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Kilimanjaro Climbing

Abakombe Tours offer customized group climbs, safaris and even trips to Zanzibar. Fares, the owner, has been a mountain guide for 5 years and climbed Kilimanjaro and ...

Contact

Operating Since
2009
Phone Number
+255755856126
E-mail

Location

Address
Old Moshi
Latitude
-3.346155
Longitude
37.345631

Kilimanjaro Tour Operators

Operational Structure
Self Operated
Routes
  • Machame Standard
  • Machame Via North’n Circuit
  • Machame Via West'n Breach
  • Marangu Standard
  • Marangu Via School Huts
  • Lemosho Standard
  • Lemosho Via North'n Circuit
  • Lemosho Via West'n Breach
  • Rongai Standard
  • Rongai Via Mawenzi
  • Umbwe Standard
  • Umbwe Via North'n Circuit
  • Umbwe Via West'n Breach
  • Shira Standard
  • Shira Via North'n Curcuit
  • Shira Via West'n Breach
Customised Routes
Machame Route, Marangu Route, Shira Route, Lemodho Route
Crater Night Offered
Yes
Crater Night
Before Summit?
Index Climb Price per Person
6 Days Machame route Price is: $1320
5 Days Marangu route Price is: $1120
Super-Lightweight (1 : 1 Ratio) Climbs Offered?
Yes
Climb Scheduling
Scheduled Dates Only
Standard equipment carried on climbs
  • Gamow Bags
  • Pulse Oximeters
  • Own Stretchers
  • Mess Tents
  • Portable Toilets
  • Defibrillators
Equipment available for hire
  • Oxygen
  • Gamow Bags
  • Pulse Oxymeters
  • Defibrillators
  • Summit Jackets
  • Down Mittens
  • Balaclavas
  • Gaiters
  • W/Proof Jackets
  • W/Proof Trousers
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Boots
  • Portable Toilets
  • Walking Poles
  • Headtorches
Typical Group Size
2
Maximum Group Size
20

General

Additional Information & Comments
The most complete and accurate information for anyone interested in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Private and group tours at reasonable rates on Mount ...
Typical Complaints Received
Higher than Everest base camp but one of the world's highest points that can be climbed without specialist equipment, Kilimanjaro draws ...

Payment Methods

Payment Methods Accepted
  • Credit / Debit Cards Online
  • Credit / Debit Cards On Site
  • Wire Transfer
  • Cash in USD
  • Cash in Local Currency
  • PayPal
  • Moneybookers / Skrill

Food & Drink

Meals Served
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Desserts
Special Diets
  • Organic
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Kosher
  • Halal
  • Fat Free / Low Fat
  • Lower Sugar
  • High Fibre
  • Whole Grains
  • No Sodium / Low Sodium
  • Cholesterol Free
  • Wheat Free Ingredients
Drinks Served
  • Hot Beverages
  • Fresh Ground Coffee
  • Fresh Fruit Juices
  • Preserved Fruit Juices
  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Wines
  • Spirits
  • Cocktails
  • Bitter
  • Lager
  • Cider
  • Liqueurs
Swap Start/End

User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.3
Value for Money 
 
8.3  (3)
Intelligence of Route Configuration 
 
8.3  (3)
Ascent Strategy 
 
8.3  (3)
Guidance from Climb Leader 
 
8.2  (3)
Attentiveness of Staff 
 
8.3  (3)
Discipline of Staff 
 
8.3  (3)
Courtesy / Friendliness of Staff 
 
8.3  (3)
Integrity of Management 
 
9.8  (3)
Variety of Food Served 
 
9.8  (3)
Quality of Food Served 
 
9.8  (3)
Quality of Equipment 
 
9.8  (3)
Condition of Equipment 
 
9.8  (3)
Spaciousness of Tents 
 
9.8  (3)
General Standard of Organisation 
 
9.8  (3)
Cohesion of Staff 
 
9.8  (3)
Enthusiasm of Staff 
 
9.8  (3)
Perceived Job-Satisfaction of Staff 
 
9.8  (3)
Company Ethos 
 
9.7  (3)
Group Atmosphere 
 
9.8  (3)
Quality of Pre-Climb Advice 
 
9.7  (3)
Speed of Response to Correspondence 
 
9.8  (3)
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(Updated: June 11, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
9.9
Value for Money 
 
10.0
Intelligence of Route Configuration 
 
10.0
Ascent Strategy 
 
10.0
Guidance from Climb Leader 
 
9.5
Attentiveness of Staff 
 
10.0
Discipline of Staff 
 
10.0
Courtesy / Friendliness of Staff 
 
10.0
Integrity of Management 
 
10.0
Variety of Food Served 
 
10.0
Quality of Food Served 
 
10.0
Quality of Equipment 
 
10.0
Condition of Equipment 
 
10.0
Spaciousness of Tents 
 
10.0
General Standard of Organisation 
 
10.0
Cohesion of Staff 
 
10.0
Enthusiasm of Staff 
 
10.0
Perceived Job-Satisfaction of Staff 
 
10.0
Company Ethos 
 
9.5
Group Atmosphere 
 
10.0
Quality of Pre-Climb Advice 
 
9.5
Speed of Response to Correspondence 
 
10.0

Hello, there

Jambo!
Jeraj and Primoz
From, Slovenij Yugoslavia
We have just returned from 2 weeks-long trip in the Northern Safari Circuit of Tanzania with Abakombe Tours in June 2013. We had a wonderful time and recommend Abakombe Tours to the super adventure traveler to the more relaxed trip. We Climbed Kilimanjaro 6 Days Machame route and thanks we all made it to the top. We also appreciate our 8 days safari.

No doubt the most central ingredient to a successful safari is the experience in your vehicle. In this regard, we really hit the jackpot with Abakombe Tours. We loved our driver, Dickson. He was incredible at spotting the hard-to-find animals and always went the extra mile (literally) to find us what we had not yet seen. More than that, he has an endearing and special personality. We miss him! Our friend who had recommended Abakombe Tours Adventures to us likewise spoke highly of his driver, Emmanuel.

More generally, Abakombe Tours gave us lots of personal attention and last minute adjusting and fine-tuning of our trip. For example, when we met with Alphonce on our first day in MOSHI, Alphonce sensed that we had a strong interest in Masai culture and recommended that, since we were also visiting Tarangire National Park, we skip Lake Manyara and instead spent a day in the Crater Highlands and hike down the Empakai Crater. As it turned out, the day we visited the Crater Highlands was one of the most special of the safari, and we never would have even considered had it not been for Alphonce. We also visited the Northern Lobo region of the Serengeti on Alphonce's recommendation since he knew that I wanted to see masses of wildebeest. Speaking of Alphonce, nothing beats his amazing Stories & News involving wild animals and wild tourists! Dickson's too! Ask him how he saved a young black rhino from being devoured by a hungry lion.

June is a popular time to visit Tanzania due to the "short rainy season", which we did not understand since the weather was absolutely fine (certainly warm, but tolerable; occasional, but always short, rains; no impediments to traveling, all roads passable, etc.). While the environs were much greener than photographs I've seen from the peak of the dry season, animals were easy to spot. Most importantly, the best part of going in November is that there are significantly less tourists than during the peak months.

One final observation for those who might read this letter in preparation for their own safari: Foreign travel agents typically act as middlemen--dealing with money matters and booking hotels, but leaving the tour to local Arushan operators. Abakombe Tours is an Arusha-based tour operator, and dealing with them means dealing with the very people that will organize and conduct your safari. We went to Arusha with a feeling of comfort and certainty that was truly priceless.

Thank you for everything, Abakombe Tours!! Asante Sana!

Best wishes,
From, Slovenij
Jeraj Andrej and Primoz

Kilimanjaro Tour Operators

Route Climbed
Machame
Name of Mountain Guide
Joseph Mnene
Date of Summit Attempt
June 05, 2013
Did you reach Uhuru Summit?
Yes
Name of Climb Booking Agent
Abakombe Tours
Number of Climbers in Your Group
2
How many of the group reached the summit
2.00
Number of Days Spent on Kilimanjaro
6
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(Updated: October 05, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
10.0
Value for Money 
 
10.0
Intelligence of Route Configuration 
 
10.0
Ascent Strategy 
 
10.0
Guidance from Climb Leader 
 
10.0
Attentiveness of Staff 
 
10.0
Discipline of Staff 
 
10.0
Courtesy / Friendliness of Staff 
 
10.0
Integrity of Management 
 
10.0
Variety of Food Served 
 
10.0
Quality of Food Served 
 
10.0
Quality of Equipment 
 
10.0
Condition of Equipment 
 
10.0
Spaciousness of Tents 
 
10.0
General Standard of Organisation 
 
10.0
Cohesion of Staff 
 
10.0
Enthusiasm of Staff 
 
10.0
Perceived Job-Satisfaction of Staff 
 
10.0
Company Ethos 
 
10.0
Group Atmosphere 
 
10.0
Quality of Pre-Climb Advice 
 
10.0
Speed of Response to Correspondence 
 
10.0

Thank to Abakombe Tours

Dear Abakombe,

Some of our satisfied clients...Though we were tired after a long trip, we had a wonderful time in TANZANIA. Being accompanied by such a professional guide at Abakombe Tours, we appreciated you very much. We've got a lot of knowledge about animals in TANZANIA and the country from you. All of us were so amazed at your good eye sight. You can see clearly an animal which is very far away from us. It is impossible for us to do this.

Thank you again for the trip. Hope you will have a good time always. Next to this letter we will send a photo of smiling El Cohen and us.

Best regards to you, and also Jimmie and Philemon.

Kilimanjaro Tour Operators

Route Climbed
Machame
Name of Mountain Guide
Alphonce Kishoke
Date of Summit Attempt
October 24, 2013
Did you reach Uhuru Summit?
Yes
Name of Climb Booking Agent
Abakombe Tours
Number of Climbers in Your Group
4
How many of the group reached the summit
4.00
Number of Days Spent on Kilimanjaro
7
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(Updated: October 23, 2013)
Overall rating 
 
8.0
Value for Money 
 
5.0
Intelligence of Route Configuration 
 
5.0
Ascent Strategy 
 
5.0
Guidance from Climb Leader 
 
5.0
Attentiveness of Staff 
 
5.0
Discipline of Staff 
 
5.0
Courtesy / Friendliness of Staff 
 
5.0
Integrity of Management 
 
9.5
Variety of Food Served 
 
9.5
Quality of Food Served 
 
9.5
Quality of Equipment 
 
9.5
Condition of Equipment 
 
9.5
Spaciousness of Tents 
 
9.5
General Standard of Organisation 
 
9.5
Cohesion of Staff 
 
9.5
Enthusiasm of Staff 
 
9.5
Perceived Job-Satisfaction of Staff 
 
9.5
Company Ethos 
 
9.5
Group Atmosphere 
 
9.5
Quality of Pre-Climb Advice 
 
9.5
Speed of Response to Correspondence 
 
9.5

Hello Abakombe Tours

Dear Philemon Chacha,

We have arrived back to the US, after 5 weeks in Africa. I just wanted to drop you a note thanking you for helping to make our trip a fantastic voyage. Our safari to the Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru on February 4, was more than we ever expected. It was the trip of lifetime for us. We loved TANZANIA and its people. Please feel free to use us as a reference any time, and thanks again.

Sincerely,
Buck & Maggie Wahl
P. O. Box 8012
Mammoth Lakes, California 93546

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