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How is the Weather and Climate on Kilimanjaro?

The weather and climate on Kilimanjaro can range from very hot to extremely cold within the same day. Despite its equatorial location, the temperatures on Kilimanjaro are more influenced by altitude and time of day than by seasonal changes. Base to Summit Temperature Ranges At the base: The average temperature is around 21 to 27°C (70...

Is Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro Safe?

Is Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro Safe? Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro can be extremely hazardous, therefore, it is highly recommended to understand the dangers associated with high altitude climbing before starting out. By paying attention to the guidance of a professional climber, the likelihood of hazards can be greatly decreased. Do not let the risks deter you from...

Why You Should Hire Private Guide Services on Mount Kilimanjaro

Awe Safari, as a registered and licensed local tour operator in Tanzania, provides Private Guide Services on Mount Kilimanjaro. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, is a bucket-list destination for many adventure enthusiasts. Standing at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet), this majestic mountain offers various routes to the summit, each with its own unique challenges and breathtaking...

Comprehensive Kilimanjaro Packing List for Women Hikers

Awe Safari has organized Hiking Kilimanjaro for both genders but we feel a bit more conserned to have a special article for Kilimanjaro packing List for Women Hikers Packing for a Kilimanjaro trek requires careful consideration of the varying climate zones you’ll encounter from the base to the summit. Here is a comprehensive Kilimanjaro packing...

First Timer’s Guide to Private Hiking Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, stands at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet) and offers one of the most exhilarating trekking experiences in the world. This guide provides essential information for beginners looking to conquer this iconic mountain. 1. Understanding Mount Kilimanjaro Location: Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania, near the border with Kenya. Geography: Composed...

Tipping Guidelines for Kilimanjaro Climbers

Tipping Guidelines for Kilimanjaro Climbers Tipping is customary and highly expected on Kilimanjaro. This might come as a surprise to many, especially those from countries where tipping is not prevalent. The amount of the tip is also larger than on many other treks due to the significant crew size required for a Kilimanjaro expedition. For...

What is the Best Route On Mount Kilimanjaro

Trails on Mount Kilimanjaro – Best Route on Mount Kilimanjaro For You Choosing the best trekking route to the summit of Kilimanjaro is a personal decision, but we aim to provide you with comprehensive information to help you make an informed choice. As noted in the introduction, the park authorities have established six official paths...

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What our Travelers are saying

Elisa M
Elisa M
2024-04-06
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Great Tour Company me and my girl friend went on 7days safari with Awe Safari, to Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti national park, Ray and his Company (Awe Safari) was wonderful and he was also funny Guide and knowledgeable, we had a great time and enjoyable trip, we saw all the animals that we expected to see, Ray went out of his way to make sure that everything is clear and well done, we'll go back again for wildebeest to Zebras Migration in Serengeti national park, I highly recommend this great company for both Kilimanjaro trekking and wildlife Safari, cheers and see you again
Cecilia C
Cecilia C
2024-04-02
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Excellent Safari with Raymond! We went on a safari with Raymond and had a truly amazing time! Raymon was so kind, funny, and knowledgeable. We learned so much and saw so many animals - all of the big 5 while with him! We always felt safe and had a wonderful time. We still think so fondly of our time with Raymond!! Thank you!
Gregg Yan
Gregg Yan
2024-04-01
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Excellent Value for Money Ray Shirima knows where the animals are. He'll get you to them safely. His tours are A-Grade and well worth your time and treasure.
Linda G
Linda G
2023-08-25
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Ray is an amazing guide! Me, my boyfriend and some friends went on a 4-days safari trip. It was one of the best days in my life! The owner Ray is an amazing guide. I highly recommend this company! /Linda from Sweden
VIRGINIA O
VIRGINIA O
2023-02-12
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A fabulous Safari! We went on a 6 day safari with Ray in Jan 2023. Ray is a very friendly young man with a great sense of humour. He is an experienced and knowledgeable guide with a keen eye for spotting elusive wildlife; he is a skilllful driver. He made every effort to make sure we were comfortable and had plenty of time to view and take pictures of the animals. He was accompanied by a chef, Victor, who prepared delicious Tanzanian meals, including a hot lunch. We certainly recommend Ray and Awe Safaris. Virginia O'Brien and Bob Audet
Ivan R
Ivan R
2022-03-15
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Almost there... Almost there... words, words I will never forget. Kili was my dream and after those words, I overcame it with the help of AWE Safari. it was hard and at the same time mental rest from the worries of everyday life. For the rest of my life I will remember that experience and thank Peter, Ino, Majka and of course Ray for organizing and finishing my dream to the end.
kitty_knows
kitty_knows
2021-08-14
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Inside knowledge pays off when you travel this far We did the 5-day camping tour including Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. It took us ages to find the operator we wanted to go with. Firstly, because this kind of activity is expensive in Tanzania (the National Parks take a huge chunk of money), secondly because there are so many fake and frankly strange reviews that give little info and, thirdly because the Covid pandemic meant a wildly reduced offering. It is very difficult to imagine what you will really experience on a safari when you have never done one before and all the offers look similar. A lot of operators don’t have proper websites, which is a worry when you try to book. Here is what we luckily found out: Unless you have very specific needs regarding accommodation, tent and foods, the experience of the guide makes the difference between amazing experience, value for money and “ok”. With Ray we had a once-in-lifetime!!! And I will come back to Tansania to have a safari with him again, and I will continue to recommend him to friends and colleagues. The trick on a safari is to know where to go and when to have the best chance of seeing an animal before all the other guides find it. Inevitably, most of the cars in each park will converge on a spot. But if you have a guide like Ray you will have five or ten minutes to yourself before that happens. And this is what sets apart an experienced guide from a novice. The novice (or perhaps the lazy guides) can follow the other cars and their clients will end up seeing the same animals. But no money in the world can weigh up observing a heard of elephants or a mother lioness with her cubs in total calm with nobody else around. No chatter, no screaming children, no posing for pictures just watching. I must stress that this is also dependent on luck. And you will need a lot of it. You never know what you see on any given day. We saw absolutely everything Serengeti had to give. It was just nice. To close my review I will say that a good guide is kind to his clients, kind to all the other workers and kind to the animals. Ray is all of this. So big thumbs up. And hope to be back in Tansania soon!!!
Lone Asif
Lone Asif
2020-12-11
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Lifetime experience We had an amazing trip with Raymond Ray is a wonderful guy he knows everything .Everything was good like Car ' food ' camp ' and also price was affordable Ray is good speaking guide and also very helpful We had a great time with him .Ray is a very knowledgeable about the animals and environment and very good finding the animals .. You don't need to search more just do it with Raymond , you won't regret I highly recommend Raymond for everyone Will sure come again Best regards Lone Asif
Aytekin Bal
Aytekin Bal
2020-11-25
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Raymond is the right one... We had a great experience with Raymond. He is more than a guide… You become like friends in short time.. You dont need to search more. Just do it with Raymond, you won't regret...
Peoscar
Peoscar
2020-11-21
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Highly recommended Back in November of 2017 me, my wife and a friend couple was in Tanzania and had the pleasure of meeting Ray. He was our tour guide through a 4 day safari that can only be described as amazing! I'm really thrilled to hear that he has opened his own company!!! I would recommend his services to anyone. Top of the line; both in terms of professionalism and friendliness!