Tanzania is the African wilderness we all imagine. The endless plains, still and peaceful as can be, until the low drumroll of hoof on ground grows louder, and a herd of wildebeest surge onto the scene, performing the next act of their Great Migration. Here, you are a spectator in the theatre of life in one of the most vibrant auditoriums of the natural world.
All metaphors aside, it is no secret that Tanzania is home to some of the most spectacular natural scenery on the planet. From the fascinating crowds of zebras, giraffes, elephants and more, to the imposing beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro, the cup of nature is overflowing and waiting to be drunk by the hand of adventure. (Ok, maybe we weren’t quite done with the metaphors.)
Indeed, Tanzania is a veritable hotbed if adventure travel. Climb to the summit of the highest peak in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest freestanding mountain and an icon of adventure. Along the way, you will pass through jungle, plains, alpine desert and snowy passes, glimpsing Colobus monkeys, or perhaps meeting passing Maasai tribespeople.
That’s another thing that Tanzania is famous for – it’s people. The culture here is warm, friendly and open; you will be welcomed with open arms whether navigating the markets of Moshi or dancing with your guides on the way up Kili. Tanzania is a must on any bucket list, and – with our MD having climbed Kili eleven times and counting – we are the people to take you!
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Here’s what some of our awesome customers had to say:
Wow… what can I say? This was one of the hardest but most enjoyable trips of my life. The Bucket List Company were a pleasure to deal with from the word go, and the support Keith offered on the trip was just amazing, backed up by Whitey and his merry band of porters.
Booking with The Bucket List Company was easy – the only thing you have to think about is packing and turning up, they organise everything, leaving you to enjoy your trip without the hassle.
I cannot thank The Bucket List Company enough, and look forward to booking my next adventure to Peru shortly.
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Just got back from an awesome time in Tanzania climbing Kilimanjaro. Can’t recommend this company enough. Keith and the team from Day 1 kept me updated with everything. This really is the all under one roof service. All I had to do was pack and turn up at the airport!! I wouldn’t use any other company for an adventure holiday now! Will be booking my next one very soon!
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“I joined Keith and his team for an ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro. Everything was incredibly well organised, from the pre-trip training and briefings to the travel arrangements and accommodation – not forgetting the trek itself.
The professionalism and experience of Keith and his team gave me complete confidence in them, which in turn meant that I could simply relax and enjoy the trip. I would thoroughly recommend the team at The Bucket List Company, and look forward to joining them again one day.”
“2013 was the year I decided that I wanted to climb Kilimanjaro. It was going to be the trip of a lifetime, and I wanted to make sure I chose the right company to help me achieve my goal.
I’d had several recommendations from friends, so I contacted Keith and his team. From that moment to my first step on the summit, I could not have asked for a better company to have made my dream come true. Keith and his team provided the highest attention to detail, and there was always someone to pick up the phone during the run up to the trip to answer any questions I had – no matter how silly!
During the expedition, Keith was with us every step of the way, offering encouragement and support through some of the toughest hours of my life! I could not recommend The Bucket List Company enough on my return. Unfortunately, this did not work out so well for me, because in 2015 my sister decided she wanted to undertake the same challenge… with me!
So in September 2015 I summited Africa’s highest peak for the second time – a proud moment. Again, we were supported by The Bucket List Company.
My sister and I are planning more adventures over the next few years, and the flexible payment options that The Bucket List Company offer mean we can turn those dreams into some more fantastic memories to add to our collection. I would never consider another company to organise my expeditions now, and I would happily put my life in their hands. I cannot thank them enough for opening up a world of possibility.”
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I booked this trip on a little bit of a whim back in November last year. Although I am fairly well travelled have never done a trip with a company in quite this way before, generally I book and arrange everything independently. The Bucket List Company made everything super easy and took any stress out of planning for the trip (except maybe the training – but they even run training weekends for those who may be interested).
The whole experience ran smoothly from start to finish. Yes summit night was as hard as, if not even harder, than I had ever imagined but we had a 100% success rate to the top (which was far higher than some other similarly large travel groups going up at the same time as us). This was purely down to the quality and dedication of the team of guides and porters that Keith uses on every expedition. Our head guide Whitey was one of the friendliest and happiest individuals I have ever met, he had all of our names memorised on the first meeting and kept everyone motivated, smiling and feeling very safe throughout the expedition.
Either side of the expedition we were taken to see some of the local area, a market pre hike and a local school thereafter. This was not a tourist trap, The Bucket List Company has genuine links to the local area and is making a very real difference to the school. This part for me was one of the unexpected highlights and being able to spend a while playing with the children one of the more emotional parts of the trip. Such little extras are for me what makes a company like this and the whole experience even more special. I would 100% recommend The Bucket List Company. I have made some fantastic new friends, some wonderful memories and am already looking at making my next booking! Thank you Keith and Co.
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“If you want to realise your dreams, the team at The Bucket List Company need to be your travel companions. From the ease of booking, preparing kit lists and training encouragement to the summiting of Mt Kilimanjaro, the team are there to support you 100% of the way. The knowledge and in country support was amazing. We came back a team of successful climbers, full of knowledge and experiences of Tanzania and her wonders.
We laughed (a lot) and we cried; we sang and danced and we ate extremely well. They even managed pizza and chips halfway up the mountain! Everyone became one big family, relaxed and laid back, each of us supporting everyone’s ambition to get to the top. A truly life changing experience. We are already planning our next trip with Keith and the team.”
The Ultimate Guide to Kilimanjaro
Is Kilimanjaro on your bucket list? We’ve put together a fully comprehensive guide to Kilimanjaro which will give you everything you need to know about this wonderful adventure that lies ahead.