Reviews of Altezza Travel
Altezza Travel on TripAdvisor271 reviews 5
Great unforgettable experience thanks to Altezza!
I am a female solo traveller and I climbed Kilimanjaro via Lemosho with Altezza in February 2021. My whole experience was just amazing. Starting from very experienced team of guides that made our ascent successful and comfortable, amazing team of porters without whom the whole trip wouldn't be possible and chef who cooked us very delicious food every day, ending with small details, attention, great service and attitude of the managing team. I'm really glad I've choosen Altezza to climb Kilimanjaro. Altezza helped with many other extra services like organizing covid test, helping to find medicine in Moshi when I got sick, always replied quick to questions and queries on WhatsApp/email. For the trip itself, I rented some equipment and it was a good quality staff. Tents and sleeping bags were warm and good. Food in the camps was very delicious and various. Guides were nice and great. I highly recommend to go with Altezza, I had absolutely zero negative feedback, but only positive good memories from my trip.
Altezza Made Our Kili Experience Perfect!
As the Pandemic made international travel difficult, my friends and I identified Tanzania as one of the few countries that we could all visit without having to quarantine. I found Altezza at the beginning of January and knew that we didn't have much time to plan our trip with our desired start date of February 6th. After making initial contact, Julia, Altezza Sales Manager, provided us a list of everything we needed and ensured that we were setup for success. I was initially nervous that not many Americans had used Altezza, but this concern subsided upon our arrival when the customer service only continued to improve! Altezza picked us up at Kilimanjaro International Airport and Joseph drove us to the Aishi Machame Hotel in a car with WIFI. He spoke perfect English and helped explain the region to us. Despite arriving around 8pm, Julia and Tony, greeted us at the Hotel, showed us to our room, helped us get dinner, and did a thorough equipment check with us. Tony's equipment recommendations were really helpful and ensured that we were setup for success on the mountain. The next morning our seven day/six night Machame Route climb began and were led by Richard, Mmkeykay, and Libertae along with 25 porters, chefs, and waiters that took care of all of our needs. We had six climbers in our group (3 Americans, 1 Brazilian, and 2 Ukranians) and having three guides ensured that we could split up if someone needed more time on part of a climb. Each day began with our waiter, Pascal, waking up each tent with tea or coffee and allowing the climbers an hour to pack their heavy bag (carried by porters) and get ready for the day's hike. We would have breakfast, do a medical check (altitude sickness focused), and begin hiking. During each hike, we would take a break about halfway to stop for snacks and tea, which Altezza provided. After reaching the next camp, we would stop for lunch and then do an acclimation hike to help our bodies adjust to the altitude. Afterwards we would have dinner, another medical check, and hangout with the other climbers until bed-time. Finally, the tough Summit day experience was made easy by our amazing guides and summit porters that provided oxygen, extra water, and snacks to help ensure that all six of us reached the top of the mountain. The summit porters even carried the bags for 4/6 people in our group! A couple of final things worth mentioning, Altezza had Diamox for a couple of people in our group that didn't get a prescription before we began our climb. Altezza also completed medical checks for all of the porters, guides, etc, which was cool to see. At the end of the trip, there is an opportunity to donate clothes and tip the expedition team. I recommend planning to donate a lot of clothes as some of the porters shoes were looking well worn and many lacked the high-quality rain-gear that our six international climbers had. Altezza climbs includes lodging, breakfast, and transportation back to the airport too!
Best experience and crew EVER!
First of all, let us thank the Altezza team - specially Julia - for suggesting the Lemosho route instead of Machame! It definitely allowed a better acclimatization and made summit possible! Julia answered all our questions and guides us very well trough the the reservation process. Our trip was amazing! Everything was well organized and we were welcomed at the Aishi Machame hotel by Anna, who checked carefully our gear and made sure that we had everything we needed for the climbing. Be assured: if she says you need warmer clothes for summit night, trust her! Finally, let us thank you very much for appointing Joshua and his crew to guide and help us trough our adventure. They were amazing and cared for us like family. All the porters were amazing, food was always delicious and hot! We couldn’t be more happy about the experience we had with them!!
Altezza Travel on SafariBookings29 reviews 5
Professional and Qualified
The guides and porters were supermen. Professional and highly qualified. They looked after us like family.
Lemosho - 7 Days
I cannot recommend this company highly enough. There were 6 of us and 27 people between guides, cooks and porters looking after us. Starting with the guides, Joseph, Exaud and Erick made me feel safe and looked after throughout the whole trip. When I fell behind, I was never alone. Unfortunately, I suffered from altitude sickness and had to turn back halfway through the summit on summit night but unlike other companies, I had two people looking after me the whole time, giving me water, food, reassurance and holding me up when I could walk no more. The porters are simply amazing. They went far and beyond their job description to make us feel comfortable, safe, and welcome at any time. The food was definitely a highlight and the bunny-shaped hot-water bottle at night was a very nice touch. I intend to try and summit Kilimanjaro again since I didn't make it to the top and when I do I will certainly use Altezza Travel. Don't look elsewhere, choose Altezza!
Amazing experience with Altezza team
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.
Altezza Travel on TourRadar34 reviews 5
Climb Kilimanjaro: 8 Days Lemosho Route
Altezza is a great company! They were very well prepared and had an excellent logistics and climb team! I would highly recommend them for Kilimanjaro. I will probably use them for future tours as well.
Climb Kilimanjaro: 8 Days Machame Route
This experience was out of this world! The company, the guides, and everyone else involved exceeded all of my expectations! Rashid was our main guide and Tumaini was our secondary guide. They were both exceptional! Their main goal was to make sure we make it to the top and they did everything possible to make it happen. We all sumitted without any issues and I will most definitely never forget this experience! Highly recommend Altezza. Very professional company and known by everyone in the area. I heard a lot of positive feedback about them after the fact and I can definitely see why. Highly recommend Rashid and Tumaini as well. They were my faborite part of the experience. And of course, the entire crew of porters, cooks, servers, everyone and everything was outstanding! No need to think twice on this one, book your climb through Altezza if you want to have the most memorable climb in your life! P.s. we did the 6 day Machame road and it was plenty of time to acclimate and successfully make it to the top. Anything more than that is not really necessary unless you are into freezing camp nights and want to spend extra time in a tent. But as long as you are physically active in your everyday life, you will be absolutely fine with 6 days!
Climb Kilimanjaro: 8 Days Umbwe Route
Josh was fantastic guide! He and Exaud really made our experience memorable. We felt we were in safe and competent hands. The food was good and plentiful, and the whole experience was amazing. Altezza was very responsive, and I would reccomend it for anyone in the future.
Altezza Travel Reviews5.0
In this letter, I express my deep gratitude to ALTEZZA.TRAVEL for organizing and supporting my climbing on August 2, 2019 to Ukhuru peak (tour from July 28, 2019 to August 04, 2019, along the Marangu route). It was an amazing tour to Mount Kilimanjaro with the ALTEZZA.TRAVEL team. I note the highest level of tour organization - from the meeting at the airport to the moment you return to the hotel and receive certificates! Special thanks: - to the Chief guide Victor Mahonge. His organizing skills, the ability to manage and control the whole group, experience, knowledge, medical preparation, hardness and mountain endurance energized us and gave us the feeling of complete security and constant support. I am sure that without Victor Mahonge our tour would not have taken place, or the sensations would not have been so vivid; -to the guides Wisen Ronald and Elipokea E Urio. Their background, guardianship, care and attention, the ability to captivate with stories about Tanzania, history, nature, and mountain of Kilimanjaro, a high level of English knowledge, quick learning of the Russian language helped us to feel comfortable, confident and easy; - to Anna, customer relations manager. Her detailed information, elaboration of documents, solving current issues around the tour and the hotel, intelligence, punctuality, and attention to us - everything at the highest level! Thank you all for the received emotions! This is of great value to me! Of course, I will recommend ALTEZZA.TRAVEL and the team of guides of our group to all my friends and acquaintances! Vladimir Podoprigora
Big thank you to all the crew without any exception. It was a lifetime experience... and without them it wouldn't be possible. A special thank you to Victor and Selemon... our guides that made it possible... also to Joseph that helped me so much together with Victor during the summit stage. All the crew was 100% involved and I highly recommend them to climb Kilimanjaro. Food was good, security and safety was from the beginning the bigger worry, we had medical check ups twice a day and everything was really well organised. I absolutely recommend Altezza, my guides - Victor and Selemon together with all the crew to climd Kilimanjaro. It was a Wonderfull experience. THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything. Ana Oliveira
Dear friends, let me express my deepest gratitude and respect to all the personnel&management involved in organization of our tour dtd 01-09/10/2018 to Kilimanjaro/Tarangire. Please pass our personal appreciation to Anna - the most effective and dear organizer and tour-adviser, to most esteemed guides Albert, Othman, Philemon, Tuna and AbdulRahim for their cooperation, care, courtesy and patience. They've done everything to make memories and love to Tanzania most long lasting. Anatoly Prokopenko, while getting ready his backpack for the trek said, that he had foreseen all the necessary occasions. But he couldn't foresee, that all the necessary occasions will be provided for by the esteemed operator Altezza Travel. With best regards, Tikhontsev, Prokopenko. if interested, a longread about thr trek https://jalynski.livejournal.com/2539426.html
Marcelo Lorenzi Marques
My father and I have just climbed Kilimanjaro Mount with Altezza and everything was better than I’d imaniginated! The organization, instalations of the camping tent and, mainly, the professionalism of the team that helped us from the beggining of the route Rongai up to reach the summit! Especially the guides Elipokei and Erick! Byond the knowledgement of the route, me, as a doctor, could noted that they really knew what they were doing about our health control especially even because my father is 67 years old and reacheted the Gilmann’s point with their help. I deeply recommend Altezza!
Cary, North Carolina
Altezza facilitated a fantastic climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Thanks Demitry for being a prompt and great communicator. The gear list and ground arrangements were on point. Very special thanks to Richard Chandy and Philemon Moshi - guides on our trip and the extraordinary team of porters, cook, etc. A truly 5 Star team who made a challenging trip so much more pleasurable. Their attention to detail and customer oriented attitude was extraordinary.
Brandon L, New York City, New York
This tour group provided by Altezza was very well organized and offered periodic medical checks that many other tour groups do not. Highly recommend!
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