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Climbing Kilimanjaro with a local company , does anyone have experience or recommendations

Hi Everyone

Im putting together a G adventure group tour for a Tanzania Safari in feb 2023 . After the safari would like to climb Kilimanjaro with a local company .
I didn't pick a tour that included Kilimanjaro because I thought it might limit my pool of people that may want to join me on the safari .

Has anyone used a local tour company that they recommend?
Any recommendations or tips for Tanzania would be greatly appreciated a well .

Thanks for any help given

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Hi there
I had an incredible trip with 5 friends hiking Kilimanjaro in July 2021. We chose the Lemosho Route which is a 8 day climb (6 days up and 2 down). I highly recommend this route and Uprise Africa Explorer to all! I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of the office staff and the guides on the trail. The attention to detail and personal safety far exceeded my expectations (our pulse and oxygen levels were measured twice a day). The views, physical challenge, and feeling of accomplishment will continue to be memorable!

In addition the guides were extremely personable and pointed out many points of interest along the climb. Our chef was extraordinary, delicious meals everyday – tasteful and hot. The porters were enthusiastic and took care of all our needs.

The office staff answered all our questions and provided great guidance to help us prepare for the trip. Every promise that was made to our group was fulfilled and all logistics were handled seamlessly.


So I did Kilimanjaro a few years back and I highly recommend doing the Safari after you do the climb. Also only drink bottled water on every part of the trip no matter what.

The climb isn’t technical But does take a lot out of you, most that don’t make it, is because of the altitude sickness that they may encounter so I suggest start your medication before you get to Africa for altitude sickness, if you do the climb before the Safari take a day off in between to rest and you enjoy the Safari much much better.

Steven Topieniak