In August 2021, I traveled to Tanzania with my brother to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. After much research, we went with Lappet Faced Safaris and were so glad that we did. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro we met their representative (Francisco) who picked us and transferred us to Panama Hotel in Moshi. Later in the evening we met with our guides who briefed us on our upcoming trek, and then went to our rooms to check our equipment to make sure that we were properly prepared. Once the trek started, we were given a daily medical check to monitor our vital signs to ensure that we could continue each day without health issues.Lappet faced safari guides are all medically trained and brought along oxygen, glucose, a stretcher and a portable hyperbaric chamber on the climb. The cook was extraordinary, every meal was warm, delicious and nutritious, and consisted of several courses to satisfy our high altitude nutritional needs. Including my brother and myself, there were five people in our group, and we all made it to Uhuru Peak on kilimanjaro 7 days Lemosho route to the top. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a life-changing experience, and there is no doubt in my mind that Lappet Faced Safaris expertise and care are what got us to the top. They are simply the best trekking company on the mountain.
I did Kilimanjaro with my 2 brothers in March 2018 in a Trek organized by Lappet Faced Safaris. We found this company through the internet and contacted Francisco who was very helpful during the whole process. He advised us on the best route that suited our budget and being amateur photographers we were keen on capturing the best shots of the trek therefore we decided on the Rongai route which has spectacular views.
We found the preparation very thorough where one must have all the expected gear and also pass the health check.
We had 2 guides, 9 porters and 1 cook supporting our trek and they worked excellently as one unit under Joseph the lead guide. Climbing the mountain is an art that requires on to use the right technique and energy otherwise you might wear out on the way and not get to the summit. We were advised on how fast to walk, posture and when to rest. Initially, we did not understand how important these instructions were but as we got to the higher altitudes with little oxygen and trudging got difficult we appreciated the support from the team. These guys are superhuman, for instance the porters moved effortlessly and had the energy to set up camp, the cook prepared our meals high up in the mountain.
Getting to the summit was not an easy feat, it squeezed out all our reserves but the beauty and feeling was worth the trouble.
I trusted this company with the lives of my family and they got us up and down safely.
I recommend Lappet Faced Safaris
At the end of March, me and my friend decided to climb the Kilimanjaro through Lappet Faced Safaris. To be honest I think it was he best company (team) we could choose. Francisco was super helpful, answering all of our questions, always looking to give us the best possible service. He even helped us to plan our holidays after the 6 days on Kilimanjaro.
We choose Machame route in 6 days. The route it’s beatiful, the way you go up it’s not the same route on the way down, so that gives you the chance to see the different ecosystems around Kili.
The team of 10 porters and 2 guides (Joseph & izack) were amazing. The team was full of energy always taking care of ourselves, helping us and literally you could see that they really enjoyed what they do. The food was delicious (thank you Chef) and the conditions of the equipment were great.
Climbing Kilimanjaro Mountain is not easy but it’s a fantastic experience. But all this greatness depends on the team of porters & guides that will take care of you. Trust me Lappet Faced Safaris it’s a very professional company that won’t disappoint you.
After Kilimanjaro, we booked with them 2 days safari. The lodge where we spent the night was absolutely fantastic, Farm Houses Lodge. Great service, great staff, great view. Our guide was professional and because of him we could spot our favorite animals during this 2 days.
To finish the best trip of my life, we flew to Zanzibar. As soon as we arrived our driver was waiting for us. Everything was booked and organized.
From the moment we arrived in Arusha to the moment we left Zanzibar. Lappet Faced Safaris took control of absolutely everything. Great logistic, great organization and great service.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
If one day I have the chance to come back I will book everything through them.
Lappet Faced Safaris #1
Lappet Faced Safari are very professional, with amazing guides,helpful porters and professional cook. Also it was very easy to book the tour online and everything was set up quickly I would recommend Lappet Faced Safari to anyone wanting to tackle Kilimanjaro. It was an unforgettable experience.