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Altezza Travel on TripAdvisor

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    Stop looking and book Altezza for your climb! AllieLauren

    Just returned from our 7-day climb up the Machame trail with Altezza and I truly can't say enough amazing things about the company & the folks working there! To set the stage, we were a small group of three women in our early 30s from...

    Just returned from our 7-day climb up the Machame trail with Altezza and I truly can't say enough amazing things about the company & the folks working there! To set the stage, we were a small group of three women in our early 30s from Chicago IL, USA. To start, the booking process is incredibly easy and Stasia couldn't have been more helpful via email. We had months and months of questions leading up to the hike and she answered in detail within minutes. The company has a helpful packing list, and you can rent anything you don't want to spend money on buying. When we landed at Kilimanjaro airport our driver was waiting for us, was helpful with our luggage, and made us feel right at home. Upon arrival to the hotel, Ana was so kind and helpful with check in. She went through our gear check in detail & asked great questions about what we brought along to ensure we were prepared. The next morning we woke up to meet one of our two guides, Edwin. Right off the bat Edwin made us feel comfortable and we knew it was going to be a great seven days together. We arrived to the Machame gate for checkin and a yummy lunch + to meet the rest of our team consisting of another guide (Joshua) and our team of 13 porters. They were all smiles and brought such amazing energy!The rest of our time spent on the mountain was perfection! Joshua and Edwin did a wonderful job of evaluating how we were feeling and hiking us along as they felt fit. The three of us are in good shape and they could tell we could go a bit faster than other groups. Every few hours they magically brought out hot tea during break time. Once you start to get a bit higher and it gets colder, this becomes a highlight! Not to mention some of our best conversations happened while overlooking a gorgeous view sipping tea all together.Each day we got to camp everything was ready to go! They provide warm water both in the morning and evening to wash up. You also get coffee/ tea in your tent in the morning. The meals were delicious (for real!!) and we never went hungry. They even brought us a cake for New Years AND our chef made one on our last morning. I can't bake a cake in my condo let alone on a mountain! Also, I'm a veggie and they went above and beyond to ensure I had something separate to eat. Each meal also has hot water to make more tea or coffee; again a perk when it's freezing! Before you head to sleep they give you a stuffed bunny with a hot pod of water inside. It warms your sleeping bag right up and made going to bed in the cold so much better. Such a lovely add on.When it came to feeling safe, our guides made sure we were feeling great each step of the way. They checked our heart rate and oxygen levels twice a day and when climbing steeper boulders made sure we felt safe. They also made sure we were drinking as much water as possible throughout the day.On summit morning, despite crazy wind, snow, hail, and cold, we never once felt unsafe or like we couldn't do it. Edwin, Joshua, and Frank (a porter who summited with us) did everything from pushing hair out of our faces, re-buckling our backpacks, unzipping and rezipping coats, opening up hand warmers, and even giving us words of encouragement. When we reached the top it felt like such a team effort! In summary, this company goes above and beyond from start to finish. They truly care about your experience & safety. It was an INCREDIBLE adventure filled with an amazing team (our rafikis!) we miss dearly. Do yourself a favor and book this company and ask for Joshua and Edwin's team. You won't regret it!A few other tips: - Ask ahead for how many porters/ guides there will be and bring them a little something. My friend works for Constellation Brands and she brought along some Corona t-shirts for them, which they all loved. I would recommend warm winter hats! - Treat your porters like you do your family and friends! They do EVERYTHING for you. We loved learning about their families & seeing pictures of their wives/ kids. - Bring lots of snacks for your breaks - especially hard candy to pass around. Our guides and porters loved Werthers & trailmix!- Keep a journal of each day. I loved coming home and remembering details. Altitude and exhausting can make you forget the small things you want to remember!- Do the private toilet. Best $250 you'll ever spend!! Read more
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    Safari and Hike with Altezza- Trip of a Lifetime! Bill_K_traveler

    Thank you very much for the FANTASTIC Vacation! From the minute we landed in Kilimanjaro and the professional driver, to the AWESOME Safari guide and experience to the super professional hiking guides, we were absolutely blown away! We really really had a great time. The...

    Thank you very much for the FANTASTIC Vacation! From the minute we landed in Kilimanjaro and the professional driver, to the AWESOME Safari guide and experience to the super professional hiking guides, we were absolutely blown away! We really really had a great time. The safari experience was so much better than we could have imagined. We saw so many different animals and so close to our vehicle that we got fantastic pictures!!! The guide was awesome in getting us close to all the animals and very friendly and professional. All the accommodations and lodges and staff were very inviting. We really felt welcomed and appreciated during the entire safari trip. The hiking portion was an experience of a life time! Although my wife did experience some altitude sickness, the entire hike was unforgettable. The professionalism of the guides (Rama and Stephen) and the entire crew was unbelievable. They always made us feel as part of the team and were always willing to help in anyway they could. The food during the hike was better than restaurant quality! I don't know how they cook such delicious meals on the side of the mountain, but we were really really impressed with the taste of the food. We successfully made it to summit and because it was so cold, we only spent a few minutes up there. Rama was fantastic and took our camera and really took some great pictures for us at the top. My hands were too cold to operate the camera, so we are really thankful of the pictures he took for us! My wife experienced some more severe altitude sickness after summit and with safety being the number one concern from the guides, they made the call to bring in a helicopter to get us off the mountain and my wife to the Kilimanjaro Search and Rescue clinic. The clinic did a fantastic job helping my wife and getting her feeling better. As we left the clinic, Altezza did a great job getting us a driver back to the hotel and securing the hotel room for the unexpected night.The entire trip was absolutely amazing and we are really glad we picked Altezza for our vacation. From all the help from Stasia planning the trip and answering our questions to all the staff at the hotels/lodges/safari/hiking crew/drivers it was a vacation of a lifetime! We would gladly take more vacations with Altezza and highly recommend them to any of our family or friends looking to travel to Africa. Read more
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    Lemosho Route - 8 days for beginners, fantastic! michelle t

    We were a group of four and had the most amazing time with Altezza on this once in a lifetime journey! From day 1 we were well looked after by Joseph, Abraham and our wonderful 15 porters. Our guides Joseph and Abraham were very patient...

    We were a group of four and had the most amazing time with Altezza on this once in a lifetime journey! From day 1 we were well looked after by Joseph, Abraham and our wonderful 15 porters. Our guides Joseph and Abraham were very patient with us (who aren't very fit or fast hikers) and always made every effort to make sure we were comfortable and fit to keep going to the summit. There was always hot food and water to wash our faces and hands and our tents would always be set-up and ready for us as we reached each camp site. The crew made many special efforts (which i won't give away on this post!) to make each day of our Kili journey that extra memorable and comfortable. It was definitely a Christmas to remember!!! We also learnt about Tanzania and our surroundings from Joseph and Abraham who were filled with so much local knowledge. Would recommend these guys to everyone! Thanks Joseph, Abraham, and crew for an unforgettable experience!!! Read more

Altezza Travel on SafariBookings

27 reviews 5.0
    Amazing experience with Altezza team James

    I was planning my trip for a long time parsing different reviews and searching for a reliable and professional travel agency. It was the dream of my life to enjoy the whole wildlife variety and spectacular vistas of East Africa’s national parks. And thanks to Altezza team my dreams came true! Pro...

    I was planning my trip for a long time parsing different reviews and searching for a reliable and professional travel agency. It was the dream of my life to enjoy the whole wildlife variety and spectacular vistas of East Africa’s national parks. And thanks to Altezza team my dreams came true! Professional guide, comfortable safari vehicles and perfect program of Hartebeest tour allowed me to catch such scenic moments as the lion family hunting scene, resting cheetahs, and the Great Migration in Serengeti. My journey was impeccably managed from the first steps at airport Kilimanjaro until my departure. I’ve enjoyed this a great experience with Altezza Travel. Definitely recommended to other travelers. Read more
    A lifetime experience with Altezza Ingrid

    I cannot express how grateful I am to Altezza for organising my first solo adventure, and definitely the best trip of my life! It took me a while to choose the right program to join, because I did not know anything about Tanzanian National parks (million thanks to Stasia for answering all my sill...

    I cannot express how grateful I am to Altezza for organising my first solo adventure, and definitely the best trip of my life! It took me a while to choose the right program to join, because I did not know anything about Tanzanian National parks (million thanks to Stasia for answering all my silly questions with enviable patience!). I ended up choosing a 5-day safari, including 3 days in Serengeti. I was so afraid of going to another country on my own, but this fear went away as soon as I saw a smiling guy waving a sing board with my name on it at the airport exit gate. I met other members of my safari group the next morning and they were from all over the world: an old couple in theirs 70s from USA, who just climbed Kilimanjaro few days before (what excuse do you have now?), a beautiful young girl from Russia and a funny guy from Brazil. At 7:30 am our unforgettable adventure started.
    I’ve been always fascinated by wild animals and untouched nature, but spent my whole life living in a buzzing city Berlin where people are always running somewhere. In Tanzania the time stops. I spent the whole hour watching a hyena crawl towards a dead zebra, cautiously looking around for a potential danger of other hungry predators. Mesmerizing! I cannot even name all animals we saw on our trip… lions, buffalos, infinite number of antelopes, elephants, giraffes, wild foxes, ostriches, caracals, leopards, zebras, hyenas, hyraxes and many many more! All lodges and hotels we stayed at were amazing! Tanzanian hospitality was above and beyond my expectations! Everyone was willing to make our stay perfect. And they definitely succeed! Sitting on the terrace and drinking cold Kilimanjaro beer while watching the sun goes down changing the colors of savanna - that is something I will never forget!
    But the highlight of the trip was our guide Omary, who seems to know literally everything about every plant growing on Tanzanian land let alone with all animal breeds we met on our way. Do you know that there are more than 16 different species of antelopes live in Tanzania? Eland, Dik-DIk, Hartebeest, Topi, Tompson, Oribi… And now with a help of Omary, I can even distinguish them!
    So once again, thank you Altezza Travel for the best wildlife experience, new friends from different parts of the world and an excellent customer service. Next time I visit Tanzania, I will definitely contact your amazing team again!
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    8 days safari tour with Altezza Michael

    Altezza was exceptionally professional and customer focused from start to finish. Our guide and driver Vincent was taking very good care of us, showing us the best spots, communicating with rangers and other guides to make every safari successful. We had a lot to see and do in our 8 days tour a...

    Altezza was exceptionally professional and customer focused from start to finish.
    Our guide and driver Vincent was taking very good care of us, showing us the best spots, communicating with rangers and other guides to make every safari successful. We had a lot to see and do in our 8 days tour and now in retrospect we are glad for every minute.
    I can certainly recommend Altezza as safari tour operator. I would definitely book with them again if I get the opportunity to go back to Tanzania.
    Thank you so much, Altezza.
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Altezza Travel on TourRadar

24 reviews 4.9
    Climb Kilimanjaro: 9 Days Lemosho Route Anthony

    The climbing crew team and the guides were excellent and over delivered every part of the way .. without them I would not have made it to the top.

    The climbing crew team and the guides were excellent and over delivered every part of the way .. without them I would not have made it to the top. Read more
    Climb Kilimanjaro: 9 Days Lemosho Route Victor

    Very well organized...guides where extremely helpful...service exceeded expectations.

    Very well organized...guides where extremely helpful...service exceeded expectations. Read more
    Climb Kilimanjaro: 8 Days Lemosho Route maria

    This was a fantastic hike and great company. The guide was amazing and the crew and porters were unbelievably awesome. My only issue is I was the only one on the hike. Had I known I would not have gone or figured something else out. Being the only one felt lonely. Yes I was with the guide but i...

    This was a fantastic hike and great company. The guide was amazing and the crew and porters were unbelievably awesome.
    My only issue is I was the only one on the hike. Had I known I would not have gone or figured something else out. Being the only one felt lonely. Yes I was with the guide but it was something I wanted to share with someone who hasn’t done the hike and could have experienced the excitement with me. Also tipping the whole crew on my own for their amazing job was hard because I’m not exactly wealthy and only had so much expecting there were at least a few people on the tour.
    Besides that it would have been perfect.
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Altezza Travel Reviews

Altezza Travel 5 Star rated African Tour Operator 61 reviews
  • Safari
    Andrii, Ukraine

    This tip became quite unplanned and spontaneous for us. Suddenly my wife and I got vacation on the work and we started thinking about travelling somewhere. We found Altezza from context advertising ha...

    This tip became quite unplanned and spontaneous for us. Suddenly my wife and I got vacation on the work and we started thinking about travelling somewhere. We found Altezza from context advertising half a year ago or something and now, facing the problem of choosing the destination for vacation, we thought: "Let`s go to Africa, why not?" Obviously we had lack of time for planning the trip and also due to the bank restrictions for international money transfer from Ukraine (you can not transfer through the bank more than $700 abroad), we could not pay a 30% deposit to guarantee our willing to come. After a short dialogue with the manager we bought tickets from Ukraine on the next day. Many thanks to manager Eugene for his responsiveness and understanding of the issue. Telling truth, till the last minute, when we met our safari driver and manager of the company at the airport, I was worry about the trip. Neither me, nor my wife could believe that it is possible to organize 3-days <a href="https://en.altezza.travel/tanzania-safari">luxury safari in Tanzania</a> within 30 hours only. But now I can confidently say "YES"! Alttezza Travel managed to organize a dream-trip for me and my wife and we really appreciate them for the work done and can safely recommend this company to all travelers. Read more
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    Семен

    5 дней карабкался на Килиманджаро, если бы не помощь команды Altezza Travel то я бы развернулся, дважды;)) Одна из лучш...

    5 дней карабкался на Килиманджаро, если бы не помощь команды Altezza Travel то я бы развернулся, дважды;)) Одна из лучших компаний предлагающих услуги по покорению самой высокой точки Африки + сафари-туры. Объективно: во время восхождения только нашей группе на ночь давали грелки с горячей водой(очень выручали, ненавижу мёрзнуть!) + питание во время восхождения было лучше чем в хороших отелях + возможность взять в аренду ВСЕ необходимое снаряжение(а я приехал в Африку с маленьким рюкзаком) Read more
  • Climbing and Safari
    Александра Чиликова

    Очень рады, что выбрали Альтеззу для восхождения и сафари. Все организовано превосходно: отличное оборудован...

    Очень рады, что выбрали Альтеззу для восхождения и сафари. Все организовано превосходно: отличное оборудование, персонал, все хорошо продумано и прошло без заминок (что по нашему опыту, не так часто бывает в таких сложных поездках). Мы восходили в январе, по маршруту Лемошо с chief-гидом Рашидом. Маршрут хороший - позволяет аклиматизироваться и, хоть и не без трудностей, удачно штурмовать пик Ухуру, время тоже удобное - в это время в Танзании лето и на высоких точках не так морозно. Альтезза по максимуму делает поход приятным: повара готовят отлично и много (несколько блюд за раз - суп, второе, десерт!), палатки просторные и очень комфортные, все нужные лекарства у гидов есть. Нам очень повезло с нашими гидами - Рашид, Чарльз, Агри, Тума, Эксод, Роберт - крайне внимательные и профессиональные ребята, всегда были рядом в нужный момент, а при спуске (который мне давался трудно, так как у меня ещё до поездки болела нога) чуть ли не под руки несли в сложных местах и брали мой личный рюкзак. Отдельно большое спасибо Рашиду, Чарльзу, Агри за интересные беседы - эти гиды сделали наше восхождение особенно запоминающимся: у ребят отличный английский, благодаря чему мы много узнали о Танзании, и они хорошо знают местную флору и фауну - так что при спуске через лес у нас получилось целое сафари) Сафари также прошло удачно, нам попался классный гид Бонифаций: хорошо знает парки, разглядел нам всех полагающихся животных, очень юморной:) Итого, всем рекомендуем! Read more
  • Climbing
    Alex, U.S.

    Thank you very much for the organization of the trek Kilimanjaro in February 2016. Everything was prepared at the highest level. The high-altitude acclimatization was a success, due to your recommen...

    Thank you very much for the organization of the <a href="https://en.altezza.travel/trekking-kilimanjaro">trek Kilimanjaro</a> in February 2016. Everything was prepared at the highest level. The high-altitude acclimatization was a success, due to your recommendations, my physical training was in conformity with the requirements. Drivers, guides and porters worked perfectly. Employees and administration of Altezza company took swift action in response to our demands including individual requirements and wishes. They have always been in touch. I was pleasantly surprised by European style of doing business and customer focus of company in such country as Tanzania with an absolutely different mentality and a local color. Thank you very much for your great work. See you again! Read more
  • Safari
    Marina Grankina, Russia

    Without help of the locals in countries such as Tanzania, it would be very difficult to make a high-quality preparation for the filming the TV program. Everything is quite expensive, the local people ...

    Without help of the locals in countries such as Tanzania, it would be very difficult to make a high-quality preparation for the filming the TV program. Everything is quite expensive, the local people are not always honest and responsible. Without local guides, believe me, you won’t get neither proper holidays or any quality of good work. I was fortunate to work with Altezza Travel. Thanks guys, because of you we filmed a great program about Tanzania: experienced real hunting with local aborigine, got into the mine and discover the process of mining tanzanites, went on <a href="https://en.altezza.travel/tanzania-safari">African safari in Tanzania</a>. Altezza team fully took over the organization of our shooting in Arusha (or what to call this region ???). We only had to film our adventures and enjoy life! Thank you, Altezza Travel! Because of you I had terrific memories of Tanzania! I want to get back on safari, but for a long time, a couple of weeks :) Marina Grankina, executive producer of "Heads and Tails. Shopping" Read more
  • Safari
    Massimo, Italy

    You deserve the 5 stars: very good communications and service. The Tanzania safari was well organized and the accommodations (Sopa Lodge, Simba Karatu) were varied and all very nice. Our guide, Abu,...

    You deserve the 5 stars: very good communications and service. The <a href="https://en.altezza.travel/tanzania-safari">Tanzania safari</a> was well organized and the accommodations (Sopa Lodge, Simba Karatu) were varied and all very nice. Our guide, Abu, was not only a very good driver, a good guide who could tell us many things about the beauty of Tanzania, but also an inspiring man. My visit with my children had a great success partly of good organization and service of Altezza. They even gave us free tips about our stay in Zanzibar. I should say: "It was really Great!" Read more
  • Safari
    Michael B, Zurich, Switzerland

    Altezza was exceptionally professional and customer focused from start to finish. Our guide and driver Vincent was taking very good care of us, showing us the best spots, communicating with rangers ...

    Altezza was exceptionally professional and customer focused from start to finish. Our guide and driver Vincent was taking very good care of us, showing us the best spots, communicating with rangers and other guides to make every <a href="https://en.altezza.travel/tanzania-safari">safari in Tanzania</a> successful. We had a lot to see and do in our 8 days tour and now in retrospect we are glad for every minute. I can certainly recommend Altezza as safari tour operator. I would definitely book with them again if I get the opportunity to go back to Tanzania. Read more
  • Safari
    Marta Messina, Italy

    My family and I were very lucky to spend 10 days in Northern Tanzania. It was our first visit to that part of Africa and, telling truth, our first "not beach resort travelling". I booked this tour in ...

    My family and I were very lucky to spend 10 days in Northern Tanzania. It was our first visit to that part of Africa and, telling truth, our first "not beach resort travelling". I booked this tour in the beginning of March and from the very first letter, I was satisfied with service, quick, full and polite responds from managers of this company. Due to the lack of previous safari experience, I have completely entrusted organization of our tour to manager Eugene. As a result, after few letters we have approved a 10-day <a href="https://en.altezza.travel/park/tarangire">safari in Tarangire</a>, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Natron national parks. My two children were delighted by The Lion King world. We have seen Big Five animals. Before the trip, I was a little worry about transfers since I was not sure how my children feel themselves during long drives. As a result, this trip turned out to be the biggest adventure of the life for my family and we are very delighted to travel with Altezza Travel and driver Franky, who is very intelligent, reliable and friendly. Read more
  • Climbing, Safari and Zanzibar
    David Workman

    The team is made up of real professionals. Assets of exceptional quality: vehicles, outfit and equipment, hotel. Very competent guides. Altezza is a full-stack tour boutique.

    The team is made up of real professionals. Assets of exceptional quality: vehicles, outfit and equipment, hotel. Very competent guides. Altezza is a full-stack tour boutique. Read more

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