This Tour Is Offered By
- Office In:
- 20-50 employees (Founded in 2014)
- Member Of:
- TTB, AMREF & KPAP
- Tour Types:
- Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
Established in 2014, Leken Adventure is a Kilimanjaro & Safari company legally incorporated in Tanzania with TALA License No. 017762. Aim to provide absolute control of your entire Tanzania expeditions from the day you email / call us until you fly back home, having an attainment summit at Mount Kilimanjaro.
A Memorable Trek to the Roof of Africa (6-day Machame Route)
My friend and I embarked on a 6-day Machame Route trek, a challenging yet rewarding path that promised breathtaking vistas and an exhilarating challenge and we definitely enjoyed every minute of this adventure thanks to our amazing guides William and Amani and the whole crew!
Our guides, William and Amani, were the epitome of expertise and support. Their knowledge of the mountain ecosystem was vast, and they shared it with us in a way that made our ascent even more enriching. They were constantly on the lookout for our well-being, ensuring our safety and providing valuable insights into the changing terrain and rising altitude. William and Amani were also extremely positive and supportive, especially during the summit day. I can safely say that I would not have made it to the top without their top-notch support and constant cheering.
Eli, our chef, was a culinary maestro. Each meal was a symphony of flavors and textures, meticulously prepared to fuel our bodies for the demanding days ahead. We were amazed to see how well he was able to cook in the improvised camping environment. His culinary skills were truly exceptional, and we were grateful for his ability to nourish us with such delicious and nutritious meals.
The porters, a tireless and cheerful bunch, were the backbone of our expedition. They carried our tents, food, and equipment with unwavering dedication, their strength and endurance inspiring us to persevere. Moreover, they proved to be also a great entertainers and singers as they greeted us with an amazing medley of songs on many occasions, even after we successfully ascended the Uhuru peak. I would also like to thank Belfast again for helping me walk safely back to base camp when the fatigue really hit me.
Special mention goes to Honest who was taking care of our tent and serving us the amazing food prepared by the chef. He was always very kind and ready to help, ensured that our water bottles were always full and our snacks were readily available, often anticipating our needs before we even realized them. His willingness to go the extra mile added a touch of personal care that made our experience even more memorable.
Lastly, all the preparation before the trip was also smooth thanks to truly 24/7 support from Alex who was always promptly responding via WhatsApp and anything was not a problem for him. Alex was even able to get us a recipe for the delicious banana stew we had for lunch one day during the trek :)
To summarise, our Machame Route trek was an adventure that surpassed all expectations. The occasional bouts of altitude sickness tested our resolve, but the support of our guides, chef, and porters kept us going. Their encouragement and shared experiences helped us push through the physical discomfort and maintain focus on the summit. I would recommend this trek to anyone seeking an unforgettable challenge and a chance to connect with nature on a profound level while being supported by the great team of Leken adventures.
Fantastic support and great value.
With my wife and two older daughters, we did the Kilimanjaro Machame 8 day trek with hotel first and last day and a safari and it was fantastic from start to finish. Well organised, excellent guides and food and great support from Alex in the office.
Great operator, AMAZING wildlife!
There truly aren't words to express how much we loved our tour and loved Tanzania. Leken was a fantastic operator; they were communicative, willing to answer all of our questions before the trip, and able to accommodate our requests. The guide we had, Alex, was truly one of a kind. He was knowledgeable, personal, funny, and felt like part of our group. We LOVED the safari!
We went to Tarangire, Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara NP. Though each park had its own unique charm, Serengeti was far an away our favorite. The vast plains and incredible birdlife only added to African favorites like giraffe, elephants, lions, and cheetahs. We even got a leopard!
I am an avid birder, though my wife and friends were not. Nevertheless, there was something for everyone. Hundreds of species of birds, dozens of species of mammals, and amazing reptiles and amphibians. The vistas alone are worth the trip, but the 264 species of birds I saw were even better!
We cannot recommend Leken enough. The accommodations arranged were also fantastic; comfortable beds, hot showers, good food, and friendly staff.
An amazing time with Leken Adventure
We did the 6 day Kilimanjaro trek (Machame Route) and 6 day Safari (including Serengeti) with Leken Adventure and it was an amazing journey!
We had fantastic guides for both and Alex from Leken was always helpful and quick to respond to any question we had.
The entire team on the Kilimanjaro trek was so helpful and it felt like family! Our guide at the Safari knew a lot about animals and made sure we saw the big 5 :) The accommodations and food was also always really good and they tailored it to us being vegetarian.
We can highly recommend traveling with Leken! 5 out of 5 stars!
We (me and my boyfriend) did Kilimanjaro and safari tour with Leken adventure. Alex was very responsive and organisied everything we wanted.
We did 6 day Kilimanjaro Machame route tour with guide Leonard and his team (Present, Sadih, Eli,..). They were all very professional and made us feel very welcome. They even taught us a little bit of swahili language.
Leonard made sure that the trip was safe and always reminded us to be confident about reaching the peak. On the peak day i felt very tired and sleepy and i almost gave up but they motivated me to reach the top.
Since i have coeliac disease i asked the company if they could provide me gluten free meals. I was very surprised by Eli (chef) awarness of gluten free diet. He prepared many different and very delicious meals (except store snacks - you better have some with you if you are on gluten free diet).
We also did 3 day Serengeti and Ngorongoro safari tour with Jonas. He was very passionate about finding animals and he had a lot of knowladge about them. We found all the big 5 with him.
We were more than satisfied with the services Leken adventure offered.
The following does not have anithing to do with Leken adventure company but it is something i wish i would be aware of in advance: Guides/porters on Kilimanjaro and safari tours expect big tips. For Kilimanjaro it is expected to tip guide 20$/day, guide assistant and cook 15$/day and each porter 10$/day. (this tips were expected for the whole group not per each client) On safari tour guide expected 10$/day and cook 5$/day (from each client on the tour).
Asante sana to all of you that made our trip unforgettable!
Other Safaris & Tours2 – Offered by Leken Adventure
6-Day Special Offer - Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route
$1,350 pp (USD)
Tanzania: Private tourBudgetMountain Hut & Camping
You Visit: Moshi (Start), Kilimanjaro Airport, Machame Gate (Mt Kilimanjaro), Mt Kilimanjaro, Uhuru Peak (Mt Kilimanjaro), Moshi (End)
6-Day Kilimanjaro Climb Machame Route Special Offer
$1,350 pp (USD)
Tanzania: Private tourBudgetMountain Hut & Camping
You Visit: Moshi (Start), Machame Gate (Mt Kilimanjaro), Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Kilimanjaro Summit, Mweka Gate (Mt Kilimanjaro), Moshi (End)
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