives for this guide company. Ultimate Kilimanjaro get and deserve a 10 out of 10 for attitude, skill, organization, positivity, client service, quality of care and support, food, briefings, toilet, and attention to detail. We observed other guide services during our trek to the summit, and every time, we were filled with gratitude for being with Ultimate.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Joy E wrote a review Oct 12
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If you're thinking about climbing Kilimanjaro, then look no further. Ultimate Kilimanjaro has got to be the best outfitter on the mountain. I had been planning this trip for 18 months and had many email exchanges with Shawn in the US office before I took the plunge and booked. Shawn answered all my questions, however stupid, in a timely and satisfactory manner. Also, there was no pressure to book which I found refreshing. There were many changes to my itinerary due to Covid (airline cancellations, etc.) and the fact that a friend wanted to meet me after the climb for a safari. All changes were accommodated easily and without fuss. I opted to arrive in Moshi a couple of days before the climb, as did some of the other people in the group. We stayed at the Parkview Inn which was very relaxed and comfortable. A representative from Ultimate Kilimanjaro (Emmanuel) was at the hotel to greet us and he arranged a couple of day tours before the climb which were fabulous, and gave the goup a chance to get to know each other. We were a goup of 8, and our ages ranged from 30's to 60's - at 67 I was the oldest! We had a fabulous team of guides and porters. Ezekiel was our lead guide, assisted by Abraham, James, and Tuma. There were 27 porters, and every single one had an important role to fulfil, especially the toilet porter and the chef! Having a clean toilet was wonderful and definitely made the trek more comfortable. The food was incredible, and there was lots of it. I am vegetarian, and my needs were adequately catered for. Some of us lost our appetites at varioius points, but we were encouraged to eat as much as we could, and it was made easier by the delicious meals on offer. Everything tasted fresh, and the hot soups which we enjoyed for lunch and for dinner became one of the highlights of the day! We were also encouraged to drink plenty to aid acclimatization. I did find this difficult, but the constant nagging from the guides (and my fellow climbers!) meant that I was able to drink enough. Our health and safety on the mountain was paramount and we had health checks twice daily, not only checking our oxygen levels and pulse rates, but our levels of fatigue, sleep, appetite, and general well-being. This removed any concerns about acclimatization, and I think gave us all confidence. We trekked the 9-day Northern Circuit. It is a beautiful route, with little traffic and breathtaking scenery. I found the hiking quite hard going, but we had frequent stops for snacks and drinks, and the guides were always encouranging. Ezekiel sometimes split us into two groups so that the slower hikers didn't feel pressurized, and this helped me a lot. We always knew that the guides were observing us and knew exactly how tired we were so adjustments to the pace could be made. The tents were roomy and comfortable. Travelling on my own I had opted to have a tent to myself and it felt positively palacial! Sleeping pads were thick and surprisingly comfortable, and I opted to rent a sleeping bag from Ultimate Kilimanjaro which was cozy even on the coldest nights. I also rented walking poles. I had a shoulder injury earlier in the year, and so had decided to pay extra for a porter to carry my daypack. This turned out to be one of my best decisions, and Frank was always there with my snacks and water, as well as helping me over some of the difficult parts of the hike. Summit night was tough of course, but not as bad as I'd expected. At all times one of the guides was there to encourage and support. A special thank you to Abraham, without whose help I might have given up. I got to Stella Point and as I was exhausted I decided to make that my summit. Abraham agreed that it was the correct decision and so he accompanied me all the way back down, sometimes with me literally hanging on to his arm! These guys give everything, and without a glimmer of impatience or annoyance. I was thrilled to have reached the crater rim, and Abraham even took my phone from me to take photographs of the sunrise, and of my smiling face! I think I would have forgotten otherwise! I also did a 6-day safari with Ultimate Kilimanjaro which was wonderful. Our guide was Emmanuel who amazed us with his knowledge and his ability to spot animals at insane distances! He always had a smile, and was happy to adjust our itineraries a little to suit our wishes. Again, the food was amazing! Lunch was served every day with a tablecloth and proper silverware, and there was plenty of it. The accommodations were first class (Farm of Dreams and Serengeti Pure Tented Camp) and when they heard it ws my friend's birthday at the Camp they made a birthday cake and entertained us with singing a dancing - a real treat! We saw so many amazing animals and also visited a few museums and an art gallery in Arusha along the way. Again, our safety was paramount at all times, especially when around the wildlife. It was the epxerience of a lifetime for me, made extra special by all the wonderful people at Ultimate Kilimanjaro. Thank you!!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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