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Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience - Day Tours

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Address: Moshi, Tanzania
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+255 27 275 3233
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Summit Expeditions & Nomadic Experience (SENE) is a high quality...

Summit Expeditions & Nomadic Experience (SENE) is a high quality Tanzania adventure travel company offering day excursions hiking on Kilimanjaro and the surrounding remote villages, bicycling through the coffee farms and African savannah, and running the forested trails encircling the mountain. We provide exquisite accommodations and an unparalleled cultural experience in our Mbahe Village guest cottages high on the slopes of Kilimanjaro on SENE owner Simon Mtuy's ancestral farm. SENE was founded in 1998 by Simon, mountain guide and international ultra-runner, who continues to carry out his vision of a sustainable, ethical, locally-owned adventure travel service that promotes the beauty of Tanzania while contributing to the well-being of its people and environment.

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Adventurous Option for Tanzania Touring

Tanzania was such a wonderful experience and SENE made it better! They made trip planning easy and sent us in the right direction to the perfect locations. Everything from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 13, 2016
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Tahoe City, California
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Farmington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Funny how they collect the tip money to be distributed several days after their guests are gone. We counted all of the tip money from our group, put it in an envelope and gave it to Simon's brother. Unbeknownst to him, we all signed a piece of paper saying how much we each gave, the total matching the cash in... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

This company charges more than competitors and I was unpleasantly surprised at the lack of communication between staff prior to the climb. I specified on my application and repeatedly in conversations with US operator that I struggled when descending mountains and needed accommodations. US operator saw no issues in my spending an extra night at School Hut. When I arrived... More 

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SENE_TZ, Manager at Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

We are very sorry that the climb was disappointing and that you were unable to summit. We at SENE take pride in our seamless communication between our planning office in the US and our main office in Tanzania, both of which are overseen by owner Simon Mtuy. Your lead guide on the climb, Mr. Joel Siao, whose route adjustments are... More 

Tahoe City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Tanzania was such a wonderful experience and SENE made it better! They made trip planning easy and sent us in the right direction to the perfect locations. Everything from the Serengeti to Kilimanjaro to Zanzibar was better than we could have imagined. The trip was exciting and active, not just your typical tourist tour. Tim, Joseph, Wilson, and the entire... More 

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SENE_TZ, Manager at Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you had a great time in Tanzania - we certainly feel it is a magical place. Thanks for the kind words about our services, and giving a shout out to Tim, our trip planner in the US, Joseph, one of our top safari guides, and Wilson, the host at our Mbahe Village cottages. More 

Greenville, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

SENE arranged our Kilimanjaro climb and then a safari: very cooperative to arrange our plans yet also gave suggestions for improvements that an insider knows will make for a better experience. There we no hidden costs; the few changes were upgrades. Once we landed at Kili International Airport, we were guided at every step. Vehicles were well maintained; drivers were... More 

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SENE_TZ, Manager at Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us and highlighting the things that make SENE trips special. We hope to see you back in Tanzania sometime soon! More 

landenberg, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

I did my research and it paid off. While being a bit pricier, summiting Kili was not something at 60 years old i wanted to chance. From the moment I entered the Mbahe farm I felt at home. The host Wilson was welcoming and hpspitable and reassuring. The rooms at the farm were quaint and had all the necessary things... More 

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SENE_TZ, Manager at Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the great details about your great trip! We do not hide the fact that we can be more expensive than some (but not all) Kilimanjaro guide services. We do feel that the personal and attentive service that we provide, customizations, great guides and crew, and the highly enjoyable climbs that result make it a very good price... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I chose SENE for our "once in a lifetime" African safari after hours of research, and interviews with several tour companies, and I couldn't be happier that I did. This was a birthday "bucket list" trip for my wife, our two kids (11 and 14) and her sister. Tim (SENE's US-based planner) was extremely patient, asked the right questions, and... More 

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SENE_TZ, Manager at Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

Asante Sana for telling your Tanzania story with such nice words! We are glad you chose SENE for your Family trip and that you really appreciated it from the beginning (with Tim) to the end with Gerald. Everyone of us do our best to organize an amazing trip for our guests and to offer the best quality in everything! We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

My Family and I had a wonderful trip with SENE! We completed a 3-day/2-night safari and 2-nights at the Mbahe Farm. Tim Leinbach organized a custom trip for us that was designed to accommodate my two young kids, ages 2 and 5. We visited Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and N. Crater parks. All three are unique areas providing different wildlife and... More 

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SENE_TZ, Manager at Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

We are really glad that you had a great safari with SENE. Thanks for your kind words! It is true that it is not always easy to organize a safari with young kids. As Tim, our US-office director, has been living in Tanzania with his family and young kids, he had the experience and he now excels in creating the... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Having done the Kili/Safari combo with SENE three times now I can only say good things about the people and the organisation; a local company that has excellent staff and facilities. Mbahe farm is a tranquil place for relaxation and preparing for a climb, the guides up Kili are excellent and it's amazing what the staff can do food wise... More 

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SENE_TZ, Manager at Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

And we are always happy to host you! SENE staff never forget SENE clients and are particularly happy when they see you coming back to their country. It means you loved it the first time and it's important for them. Karibu Tena! More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

Hospitality at the Farm is fantastic! Climbed Kilimanjaro with two very friendly and enthusiastic guides and then went on to do a safari with a knowledgable and also very friendly driver. /guide.

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SENE_TZ, Director of Sales at Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your nice review! We are happy that you enjoyed every part of your trip with SENE and loved our friendly guides! We hope to see you again soon! Karibu tena Tanzania! More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

Our entire trip from the moment we landed until we left exceeded our expectations. The two days running and 3 days biking before our climb were fantastic and enabled us to see things that we wouldn't have had we been in a vehicle. The climb was great and we were in good hands with out guides Felix and Manase. Gerald... More 

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SENE_TZ, Manager at Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience - Day Tours, responded to this review

Asante! You actually have been part of adventures (running, biking) that offer the best way to visit Tanzania from the inside and to see what other tourists don't see. We are happy that you enjoyed every part of your trip to Tanzania and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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