About us

Travel by Mong'ateko is a tour company located in the heart of Kilimanjaro. Owned by a indigenous Tanzanian, its team of expert staff maintains its professionalism with over 10 years of experience in the Tanzanian tourism industry.


Ben's dream is to live in a Tanzania and maintain a strong presence in the tourism industry where the local community actively benefit from the industry, especially in the reduction of poverty and the implementation of community development. Ben:Founder, head guide & Managing director at Travel by Mong'ateko. Most likely to be seen at briefings or evacuations. Preferably the former! With an slightly more than healthy addiction to systems and a love for the great outdoors, Ben has lead many trips on Kilimanjaro and he is full license Kilimanjaro guide, developed many of the adventure trips Travel by Mong'ateko operates and is a good person to bounce itinerary ideas off. You can contact him at mongateko@gmail.com or info@travelbymongateko.com

Founded by:

Ben is the company's Managing Director and head guide. Ben's strengths lie in his organizational skills, experience as a tour guide both in the mountain & safari scene and his community involvement.

He has for years worked with other safari and trekking companies and has a thorough knowledge of a Tanzanian tour companies operations. Ben also maintains a strong presence in all company operations (from the office to field), ensuring unsurpassed quality and service is provided in order to secure complete customer satisfaction. Thus all clients are assured that under his care a satisfaction of  East African experience of lifetime.

UNIQUENESS OF Travel by Mong'ateko:

One of the many extra services that singles Travel by Mong'ateko, Kenya and Uganda out from the crowd in tourism in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda is our “meet and greet service”. All our clients arriving at International airports in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro are met after clearing customs by one of our staff and guided to their vehicles. At their hotel they are welcomed by one of our Guest Relations Officer who couple as a tour guide. He will assist with check-in before thoroughly briefing all clients. The Guides are on hand each time clients check in or out and are available to provide, reassurance or advice in all matters from ticket reconfirmation through baggage assistance to restaurant bookings. Debriefing is provided on departure date before assistance at hotel checkout and airport check-in.

TANZANIA AND KENYA ROAD TRANSPORT:

Travel by Mong'ateko, Kenya and Uganda operates it's own transport in a 4 x 4 Toyota Land-cruiser (especially on Tanzania Safaris). The majority of the safaris are however based on our customized seven-seater safari Vehicle with specially modified suspension, full-length photographic roof hatches and seats designed with seat belt. These vehicles are the ideal safari workhorses designed to have nine seats, our vehicles seats are seven only (except on special request) as all clients are guaranteed window seats. We also have mini van for large groups (especially on Kenya safaris) and transfers (i.e. airport transfers, international transfer services within East Africa and/or transfers to starting points of mountain climbing expeditions

OUR SAFARI DRIVER GUIDES IN TANZANIA…

All Travel by Mong'ateko Professional Driver guides are employed and trained by us. Unlike other operators, this allows total control of one of the most important element in your safari business. Training is in subject, ranging from tribal culture to conservation and yearly refresher courses, constant assessment and grading guarantees the highest standards. As sole employer we know our driver guides and can match their talents to your needs. Among them we have the largest cadre of genuine multi-lingual guides in East Africa with specialization in many languages that you can request for. Fearless in choosing Travel by Mong'ateko.

OUR MOUNTAIN CREW ON ALL THE CLIMBING EXCURSIONS THAT WE PROVIDE...

All Travel by Mong'ateko Professional Mountain guides are employed by us and trained & certified by Kilimanjaro National Park (KINAPA). Also we provide our employees extra training especially in customer care, this allows total control of all the elements in the clients trekking experience. Our training ranges from First Aid and yearly refresher courses, to constant assessment and grading, which guarantees the highest professional standards.

THE COOKS/ CHEFS

Our bush chefs work wonders in tough conditions. Whether in the dusty plains of the Serengeti or the summits of Kilimanjaro, Meru or Mt Kenya, these extremely diligent artists work wonders to provide you with fresh and tasty meals for days on end. Possible the least seen and yet hardest working these fine men cook up a storm - often in a storm!


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