With over 30 years of experience specializing exclusively in Tanzania and
Mt. Kilimanjaro, Thomson Safaris sets the standards for safety, success,
and ethical trekking practices on Kilimanjaro.
We offer you expert advice, from these years of experience as well as each of our own Kili summits. And as the operator for Harvard Museum of Natural History, Nature Conservancy, Jane Goodall Institute, and many other organizations, we’ve been named National Geographic Best Adventure Travel Company On Earth and Tanzania’s Tour Operator of the Year and Humanitarian of the Year
Our U.S. and Tanzania guarantee that there is no middleman and that every detail and every promise is skillfully delivered.
Tanzania Is Our Sole Focus
Our team of professional and passionate U.S. Kilimanjaro Specialists will help you assess the best route, time of year, and training regimen to get you ready for the climb. In Tanzania, we will safely guide you on a unique, unforgettable adventure to the summit of Kilimanjaro.
There Is No Middleman
Rick Thomson and Judi
Wineland own the U.S. and Tanzanian operations, which guarantees close attention
to quality control. They’ve climbed Kilimanjaro with their teenage
daughters and understand the needs of adults and families and are committed
to the well being of the guides and porters, which is crucial for the success
of every trek.
Booking a trek through an unknown third party operator can compromise your safety and the safety of the mountain staff; it allows room for important details to fall through the cracks.
We Are Safety Experts
• Our internationally certified, Wilderness First
Responders guides have 100-200+ personal summits and ensure your safety
through continual monitoring and daily check-ups. All treks are outfitted
with advanced emergency
and communication equipment.
Our Specialized Partnerships Make Planning Easy
• Our contract with Delta/KLM gives us access to competitive, unpublished
rates for flights from the U.S. to Kilimanjaro International Airport in
• Thomson Trekkers receive access to exclusive, route specific personal training programs from Fit For Trips.
Read our guests' feedback about the Fit For Trips training program
• Specialized gear is readily available for all Thomson Trekkers through our KILI Store, with proceeds benefitting the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project.
There Are No Hidden Costs
Our land packages are all-inclusive. We do not separate park fees or any other component of your trip; virtually the only extra money you will need in Tanzania is for gratuities and souvenirs.