Ultimate Kilimanjaro vs Lost World Adventures - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Overall — 5
Value — 4.9
Guide — 4.9
Activities — 4.9
Lodging — 4.9
Transportation — 4.9
Meals — 4.9
Recent Reviews

Overall, I am very happy!

5.0 January 2017
J
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a great time on our Kilimanjaro climb. Everything went smoothly. Our guides, Freddy and Eli, were very competent, knowledgeable, and friendly. They really helped encourage and reassure us, especially at the toughest and most miserable parts of the climb. The rest of the team was excellent as well, and the food was great. Absolutely nothing bad to say about any of it.
The Stella Maris Lodge was wonderful, and the staff were amazing.
The one-day Safari we did in Arusha NP was a bit underwhelming. Our guide, John, was an awkward (albeit nice) guy. He knew a good amount about the plants and animals in the park, but the language barrier made communicating with him a bit difficult. I was pretty bored about half way through the day, but this might say more about me than it does about the safari service. I am still glad we did the safari, as seeing some of these animals in the wild is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but I am glad we only did it for one day.
The Milimani Lodge was fancy looking, but the utilities (electricity and water) were quite spotty, and there was a rooster who didn't let me sleep past 4 am. Although I understand that these issues are mostly out of the hotel's control.
Overall, I am very happy with my trip. I am glad we went with Ultimate Kilimanjaro, and I will definitely recommend your company to any friends interested in climbing Kili in the future.
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Tour Ultimate Kilimanjaro Company Reviews

Thank you Ultimate Kilimanjaro for getting me to the highest point in Africa, I'll never forget it!

5.0 January 2017
G
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I did the Rongai 7 days trek and had the most amazing experience! Our lead guide Deuss and his crew were extremely friendly, helpful and professional! We had 32 porters supporting our group of 11 walkers and I watched in awe every day as they sprinted past us with our luggage balanced on their heads - I have so much respect for them!
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I am very pleased with this trip.

5.0 January 2017
R
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I've just arrive home from a successful trip with 10 other members of our group. Right from the start when I was asking lots of questions to the beers back at the hotel, Ultimate were always there for us. From Shawn in the office to Baraka our head guide and his team, they always had our safety as their priority. I couldn't have asked for a better team, very organized, great food and equipment and very knowledgeable. I had done quite a bit of research before choosing Ultimate and I'm so pleased that I did, we had good briefings before and during the trip with health checks morning and night. Nearly all of our teams suffered from some form of Altitude sickness and this was carefully managed by the Ultimate team to the point that we all made the summit. There was never any pressure to push on and they let us walk at our pace. Again, I can't say highly enough of the Ultimate team and more than happy to answer any concerns others may have about this trip, it's certainly a once in a life adventure!!
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Their service was outstanding.

5.0 July 2017
C
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
"This Peru travel agency planned and booked a custom trip for me and my wife to Peru in October 2015. The trip included a short stay in Lima, and almost a week in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Their service was outstanding. The planning for the trip was perfect, and we relied entirely on them as we had not been to Peru before. They also went beyond the call of duty by getting a reservation at a good hotel in Lima even though there was a huge convention of the world bank in town at the time. They persisted until they found a cancellation. they even booked two good restaurants for us in Lima. The guides they provided were also excellent, including one who was truly outstanding.

I never would have located this company except through Zicasso. Two years ago we made a trip to Brazil and we looked and looked for a travel agency of this kind and never did find one. I would highly recommend using Zicasso to find the appropriate agency if you are traveling somewhere that you have not previously been to, or if you do not have an agency you are satisfied with."
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Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! 

5.0 July 2017
K
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Our trip to Peru was planned perfectly, thanks to our travel agent! He was quick to respond to all of my needs & was very flexible. The hotels and the guides he arranged were great! We couldn't have asked for or imagined a better experience in this magical country!
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Our travel designers did a fantastic job keeping our herd together and entertained - all of the accommodations were excellent, guides were great, tours were interesting.

5.0 December 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Hiking the Inca Trail (and learning that it is "an" Inca Trail, not "the" Inca Trail)
Tours 1 Trip 55 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 344 $ 444
Operator Type None Custom/Private Tour Operator
Size None Global Operator
Trip Types
    • Private Guided Trips
    • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
    • Custom Itineraries
    Service Level N/A Luxury
    Regions
      • North America
      • Central America & Caribbean
      • South America
      • Africa
      • Antarctica & the Arctic
      Known For
        • Trekking & Camping
        • Luxury
        Headquarters N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL Decatur, Georgia
        Year Established N/A 1987
        Solo Friendly N/A N/A
        Tour Languages N/A
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            About Ultimate Kilimanjaro

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            About Lost World Adventures

            Founded in 1987, Lost World Adventures offers private and customized trips to South and Central America and Antarctica.

            What Makes Them Stand Out?

            Your guide will get to know you before beginning to plan your customized experience. If you want to have a relaxing beach vacation, they can arrange that. Or if you’d rather hike up the adrenaline, they are able to offer that as well.

            Who Travels With Them?

            They accommodate anyone from honeymooners to large groups. Trips are generally in middle price range - you won’t find tremendously budget items here, but they do their best to craft a trip based on all factors, price included.

            Where Do They Operate?

            They are focused in South and Central America, with a variety of trips from beach vacations to Costa Rica, food tours in Argentina, or Machu Picchu adventures. They are also among the few small companies providing cruises to Antarctica.

            Why Travel With Them?

            For the variety of trip type and theme you can choose from. They have food and wine tours, adventure tours, beach getaways, and cruises - all of which are customizable to your likes and dislikes. If you’d prefer not to overly customize, they have pre-set itineraries as well.

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