Top Climbers Expedition
Top Climbers Expedition
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Top Climbers Expedition is a small local company that offers a wide range of safaris including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, cultural tourism, wildlife adventure safaris, bike tours and beach holidays.
Moshi, Tanzania

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2023

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Andras Sz
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Manase and the team provided in depth and helpful answers from the very beginning, over the long months of my preparation for the trip. I was on a 2 day Safari first, with my guide Ray. Ray spotted all the animals and drove quite close to them, and also proved to be good company. I got the pictures of the big 5, and had some quite remarkable encounters.
For the Kili hike I picked Lemosho 8 day with crater stay. Manase opened a new group date tó accomodate my needs.
Abuu (the guide) and his team provided perfect service, food was plenty and tasty (thanks to Idris, the cook). Toilet was spotless (thanks, Kababa), and waiter service was extraordinary (thanks, Yahya). Also, the other porters (Shangwe, Godyfrey and Roland) were friendly, supportive and helpful during the trip.
As there was much snow ín the crater, and quite cold during the night, we changed our plans, and instead of crater camp, we spent the night before and after summit at Barafu. This way I could start my summit attempt at 7am, in comfortable sunshine, had the peak to ourselves (Abuu, Yahya and me), and were all alone ín the crater visiting a glacier and the ash pit. We were back ín the camp before 6 PM.
Also, the transfers were smooth and on time, drivers providing perfect service.
All in all a wonderful experience, Top Climbers is highly recommended.
Written 8 February 2024
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Sarah K
Melbourne, Australia50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
What an incredible experience!
This was my second time using Top Climbers Expeditions and as per my first time they have exceeded my expectations!
After booking a trip to climb Mt Kilimanjaro with them in 2020 and having to cancel due to the pandemic, top climbers handled the entire process so incredibly well, refunding what we were entitled to within 48hrs, I made a promise at that point that as soon as we could travel again we would definitely be booking with this company!

We finally managed to visit Tanzania in January 2023, with a successful summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, a 4 day safari visiting Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater and a day trip to a Masai village and overall we had an exceptional time, which is why we had to use them again on our return visit with friends this year!

This year we booked a 4 day climb up Mt Meru and a 7 day climb up Mt Kilimanjaro, with our entire group successfully summiting kili and 5/6 Meru, our crew was exceptional, we were lucky enough to have some of the same crew from our trip last year so it made it all the more special as we already had formed bonds with them!
They are all so polite, respectful and fun and I’m thankful to have found new friends in them!
The director Manase is also fantastic, his communication is great and response time is awesome!
Being a group of 6 we had a little bit of here and there, some people arrived earlier, some stayed on for a Safari (all organized by top climbers for us) and some departed later, but nothing was to much trouble to make sure we were all looked after according to our plans.
You absolutely can’t go past booking with Top Climbers Expeditions for all your trekking and Safari needs!!
Written 3 February 2024
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Tat
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We just returned from the eight day Lamosa route with my family. They were nine of us, and all of us made it to the summit! Top Climbers was outstanding! I have had two back surgeries, and was very nervous to make the climb, but our guides were so outstanding and so caring, and took care of each and everyone of us throughout the process. The porters and the food was all great. Every aspect of the trip was truly exceptional through Top Climbers. The hike itself was very difficult, but the guides made it easy with their positive energy and support. Thank you to FC, Jackson, Geoffrey and Bariki. We could not have done it without you! The safari to the Serengeti and the Ngora crater with Chris and Raymond was also unbelievable And all of it was excellently organized by Top Climbers. We rented some of our gear from them and had no issues throughout the trip. Thank you to everyone.
Written 14 January 2024
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cri5tin4
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Although "Top Climbers" makes you think there might be a focus on hiking Kili, they also provide excellent safaris. We went on the 7 day safari with our wonderful guide and driver, Chris.
The safari was very well organised and spread out/timed very well. There were long days in the car, but Chris was very experienced and knowledgeable and made sure we saw lots and lots of animals. We felt that he went out of his way to make sure we got to see all the animals we wanted to see.
Before we booked, we were considering doing a self-drive, and after taking a tour with Top Climbers, we are so pleased and thankful we did not do this. After the wet season, a lot of the roads were partially flooded or extremely muddy, and Chris was clearly a very experienced driver. We felt safe and relaxed in the car and didn't have to worry about getting into any sticky situations.
Top climbers organised a range of accomodation (we chose mid-range) and we really like that no accommodation style was the same. We appreciated something from every lodge that was booked. To add to the point that the tour was well organised and considered, we we found the first and last accommodation was the 'nicest' because we didn't have long driving days so we actually had the time to enjoy the facilities.

All in all, we felt very lucky to have booked with Chris and Top Climbers, we saw all of the animals we wanted, ate lots of delicious food, learned some history and swahili, lots of animals facts!
Highly, highly recommend.
Written 21 December 2023
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par p
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Top Climbers Expedition responded with valuable detailed information in timely manner any time I had questions. I had a lot of questions. They were very flexible. I was able to choose my own hotel and Trek start day. The drivers were nice and very professional. They provided pick up / drop off service to and from airport as well as to and from my hotel near Mweka Gate to Top Climbers Expedition Office. We had very good guides. Bariki was our Lead guide. Priscus was the 2nd guide. Each one did excellent good job of briefing us each day on what to expect. Staff was phenomenal. The service they provided made us feel like royalty. My two Trek mates from England were a blast to be with. How got really lucky. We joked around and had loads of fun with entire staff. While on mountain, we felt like a family. It was a memorable experience. All of us made it to the summit.
Written 25 November 2023
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Mark S
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We did the 7-days Machame route with Top Climbers and I must say I was happily surprised in every way. The staff was very invested in our well being and very friendly, the food was amazing, tents and sleeping accommodation perfect. I have absolutely nothing to complain about. Thank you Top Climbers for an amazing experience.
Written 3 November 2023
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Jerry A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We went with Top Climbers in September 2023. They took great care of us the entire time. From when we landed at the airport our driver was there to meet us and take us to the Park View Hotel which was nice and very accommodating. The day before the climb we met our guides Mtey and Julius who checked out our gear to make sure we had the appropriate items make the climb. The following day we were picked up at our hotel and started our journey. The first afternoon we were met at camp with our crew singing and dancing before providing great meals and supreme service. Literally every step of the way we felt supported and encouraged. Our guides educated us on the landscape as well as the plant and animal life along the route. The porters were awe inspiring with the way they all worked enthusiastically to provide top notch service and made us feel welcome in their country. Even small details like having a range of condiments on the dining table every day to providing wash water after arriving at camp every afternoon were things I didn't expect but greatly appreciated. No complaints at all and no suggestions for improvement. You folks are the best. Keep up the good work.

Thomas C.
Written 8 October 2023
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Andy
San Antonio, TX9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
My friend and I owe the success of our hike to our incredible and knowledgable guides Gabriel and Noah. They were very fun to talk to and shared about their lives and asked about ours. They provided guidance for every step of our hike to give us the best chance to succeed. They always explained why we were doing certain things and checked in on us. They were extremely knowledgeable on every step of the hike even down to the wildlife and plants along the way. Reaching the summit was such a special moment, and the view from the top is maybe the coolest thing I’ve seen in my whole life. Our cook William made us the best-tasting and most nutritious meals that made us feel healthy and nourished each day that prepared us great for all the hiking. Our waiter Iddy brought tea to our tents each morning and nap time as well as warm water for washing. He always checked in on us in the meal tent and ensured we always had full water bottles. He was also very fun to talk to. Everyone was so kind and caring to us, including all the other porters. Another special thanks to Kirikuu, who carried our private restroom tent that was always clean and set up right when and where at camp that my friend and I needed it. The other porters on our crew (Hashimu, Julius, Richard, Kida, Elizabeth, Moleli) were also very supportive and would help us carry our day bags (which was mostly water camera and jackets) on the final stretches to camp, and they brought us refreshing drinks on way down from summit. Hashimu came up from base camp to summit with me, my friend, Noah, Gabriel so we could focus on the tough task at hand. He brought ginger tea, which helped so much for the final push. Overall, our crew was fantastic, so I cannot thank Gabriel and Noah enough for being great leaders that made this an unforgettable experience for my friend and I.
Written 30 September 2023
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Stay57535447270
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Top Climbers exceeded all of our expectations. A local told us that they treat their porters very well.
Written 30 September 2023
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Alwyn G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Top Climber Expedition in Moshi Tanzania were excellent in planning, organising and taking myself and my son to the top of Kilimanjaro Mountain. Manase and his team answered all questions promptly from the first day I contacted them. Pick up from the airport and drop off were excellent. Once in Moshi and the climb up the mountain Mtey our chief guide took over and for the next 8 days on the Lemosho route he and his team kept us informed and healthy throughout the climb. They encouraged us and made sure we stayed positive for the whole climb to Uhuru point and down again. An excellent feeling when we reached 19341ft. The porters were excellent and the cook kept us going, we were very surprised how good and nourishing the food was considering the location.
Following the climb we went on a safari in Tanzania for 3 days this again organised by Top Climber Expedition and our guide Saidi was excellent with his knowledge on the safari and area as well as his friendly manner.
Thanks again to you all at Top Climber. If I am back in Tanzania and any other trips in Africa I will definitely use you to organise any travel and no hesitation in recommending the company to anyone else.
Written 21 August 2023
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