Read The story of seven dutch guys climbing the Machambe route with the goal of conquering the highest free standing mountain in Africa. Uhuru peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro. The experience was an EPIC one... here is our story......visit http://ourkiliadventure.blogspot.com
We had a well organized journey to Mt Kilimanjaro with this company. Before the trip Francis gave us all the information we needed to prepare for a successful climb. We took six days Marangu route to climb to the Uhuru Peak and to descend back to the gate and for my opinion it was good to have this one extra day for acclimatization at Horombo camp. There were five people in our group and we all made it to the top! After the climb we made a four day safari with this company and I could consider it as a very nice experience. We visited Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Arusha National Parks and viewed the whole big nine except the leopard. Also the guide had a pretty good knowledge about the animals and the chef cooked excellent meals. After all we had a very nice journey with Jipe trekking and safari and I can recommend it as a good choice. I would without hesitation recommend them for any Kilimanjaro Climb attempt and most certainly would suggest that you ask for Francis and his team. I am reasonably confident that should you be looking for other adventures in northern Tanzania that you give this guy a try.
We had a wonderful time! We started with some questions to the company and during the planning we exchanged a lot of e-mail. During this e-mail exchange we identified that the company was serious, they had a lot of knowledge and not to forget they had a good price for the journey. They gave us relevant information whatever we asked about. We experienced that the company had very good guides; these guides have knowledge of human nature and they where professional in there guiding and well-informed. We feel that the Kilimanjaro trip and the Safari both where good organized. Everything was planned to our best. We where especially impressed over the food during the Kilimanjaro trip, considering the conditions the guide and his staff had to work in. None of us became ill. After all we had a very nice journey with this company and I can recommend it as a good choice, To end with, I will like to encourage you all to visit Tanzania with Jipe trekking and safaris as they will organize you everything and take care of you all time if surrounding problems come by.. Mathias; i live in Texas. We had a great trip! 6 days 5 nights camping and lodge safari; Our driver guide, Miraji, was a complete joy to spend time with. He was very Knowledgeable of the local wildlife and customs and was eager to share his knowledge with us. He was extremely accommodating during the trip - allowing us to stop at any time for any reason and enjoy the trip on our own pace. Our Chef ("Stomach Doctor"), Mgosi, was equally enjoyable to be around and always had a smile on his face. His food was delicious and provided great comfort after long days on Safari. When we specially requested Banana Pancakes for our final breakfast, Mgosi happily obliged and made the best Banana Pancakes we'd ever had. If given the chance to return, we would gladly use Jipe trekking again and would specifically request their services. We will be recommending your tours to all of our friends. Thank you so much Francis! For providing an incredible life changing experience. Veronika I cannot praise Jipe trekking and Safaris enough. After I made the initial enquiry on their site Francis got in touch with me on a timely basis. I did receive answers to my enquiries from him; and he was by far the most efficient and offered the best value for money. All my questions were answered and Francis told me things I never thought to ask. At our request he added on a few days in Zanzibar after the safari and that too was excellent. Francis was in Moshi to meet us when we arrived at the hotel and he explained everything we needed to know. He came to see us again when we got back from the safari to make sure everything went well and to explain the Zanzibar portion of the trip. Our guide was also outstanding. During the entire safari his eyes were constantly on the landscaping looking for game for us to view. We saw all of the big five up close. We even saw 4 black rhinos thanks to Miraji, and I understand they are hard to see. The safari that they offer is 30% cheaper than other tour companies. I was a little concerned that we may get a cut rate safari but that was not the case. The customer service, accommodation, food and our guide was first rate. All of us have no hesitation in recommending Francis and his Team of Jipe. Martha. We had a fabulous time. We had Miraji as our driver guide and Mgosi as our cook... he is an amazing cook! We saw Tarangire, Manyara and Serengeti national parks and the Ngorongoro crater. It was an amazing safari, Miraji was an excellent guide, the car was a Toyota land cruiser, and very comfortable and suited to the safari as it had a pop up roof for photographing the animals and comfy seats. The tent was great and the staff almost always managed to pack up and set up everything before we had a chance to help so we felt lazy but was nice to have it all done for us. We saw all the big 5 plus many other amazing animals and would definitely recommend Francis and his company to others. They have an office in Moshi and very competent customer service staff that went beyond duty to help us with going around Moshi to sort our money troubles when our bank had issues sending money from Australia. Choosing a safari operator is tough, but I will just say that I will always recommend Jipe. They are very professional and will do everything to make sure you have the best trip possible. Thanks again for our lifetime memories. We will be back, so you will hear from us again. Thanks Francis for all your time, flexibility and support in orchestrating this dream trip. Jeff; We could not have asked for a better way to end our incredible adventures in Tanzania. We saw everything and did everything we could have ever imagined. From the big game watching in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Lake Manyara, to ascending the highest peak in Africa Mt. Kilimanjaro; it was all so unbelievably incredible. A total dream comes true! I have had a number of prior safari experiences ranging from tent camping (alone, with groups, and with my children) to high-end lodges (with spouse) in Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, and Tanzania. Unlike other tours with other companies, Francis did not combine us with other groups in the vehicle, allowing for a completely personalized vacation. This added to the flexibility of timing and accommodations. Overall, this experience ranks an excellent value that allows one to "rough it" but with some unexpected added creature comforts (cots, personal cook). I recommend Francis and his team of JIPE TREKKING AND SAFARIS to my colleagues and anyone who is considering safaris in Tanzania. Patrick; Thank you very much Francis! For an incredible trip, Everything concerning the accommodations, guides, transportation and wildlife viewing exceeded our expectations. Francis was very professional and took care of all the details concerning the 5 day Safari. Miraji, our diver guide, was an excellent traveling companion, wildlife finder, safety manager and teacher. We strongly recommend using JIPE TREKKING AND SAFARIS for your once in a lifetime safari to Tanzania. Oscar; We have just completed the most amazing holiday in Tanzania. The experience was fantastic and I would highly recommend Jipe trekking to any travelers to this area. Francis did an excellent job of booking all we required and spending time greeting us and making sure everything was OK. Our driver guide for our safari Kimoko was exceptional. He knew so much about the area and the animals and we saw everything! They offer you a very individualized trip suited to your needs and without having to join a group of strangers. As a small local company they value their clients and we were made to feel special. All the accommodation at the lodges was wonderful and we particularly enjoyed the small Manyara Octagon Lodge unique and friendly with excellent home cooked food. Francis is a very detail oriented individual who is fully dedicated to perfection and utmost all-around security. He is the individual that can be entrusted to complete any task with steadfast performance and speedy results. Continuously being tasked with a wide range of operational matters, he always managed to keep his cool and ensure the mission was complete to the best of his ability. I would highly recommend Francis for any job demanding dedication, respect, and the utmost professional character. Larsi;
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