Fantastic country! Amazing people! Perfect trip!
Thanks to Adidas and Chief's Tours, we successfully summit-ted via 6 day Machame route. Chief’s Tours offer a service that is almost identical/dare I say better than that of the larger tour providers which are almost twice the cost.
Food rations were enormous and thanks to our cook were also surprisingly tasty even though we were on a mountain! All of the necessary equipment that we did not possess we provided to us free of charge such as sleeping bags/mats etc.
Our guides were very fun and knowledgeable and had ascended the mountain almost 400 times between them – our lead guide Muhammad boasted one of the highest summit success rates for clients of any guide on the mountain. We were first to reach camp each day so had a lot of time to rest and explore the area.
Following our ascent of Kilimanjaro, we had another few days remaining before we left Tanzania. On a few hours notice, Adidas planned a 2-day safari which ended up being one of the highlights of our trip. As we had booked our trek with Chief's Tours Adidas organized our safari at a ridiculously cheap price (zero profit margin to Chief's Tours) where we visited Tarangire NP and Ngorogoro Crater.
We also visited Kikuwelta Hotsprings which is one of the best swimming spots I have ever been. It is near Moshi but is very difficult to find!
On the last day of the safari (the day before we were due to fly home) I left my main rucksack in the lodge we had stayed in. This was a 4-hour drive from Moshi where we stayed before flying home. Remarkably Adidas was able to return my bag the following day before we departed Tanzania!
As students with smaller budgets, Adidas provided us with great service for a very affordable price. He met with us throughout our time in Tanzania sharing some great stories and laughs while he organized our entire trip.
Can’t recommend Chief’s Tours more strongly!!!