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Kilimanjaro Brothers

#26 of 800 Tours in Moshi
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About Kilimanjaro Brothers
Our priority is to promote very competitive Kilimanjaro treks and safari services through high creativity and distinctive adventures. We prioritize the safety of customers before anything else. We are using the highest quality operational practices and strategies which is what motivates us to satisfy every customer at each moment, through outstanding personalized services. We have expertise in Northern Tanzania travel tours, Zanzibar historical areas and beach holidays. We are located in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Moshi Tanzania, with our Main office at Moshi city center at Kilimani Street along Mawenzi road. We welcome clients to enjoy our service
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Aleksander M wrote a review Mar 2022
Warsaw, Poland2 contributions1 helpful vote
I joined a group trek organised by Kilimanjaro Brothers and the overall experience was very positive. Highlights: - The company representative (George) was very helpful with providing relevant information before my arrival. The hotel was also arranged for me before and after the trek. - I got my own (3-person) tent for no extra charge. It was really comfortable having the whole tent to myself. A thin foam mattress was also included. - The guide (Eli) seemed very experienced and took good care of the group. He proposed that we do the summit push a day earlier, but start at 3am, instead of the usual start at midnight. This was a great idea, as it was much warmer when walking up, and at the summit we were all by ourselves, without other groups! This also meant that on the summit day we didn’t have to make a big descent, but we just returned to the base camp. The remaining descent was done on the following day. - The food was quite tasty and varied, perhaps the breakfast porridge could be improved. The waiter service, e.g. having warm tea brought to the tent in the morning, was very welcomed as well. - On the last day we were caught in a massive rainfall. As we were quite close to the end, our guide arranged a car to pick us up, so we didn’t get fully soaked in the rain. - It was possible to pay by card. Lowlights: - I decided to rent a sleeping bag from the company, as the sleeping bag I own is a 3-season one, and for Kiliminajaro a 4-season one is strongly recommended. However, the sleeping bag I got had a comfort temperature rating of +10 degrees Celsius, which is definitely not suitable for sub-zero temperatures of Kilimanjaro (and was worse than the rating of my own sleeping bag). I only realised this when we were already on the mountain, but upon later complaint I was refunded the costs of renting the sleeping bag. - The hygienic conditions could be improved. We were given one small bowl of warm water in the morning and in the evening, and it was very difficult to do any personal hygiene with this amount of water. In the private toilet there was soap, but there wasn’t any water to use it with. After I requested it, the crew started putting a bowl of water next to the toilet, which was an improvement. However, it was quite difficult to use (the same bowl of water had to be used by multiple people for washing hands multiple times), so I think using a bucket with a small tap could be an improvement. - Before starting the trek I saw a lot of videos of porters singing local songs to motivate the hikers. That was missing in our group.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Response from KilimanjaroDates, Manager at Kilimanjaro Brothers
Responded 31 Mar 2022
It’s great to know that you enjoyed your vocation with us with best possible experience from local Tanzania Company. We the expert of Kilimanjaro climb and our package include hand selected hotel, all ground transfer from arrival and departure, experienced porter and guiding service. We are full equipped with both mountain and safari gears, The Climbers will sleep in four-season mountain tents during the trek. Kilimanjaro Brothers uses the best tents and maintain them to the highest standards. Our tents are water proof from Mountain hardware and Eureka. Each Kilimanjaro trek is supplied by mess/ dinning tents, crew sleeping tent, portable toilets and client tents. All our tents are good for traveling in high altitude in all mountain season. We have note that mix of safari sleeping bag and on mountain facilities, but still this was possible to notify us the same days as we was able to replace on we have always new supply. Still every days on hike as well as after dinner you we always having evaluation of a day and brief for tomorrow, stuff like this can appear or conversation and report for immediately solution and no need to wait till you finish the trip. In Kilimanjaro there five principal which are Marangu, Rongai, Machame, Lemosho and Northern circuit. Marangu is the only route which there is hut and the remain route are camping. On these camping routes, there are little wooden toilet houses along the tracks as well as in the camps. They resemble outhouses, i.e. there is no toilet with a seat. Furthermore, there are no sinks with soap, running water or showers. However, one can receive bowls with warm water and soap, which are provided by your team if required. This way, at least a minimum level of personal hygiene is ensured. On these routes you sleep in a tent se the new improved toilets which are at each camp. Or use a private toilet carried up by our porters? Usually people prefer us to carry up a private toilet and Kilimanjaro Brothers is providing for you. For this there is a cost to cover the toilet attendant, who carries, pitches, cleans and empties the loo. It’s covered in our trip fee. We provide private toilet on Kilimanjaro, well it’s clean, it’s doesn’t smell, it’s private but they are small and if windy a bit awkward as they’re inside little toilet tents. They are made from plastic; they have a seat, a flush mechanism and a sliding door which opens for your business to drop down into a container which the attendant empties. Tents provide welcome privacy. Portable pump-flush toilets are Eco-friendly and sanitary. Hand sanitizer provided to keep you healthy. Walk-in height tents are clean and comfortable. They’re cleaned regularly, they’re big, private and don’t have drafts. The floors and walls are tiled and they offer both western style toilets (sit down) and a traditional hole in the ground. They’re not pristine if the campsites are busy but they really are very good. On our traditional trek we use to sing and dancing together with clients, but after COVID epidemic the Kilimanjaro National park in cooperation with the government heath sector introduce a new regulation of Keeping distance and the prohibited that dancer for Safety reason
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Alice S wrote a review Nov 2021
Lund, Sweden602 contributions286 helpful votes
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Short version: We had a good experience and recommend them. We got a good price and are very happy with the service and efficiency of George who helped us arrange it.  Long version: I had contacted George a few weeks before we arrived to tanzania and we haggled a bit about the price and came to a good agreement. When we finally booked everything worked out beautifully. We got picked up from the airport, went to their office to pick up the gear we needed. Met our main guide Eli and they drove us to the hotel where we got a good and long briefing about the 7 day lemosho route we were taking. After the briefing they checked out our clothes and all our gear to make sure we had what we needed for the mountain. Then the day after we started. It was only me and my fiance on the trip. We had 2 guides, Eli and Sanka, one chef William, one server/porter Ima and 8 porters.  The food was good and plentiful! For dinner soup (william really knows his soupd, delicious), maincourse and often fruit for dessert. We got tea and gingertea everyday. We could choose hot chocolate in the morning if we wanted to.  We had hot water for washing every day morning and when we arrived to camp except for in basecamp.  The tent was very roomy. Unfortunately they had chosen a dry season tent for us and the rainseason was just starting so the outer tent leaked and sometimes even the inner tent which was not so good. The tent wasn't put up optimally one of the days where it leaked in. I told the guides who made sure that the tent was put up better the following days. Also the waterproof bags that we had our sleepingbags and sleeping mats in was not really waterproof. One of the evenings they were moist. Not enought to make it unusable but enough for me to get annoyed.  At two times the tents was placed so that the rain risked to flow under the tent, but Ima and one of the porters Pasoa went out in the cold rain digging with their hands to make a little canal for the water to go to instead.  The guides were helpful and listened to our opinions about tempo and so forth. During summit night our summitporter turned back after just 1 hour and didn't come back. Very odd. But our guides took the emergency equipment instead and Sanka even took my daybag when it was getting to tough for me to carry it. And yes, it was tough walking 6 hours in the dark, up up up!  How Eli did it I do not know but we arrived to Uhuru peak 3 minutes before sunrise! Perfect timing. We were the 2nd group to the top, so the first group was too early to the sunrise on the peak and the ones after us came too late. When we arrived down again, the porters treated us like king & queen. Put out our chairs, dusted us off and even took of my gaiters and shoes! Service! Almost felt embarrassed! After the 7 days trek we all gathered and had a beer/soda together. It was very nice. Ofcours the tipping part is always very awkward for us scandinavians since it's not really a part of our culture but George made it to a less awkward experience.  George promised to make sure that the right tent for the season is picked and that the sleepingbags and sleepingmats really are in waterproof bags in the future and he took the feedback very professionally!  Conclusion! A great experience with Kilimanjaro brothers! 
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Response from KilimanjaroDates, Manager at Kilimanjaro Brothers
Responded 20 Nov 2021
Thanks for talking your time a write a feedback, we really appreciate for that. We good price on Kilimanjaro climb and our price are more competitive and reasonable to allow anybody with dream to trek Kilimanjaro with great culture experience. Our cook are well trained and we provide the best food in Kilimanjaro. All are are combination of traditional fresh food and western style. We cater for Gluten free and vegetarian requirements. After 10 years leading climbs and treks on Kilimanjaro, we’ve listened to guest feedback, pursued our passion for innovation and found the ultimate combination of form and functionality for our camping equipment. It’s a unique set up that’s both practical and attractive, making our camp sites easily recognizable anywhere on the mountain. Our camping equipment is a combination of high-end mountain gear from reputable suppliers and equipment we’ve designed and made ourselves to suit the terrain. For example, we found that most traditional round dining tents didn’t fit the long, narrow tent sites so we now have our own custom-built dining tents built. We have a full-time team of tent-tailors and metal craftsmen at our base facility in Kilimanjaro. Designed for comfort Our closed-cell foam pads cover the entire sleeping tent footprint and we’re the only company that uses them. It’s just one of the special touches our guests appreciate because they can always get a good night’s sleep, even in cold, wet weather. We also offer a number of optional ‘comfort’ upgrades including: Large walk-in sleeping tents with framed beds; Hot-showers; Heaters in the dining tent; And even a heated lounge tent with comfy inflatable chairs! Camping gear supplied on climbs and treks are Mountain Hardwear Trango 3.1 Sleeping Tents – We use three-person tents as a double or single tent Custom-made ground sheets – Separate ground sheets cover both vestibules in our sleeping tents to keep the sleeping area free of water, mud and dust and allow clean, dry gear storage of gear. Full tent floor cover closed cell sleeping mats – Our closed cell foam sleeping mats cover the entire floor of the sleeping tent so our climbers and all their gear stays dry Weatherproof dining tents – Our large, custom-designed and made, weatherproof dining tents have fly sheets, multiple doors (including a custom-designed hinged tent door, windows, ventilation, and full floors with storm skirts and ropes. Solar LED lights – We use high-powered solar LED lights in the dining tent so our guests can enjoy headlamp-free meals! Each tent has a number of powerful LED lights. Aluminium dining tables – Covered with Maasai-style tablecloths. Large aluminium dining chairs – With backs and armrests. (or smaller backed chairs, depending on the service level) Large private toilet tents with portable flush toilets (depending on the service level), These are erected on a stable frame and each toilet has hand-sanitizer available in a handy push-top dispenser. For groups of seven or more climbers, two toilet tents are provided. Pett toilets – In campsites without toilet facilities such as the Crater Camp, we use a special toilet made by Phillips Environmental which uses an absorbent powder and allows us to carry all solid human waste out of the campsite. This enables us to adhere strictly to the ‘Leave No Trace’ outdoor ethics. Wash stands – For washing hands before meals. Fresh hand-towels – Provided for each climber, before each meal Wash basins – Provided for each trekker on reaching camp. Hot water bottles – To keep you toasty warm in your sleeping bag. Safe drinking water – We purify all guest and staff drinking water using PUR packets. Optional extras In addition to the camping gear listed above, which are taken on all climbs and treks, many camping extras are available on request for an additional charge. High-quality rental gear – Including trekking clothing, synthetic sleeping bags, Gore-Tex outerwear, warm layers, trekking poles and just about anything else you might need. Luxury sleeping tents – ‘Walk in’ tents with aluminium frame beds and soft foam mattresses allowing trekkers to sleep off the ground. The tent is lit by powerful solar LED lights and features four entrances, ventilation ports, a fly sheet, storm skirt, storm ropes and closed cell mats to keep bags clean and dry. Hot showers – Set up in a spacious rectangular-framed tent with a 15-liter solar shower bag perched on top. Includes a shower mat, plenty of clothes hooks and bath towels. Dining tent heater – Propane space heaters to warm the dining tent before and during evening meals. Heated lounge tent – For the ultimate in comfort while climbing Africa’s tallest mountain book our heated lounge tent with solar lights, inflatable furniture and a large table for socialising or playing card games. Solar charging kit – Including a solar panel, 12V DC/7 AH /20-hour battery and USB sockets for charging up to two USB devices simultaneously while in camp. Ideal for charging cell phones, satellite phones, iPods, tablets and other small devices. Satellite wifi– Thuraya’s satellite wifi system in camp, allowing you to post updates to your friends and family back home about your adventure. Want the best guides and safest climbing experience but don’t mind roughing it a little? We also offer Lite and Hut treks with less camping gear for those who don’t need all the frills. It’s a less expensive option but you still enjoy having the best guides, great food and rigorous safety standards. Please contact us now for more details or prices. Reviewing the dry season shelter options was a big tent. Big size is a key word here. Our previous tent was 48 square feet, while the new that dry season tent is a roomy 61 square feet. That’s a 27% increase in space – the difference between a 3-person and a 4-person setup. Yet we’re continuing to assign just two trekkers per shelter – no rubbing elbows with other trekkers while you’re resting for a summit bid! Greater space, stellar packing efficiency and a glowing track record will make this shelter and adjustable zip to control moisture, be sure to use to using zip up and down inside Thanks for tipping our crew, we appreciate, its sustainable and ethical considerations, a deep appreciation for the It was important that we find and we would happy to welcome you again
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majid delnava wrote a review Oct 2021
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I am the manager of an Alpine club in Iran and in 2020 and 2021 I sent a team to climb the Kilimanjaro peak.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from KilimanjaroDates, Owner at Kilimanjaro Brothers
Responded 14 Oct 2021
Thanks for travel from far away and come to our beautiful country Tanzania, We will be more than happy to guide your upcoming group of your friends and show you all our country has to offer. As you climb Kilimanjaro and reach Uhuru peak 19,340 feet and go Serengeti to See the great wildebeest migration as well as relaxation in Zanzibar will give you Unforgettable Tanzania. Thanks George Mtaki Director of sales and Marketing
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Jack H wrote a review Oct 2021
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Kilimanjaro Brothers was the perfect local outfitter for a climb I have always wanted to do. I was a solo hiker on the 8-day Lemosho route, but the team adjusted on the fly to my pace and we ended up completing the trip in 7 days with a successful summit! George organized everything, including the schedule adjustment while we were on the mountain. The food was fresh, the guide was excellent and the Covid procedures were safe for a climb. I found the price in the middle of the pack based on my research. Well worth it to support a local group. All transportation and Covid tests were provided for, making the pandemic travel as easy as normal travel. After the summit, I had a Covid swab taken hours after arriving back in Moshi and my results were available via email in a day and a half (swab Tuesday afternoon, results Thursday morning). George provided transport to and from the airport.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from KilimanjaroDates, Owner at Kilimanjaro Brothers
Responded 14 Oct 2021
Thanks, ever so much for your review. We running Kilimanjaro climb at a reasonable price to insure a more safety and comfortable high altitude Kilimanjaro trek. Our price for Solo traveler is almost the same as group price. We are flexible in schedule to meet the client requirement, as well as we organize Covid logistic and all requirement to insure your efficient operation and traveling requirement. We have good summit success rate over 98% or our client reach the top. Travel with our local company for great experience.
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Jkoby wrote a review Jul 2021
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George and his team didn’t miss a detail for my Marungu 5 day hike. My trusted veteran guide Able became my brother along with my cook Sariri, stud porters Kerenge, Baraka and Nanyaru! To my surprise, Sariri baked me a birthday cake on my summit day at base camp(15,000ft! Elevation)! I will always remember these moments for the rest of my life and highly recommend George and his team to make your trip memorable!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from KilimanjaroDates, Owner at Kilimanjaro Brothers
Responded 25 Jul 2021
Thanks for a thoughtful of this very special Kilimanjaro climbing and and summit with happy birthday party. We are grateful for tracking good weather and turn 50 birthday anniversary to the roof of Africa and summit successful. I was thrilled to hear that Sariri make a magical happy birthday cake the most unique and marble one that Kilimanjaro Brothers can offer at highest pint 19,340 feet. We grateful to you for share his compliment, I always honored to be part of the your special life time climb Congratulation to you and h hope you will come again and take a truly relax. Stay our ambassador and tell other friends that Tanzania been opened for Tourism and we are operating with precautions so nothing to worry about. In recognition of the importance of health, safety and security of tourists and the general public, detailed protocols regarding control measures and procedures towards preventing the spread of COVID-19 are in place. Morover, we have the reasonable price for solo travel compare to other compare to other operators that make more clients to travel with at on either Solo or join a group with flexible price. We have also introduced the Kilimanjaro full moon climbs that that give extraordinary summit climb. Feel free to email us any time- we are working 24 hours a day and we respond all the emails right away, you do not have to wait. George Mtaki Director of Sales and Operation
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