Kilisa Tours & Safaris
Kilisa Tours & Safaris
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Kilisa Tours & Safaris is the Tanzanian local owned company that made up of professionals who are well organized for Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking , Mount Meru trekking and wildlife safaris in Northern circuit, Western circuit and Southern Circuit of Tanzania
Moshi, Tanzania
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Jaline M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was amazing so far, Tanzania is so incredible I don’t know how to describe it, but all you need to do is power your phone or camera battery there so many things you need to capture.

Thank you so much to the whole team of Kilisa Tour (guides ,chef ,porter and driver)who work hand in hand to give us such a best and amazing Safari tour with good service and care about our wellbeing I had so much fun in safari I saw many animal like Elephant, Lion, Cheetah, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest and Leopard I learn many thing about them, guide was very knowledgeable he explained about animal and why they behave the way they do. The itinerary was well planned from the day we arrived up to the day the tour ended. I got the opportunity to visit the local society (Maasai society) . I learn a lot about them, their songs and taste local food.

They are very generous and welcoming. I got many presents back home like Maasai Shuka, coffee, and art painting. I will think of Tanzania every time I look at them. Thank you very much (Asante sana) for the Kilisa tour, they are a huge part of making my trip amazing.
Written 16 April 2024
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Karagen d
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Tackling Kilimanjaro can be daunting, Kilisa made it possible for us. Our guides, Abraham, Alfonse, and Bacarri were the best possible guides. When we'd think we couldn't make it, they made sure we did. I highly recommend this company. They may be small, but they are local. It is important to support local, start here.
Written 10 February 2024
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Vince C
Woodbridge, VA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
The trip was great from the beginning to the end. Good contact/advice prior to the trip made a big difference. I had all of the small but needed things prior to travelling to Tanzania. A rep from the company was there to pick me up and take me to the hotel and everything was on tap when i arrived. The briefing/equipment check out by the Lead Guide and his assistants set me up for the trip and also gave me some time that night to unwind and relax after a long day of travelling. The climb, from the beginning to the end was professionally done. The guides were awesome (Kim and his crew), the tents were always set up and could withstand the wind that we encountered. The food was well prepared and noone went hungry. The support by the guides and porters was spot on and their never ending assistance in assisting us in getting to the summit was greatly appreciated. They were coaches, supporters and always aware of our excitement and physical condition so we could do the most important thing in hiking, talking about it after we're off the mountain. If i were to ever go to Tanzania again, I would do my excursion through Pristine Trails and if anyone I know wanted to embark on such an adventure I would recommend they go with Pristine Trails. I truly got my money's worth and ticked Mt. Kilimanjaro off of my bucket list and came back to talk about it.
Written 2 February 2024
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H B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro on December 12, 2023. I knew it would be a tough climb, so Naick Msemo from Kilisa Tours made sure I was accompanied by a reliable support team to accomplish my goal.

Before the trek started, my guide Goodluck Mwanga made sure I had all the right gear I needed. Goodluck kept me well informed throughout, kept me motivated and kept me mentally prepared. All the other members of our trekking team including cook and porters made sure my climb was a successful climb by preparing delicious meals on time and by providing all the support and help I needed.

The climb itself was a challenge but with the team I had on my side, it felt less daunting. Overall, it was a fun and challenging climb which I will remember for rest of my life.

Naick Msemo is very helpful and down to earth. He kept me well informed before and throughout my trip. His responses to all the queries I had were prompt and honest. If you are someone who is looking for a successful climb while having the time of your life, I definitely recommend Kilisa Tours.
Written 20 December 2023
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Bekk
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
I contacted Naick in 2020 while planning a safari that fell through due to covid. I’m glad that I came back to them in 2022 and the services was a Top Notch and best believe I wrote a review back then about the best service provided as I am writing another one right now because they didn’t miss the mark even on this tour

And my primary reason for visiting Tanzania this time was to trek up Kilimanjaro, having done visiting the Serengeti and ngorongoro with Kilisa last year. Naick was his usual best in planning and scheduling the trek perfectly as he was flexible during the planning stage, responsive to our questions and concerns. And this time with a group of 5 people. Eventually we made it – pick up and transfer was made the hotel picked Parkview was amazing and so were the staff

Through the email exchange, we took Naick’s recommendation and did Machame trail and it worked on our favor when we did the trek because we both made it to the summit

A professional and committed guide, they understood our physical limits, setting doable speeds with enough rest breaks. It is very clear that we would not have made it to Freedom Peak without their support

The Whole Kilisa Team From the office to the mountain crew that includes the guides, chef and porters – I would say they are service minded. Not only do they deliver 110% as promised. They also go the extra mile to make their clients feel safe and comfortable.

This was an awesome trip and I am happy to recommend Kilisa to everyone here wondering what to pick for their Tanzania adventure as I had already recommended it to some of my friend and colleagues
Written 20 November 2023
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Nicholas G
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Oct 2023 • Friends
Incredible group of guides for both the Kilimanjaro trek and safari tours. Guides were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the trek.
Written 13 November 2023
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Zaddo S
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Jul 2023 • Friends
First and foremost Kilisa clearly cares about all aspects of the trip, and this is most apparent in their excellent communication. From pre-booking until the conclusion of the trip

just got back from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with Kilisa. It was a successful climb and my friends and I owe the success of our hike to our incredible and knowledgeable guides Tammy and Bakari as they were very easy to talk to in regards to anything we needed to be accommodated with on briefing day and during the trek

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 and professional - We had a blood oxygen and health check every night to make sure we were healthy.

While, I have the utmost appreciation for the rest of the crew. Everything was clean and timely. The entire crew did their duties enthusiastically and with cheer. The entire crew employees of Kilisa can ensure the quality of the service provided

Reaching the summit all 3 of us together was such a special moment, and the view from the top is maybe the coolest thing I’ve seen in my whole life. “All worth it “

Coming from our multi-day Mt. Kilimanjaro trek, we took a day's rest and proceeded to another adventure - the African Safari in Tanzania!

We chose the 3-day camping option to be one with nature. We slept in open campsites. It was such an amazing experience visiting Serengeti and Ngoro Ngoro and our Guide Beatus was the greatest to make it happen when it came to spotting animals

All in all I have no hesitation in recommending the company to anyone else.
Written 9 November 2023
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Soche
Istanbul, Türkiye1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We decided to join with the perfect group that led us to the Top of Africa with the company called Kilisa and for anyone planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, would recommend this as I will definitely suggest the company to anyone looking for a great time in the mountains.

What can I say? The trip was fantastic. Price was reasonable and they offered the best of the best service that exceeded our expectations, the team was super great and helpful, Bakari and Tammy- our guides, had the patience of a saint as they were knowledgeable and courteous. The food was excellent and plenty, tents and campsite was fantastic including the private toilet😍 not to mention the great porter team as they sang cool songs which kept us on going and motivated throughout the entire trek

And even on departure day we left the hotel early as we had a few stops to shop on our way to the Airport

Also recommend the Lemosho route for 7 to 8 days, which is so beautiful. We will be back for Serengeti.
Written 29 October 2023
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Julia F
London, UK3 contributions
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Sept 2023 • Family
For the quick readers: We had an incredible trip up to Mt Kilimanjaro with Kilisa, on the 8-day Lemosho route, resulting in a successful summit. Our guides (Goodluck and Abraham) and a phenomenal team of porters, cook & back office ensured our group (3 hikers, 64, 29 and 30 years) were safe at all times, but also learned a lot about Tanzania. Not booking with Kilisa would be a huge mistake - they are local, are embedded in the community, and will ensure you have the best journey with the highest chance of summiting.

For the detail-interested-ones :)
Why this route & Kilisa at first: We decided to take a trip to Mt Kilimanjaro in September 2023 - we included my mother, 64, my partner (30) and myself (29). The fact that we had my mother with us, and that we love more varied landscapes made us choose the 8-day-Lemosho Route with varied vegetation zones and highest chance of summiting.
We choose Kilisa due to their good reviews, but also, as they are from Kilimanjaro and ensure the money goes back into the community. This choice was verified to be the best we could have made!
Organisation: The backoffice (Naik & Julia) ensured that the organisation of the trip was smooth. We had received detailed packing lists and trip plans beforehand to prepare. From the moment we arrived in Tanzania, to the moment we left, we were constantly taken care of and felt very pampered. For example, our guides did not only brief us prior to leaving, but also checked every piece of our equipment before starting the trip. As a result, they provided us with warmer trousers - Thank god, as I saw people climbing in leggings at minus degrees.
The route itself: You will find lots of details on the route itself, distances, hiking time per day on here. We took the 8 Day Lemosho Route, as the duration makes it much easier to acclimatise resulting in a much higher chance of summiting (more on this below). The best part of that tour specifically, though, I think is the varied vegetation. Some people were dropped at higher altitudes and missed the rainforest, which I enjoyed almost the most. Right when we started the hike we saw several different monkeys, birds & exotic species’. Then you enter Heather & Moorland, as gorgeous as you can imagine. Finally you arrive at the alpine desert and the peak. This varied vegetation makes you appreciate nature from a different angle, and is truly special!
Success & Safety: Our guides made it clear from the start that it’s about the journey and NOT about reaching the top. By taking this to heart, we made sure to enjoy every day on the hike, learning lot’s from our guides, pushing our limits without compromising our health (“pole pole”). Our health was always first - from the equipment check before even starting, to continued check- ins during the hikes all the way to oxygen and pulse checks in the night. For many of you readers this might sound irrelevant - but you’d be surprised of how many do not summit, because of a bad guide-hiker-relationship where a slower “pole pole” approach could have helped, or even worse: die. We submitted successfully and happily - but even if we had not, we would have had an amazing trip!
Guides & Team: Our team (4 porters per person so 12, 1 cook, 2 guides) were a dream team! Starting with the guides (Goodluck and Abraham) who became our family. Highly competent - they know the mountain like the back of their hand, but also how to assess a hiker's health. Both throughout shared lot’s about Tanzania, were very friendly and helpful and took great care in particular of my mother. In fact - the entire team did: I remember how one of our porters carried my mothers backpack every now and then, or how others helped her clean the shoes whenever we arrived at camp. They all worked on a common goal: making our journey as memorable as possible. And all of them are kind and helpful!
Food & Accommodation: Of course, our camp was all already set by the time we arrived on site - bags in our rooms, warm water to wash our hands, tea ready in our dining tent. Our cook (Amos) ensured that we had plenty of food for every meal with a varied menu - from chicken with fries, to Fried Rice with Vegetables, daily fruit such as Watermelon and more - we were fed well! He even took notice of what we really liked on his menu - on day 3 when resupply arrived we suddenly had an abundance of tea choices on a camping trip.

You can tell, I could go on for hours on how amazing I thought this trip was. If you book with Kilisa, I know they will do their best so that you have a trip of a lifetime!
Written 29 October 2023
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Joshua R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I went with Kilisa on a two night trip from Arusha and climbed Ol Doinyo Lengai. It was a wonderful experience! The guides were thoughtful and helpful, and explained everything very well. Everything was as advertised, and we were always on schedule. I would happily do another trip with them in the future.
Written 1 September 2023
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