Gladys Adventure & Safari
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We are a locally owned tour company basedin Moshi, Tanzania dealing with safari and trekking in Northern Tanzania, including Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru treks, safaris to Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Lake Natron. We also offer day trips from Moshi and Arusha as well as Zanzibar beach holidays and culture tours.
Moshi, Tanzania
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Chris G
7 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
When 9 of us planned the climb 9 months ago, I had the wish to book locally with a Tanzanian company rather than a European based operator. This was partly because I felt locals would know best and I hoped the money would stay local to allow them to employ locally and help the economy. I absolutely made the perfect decision. Numerous emails went between Tasneem and I and she was efficiently and knowledgeably able to tailor what we needed to dates and numbers. This included organising airport pick ups and excellent Moshi hotel, the Kilimanjaro Wonders Hotel.

Now I have done the climb, I see that the difference between success and failure to the summit is the detail from the start. That watching by the excellent and professionally calm Prosper led to success. But he watched what we ate, he scrutinised the water level we were drinking daily, he and his team checked oxygen sats and blood pressure daily. This all led to the night of reconning when we go for the summit on night 5. We made it because we were so well prepared. The camaraderie of the climbers with the porter and guide team was humbling. The cook Faustine amazed us with how superb the food was every day.

If you want to climb the mountain, go with Gladys. 100%. You will maybe regret it if you don’t so why risk second best. Gladys. The best company on the mountain.

Having been so impressed with Gladys for the climb, we were confident that all would likely be excellent for our three night 4 day safari. And so it proved. Kepha and Mykoni drove us 12 in two Toyota land cruisers. Lodges superb, driving standard exemplary on dirt roads, knowledge of animals faultless and food again first class.

Use Gladys. Beating superb. Thanks Gladys for giving us a holiday if a life time.
Written September 11, 2022
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Hello Chris It was a pleasure to have you all here and to show you our beautiful country. We are so pleased to know you all enjoyed your trip with us. We look forward to welcoming your friends to Tanzania. With your reccomendations :-) With warm regards Tasneem
Written September 28, 2022
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Paul G
5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
We travelled as a group of 12 and had a 7 day summit trek to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and afterwards a 5 day safari all completely organised by Glady’s Adventure and it couldn’t have been better. Everything was arranged for us and Gladys were very responsive and reputable via email which filled us with confidence. We were picked up at the airport and got straight into our trek it was an amazing experience and way beyond any expectations, we had a team of porters who were some of the friendliest people I have ever met and they really encouraged you to keep going. They carried the main bulk of our luggage, food (which was beyond excellent every day) and tents etc to each campsite and had everything set up for us. After reaching the summit it felt like a well worth trip despite the physical challenge it felt very rewarding. A huge thank you to Proper, Meshak, Rebman, Rodgers, Faustine and their team for making it possible. We were then treated at a safari hosted by Mkonyi and Kepha who were both fantastic and very knowledgable we saw every type of animal on the watch list numerous times including up close encounters with lions and lots of others. We stayed at lovely lodges each night with good food and we got great photo opportunities. The driving each day was very enjoyable travelling through the dirt tracks surrounded by thousands of animals on all sides. I couldn’t recommend this holiday enough to anyone and especially through Gladys Adventures as they made everything so easy, safe and relaxed. On both occasions of the trip we seemed to be the most organised and best groups! Thank you to Gladys for making it amazing!!🇬🇧🇹🇿
Written September 8, 2022
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Thank you Paul for this amazing review. Team will be very happy to know you enjoyed your trip with us. We look forward to welcoming you again to Tanzania is future. Best regards Tasneem
Written September 28, 2022
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kwoonton
Boston, MA4 contributions
Sep 2022
My daughter (30) and I (62) hiked Kilimanjaro in Sept 2022 with Gladys Adventure. We could not have completed the trek without them. In addition to being incredibly responsive, supportive, and encouraging, they are a team of people with servant hearts...their goal is to empower you to make it to the top. They are a KPAP organization (ensuring fair and ethical treatment of porters...the porters are the unsung heroes on these treks); based on my analysis (I am a spreadsheet type of person) they offer the best value; every one of their employees spoke fondly of their employer (a testament to how they are treated and their unbelievable focus on the client); and it was like saying goodbye to family when it was time to leave. I would not hesitate for a second in recommending them to others. Thank you Gladys for a wonderful lifetime memory for both my daughter and I.
Written October 7, 2022
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We are so happy to know you enjoyed your trip with us. Thank you for your kind words. Our whole team will be pleased to read this review. Karibu tena....
Written October 8, 2022
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Sharon W
New York4 contributions
Jul 2022
We booked a Kilimanjaro climb and 6 day safari with Gladys for our honeymoon and both were incredible experiences. From the initial booking phase to actually being there, the whole process was effortless. When booking and preparing for our trip Tasneem answered all our questions promptly (and we had a lot). For the climb we had two amazing guides, Clearance and Kennedy as well as an amazing team of porters. They made our trek as comfortable as possible by attending to all our needs, feeding us really well, setting up camp in the best spots and providing lots of encouragement along the way. A special mention has to go to both Clearance, Kennedy and one of the porters, Frank, who accompanied us to the summit, without them we could not have made it. When we moved on to the safari phase the high standards of Gladys continued to shine through. Our guide Kelvin was very knowledgeable about all the wildlife and life of the local people and patiently answered all our questions as well as putting up with us taking a million pictures of everything that moved! The lodges we stayed in and food provided was top notch. We would recommend this company ten times over, they gave us an unforgettable experience of Tanzania.
Written August 13, 2022
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Thank you so much for the lovely review. The team will be very happy to know you had a great time with us. And special thanks for the beautiful pictures you shared with us. These will be featured in our new website :-) We wish you both the very best and look forward to welcoming you to Tanzania again in future. Warm regards Tasneem
Written September 28, 2022
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Jan 2022
We were a group of 9 people in our early 20s that did the 6-day Machame trek. We all agree that we received a lot more than we could have expected!

Gladys Adventure provided us with 4 amazing guides: Prosper, Steven, Rogers and Baraka. Our safety was on the top of their list of priorities. Each day they would do two official health checks including checking our blood oxygen levels. They would guide us on what medicines to take and not to take. They would listen to our lungs, and continuously ask us how we were doing. They would do practically anything to make sure we were comfortable and to help us to Uhuru Peak. I myself had some trouble breathing, so Rogers carried my bag on top of his own while staying with me behind the rest of the group to make sure that I slowly but steadily would reach the top. We saw this kind of help from all the guides throughout the entire trek. They always encouraged us and taught us Swahili songs and phrases that would keep the energy of the group at its highest. They were very funny to be around, and at the end of the trek they were our friends rather than our guides.

The service was outstanding! Our chef, Faustin, cooked some incredible meals for us. Before the trek I didn’t expect the food to be so delicious. Our incredible waiters, Amos and Juma, would always bring laughter and comfort to the group. The many porters were absolutely amazing! They carried our big backpacks, tents, toilets, food etc. to each campsite and they would set everything up for us before we arrived. The work they did was incredible! There is no way we could have reached the summit without these amazing porters.

Afterwards we went on a safari to Ngorongoro and Serengeti. Our guides were great and once again the food exceeded our expectations. Maurice and Freddy would cook amazing and delicious meals for us and always made sure that we were happy and satisfied.

Hillary, our main contact from Gladys Adventure, helped us immensely during our time in Tanzania. He would recommend tours on our days off, and he was always available for questions. Some from our group would continue traveling around in Tanzania after these two weeks that had been planned by Gladys - and even though they would be on their own, Hillary made sure that they could contact him if they ran into trouble or needed any sort of help.
Written January 31, 2022
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thank you so much for your kind words. Karibu sana.
Written March 16, 2022
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Henrik Elsig A
Roskilde, Denmark24 contributions
Jan 2022
Rarely does all dreams, hopes and wishes come true, but when reflecting on our journey to Tanzania, which was organized by Gladys Adventure, everything we had hoped for came true. Due to Covid-19 we had to change our travel dates several times and on all occasions Gladys was helpful and accommodating. When we finally managed to travel to Tanzania in January 2022 the high service orientation manifested itself even more. We combined climbing Kilimanjaro with safari. Our climbing guides and team was amazing and we learned a lot about the nature and climate on the mountain. Security was a key priority and we felt safe all the way to the top. Our guides, Andrew and Dao, was mature individuals with competency and a highly friendly attitude. Also the rest of the team was clearly dedicated towards getting us to the summit in a safe and secure way. It is clear that the company treats not only clients, but also employees, well.
Also our Safari guide, Saleh, was a great guide and had an amazing knowledge about the areas we visited and the animals we saw.
We can highly recommend Gladys Adventure and will definitively make use of their services next time we come to Tanzania
Written January 29, 2022
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Hello Henrik It was our pleasure to welcome you to Tanzania. We are very happy to know you enjoyed your adventures with us. Wishing you well and hoping to see you again in future.
Written March 16, 2022
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Barbara
5 contributions
Feb 2022
To climb Kilimanjaro was on my bucket list for almost 20 years. Finally I decided to join an open group with Gladys Adventure in February 2022. Since the very first mail to Gladys I felt in good hands - fast replies, thinking of all details which needs to be cleared beforehand and the confirmation that Gladys Adventure takes care not only for the clients but also for the employees and the porters made (Gladys is partner of KPAP) me decide to go with Gladys.

The guides and the whole team were amazing and did their best to make everybody feel comfortable and getting the whole group to the summit in a safe way. I loved these days and will never forget this experience with this friendly and professional team.
Finally I got altitude sick and I decided to go down for healthy reasons. I was accompanied by a guide and a porter and despite the fact that I was really sad they made this way down a good walk and time.
Once I was back in Moshi Gladys Adventure booked a hotel for me and also organized the transfer to my husband in Tarangire Nationalpark the day after in an uncomplicated manner. And even this few hours drive was so nice and full of laughter with the guide - I enjoyed every single minute.
I am really happy to have all this pictures in my mind and should I ever decide to give this mountain a second try I would definitely do it with Gladys Adventure.
@Gladys guys: I am really happy that we met and once I am thinking about coming back to Tanzania I will let you know.
Written March 4, 2022
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Thank you Barbara for your lovely and kind words. Meeting you was an utmost pleasure, you oozed with positive energy from the very first moment we met. We hope to meet you in near future again. Best wishes from us all at GLADYS ADVENTURES
Written March 16, 2022
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gayatri a
1 contribution
Mar 2022
Words fail to express our gratitude for what Gladys and their team have helped us experience- summiting THE Mt Kilimanjaro !!
Prosper our chief guide along with his crew went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful experience and needless to say we did.
From food to hospitality to safety every single detail was taken care of.
Summit night was one memorable experience- the entire crew sang for us throughout the night till we summited , not a single person gave up on us.
We could not have done it without the amazing crew -
Thank you so much for giving us the experience we will cherish for the rest of our lives .
We dreamt and Gladys made it happen. We highly recommend Gladys to anyone who wishes to summit the Kili.
Huge thank you to Prosper our chief guide Ema our asst guide and to patrik Hassani and Juma…. We made friends for life. God bless you !!!!
Written June 23, 2022
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Thank you so much for your kind words. We were very happy to be part of this adventure with you. Thank you for putting your trust in us. Team sends their regards
Written June 30, 2022
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Sarah S
1 contribution
Sep 2021
I can't recommend Gladys Adventure enough! I had the experience of a lifetime. During the planning stages of our trip, everyone at Gladys was so responsive and helpful in crafting an experience that would fit our schedules and interests. Then, when my travel plans were delayed due to pandemic-related complications, Tasneem and Hillary accommodated the changes and made sure our trip would go off without a hitch.

We did a 6 day 5 night Kili trek on the Machame route. Our guides Prosper and Simon were phenomenal - they were incredibly knowledgeable, encouraging, so fun, and always had our safety front of mind. The talented and friendly porters that accompanied us were very friendly and so helpful. The food was also outstanding. I can't say enough good things about our trek.

After the incredible trek (and a much needed shower), we went on a 4 day safari to Tarangier, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater. The scenery was beautiful and the animals were out of this world! I highly recommend sleeping in tents in the parks; we were very comfortable and you can't beat waking up to a herd of zebras eating the grass around your tent, or elephants hanging out by the bathrooms!

Book a trip with Gladys Adventure now, you won't regret it!
Written October 11, 2021
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Thank you for your lovely review. It made our day! We are so happy to be part of your wonderful experience in Tanzania.
Written October 26, 2021
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Ken S
1 contribution
Oct 2021
We recently completed the Lemosho eight day trek up Kilimanjaro. Gladys Adventure & Safari provided outstanding communications and coordination in our planning efforts, awesome guides (Erick & Roger) who provided great assistance and leadership in helping us safely summit, and experienced cook (Peter) and porters who provided the great meals and teamwork needed to keep us going and make our summit successful.

After the trek we also went on the five-day camping safari to Tarangire, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro crater National Parks. Our guide Kepha was trained in wildlife management and extremely knowledgeable about animal habitats and behavior. The camping experience and food served was great.

Gladys Adventure & Safari is an experienced company and we highly recommend their services.
Written October 31, 2021
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We, at Gladys Adventures are very happy to have been part of your adventure in Tanzania.
Written November 9, 2021
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