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Reviews Of Kilimanjaro Bound

Happy Clients and Reviews Of Kilimanjaro Bound.

Kilimanjaro Bound has been taking clients to the Peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, on amazing Safaris to the National Parks of Tanzania and the stunning beaches of Zanzibar for many, many years.

Below are just some of the client reviews and testimonials that we have received from our happy clients. You can read the reviews on other websites like Facebook, Google My Business, Trip Advisor, Safair Bookings and Tour HQ.

When you travel with us and experience the trip of a lifetime you will also want to leave us a great 5 star review and join our other very happy customers. 

What Kilimanjaro Bound Clients Say

Had a great hike on Kilimanjaro with Aggrey and Antonos as our guides. We did the Lemosho route in 7 days and we’re really happy with our choice. We were able to rent all the needed gear from the company, so we didn’t have to buy / bring everything just for this trek. The crew was amazing, we always had plenty of food and hot drinks, they treated water for us and the porters carried everything we wouldn’t need on the hike and pitch up our tents before we reached the camps. On summit day, our guides ended up carrying our day bags and motivated us, to make sure we would make it. Can only recommend these guys!”

5/5

Annika Reeh

“In February I did (30 years) a trekking with my father (67 years) to the Kilimanjaro. We choose to do the Machame route for 7 days, so we would have enough time to acclimatise on the mountain. Our guides were Aggry and Leonard. Both spoke English well and were nice and energetic when climbing Kilimanjaro. It was not an easy draw but with the right attitude and the right attitude – you can get very far. Every evening the boys did a health check and we had a briefing on what we can expect the next day. They always made sure that we understood what was important, but also to have fun. The rest of the team consisted of porters and a chef. The chef cooked a good meal every night! We always had soup (really good soup!) And then we got rice, potatoes or meat. Because I followed a gluten-free diet, the chef adapted the ingredients for me, so there was no problem.”

5/5

Elizabeth Dabrowski

“Fantastic experience! Really well looked after by our porters and our guides Leonard and Aggrey. Great food, support and company during our climb. We highly recommend using Kilibound for this brilliant adventure!”

5/5

K Kelly

7 day Lemosho

“Overall really good trip! Only downside to such a good team (3 courses each meal and porters doing all the work!), it felt like you cheated a little bit, with same days over very early with a fair bit of downtime. But would def recommend.”

5/5

Patrick B

“Jambo”

“Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain / volcano in Africa. It lends itself to hiking to the top, Uhuru peak, mountain bike routes and also marathons. From hiking to the top there are different routes. We have done the Lemosho route from 25-06 to 02-07-2019. This route is known for its 5 different climate zones with stunningly beautiful landscapes. While walking, rest breaks are often taken to enjoy and record the surroundings. Very nice views, special plants …. I can go on …. but it is better to experience it myself.
In any case, I often wanted to stay because it was so beautiful and relaxing.
Due to the scope of 8 days we were able to acclimatize quietly, so to get used to the falling temperature and less oxygen. Our guides: Aggrey & William are real professionals and heroes in guiding us to the top. Every evening there was a briefing and our heart rate and oxygen intake were measured and recorded. Attention was paid to nutrition and well-being. The food (3-course menu) was provided 3 times a day by a super cook. A cheerful singing assistant set the table and served the delicious meals. In addition, he brought a bowl of hot water 3x a day to freshen us up and the hot tea to warm up nicely.
The tent was also kept tidy by the help.
The team also consisted of 6 Porters (3x for each). We were just the two of us.
(My niece: 22yrs and I: 47yrs – diabetic, sleep apnea). I had no idea if I would make it or not. Thanks to this team, their and our efforts, my niece has achieved the Uhuru peak and I, the Stella point. The road there didn’t go without a struggle. It is a fight (blood, sweat and tears). This team gave us the confidence, the peace and especially the protection and safety to complete this unforgettable adventure with good results.
“love ya, guys”

Highly recommended to choose this team.
“Professionals @ the job” Mental & physical guidance to the TOP!
“KILIMANJARO, HAKUNA MATATA””

5/5

Angela Soenarijo

“Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain / volcano in Africa. It lends itself to hiking to the top, Uhuru peak, mountain bike routes and also marathons. From hiking to the top there are different routes. We have done the Lemosho route from 25-06 to 02-07-2019. This is known for the 5 different climate zones with stunningly beautiful landscapes. While walking, rest breaks are often taken to enjoy and record the surroundings. Very nice views, special plants …. I can go on …. but it is better to experience it yourself. In any case, I often wanted to stay because it was so beautiful and relaxing. Due to the scope of 8 days we were able to acclimatize quietly, so to get used to the decreasing temperature and less oxygen. Our guides: Aggrey & William are real professionals and heroes in guiding us to the top. Every evening there was a briefing and our heartrate and oxygen intake were measured and recorded. Attention was paid to nutrition and well-being. The food (3-course menu) was provided 3 times a day by a super cook. A cheerful singing assistant set the table and served the delicious meals. In addition, he brought us a bowl of hot water 3 times a day to freshen up and the hot tea to warm up nicely. The tent was also kept tidy by the help. The team also consisted of 6 Porters (3x for each). We were just the two of us. (My niece: 22yrs and I: 47yrs – diabetic, sleep apnea). I had no idea if I would make it or not. Thanks to this team, theirs and our efforts, my niece has achieved the Uhuru peak (5.859m) and I, the Stella point (5.756m). The road there didn’t go without a struggle. It is a fight (blood, sweat and tears). This team gave us the confidence, the peace and especially the protection and safety to complete this unforgettable adventure with good results. “love ya, guys” 
Highly recommended to choose this team. “Professionals in the job” Mental & physical guidance to the TOP! 

“KILIMANJARO, HAKUNA MATATA””

5/5

Almere, The Netherlands

7 day trek Rogai route mid-May

“Joined the 7 day Rongai route trek already mentioned by Jess A. Going in mid-May was advised by Absolute Africa to use that route & length of time, & it worked out well -avoided the heavy rain elsewhere, dry all the way up, temperatures pleasantly warm, only seriously cold during the night of assaulting the summit, & got nicely acclimatized in the ascent. Thanks to guides Aggrey & Leonard & to our amazing all-singing, all-carrying porters. Respect!”

5/5

Paul Beland

“AMAZING”

“Took the 7 day Rongai Route with Leonard and Aggrey to the summit of Kilimanjaro. All I can do is recommend absolute Africa, and in particular these two guides. I was apprehensive before hand, but straight away Leonard and Aggrey and the rest of the team made me feel relaxed, and like I could do it. Special mention to Eli (waiter) and Edwardo (chef) as well for the excellent service and food for the entire trip, I’m sure that must be really difficult! The whole week was filled with smiles, singing and of course walking!! Leonard and Aggrey were so knowledgable about everything, that they even made the walking feel easy!! It’s definitely safe to say I would have never reached the summit without the help of my team, I would recommend these guys to anyone, every day of the week.”

5/5

Jess A

Machame Route 7 days

“Fantastic experience! Really well looked after by our porters and our guides Leonard and Aggrey. Great food, support and company during our climb. We highly recommend using Kilimanjaro Bound for this brilliant adventure.”

5/5

Kieran and Grace

“Wow, what an experience”

“In February I (age 30) did a trekking with my father (age 67) year to the Kilimanjaro. We choose to do the Machame route for 7 days, so we would have enough time to acclimate at the mountain. Our guides were Aggry and Leonard. Both spoke good English and were nice and energetic when climbing the Kilimanjaro. It was not an easy trekking but with the right attitude and the right mind-set you can come very far. Every night the guys did a health check-up and we had a briefing about what we can expect the next day. They always made sure that we understood what was important, but also to keep having fun. The rest of the team consisted of porters and a chef. The chef cooked a really good meal every night! We always had soup (really good soup!) and then we got rice, potatoes or meat. Because I have a gluten-free diet the chef would adjust the ingredients for me, there was no issue because of this.

I was really happy with the team and grateful for being with them in the Mountain. Thanks again for Aggry for all that you did for me and my father, you will always be in our mind!”

5/5

EE Dabrowski

Lemosho 7-day trekking

“I had a really good time.
My guide, Willian, and staff (six people in total) made everything so I could reach my goal: Kilimanjaro summit.
I recommend Africa Absolute: good food, great staff, amazing time. 
Ah, I strongly recommend together with Kilimanjaro trekking, Serengetti Park and Ngorongoro Crater. It is one the most beautiful place I have been.”

5/5

Apacar1263

“Amazing experience”

“My partner and I did the 6 day Rongai route, lead by Aggrey and Remi. The team of 10 worked extremely hard to make us feel very well looked after. Edward, the cook was incredible, the food was delicious and so plentiful. We wouldn’t have made it to the top without the help and encouragement from the team. It’s also encouraging to know that the money we pay goes to people from the villages around kili. Highly recommend Kilimanjaro bound.”

5/5

Alic89x

7 day Lemosho Route

“My girlfriend and I did the 7 day Lemosho Route and were led by Aggrey and Antanos. We had a team of 10 people just for the two of us and everyone worked hard to make it a great experience for us! We had a lot of rain but we wouldn’t have made it without the help of everyone. I’d definitely recommend them for your Kili trip!”

5/5

P12672SVmarym

Rongi Route 7 Day Trek

“As I am heading on a grand African adventure climbing mount Kilimanjaro just seemed natural. The planning and booking process was very easy since it was an add on to the tour.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport a taxi was pre-booked to bring me to Bristol cottages. The accommodation prior to the trek are in an adorable little section of Moshi. The continental breakfast is delicious and served in a cozy patio. Here I met Samson who gave me a briefing about everything that will be expected along the way. He also assured I had the proper equipment to arrive safely to the top of the mountain. 
The car arrived for transport to the start of the route. It picked up the crew of 7 guys, (Lenard. Aggrey, Edward, Eliona, Nelson, and Sadik) all very friendly and welcoming. You need these guys they are wonderful. 
Just a quick registration at the gate and a huge packed lunch before the start of day one. Leonard was my guide. He was warm and friendly, always trying to teach me about the different plants and animals along the way. He kept me moving forward, pole pole (meaning slowly slowly)
I am not gonna lie climbing the mountain takes a lot of determination. The only reason I got to the top was because of my awesome team. Ensuring the camp site was always ready to go when I arrived to the next point. A hot beverage ready to be served. Edward the cook, even started making ginger tea when I was losing my appetite. There was always plenty of hot food for every meal. There is plenty of downtime as you leave early to avoid potential weather problems. In this time the gang was always fun and up for a game of cards. 
The day of the summit was my birthday, I did not make it known to the crew in case I did not make it up. But at the top they had a sign and sang happy birthday to me. Once down they made a cake and had a little birthday for me. 
I would definitely recommend taking the risk to climb Kilimanjaro if you have these guys. They will ensure you have fun and get up the mountain safely.”

5/5

Alic89x

“Great experience with great guides, porters, and chef.”

“My wife and I did the 7-day Machame trek in late October with William (guide), Remi (asst. guide), and their crew. We were hit with quite a bit of nasty weather for most of the trek, but the guides and crew went above and beyond to make sure we were safe and comfortable. They would take our wet clothes into the kitchen tent in the evenings to try to and dry them, and some of the porters even wore our wet clothes in camp to try to dry them faster.

The chef, Eduardo, prepared delicious meals for us. I was not able to eat much in the last few days due to nausea from the altitude, but what I could eat was very good and thoughtfully prepared. 

We had a “guide-in-training”, Aggrey, who was great. He would wake us up every morning with warm water for washing, and would bring us tea/coffee and all of the food during mealtimes. 

The guides, William and Remi, were very knowledgeable and helpful during the trek. The were more than willing to help out during difficult portions of the trek, and would always provide good advice on what to wear/pack each day before setting out. 

Overall, this was a fantastic experience on Mount Kilimanjaro. I would recommend Kilimanjaro Bound to anyone looking to hike Mount Kilimanjaro.”

5/5

Matt C

“A wonderful 7-day trek with fantastic porters!”

“4 of us took the longer 7-day Lemosho route to maximise our chances of summiting and to immerse ourselves into the area which a 3-4 day trek couldn’t do. We enjoyed the ‘pole pole’ pace and all summited successfully, supported by a team of fantastic porters who made the whole experience so much easier. Thanks so much to Samson and his trusted team, I wouldn’t have changed a thing, highly recommended! :-)”

5/5

James W

“Trip Of A Life Time (6 Day Machame Route)”

“I can’t express enough how happy I was with the service myself and my friend received from the minute we land at Kilimanjaro airport. 
We landed the day before we were set to hike and our bags got lost on transit so it was quite stressful. We spoke to Samson who we met us at Bristol cottages, which was a lovely hotel and he was very understanding and sorted a taxi to collect our bags at the airport for the next day as we had been informed they would be arrive a day later. So we had to push back the departure time to start the hike so we could collect and bags and sort our hiking gear.
Samson gave us a very detail description of what was going to happen on the mountain day to day and gave us a printed copy of the itinerary. As for the hike itself it was outstanding, The service from all the porters and guides was out of this world. Our guides were Leonard and Zachariah and what a great pair of guys, Full of interesting facts and a good laugh. With them and the great support team of cooks and porters we had the greatest experience ever on the mountain. The whole team was full of smiles and laughs. All of them a Great bunch of guys couldn’t thank them enough for making my dream come true and making the summit.
All the equipment was great and everyday the camps were all set up for us arriving, The food we got on the mountain was fantastic, They said we needed to bring snacks up the mountain but i was never hungry as we were well fed, We had 3 meals day with every meal being a 3 course set. We got washing water everyday and had plenty of drinking water. It was nice to be woken up every morning with a nice cup of coffee straight to my tent to start the day.
Our guides had a saying on the mountain, “One team One dream, to reach the roof of Africa”. All I can say is thanks to everybody on the team who made my dream come true it was a great trip and couldn’t recommend this company enough.”

5/5

The Scot 2015

“Lemosho 7 Day Trek – Kilimanjaro”

“Just returned from doing the 7 Day Lemosho route – the trip exceeded my expectations in every way. Samson gave a thorough pre-departure briefing at Bristol Cottages – and talked through any concerns we had, personally checking that our equipment was suitable for the tough climb to the summit. Throughout the trip we were looked after exceptionally well by our two guides, William and Remy, along with their team of porters. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and they made sure we were well fed and comfortable. They made sure the pace each day suited us, and were encouraging all the way. Particularly on summit day – I can’t thank them enough for getting us to Uhuru Peak which was the toughest climb I’ve ever done! The trip was a wonderful experience, and as is often the case it’s the people who make the trip, thank you again Kilimanjaro Bound :)”

5/5

Hannah C

“Going up the Kilimanjaro in style”

“Our Kili climb with Kilimanjaro bound exceeded our every expectation. We were prepared for a very tough trip with minimal comfort but we were in for a surprise. The service that the excellent porters and guides of Kilimanjaro Bound offered was great, with excellent cooking and personal service and we summited successfully.”

5/5

Sgt Gerry Boyle

“Memorable 7 days Rongai route hike to Mt. Kilimanjaro”

“I went with this company because a friend and my brother both hiked the same route with them. Me and my family had a wonderful experience trying to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro. Everything was well-organized and worked on time. We had a person to receive us at the airport who took us to Impala hotel in Arusha. After our safari, we checked into Bristol Cottages in Moshi. Samson was waiting to brief us about the hike and do a bag-check. Even though we had reached the hotel late from safari, he waited patiently for us in the lobby for over an hour. He explained the hike in detail and the precautions to take to avoid AMS. Next morning we got picked up from the hotel and drove to Rongai gate. The drive was comfortable and we picked up bottled water for ourselves. We were joined by other members of the crew including our guides King Seleman and Williams. The 7-days hike went smoothly and we had enough food to eat and the tents were in reasonable shape. We were even able to adjust the schedule to get a day of rest at Mawenzi Tarn hut. Me and my family were in good health and had no issues with AMS when we started the summit ascent because of the slow and steady progress we had made during the previous days. We all reached down to Marangu gate safely without any health issues. A special shout out to the team of porters, cook, and guides who made this a memorable experience for us. On return, our hotel rooms were ready for a hot shower and night’s rest. Our drive back from the hotel was uneventful and we had plenty of time to shop and eat lunch in Moshi before heading to the airport. I would recommend Samson and his company to anyone who is interested in doing this hike at a reasonable price.”

5/5

I Came I Saw

“Awesome Kili experience!”

“Samson and the guide Macho Man gave me an awesome service for a 4 days trek up Kilimanjaro! I was solo and low budget, and they managed to accommodate me with good understanding and good service! They went way above my expectations for the price I had compared to other people on the trek! I also sent 3 other friends after my trip to climb Kili, and they all had a great experience as well! Highly recommend!”

5/5

Philippe P

“Very reliable and high level of customer service”

“The tour itself was very well arranged. The team of guides/porters is very experienced and carry a high level of customer service. (To be honest: This surprised me a lot!) The over-all communication was fast and questions where clearly answered. I would recommend Kilimanjaro Bound to people who prefer to deal with, and support, a local company with a team of mountain enthusiasts.”

5/5

Sebastiaan

“Warm group of people and very knowledgeable guides”

“Our Kili climb with Kilimanjaro bound exceeded our every expectation. We were prepared for a very tough trip with minimal comfort but we were in for a surprise. The service that the excellent porters and guides of Kilimanjaro Bound offered was great, with excellent cooking and personal service and we summitted successfully.”

5/5

Derek

“Memorable 7 days Rongai route hike to Mt. Kilimanjaro”

 “I went with this company because a friend and my brother both hiked the same route with them. Me and my family had a wonderful experience trying to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro. Everything was well-organized and worked on time. We had a person to receive us at the airport who took us to Impala hotel in Arusha. After our safari, we checked into Bristol Cottages in Moshi. Samson was waiting to brief us about the hike and do a bag-check. Even though we had reached the hotel late from safari, he waited patiently for us in the lobby for over an hour. He explained the hike in detail and the precautions to take to avoid AMS. Next morning we got picked up from the hotel and drove to Rongai gate. The drive was comfortable and we picked up bottled water for ourselves. We were joined by other members of the crew including our guides King Seleman and Williams. The 7-days hike went smoothly and we had enough food to eat and the tents were in reasonable shape. We were even able to adjust the schedule to get a day of rest at Mawenzi Tarn hut. Me and my family were in good health and had no issues with AMS when we started the summit ascent because of the slow and steady progress we had made during the previous days. We all reached down to Marangu gate safely without any health issues. A special shout out to the team of porters, cook, and guides who made this a memorable experience for us. On return, our hotel rooms were ready for a hot shower and night’s rest. Our drive back from the hotel was uneventful and we had plenty of time to shop and eat lunch in Moshi before heading to the airport. I would recommend Samson and his company to anyone who is interested in doing this hike at a reasonable price.”

5/5

Keder

“6 day, Machame route.”

“This trip sure did exceed my expectations. Right from my arrival in Moshi prior to starting the trek, Samson – the coordinator was clear and precise in explaining the itinerary and what to expect. Our two main guides for the duration of the trek, William and King Seleman were brilliant. They have a wealth of knowledge about the mountain, its nature and wildlife. They were approachable and they sure did make the trek more comfortable through their guidance and ‘pole, pole’ technique. The cook and the team of porters were undoubtedly the unsung heroes during the whole trek. They worked so hard with setting up and packing away the campsites. If it weren’t for the porters, the climb would be a lot harder. All in all, my experience on the mountain was incredible. The goal to begin with was to reach Uhuru Peak as a team and that’s exactly what we done. Thank you to all the team at Absolute Africa for the incredible journey.”

5/5

Micheal Scott

7 Day Rongai

 “Excellent trip – we successfully reached Uhuru peak at 6.45am on 11th May 2018. My guides name was Leonard, who was very knowledgeable and experienced, and gave me some really good advice with regard to acclimatisation etc. Health & safety was also a priority, with daily monitoring of my heart rate and the oxygen levels in my blood. The food was also excellent throughout, with a good variety and very big portions! Overall an excellent service, very happy to recommend.”

5/5

Aidan

“Inspiring and epic journey with a motivational guide that will get you to the top.”

Samson Lauwo is a remarkable guide that fulfilled my dream to summit Mount Kilimanjaro–Tanzania, Africa. His grandfather Yohani Kinyala Lauwo was one of the first to climb to the top of this majestic mountain. 
Samson’s Company information is Kilimanjaro Bound Ltd www.Kilimanjarobound.com.
When I reached Tanzania, Samson provided all the gears for the trek because he wanted to make sure I was safe and prepared. As well as, communicated effectively what I needed for this challenging but exciting opportunity. He listened to my concerns keenly, and responded in a way that kept me calm and encouraged. I realized in that moment that he was passionate about what he does, and he was also a skillful motivational speaker. After the talk he made me feels so inspired and ready for this spectacular journey. He asks me what route would I like to take and I mentioned,” The Machame Route” also known as the scenic route and it should take 6 days. 
During the trail up the lava tower I felt the effects of altitude sickness:
(1) Headache
(2) Nausea
(3) Dizziness 
(4) lightheadedness
(5) Weakness 
(6) fatigue
(7) Difficulty sleeping
(8) Loss of appetite
Samson kept saying just walk slowly and takes deep breaths and drink water. He reassured me that it was normal to experience altitude sickness, and explained his strategy in walking up; but coming down to the campsite to help me to acclimate to the altitude. Eventually, we arrived at Stella point (SP) 5,756 meters where we revitalized. Finally, Samson said are you ready, and it was almost sunrise. As we walked up we were met by sunrise and the views all around was spectacular. Samson took my camera and took amazing pictures of me to capture this moment. We were able to get a picture together next to the sign that says, “Congratulation you are now at Uhuru Peak Tanzania 5,895 meters; Africa highest point…World’s highest free-standing mountain.” Also, once we got to Kilimanjaro National Park office I received a certificate stating, ”Ian Sterling has successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro the Highest in Africa to Uhuru Peak 5,895 m.” We reached the top at 6:20 am and it was clear with sunrise overlooking the clouds. 
Samson Lauwo an excellent guide helped me to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. His grandfather Yohani Kinyala Lauwo was one of the first to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. Samson and his staff have helped many people to summit to the top of this great Volcano. He was recommended to me by two friends that he helped to summit to the top of Kilimanjaro. They spoke very highly of Samson and his staff. These two friends are well traveled and are very knowledgeable about the best guides in the business. I was convinced and book my hiking expedition with Samson. When I spoke to Samson, he made me feel very comfortable and I felt very confident that he would get me to the top. He booked my accommodation and made sure I had transportation. He made sure that I knew where to go and what restaurant was safe. He provided the gear for the tour and made sure that I had everything I need before the climb. He explains the precautions about the climb. On the first day, he mentioned the key to reach the top was to walk slowly because of altitude sickness. Samson was very patience and made sure he took pictures at the right spots and stop to show me the great views. Finally, we arrived at the top and it was a clear day and a beautiful morning. Samson again made sure he took many pictures has I was enjoying the beautiful vistas. He really made the journey amazing and I highly recommend Samson and his staff to anyone that wants to get to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.”

5/5

Ian Stirling

“The experience was amazing and really friendly! The real experience with the locals is with them!”

“Climb the Kilimanjaro with this group of locals is a amazing experience, they are funny, friendly and they ‘ll help you in all that you need!
Best price, best people!! 100% sure.”

5/5

Laia

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