Ultimate Kilimanjaro vs The Family Adventure Company - 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 — 4
Value — 3.9
Guide — 3.9
Activities — 3.9
Lodging — 3.9
Transportation — 3.9
Meals — 3.9
Recent Reviews

Overall, I am very happy!

5.0 January 2017
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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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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
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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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The company provided an excellent pre tour service

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
The company provided an excellent pre tour service and the information sent was accurate and useful. I would definitely look at using them again and recommend them to any family.

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I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday

5.0 April 2016
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was very impressed with the Family Adventure company in terms of the holiday delivered which was exceptional. The booking and pre-holiday experience was fine although it would be better to have a specific contact to email rather than just to phone the general number with queries.
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Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective

4.0 April 2016
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
Booking and customer service were good. From a child's perspective, FAC were not as welcoming. Another company we have travelled with sent a welcome pack with a travelling companion (soft toy) and activities to do while travelling. When on the holiday this company also catered more for families needs e.g. more frequent stops when travelling for food and toilets, without parents having to ask. The stops were also at more sensible times e.g. making sure there was a stop at lunch time (12.30ish), rather than early afternoon (1.30 onwards). Children (and adults) get irritable if they've not eaten making the journey more stressful.
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Tours 1 Trip 14 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 344 $ 160
Operator Type None Group Tour Operator
Size None Global Operator
Trip Types
    • Group Tours
    • Private Guided Trips
    Service Level N/A Standard
    Regions
      • North America
      • Central America & Caribbean
      • South America
      • Asia
      • Africa
      • Middle East & North Africa
      • Europe
      Known For
        • Adventure
        Headquarters N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 1 Cross & Pillory Lane, Alton, England
        Year Established N/A 1996
        Solo Friendly N/A N/A
        Tour Languages N/A N/A
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            About Ultimate Kilimanjaro

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            About The Family Adventure Company

            Founded two decades ago and based in the UK, The Family Adventure Company specializes in small group family adventure vacations. The company is now part of the global adventure travel operator Intrepid Travel, and trips are offered through Intrepid as well, allowing them to greatly expand their range.

            What Makes Them Stand Out?

            With more than 20 years’ experience, The Family Adventure Company helped pioneer the concept of small-group adventure travel for families with young children. Activities are wide-ranging, from river rafting and kayaking to cycling, sailing, camping, and wildlife viewing, all geared to the ages and interests of the family travelers.

            Who Travels With Them?

            A wide variety of families, including solo-parent, single-child, multi-generational families -- parents, children, and grandparents traveling together -- and families with teenagers. The latter have dedicated trips of special interest to teens.

            Where Do They Operate?

            Much of the world: Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.

            How Does it Work?

            No matter where you travel, The Family Adventure Company provides an English-speaking, family-friendly local leader. Lodging, transportation and activities are also included. Tours typically consist of three or four families with kids of similar ages or interests. (You can also put together your own trip with just your family or other families you’re friendly with.) Children 14 and under get a ten percent discount off adult prices; large families (over two kids) get another price break.

            Why Travel With Them?

            The award winning company offers a wide range of trips for a wide variety of families. Because they only cater to families, they know what kids like – and as any parent can tell you, nothing is more disastrous than a family tour not geared in any way to kids. The company also supports responsible and sustainable travel practices and gives back to local communities.

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