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About Charis Expeditions
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and grace. The adventures are unlimited if we only open our eyes to them. Are you looking to relax on a white sandy beach by the Indian Ocean, a Wildlife Safari or a Trekking Trip? We provide these unforgettable experiences with quality services.Travel with us, climb with us, create more memories.
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Rox Theron wrote a review Feb 2019
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Its easy to leave a review for someone who you've already entrusted your life with! John was our guide during an 8 day trek up Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route. Whilst he was working for another company at the time, it was clear to see that the guides do a lot of the planning and preparation for the trip. . Prior to the start of our climb he arrived at our hotel to review our clothes & gear, he recommended a few bits that some of our group were missing and ensured that these were provided to us the following day when we started our climb. He acted in a professional manner and gave us all clear instructions with regards to the pick up the following morning. After being collected from the hotel, we made a quick stop to purchase the food for the trip. Whilst we were at registration, he oversaw the packing of our bags and those of our crew to ensure they were the correct weight. We started our climb after our registration and from this point on we had to rely on him for our health and safety. I can honestly say that there was never any point of the trip that I felt uneasy. I am a bit of a slow walker and he never rushed me along instead staying with me all the way whilst I took photos of everything. Throughout the trip he ensured that everything ran smoothly. Accidentally we dropped our flask & broke the zip on our loo, before we got to the next camp both had been replaced. He carried out health checks each night to ensure it was safe for us to continue. Our whole group of 4 made it safely to the top and safely down too. During the trip it was clear that John had great connections not only with our crew members but also with those around him. You can tell that he is well respected and has respect for others too. He has a great knowledge of Tanzania & Kilimanjaro and it was lovely that he shares that with you whilst you are walking. He is kind and honest & I have no problem recommending Charis Expeditions. The packages do not include tips for the crew (which they mainly rely on) but do include everything else that you'll need - You will be in great hands and have a trip of a lifetime!
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Vauneta D wrote a review Feb 2019
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I hiked the Machame route with my girlfriends in 2017. It was one of the hardest treks I have ever done. John was a very supportive and encouraging guide who not only lead the way but made sure we were all safe and physically supported me when I was struggling. I will be forever grateful to the wonderful team of 15, (two guides, one cook, waiter/assistant and porters) who helped get us up the mountain and down in the most enjoyable way!!! Asante sana John and team
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Ewelina Chudzik wrote a review Feb 2019
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Jumbo! I climb Kili in August 2016 and John was my guide. If not him, I wouldn't be able to do it. He gave me all support I needed. Young and professional, full of energy, I couldn't dream about better guide. He was there to help every time I was struggling. I remember that on Barranco Wall he kept his hand 10cm behind my back, ready to catch me in case of an accident. At that time he was working in a different company, now he has his own business and I do believe he will help many people fulfill their dreams! Thank you John, you made me feel safe and strong! Kili will always stay in my heart! Hakuna matata.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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