Christimass on Kilimanjaro, New year on safari, Relaxation on Zanzibar
This was a trip of a lifetime and I am so thankful I used Almighty Kilimanjaro to make it happen. I had wanted to hike Mount Kilimanjaro for my 40th
This was a trip of a lifetime and I am so thankful I used Almighty Kilimanjaro to make it happen.
I had wanted to hike Mount Kilimanjaro for my 40th birthday (December 22) and somehow convinced three hiking friends to join me in my endeavor.
Having heard nothing but good things about Almighty Kilimanjaro from other friends who have used them in the past, I booked an 5-day trek to Kilimanjaro via the marangu Route, a 5-day safari, and 4-days on Zanzibar.
I honestly cannot tell you which part of the trip I liked the best because each part was 1,000,000% worth it and AWESOME!
There are so many reasons why I loved Almighty Kilimanjaro that I could not possibly write them all here because I've since run out of room.
From the very start, they were so attentive and responsive to each and every one of my e-mails.
We landed in Kilimanjaro (Moshi) on my 40th birthday and were greeted in the wee hours of the morning by the incredible Almighty Kilimanjaro staff who transported us to the Qwine Hotel.
We got some rest, had breakfast, took a tour of Moshi with a Almighty Kilimanjaro tour guide, and met with our Kilimanjaro guides in the afternoon.
The following day we set off for our 5-day trek.
I cannot speak highly enough of Almighty Kilimanjaro throughout our travels everyone we interacted with were fantastic.
Our guides on Kilimanjaro Fau and Salim were better than I have the words to describe.
Patient, funny, knowledgeable, just absolutely incredible people.
Our porters were out of this world and the next person who asks me what superhero I would want to be, I'm going to say the porters on Kilimanjaro.
The trek was something I will never forget, traveling through various climates, circumnavigating the mountain over the 5-days, and finally (FINALLY) reaching the summit and seeing thee sign amidst all of the snow.
Such a magical moment I really felt like I could cry.
My only "critique" of the trek was the food.
it was quite tasty to begin with but became quite repetitive by day four or five.
I would check myself at every meal and ask myself what do you expect, you're on the side of a mountain!
Moving on to the 5-day safari: we departed Qwine Hotel with our Guide Fute and saw so many animals I literally don't even remember them all! Highlights for me here was staying at the Serengeti Wild Camp located within Serengeti National Park.
Just incredible to have an elephant walking through camp at sunset.
Celebrating New Year's Eve at the Bouganvillea lodge was magical as well.
Lastly, GO TO ZANZIBAR!!!