Thank you to all our guests who have left us a review. Your opinion is our best recommendation and we really appreciate it!
Excellent safari, with a great guide /driver (Nelvin) and a perfect contact officer (Emilie).
We saw what was supposed to be expected ( Mara River crossings), and much more.
We are strongly recommending Nature Discovery for a Northern Tanzania safari ( including a Zanzibar extension)
Marc LebrunFranceOctober 30, 2023
C’est Emilie de Nature Discovery qui nous a organisé ce SAFARI photos . Ce fut parfait : très professionnel , tout à la hauteur de nos esperances aussi bien les parcs que les lodges, et aucun incident à deplorer . Cerise sur le gateau: notre guide . Il s’appelle Joseph PANDA . En plus de parler parfaitement le français , il est plein de savoir sur la faune , repere les animaux mieux que ne le ferait une paire de jumelles et est très attentionné . Sacré ambassadeur pour la Tanzanie !!!
Tout d’abord sachez que nous (je pense que nos amis vous le confirmeront) avons été enchantés de notre voyage en Tanzanie, c’est un grand coup de cœur.
La partie Nord que vous avez organisée a été parfaite, elle a pleinement répondu à nos attentes.
Les lodges étaient tous super bien très différents des uns des autres.
Mais surtout la réussite de cette partie du voyage tient à un nom……Joseph ! Il a été exceptionnel à tous niveaux, professionnel, précis, discret, humble et …..avec des yeux de lynx pour repérer les animaux. Nous avons été tristes de le quitter et l’avons regretté pour la partie Sud.
Nous n’avons rien regretté, si c’était à refaire on ne changerait rien !
Coup de cœur pour le Tarangire et le lac Natron et ses paysages grandioses.
Merci donc pour la parfaite gestion de notre voyage et c’est sûr on reviendra !!
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime to Tanzania with Nature Discovery. I completed the 8 day Grand Traverse Kilimanjaro Trek, followed by a two day Safari in Tarangire. The entire trip was extraordinary. Now that I am back in Australia it all feels like the most amazing dream.
Everyone who supported us on the Kilimanjaro trek was kind, caring, generous, professional, happy and supportive. Godwin and Robert were fantastic and knowledgeable guides and were always focused on keeping us happy and safe. Michael and Hamis ensured we were always well fed and were cheerful from the first coffee at 6am! Ernest and the entire team had our camp set up and ready for us every time we arrived at a new campsite as well as managing to get a fantastic hot shower organised. Joel patiently followed us with the safety equipment for our full journey and was always walking closely behind us, smiling and helping to keep us happy. Upendo was very helpful as I planned my trip and kept in regular contact the whole time I was in Tanzania.
On my safari in Tarangire Japhet was fantastic, ensuring I saw a lot in two days. He was extremely knowledgeable and somehow managed to locate the most amazing highlights for me.
I would strongly recommend Nature Discovery to anyone visiting Tanzania. The whole team ensured I had the trip of a lifetime and saw and experienced things I will never forget. Thank you to the whole team for your kindness and professionalism.
I strongly recommend Nature Discovery for the trip of a lifetime!
KatrinaAustraliaOctober 13, 2023
Our safari with Nature Discovery has been the experience which changed our lives!
We spent 10 days, including in the north to see the migration, and each day was different, each day a new adventure in the parks, with us being part of nature. The cultural experiences have also been highly appreciated, to enable us to know more about this amazing country. The camping in the public camps has been unforgettable: to live with natures rhythms and sounds, totally immersed, has no price!
The most important thing is that our safari would not be the same without the wonderful people from Nature Discovery: Emilie for the preparation; Henry our guide and Jacks our perfect cook! It was a huge pleasure to have the opportunity to share our travel with Henry: he is responsible, safe, prepared for everything regarding the savannah, as well as being enthusiastic and passionate to share his knowledge and culture. He perfectly handled the safari and he was our buddy. We were lucky!
Thanks to Nature Discovery for our amazing Tanzanian experience!
Augusta & AndreaFranceSeptember 25, 2023
Very well planned and very nice both the organization and the guide. Very supportive during all the organization and the hotels chosen have been incredible. Very recommendable
AnaSpainSeptember 2, 2023
Excellent support from Emilie from Nature Discovery, who organised our safari. She listened carefully beforehand to understand our wishes and adjusted our itinerary accordingly. Contacts by email and WhatsApp were very fluid and responsive. When we arrived, she came to welcome us on the first day in the lodge and on our return from the safari to hear our feedback. We felt very well accompanied throughout our entire trip.
The safari itself ran perfectly. Our guide and driver, Joseph, who is bilingual in French and English, was not only very friendly and attentive, but also had a great knowledge of nature and the animals. He was able to spot them from a distance and show us the Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Serengeti national parks in a unique way, always looking for the best time and how to avoid itineraries that were too full of tourists, even if it meant extending the days if necessary.
He also taught us a lot about Tanzania, thanks to our many discussions along the way. He is also a very good and safe driver. Jack, our cook during the trip, took great care of us, managing to make good and varied meals in sometimes rather basic conditions, always with a smile, good humour and kindness. We had an excellent stay in northern Tanzania.
The price we paid was commensurate with the service we received, and we’re glad we chose Nature Discovery for its reliability, quality of service and flexible, environmentally-friendly logistics.
Sophie ValaisFranceAugust 21, 2023
It was fabulous !
If it was possible we could come back again just with Nature Discovery
We have a lot of memorable pictures
It was wonderful trip ❤️
Thanks a lot
CocheméFranceAugust 21, 2023
If like us you have done a huge amount of reading / research and are unsure which tour operator to use, then look no further than Nature Discovery.
First the communication from the central office is quick and clear as you email direct to the office in Arusha. The staff are local. We undertook two trips with this company and could not fault them.
The accommodation they select for you is outstanding with excellent food choices. We completed the 8 nights trek for Kili and the equipment, food, staff, safety, and toilet were outstanding. We were overwhelmed when 21 staff supported just the two of us, but it was needed to help us with altitude. There are some busy camps, but our team did a wonderful job finding quiet and flat sites. The walk to the summit was super cold and I cannot recommended highly enough the need for good quality warm layers.
We also completed the safari and it is honourable the amount of knowledge the guides have about the local environment. The guides spoke excellent English and helped to teach us the local language.
We had a wonderful time and can highly recommend ND. Hope you have such an amazing holiday as us.
MichelleUKAugust 16, 2023
Très bon circuit avec un guide très professionnel où on a pu voir des milliers d animaux dans leur lieu de vie . Des instants magiques
La journée à longido était super avec sambeke
Juste j aurai aimé partir 1 fois au lever du soleil en safari
Et peut être faire une nuit à longido
Émilie a été super disponible à l ecoute de nos attentes
Par contre aucun intérêt de s arrêter dans des grands magasins de souvenirs qui ressemblent à une usine . Je préfère les marchés
Sinon tout était au top
Voyage juste magique
LameraFranceAugust 4, 2023
We had the most excited moments of our lives!! Our main guide Polite and his well-organized team were amazing. We could feel their overall experience, care, knowledge, and safety in every step. The only thing we had to do – it was to focus on the journey and fully immerse ourselves in the experience.
Even the hardest moments they didn’t give us a single doubt that we will not make it to the peak! Keeping us in positive thinking and perfect organization helped us to reach the Peak of Kilimanjaro! I am grateful for all the team, and thank you so much for making my dream come true! Hard to believe that just in 6 days all the team becomes your family!
laura kaukenaiteLithuaniaJune 27, 2023
Hi there at Nature Discovery,
I would like to thank you for your help in making this extraordinary experience of going on safari possible for us.
Right from the beginning I had the feeling of trust in your company due to direct and transparent answers to all my questions. During safari we had such a nice driver who understood that we were not on a “hunt” for the big five and took a slower pace with us. I will never forget watching the elephant family in Tarangire with time and ease.
The accommodation was great, comfortable and we were offered really good food.
We were happy.
Petra NehmerGermanyJune 27, 2023
It was the second time now that we went on safari with ND and it was the best decision to book it with them again. Everything was so easy, the correspondence was so uncomplicated, same as the organisation and planning of the trip in advance and as soon as we got picked up from the airport it all went so smooth. If we needed any assistance or help even before the trip, it was no problem at all. We always felt safe throughout the trip, got great suggestions for maybe changing some parts of the trip, we had the best guide ever, Mbise, we would definitely choose him again! Thank you ND for this great experience AGAIN, if there’s ever a third time planned, you’ll be the first address :)
Janine and family
JanineGermanyMarch 8, 2023
Very good safari, enjoyed a lot. Good communication from the start to the end. Our guide was experienced and very nice. Recommendations!
Markku NieminenFinlandMarch 7, 2023
Excellent organization with a very good choice of accommodation. Quality welcome and contact on arrival. Pleasant and competent French-speaking guide, thanks to Joseph and Emilie for this wonderful trip
Brigitte de CoulonSwitzerlandFebruary 13, 2023
Super safari & super guide
Fanny RicardFranceFebruary 10, 2023
C’était un super voyage, avec une superbe organisation et un magnifique safari avec guide très sympa !
Tout était bien tracé, sécurisé et surtout pleins d’intentions à l’occasion de notre lune de miel.
Merci encore à vous tous !
Amine AzzouzFranceJanuary 23, 2023
Nous avons passé un safari fantastique avec notre chauffeur guide.
Un vrai guide avec une très grande connaissance de la faune et de la flore.
Une équipe a l’écoute de nos demandes.
Nous recommandons !!!
Nathalie CrumiereFranceJanuary 19, 2023
Notre safari d’une semaine avec Nature Discovery a été notre meilleur souvenir de notre passage en Tanzanie !
Il a été non seulement très facile à organiser avec la rapidité et disponibilité de l’équipe mais en plus agréable, enrichissant et riche en paysage et rencontres !
Le guide et le cuisinier font le maximum pour s’adapter et parer à toutes les situations et nous les remercions chaleureusement !
Les campings publics choisis par l’agence ont grandement satisfait nos attentes.
Nous ne mettons que 5 étoiles car le système ne permet pas d’en mettre 6 !
Guillaume et CamilleFranceJanuary 16, 2023
Nous avons vécu une formidable expérience en Tanzanie. L’organisation en amont a été simple, Émilie a totalement tenue compte de nos souhaits pour nous établir un superbe programme de visite. Notre hébergement en tente nous permettait d’être au plus près de la nature.
Chaque jour nous avons eu notre lot d’émerveillement avec des paysages variés et des animaux magnifiques.
Notre guide Joseph est un expert, un œil de lynx, passionné et qui nous transmet ses connaissances avec gentillesse. Très respectueux de son environnement.
Mikoki nous a régalé chaque jour ses bons petits plats. Nous avons également beaucoup aimé apprendre quelques mots de Swahili.
Carole et Flora
Asante Sana Émilie, Joseph et Mikoki.
Carole et FloraFranceDecember 31, 2022
Just returned back to Denmark after the fantastic Kilimanjaro tour with your Crew booked by Glen Nielsen.
The 4 guides were top professional and the whole Team just extraordinary.
We were 10 people in the group and all of us got to the top. So you have a 100% success rate. 👍🏼
That would not have happened had it not been because of every single guy in the Team. Guides, cooks, waiters, porters etc etc.
I was the one who booked a personal porter for my daypack.
I want you to know that the very sweet boy (don’t remember his name) was absolutely outstanding and definitely is the reason I reached the top, and especially got down again. That was the absolute hardest part for me.
The Young guy just knew where to be and what to do. He knew my needs before I did. He followed me as a shadow. He offered me a hand and help when necessary. Especially going down. The guide was quite a distance in front so when I struggled and needed support he was there with a strong arm to take off the pressure on my knees.
Unfortunately he did not speak English but we had a way of understanding one another. I called him my Superman!!!
I just want to give him my very best recommendation!!! and hope you will pass it on as well as having him in mind in the future.
Many of the others in the group so envied me having thought of having a personal porter.
I Think you should recommend it to future clients over 60 years😉
Thank you again for making my Dream of climbing Kilimanjaro come true.
Should I complain about one thing we all wished different, it was the tents⛺️ SO hard to get in and out🥴
Lene MikkelsenSeptember 9, 2022
We had a fantastic trip with Nature Discovery.
The guide was very kind and professional. He gave his best to show us all the animals in the 4 National Parks that we visited. The landscapes are breathtaking and well preserved.
The accommodations were exactly as shown on the photos. We loved the tented lodges with the Hemingway style decoration and the food. Even the picnic boxes were packed with love and care.
Big thank you to Émilie who was always ready to answer our questions and who did a great job in organising and coordinating the flights and accommodations for our family .
KarinLuxembourgSeptember 7, 2022
Thank you Nature Discovery & especially to Mbise, our guide & Upendo for helping us create the perfect safari. We couldn’t have asked for more, it was a wonderful experience, Mbise’s extensive knowledge of the area and it’s wildlife meant for a truly unforgettable time for our family. To top it off our accommodation was fantastic, we received the warmest of welcomes, we were well rested, well fed & stayed in beautiful surroundings!! We will never forget such an amazing trip. Asante sana rafiki zangu.
Emma & BillUKAugust 16, 2022
J’ai effectué en ce mois de juillet 2022 le trek du Kilimandjaro et 2 jours de safari au parc Tarangire avec nature discovery, tout les personnels que j’ai pu rencontrer étaient vraiment au top, très professionnel, débordant de gentillesse, rien est à redire concernant cette aventure qui restera gravé dans ma mémoire, merci à nature discovery qui propose des prestations bien au delà de nos attentes ce qui était mon cas personnellement, je recommande sans hésiter !
MarioFranceJuly 25, 2022
On a eu un safari exceptionnel grâce à nature discovery, merci à Emilie pour l’organisation avant le trip, elle a été patiente avec nous et grâce a sa persévérance nous avons eu l’itinéraire dont on rêvait ! Merci également à notre excellent guide Ephata, qui a une très bonne connaissance du terrain et plus de 20 ans d’expérience. Grâce à lui nous avons eu un safari parfait et avons pu voir le BIG 5!
On recommande cette agence, les yeux fermés!
Fatma BornazFranceJune 16, 2022
Emilie, Joseph et toute l’équipe, merci pour ce super séjour. 9 jours de rêve et de souvenirs dans des parcs grandioses en private camping. Justine et moi nous avons adoré ! Tout était parfait, les emplacements, la cuisine (!) et l’organisation, et les explications précises de Joseph ! Un grand merci à toi Émilie, car avec la période Covid ce ne fût pas simple à organiser. Notre voyage restera pour nous un souvenir magnifique. Je conseille vivement en passant le parc Manyara qui est très beau même si peu visité.
Cédric et Justine de NîmesFranceSeptember 2, 2021
Voyage vraiment fabuleux.
Agence très sérieuse, très à l’écoute, qui prend le temps de vous poser toutes les questions nécessaires pour bien comprendre le projet de voyage de chacun avant de vous proposer un circuit. Sylvain et Cécile ont été très réactifs lors du changement de vol imposé quelques jours avant notre départ, ils trouvent une solution efficace très rapidement.
Le safari correspondait à nos attentes, notre guide Henry a été parfait, très compétent sur la faune, la flore et bien plus, très prudent, à l’écoute de nos envies et humainement adorable.
Merci encore pour toutes ces émotions que vous nous avaient fait vivre! À bientôt pour de nouvelles aventures!
Angeline Et Maxime SinotteFranceMay 23, 2019
Our group of more than 20 woman were all so appreciative of the professionalism of Nature Discovery. It was evident during some of our safaris that other operators were not as respectful of the wildlife and were close to running down animals to get a spot “up front and center”. Our drivers were extremely knowledgeable about all the wildlife as well as the many species of birds. We so enjoyed their wonderful attitudes and their sense of humor was greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend using Nature Discovery for any adventures you may want to explore while in Tanzania.
Kathy AleriaUSJanuary 13, 2019
Amazing service and wonderful guides! The knowledge and friendliness of the guides was instrumental in making our safari more than we could have imagined! I will recommend without hesitation!
Annette PettengillUSAJanuary 13, 2019
My two sons and I just got back from a successful summit climb on Kilimanjaro. We had a fabulous time, with the full support and friendship of our Nature Discovery crew. We were confident we had the highest quality group on the mountain. They were professional, knowledgeable, and experienced. We couldn’t have asked for a better trip!
Leslie RouthierCanadaJanuary 13, 2019
Wow – five stars hardly tells the story of the outstanding experience we had using Nature Discovery as our safari expert. I was amongst 23 professional women from the US, Europe and Asia and we had the experience of a lifetime. This is largely due to Nature Discovery’s extremely well thought out game plan of where, when and why, and impeccably organized and delivered service. Four different safari parks, two days in the bush with the local Massai tribe, a coffee plantation, several unique but spectacular camp accommodations, and outstanding guides (4 jeeps and 4 guides) made for a blow your mind experience overall. As I said on facebook – I went for the animals (which were spectacular), but I fell in love with the people. A wonderful outcome thanks to Nature Discovery. I / we can’t wait to come back!
RobynUSAOctober 23, 2018
Our trip far exceeded our expectations!! From the moment we landed until the time we had to leave Tanzania, our every need was met by Nature Discovery!
The accommodations, the meals, our guides, our activities and game drives were amazing and left me speechless! Ailsa and her team put a trip of a lifetime together that none of us will forget and I will highly recommend Nature Discovery.
CorrineUsaOctober 23, 2018
I would highly recommend Nature Discovery To anyone seeking the perfect safari experience! From the accommodations to the highly experienced friendly staff, absolutely everything was exceptional!
I will be pinching myself for weeks to come! Thank you Nature Discovery!
Marci KingUSAOctober 22, 2018
2002, 2003, 20014…… et de nouveau en 2018 !!!!
Si vous chercher une agence qui sort des sentiers battus et qui va vous accompagner dans toutes vos directions, alors Nature Discovery est faite pour vous. Remplie de gens compétents et à votre écoute, je remercie vivement, encore une fois, toute l’équipe sur le terrain et à la logistique. C’était parfait et je ne peux que recommander cette agence avec laquelle je n’ai qu’une envie qui est de refaire un trek « à la carte » comme ils savent si bien le faire.
Grand Merci à tous.
Régis EtienneSuisseAugust 26, 2018
Une fois de plus je viens de collaborer ce début Août 2018 avec mes amis de Nature Discovery à Arusha pour organiser un séjour de 15 jours en Tanzanie.
Trek de Ngorongoro au Lac Natron puis ascension du Mont Meru à 4566 m. Et au passage visite des parcs nationaux de Manyara, Ngorongoro et Tarengire.
Comme d’habitude l’organisation et les services de Nature Discovery ont été absolument parfaits. Super drivers sympas et très compétents, guides locaux, porteurs, cuisiniers extraordinaires.
Et un choix de lodges dans les parcs tout à fait remarquable !
Cette agence, que je recommande vivement à tous ceux qui voudraient organiser un safari ou un trek en Tanzanie, est vraiment au “Top” dans cette région.
Jean-Marc KaufmannFranceAugust 21, 2018
Thanks for the follow up. The entire trip was amazing and an absolute blast. Attached is my favorite picture at the summit with myself and my guide (Godwin). Honestly – I have nothing critical to say – the entire trip was planned to perfection – Nature Discovery is truly top notch and I can see why you all partner with them. Well worth the premium paid as opposed to going through other guide services. Thanks again for everything
M. Benton SmithUKAugust 8, 2018
Nature Discovery was very efficient at organising my trek, I dealt directly with them rather than a travel agent. Whilst on the trek, the team of guides and porters were professional, knowledgeable and enjoyable to spend time with. An amazing experience all round. Thank you.
Lisa HuitsonAustraliaAugust 8, 2018
Thank you for the most amazing trip with the best bunch of guides and porters you could wish for…
The pictures are now doing the rounds and we are having a big get together at a local pub tomorrow evening to show all the pictures and videos taken and that will be a great evening and you and all of our guides etc will be very much in our thoughts. Our group had Honest, Nastoria, Edward and Laizer as our guides and they were absolutely fantastic. Please, please pass on our huge thanks to them all for their expert advice and encouragement that managed to get us all to the top and this was solely due to their magnificent help. The food was absolutely top class (better than the Lodge!!) and Good Luck a delight as our waiter.
I can’t thank you enough for the experience, something I know that will stay with me forever
Caroline SalesUKMarch 25, 2018
We had a fantastic safari with Japhet (we did three safaris with him). He is a perfect guide with an excellent eye to spot animals and who takes all the time to wait for something special. In 12 days in Serengeti and Ngorongoro we saw one female cheetah with her cub trying to chase two times a gazelle; one female leopard playing with her cub, one lionness catching a zebra; more leopards in the trees with their kill…..We recommend strongly this agency for the safaris.
ROUQUETTEFranceMarch 13, 2018
Nature Discovery is the best agent to secure your Kilimanjaro climbing. Guides like Sam and Philip run the strongest team, always disciplined and caring! Equipment is of highest quality, camp management is in order, incredible eating, perfect information and briefing. A top team spirit; smile on their faces, and, if needed, serious, alert, dedicated. They know the mountain and its challenges! Imagine, two lady-climbers feeling totally safe and perfectly guided by this professional team!
We fully recommend Nature Discovery! It was amazing and we will never forget this wonderful journey!
Wendela and MoniqueNetherlandsFebruary 23, 2018
Nature Discovery are simply phenomenal. Without their superb planning, attention to detail, and the expertise of the guides we wouldn’t have been able to even attempt the World Record. (World’s Highest Football Match ) We cannot recommend the team highly enough and you can trust Ailsa, Thomas, MC and the team completely for your amazing adventures.
Laura YoungsonUnited KingdomJanuary 8, 2018
Vraiment très bien : un chauffeur/guide prévenant, efficace, ponctuel, sympathique, parlant bien le français, des hébergements au top, conforme au « contrat » négocié depuis la France. On recommande à 100%. C’était Génial
LafayFranceDecember 4, 2017
Nature Discovery were a phenomenal outfit: professional, knowledgeable and excellent fun. We climbed in a huge group to set a Guinness World Record for the highest altitude football game ever played (Equal Playing Field) but the silent heros and heroines were Nature Discovery crew. Every single individual, from the guides to the porters to the cooks to the sanitary crew made our dreams come true. If you want an ethical, professional, well managed, fun loving outfit, go with Nature Discovery!
Maggie MurphyUKDecember 4, 2017
Nous ( 2 adultes et deux ados) avons fait un safari de 6 jours en octobre 2017 en campsite. Notre experience a été magnifique. Les services de Nature Discovery ont dépassé nos attentes.
Le chauffeur guide Ephata a été extraordinaire.
Il est très professionnel , tant au niveau de sa connaissance des animaux et des parcs , beaucoup de renseignements utiles et interéssants au niveau des animaux et de la nature , une capacité incroyable à trouver les animaux cachés et difficiles à voir pour des amateurs. Il est d’une prudence extrême , toujours respectueux des règles relatives à la sécurité , et très impliqué dans le respect des animaux et de l’environement. Toujours à notre écoute pour satisfaire nos demandes. L’oganisation a été impeccable , aucune critique n’est possible.Le montage et le démontage des tentes rapide et efficace. Le confort dans les tentes a été incroyable , lits de camp , oreillers , draps , sacs de couchages .Quant au cuisinier , il nous a régaler Durant 6 jours avec ses repas faits sur place matin ,midi et soir. Une grande diversité et une qualité vraiment bien. Le cuisinier ainsi que le guide ont été d’une grande gentillesse et discretion , nous avons pu échanger , parler et ce fut vraiment appreciable , car le guide parlait aussi très bien français.
D’autre part le prix pour ces prestations était tout à fait raisonnable.
Pour conclure je dirai que je recommande chaudement cette agence , et que notre experience restera inoubliable.
un grand merci à toute l’équipe.
GIUNTAFRANCENovember 6, 2017
We had a very good time. Everything worked fine. Peter was a great guide who found every animal, did drive very secure and was very friendly. He has a great knowledge and was great to discuss with about nature but also about Tanzanian society. The lodges were of very good quality or even more. Kudu Kudu camp in Serengeti was outstanding!!. All perfect!!
I will definitely recommend your company. In fact did already do so to a colleague who plans a similar trip next summer.
With kind regards,
Wechsler MichelSwitzerlandOctober 25, 2017
We saw 37 species of mammal (including the Big 5), 240+ species of bird and various assorted reptiles and plants. The scenery was epic.
Japhet, our driver/guide, was superb. He knew we wanted to see as many birds as possible and he tried his best to accommodate the ‘Ndege’ spotting as well as finding lots of mammals. Rather than race to the next mammal sighting, taking time for us to see the birds greatly enhanced our enjoyment. Lake Manyara was an awesome experience, thousands of birds, and Tarangire was excellent, especially along the River.
The photo opportunities were amazing – I took over 7500 pictures (I’ve attached a few)!
Wow, what a great experience! The final walk up the summit ridge was a just an amazing feeling and luckily, weather conditions on the top cleared up after starting from School Hut in lightly falling snow.
Everything ran like a well-oiled machine. We just couldn’t fault it! We really liked the team approach across porters and guiding staff. I know that these things don’t just happen and you should be proud of your staff and their efforts. Would I recommend a Nature Discovery Kili trek to friends and family – absolutely! That to me is always the test after completing something like this.
Your advice as to the Shira Plateau route was spot on. Excellent to get the necessary acclimatization time in and nobody suffered from altitude sickness. Having experience that at Everest Base Camp, I was very pleased (and relieved) to come through unscathed this time.
Some specific comments:
Hire gear was great.
Food was exceptional, both as to variety, quality and quantity. Our chef, Felisiana August was superb and turned out meals of a consistently high standard. Both the menu design was excellent and we were continually surprised as our waiter Good Luck announced each evening what we were having.
Guide team: Onest Mtui is the sort of person you just trust and respect. Quietly spoken, very knowledgeable, and as we headed up the mountain on summit day with the ground covered in snow, you just knew that he was right on top of his game. Excellent man and we all really enjoyed his company.
Assistant guide William Bwenje is someone that you need to keep in mind when you are looking to promote new head guides. Both Michael and I were impressed with his depth and maturity. He anticipated problems, worked with people who needed assistance, demonstrated really good leadership qualities and has a very good grasp of English. The overall caliber of your people on our trek was just superb.
So in summary, I must compliment you and all the team on a job well done.
Ian WalkerUKOctober 25, 2012
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Nature Discoveryis the recommended Tanzanian partner for over 20 specialist Kilimanjaro trekking and safari travel agents around the world. We’ve been recommended in The Lonely Planet Guide, The Bradt Travel Guide, Rough Guide, Henry Stedman’s Kilimanjaro Guide and by many other travel media outlets.