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The Original Tanzania Experience

Great Safari Adventure and life-time experience on Kilimanjaro

Review by Walter Mairinger (Austria)
4 day, 3 night Safari and 7 day, 6 night Rongai Route on Mt Kilimanjaro (January 2015)

Me and a friend did get in touch with several companies for the Kilimanjaro trek and Original Tanzania offered the best value for money. Another reason for going with them was the effort and patience they had with us. Sarah, our main contact at OT, was very helpful and always very fast with her responses.

I ended up booking a Safari (4 days, 3 nights) with them since I had more than one week of free time before the trek started. I did Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater and ended up with an amazing experience. The driver, Issack, did a great job and we saw the big five and millions of other animals. I could not ask for a better adventure. The equipment was great, even during rainy days and our car did not break down compared to many others which we saw along the way. Issack and Mgosi were great company and tried to help wherever and whenever possible.

Since I requested about volunteering as well, yet did not have time to spend more than a couple of days volunteering, Sarah had the brilliant idea to put me in a hostel which normally hosts only volunteers. I ended up with long conversations with the responsible of the projects/organizations and the volunteers and were able to visit an orphanage for one afternoon. And, as cliché as it might sound, it was most likely the most fun afternoon I had in Arusha.

The Kilimanjaro hike was also well organized with great experienced guides and porters. We had a great time the whole week and successfully reached the top of Africa! The food and tent was perfect and the guides were able to help us in any situation. Even my friend who had troubles coping with the altitude from the 3rd day on was able to reach the top and this is very much due to the experience of the guides - Ally and Rama. Thank you so much again!!

So if you are planning on going to Tanzania for Safari or any other activity, Original Tanzania will definitely provide you a great experience all along the way.