Why Diamond Glacier Adventures?

Diamond Glacier Adventures is committed to providing a high-class service that our clients will be completely satisfied with. With our highly qualified mountain guides, DGA ensures visitors experience a lifetime adventure while climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, enjoying amazing wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park, or taking a beach holiday in the white sands of Zanzibar. Our main goal is to provide everyone that comes on a trip with us a fascinating and memorable experience.

We are a local organization that is concerned with porter rights, as well as being eco-friendly. We are also very concerned about safety.

What is the food like?

At sunrise, after a bowl of porridge, some toast, fried egg and sausages, it’s another beautiful day to start your walk/ride.

Dinner will start with a fresh soup either made of carrot, cucumber, pumpkin or vegetable followed by a main course and some fruit. Later on you will have either a hot cup of tea, energy drink, hot chocolate or coffee.

All diets can be accomodated. Please just give us advance notice.

Do I need to bring my own sleeping bag or tent?

You can either bring your own sleeping bag or hire one. The tent is already included in the price, but if you bring your own, we will lower the price by $30.

How close do I get to the animals?

It is important to follow park regulations. Normally, the guide should keep a distance of at least 25 meters from the animals; however, some animals actually come near vehicles or stay close to the tracks. It is a good idea to bring binoculars to see animals that are further in the distance.

What is the safari car like?

All of the safari cars are four wheel drive, usually either a Land Cruiser or a Land Rover.

What will the safari / climbing Kilimanjaro be like each day?

Your safari driver or mountain guide will tell you the plan for the next day every everning after dinner.

What are the tipping guidelines?

Chief Guide: $25-$30 per day
Assistant Guide: $20-$25 per day
Cook: $15-$20 per day
Porter: $10 to $15 per day
Safari driver: $15 to $20 per day/Per Person in the car

Tips are much appreciated. They tell the guides how much you appreciate their help during the trip. Tips should not be dependent on whether you summit, but rather whether your guides were professional and had your best interests in mind.

If your guides and porters have not met your expectations please inform Diamond Glacier Adventures at the office immediately and do not feel obligated to give a tip. If anyone presses you for a tip during your trek, inform Diamond Glacier Adventures as well, as this is against company policy.
 
Give tips depending on your satisfaction. Tips can go hire or low; these are not our fixed guidelines. Feel free to discuss tips with your guide one night before the end of your trip. The head guide can give advice on tipping for other members of the group.
 
Which airport do I need to fly into?
 
You can land at either Kilimanjaro International Airport (45 km from Arusha) or Mwalimu Nyerere Airport (Dar es salaam) or Nairobi International Airport.
 
Can I arrange transport with your company to and from the airport?

Yes, you can arrange the transport with us.

Will your company provide travel insurance?

It is suggested that clients have their own traveler’s insurance. There is rescue on Mt. Kilimanjaro, but it does not include medical services, only stretcher service from the mountain base all the way down, and after rescue, ambulance to the hospital. We do everything we can to ensure your safety and health, but we cannot be held responsible. Please organize your insurance from home.

How do I send the deposit to reach you in a safe way?

Please contact us for details on how to send money through the bank.

How far in advance do I need to book?

Booking for any tour you would like to do with us should be made at least 2 weeks before the start date. Doing this will enable us to make preparations, especially for places like Marangu route (which offers hut facilities) and lodge safari.

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We’ll plan your trip around your specific interests, tastes and preferences, providing helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.




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Have you got a unique safari dream? Maybe you’ve got a limited or extended time frame? Maybe you’ve got a special event to plan? Or maybe you’ve got a big group to organise with people of all ages to cater for? Perhaps you’ve a set budget you’d like to stick to? Whatever your circumstances, fear not because We can design a custom trip especially for you. To find out more just get in touch with us telling us as much detail as you can about the special trip you want to organize.


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CUSTOMER REVIEWS.

  •   Did a one day trek to the Mandara hut on Mt Kilimanjaro with Diamond Glacier Adventures. Demi was my guide for the day. I had such a great time. Demi is a great motivator to get you up the hardest parts. No rush and the scenery is spectacular. Lots of opportunity to stop and take pictures. Lunch was very good, You stop about half way up in a picnic area. Also we stopped on the side of the road on the way home so I could get some great shots of Kilimanjaro once the cloud lifted off the mountain. I would highly recommend going with DGA if you are interested in any sort of trek long or short. They are excellent to deal with. More

    Jeneane M
    9/18/2019
  •   Shorter review: AMAZING ONE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE, HIGHLY RECOMMEND, Demi and his Diamond Glacier Adventures are professionals, great guides and made us feel very welcome! MANY THANKS, DEMI AND THE TEAM! Do not hesitate and support the smaller business by choosing Diamond Glaciar Adventures instead of larger and more commercialized providers. Longer review: Based on my colleague's recommendation we booked (a group of 4, two couples from Germany/Russia/Poland) a 7 day Machame trip with Demi and his team in July 2019. The price was very reasonable, the communication was great and there were no issues with transferring the money via a bank transfer which was a strongly preferable option for us. We arrived at Kilimanjaro airport and were transferred to Pepe Hotel the same night without any delays. Pepe Hotel is a basic but very nice hotel with all the necessary amenities. Demi had a brief debriefing with us which made us feel in good hands; overall very professional and we were very pleased with the trip planning. We went through our equipment and apparel and Demi provided us with warmer apparel if necessary. The service of Demi and his team on the mountain was top-notch; we felt very welcome, the food was great and the climbing pacing was tailored to us. Demi recommended that we shorten our 7 days trip to 6 days one because of our good shape, which we did and did not regret afterwards; however, this was a... Shorter review: AMAZING ONE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE, HIGHLY RECOMMEND, Demi and his Diamond Glacier Adventures are professionals, great guides and made us feel very welcome! MANY THANKS, DEMI AND THE TEAM! Do not hesitate and support the smaller business by choosing Diamond Glaciar Adventures instead of larger and more commercialized providers.

    Longer review: Based on my colleague's recommendation we booked (a group of 4, two couples from Germany/Russia/Poland) a 7 day Machame trip with Demi and his team in July 2019. The price was very reasonable, the communication was great and there were no issues with transferring the money via a bank transfer which was a strongly preferable option for us.

    We arrived at Kilimanjaro airport and were transferred to Pepe Hotel the same night without any delays. Pepe Hotel is a basic but very nice hotel with all the necessary amenities. Demi had a brief debriefing with us which made us feel in good hands; overall very professional and we were very pleased with the trip planning. We went through our equipment and apparel and Demi provided us with warmer apparel if necessary.

    The service of Demi and his team on the mountain was top-notch; we felt very welcome, the food was great and the climbing pacing was tailored to us. Demi recommended that we shorten our 7 days trip to 6 days one because of our good shape, which we did and did not regret afterwards; however, this was a risky move on our part because it implies quicker ascend and a higher risk of altitude sickness.

    We made it to the summit on the fifth day - even though it was physically straining, we didn't have any health issues and were super happy to make in such a (relatively) short time. Nature is something out of this world, the views are breathtaking, the whole experience is something we will not ever forget in our lifetime! It is totally worth the price and the long flight and the strenuous ascend!

    As a little after-Kilimanjaro present Demi and his brother Connie invited us for a great barbecue in Arusha which was definitely a nice touch.

    Overall I was an amazing experience and we would definitely recommend Demi and his team as your guides and helpers! Many thanks for making it happen, guys!

    P.S. The Demi's team consisted of 19 people in total. I would highly recommend asking beforehand how large the group would be because it is crucial for tips at the end of the trip. Overall please refer to the tip calculation scheme at Demi's website beforehand; we referred to different resources which state 200-250 dollars per person, the actual amount is around 400+ per person for a group of four which is something you should definitely consider when comparing the prices.

    P.P.S. If you have any questions about our experience, feel free to contact me directly through TripAdvisor. More

    Sofya S
    8/18/2019
  •   I researched many well known companies to hike Kilimanjaro, I did not feel a connection them until I made contact with Demi. I was seeking a true local authentic experience, Demi natural and genuine. It was very important to me to book with a local...More

    Lisa O
    3/31/2019
  •   Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was the best adventure of my life made safe by Diamond Glacier Adventures. My friend with whom I endeavoured this beautiful but challenging trek, found DGA few years ago. So after a vast research we decided this was a good choice. And...More

    MaggieMayPL
    3/31/2019
  •   Demi, his brother Cony and their team were simply amazing in guiding us to the top of Kilimanjaro! They are professional, they know what they’re doing, and they made us feel safe and in good hands, as we are not experienced mountain climbers. They also...More

    noomiv2019
    2/08/2019
  •   I highly recommend Diamond glacier tours for climbing Kilimanjaro. Demi, his brother Cony and all of the crew did an amazing job, and I felt they did all in their power to get us to the top! I went with my partner and they gave...More

    Kristófer P
    2/08/2019