Most Kilimanjaro climbs today increasingly lose the element that makes it special – the real authentic style of a mountain adventure away from your comfort zone. We believe that your time travelling away from home is precious and that by committing for a Kili adventure away from that comfort zone, you deserve more by way of a true adventure, long anticipated, once in a lifetime experience. Therefore, choosing the right outfitter is the single most important element in your trip planning. Wanderlust Adventures truly believes in delivering the finest mountain experience possible. And, we guarantee it.
Our Commitment for Authenticity and Encompassing Range of Depth
Wanderlust Adventures really makes an effort to design Kilimanjaro climbs and safari itineraries that are encompassing, uniquely different and take you to places where few others go. Too often the promises made by mainstream travel aren’t kept – how often have you read that you’ll get to ‘meet and immerse with the locals’ and been disappointed in the brief encounter that’s delivered, and that you’ll give back a little to support a local community to discover it’s little more than a mere touristic enterprise?
Wanderlust founder has spent years in the field to change this enterprise-style business and provide its travelers with powerful real life experiences. Our itineraries are our personal favorites where we have had a chance to explore them before you. For us, sharing them with our guests is the most exciting part of our work. For us this is real adventure – exciting, unknown, rewarding and utterly captivating.
Trips Designed and Lead By True Adventure Leaders
Despite all the talk and intricate details written on myriad pages and the nitty-gritty that goes into creating a superlative adventure, we know a successful trip can only happen with outstanding trip leaders at the helm. We mean a leader who has been there and done it all. They are involved in every step of our business – right from the destination planning and the research stage, first-hand experience on finding ideal local providers to suit our style of trips, from talking to clients imparting their first-hand knowledge to finally being there with you on the trip – is what we believe as true trip leaders. Our Adventure Leaders are enormously dedicated and excited about the trips they run.
Private Trips & Small Groups are our Specialty – Low impact and More Personalized Attention
We cannot imagine running a more intimate and personalized adventure with a group of 20 or 30 strangers. Can you imagine the bottle necks large groups create on the trails…… to the summit of Kilimanjaro or trying to walk without disturbing the wildlife on a walking safari? Or the large number of people that create an impact on trekking in the endangered sites? We care much about protecting these sites we visit and the pristine nature of the wilderness areas we explore in our trips. Our trips therefore, starts from minimum of 2 persons a departure and groups are always 16 travelers maximum, by far the smallest groups in the adventure travel industry.
A combination of Safe, Remote luxury and Authentic style in Accommodation
Most companies to choose to offer large international hotel brands and lodges that cater to mass tourism. These are a no-no on Wanderlust trips. At best, we stay local, live with the locals, support locally-owned hotels, camps and safari lodges wherever possible. That is another way of giving back and supporting the local economy grow. We, on the other hand, recognize that good adventure experiences also require us to be careful about where we stay, even if they are remote and cost more, for practical reasons, a combination of comfort and luxury also helps us reach our adventure goals!
We Only do Kilimanjaro & Tanzania
We are not a do-it-all travel company. We are a company obsessed with Mt Kilimanjaro. We just do what we know best, all centered on providing exciting adventure, nothing more. Yet many of our trips to Tanzania focus on special elements and features that align with many individual interests, hobbies and likes.
Our founder has a life long affinity for Mt Kilimanjaro. He has climbed all of its seven official routes to the summit, spent years testing its pro’s and con’s and wants to help our clients to achieve theirs. Wanderlust’s Kilimanjaro product was born out of this personal interest. Our hands-on expertise can pay off hugely for would-be climbers.
Most Trips Inclusive of Air Travel & Land Only Options
Most operators leave flights excluded in trips and require guests to book their own airfare, offering little guidance in negotiating the complicated web of flight options in traveling to Africa. Since we know that “going it alone and meeting up there” are a pain and can result in ‘find your own way disaster stories” we hear often, we prefer to arrange all flights in our trips. This is part of our commitment to your peace of mind. However, for those looking to find their own way to the starting point of our destinations, we also offer `Land Only` prices in all trips.
Our Philosophy on Quality & Value
We are a far cry of the mass outfitters and tour operators that sell hundreds of trips. Our limited departures and the exclusive nature give our travelers the confidence to make plans with us knowing that their expectations will be met and that the fees we charge reflect the exceptional quality of the experience provided. And, our promise: your adventure will exceed your expectations!
Your Trip is a go and price is guaranteed!
If you’ve ever experienced the disappointment of having the price of your long-awaited adventure changed or increased at the last minute because the tour company didn’t have enough buffer to cover the unexpected increases like exchange fluctuations and hikes in supplier rates. When we design our trips, we take all these facts into consideration. It is also our promise that should the prices go down due to high demand in sales or exchange gains, you will be the first to hear from us with the savings passed on to your overall trip price.
We Make a Difference – We give Back More…
At Wanderlust, we firmly believe that responsible tourism can be an extraordinary tool to connect people across borders and cultures. Our commitment to responsible, low-impact tourism goes back many years of the adventure filled careers of our Founder and his trip leading team. It has since become part of our trip planning that we actively support a variety of conservation and cultural groups in Tanzania. We actively support number of grass root level organizations dedicated to improve lives of the local people and help us see the lives of the impoverished through their work.
Wanderlust Operations Are 100-Percent Carbon-Neutral
We know our guests care deeply about our planet. So do we, and when you travel with us, we will offset 100 percent of the carbon emissions from your trip. But we’re not just pursuing a trend here. In an effort to change the way the entire travel business operates in Canada, we are now considered one of Canada’s few carbon-neutral adventure travel companies. Many others may follow suit, and even if you do not select Wanderlust for your next Kilimanjaro or Tanzania safari trip, we encourage you to choose a 100-percent carbon-neutral travel company.