Chief's Tours - Fantastic tour operator to climb Kilimanjaro
Recently myself and three others climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. It was something we had been planning to do for a while and had put a lot of research into. We decided to choose Chief's Tours as during correspondance, Adidas the owner of the company, could not have been more helpful.
I can wholeheartedly recommend him as a reputable local company. Adidas started as a porter on Kilimanjaro and has worked his way up to running his own company. As a local Tanzanian company, owned and managed by Adidas, all the money paid to him stays within Tanzania to the benefit of the local community. When we arrived Adidas picked us up at the bus station and brought us to our hotel. He then invited us to his home where his wife cooked us a delicious dinner, they both really made us feel welcome.
That initial evening with Adidas helped put our mind at ease as we were all a little nervous about the challenge that lay before us. Some of our group came without certain things that were required for the climb and Adidas was able to supply us with all the necessary equipment. Once we got on the mountain the whole team from guides to chefs to porters could not have been more professional.
The guides were very knowledgeable and took all precautions to ensure our safety on the mountain. The porters were all very helpful and kind, while the chef did an outstanding job. We were definitely never hungry or thirsty. Despite varying types of altitude sickness amongst our group, the team ensured that we all reached the summit. We even got to celebrate on top with a bottle of bubbly! While in Tanzania, we knew that we could not go home without doing a safari in the Serengeti.
Chief's Tours also offers a wide range of safaris and other tours so we decided that it made sense to do the climb and safari with the one company. Adidas offered us a fantastic deal yet still delivered a service of the highest quality. Here is the link of the website if you are thinking of climbing Kilimanjaro/doing a safari - http://www.chiefstours.com - I can guarantee you, you will not be disappointed. Thank you so much Adidas and all of your team for making our trip in Tanzania one of a lifetime.