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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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Amazing!

I used SENE for Kilimanjaro climb, Lemosho route, in 8 days. It was the most incredible experience of my life. The guides (Honest and Emmanuel) and the whole staff were excellent... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I used SENE for Kilimanjaro climb, Lemosho route, in 8 days. It was the most incredible experience of my life. The guides (Honest and Emmanuel) and the whole staff were excellent. We had also excellent food every day like I never had imagine would be possible in a mountain. They woke us up with hot tea in our tents, warm... More 

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

Thanks a lot for your kind review! We are happy to know that your trip to Tanzania and on Kilimanjaro have exceeded your expectations! Everyone at SENE always do their best to make sure you will have good memories when you are back home. Karibu tena Tanzania! More 

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We used SENE for both a Kili climb and a 4-day safari and both experiences were exactly what we were looking for. We did the 10-day Lemosho Route - challenging and rewarding. On the climb, we were extremely well-cared for - the food was fabulous, and the staff were knowledgeable and supportive. Our primary guide Honest was a gem. The... More 

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

Robin, thanks for the kind words. We're glad you had a great time on both your climb and safari with us at SENE. It's our job to handle the unexpected - whether a muddy road or anything else - so that you can enjoy a worry-free adventure! We'll let Honest and Joseph know that you appreciated their guide services, along... More 

New York
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 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
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 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
1 review
Reviewed 21 September 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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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 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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Reviewed 12 July 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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Reviewed 8 July 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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Reviewed 12 June 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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7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 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 

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