Welcome to Kilimanjaro Adventure Travel

Welcome to Kilimanjaro Adventure Travel, the first Internet-based travel specialist focused exclusively on African travel!

My name is Stephanie Hancock. For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of visiting the animals and peoples of Africa. Not too long ago, my husband and I made this dream a reality, visiting many of the wonderful places of East Africa (you can read a description of our experience with Rafiki Africa's Parks & Gorillas Safari). After having walked amidst giraffes in Kenya, visited face-to-face with mountain gorillas in the Virunga mountains of Zaire, and experienced the power of thousands of wildebeests thundering across the Serengeti plains, we were completely hooked on this large and still mysterious continent. In fact, as I lay awake during the first night of our safari -- replaying the day's experiences in my mind -- I decided to bring some of my experiences to other people in the world by creating Kilimanjaro Adventure Travel in 1995.

Our goal is to make African travel more accessible and friendly to potential travelers worldwide. In the past, adventure travelers had to book African safaris through local high-cost tour operators, make overseas reservations via expensive telephone calls or innefficient mail systems, or wait until they arrived in Africa before making specific arrangements. Kilimanjaro Adventure Travel aims to change this paradigm, making a broad array of affordable African travel services available to you via the Internet for the first time ever.

The Web is ideally suited to providing you with answers to your questions without you having to leave your home or make expensive overseas calls. We will inform you about a wide variety of travel opportunities by providing the complete and up-to-date information you need to make the best choices about your travel plans -- information which not only includes the best selection of safaris and other travel services available anywhere, but also background information about the different countries, people, animals, and geography you are likely to encounter on your visit. Our goal is to be THE SOURCE for African travel information and services on the Net, and we will actively add to our selection of providers and information over time.

We have assembled a wide selection of reputable operators providing a dizzying array of exotic African experiences. Whether your personal dream is searching for lions in the Serengeti, exploring the African bush on camel back, rafting through wild white water rapids, swimming with whale sharks while scuba diving off the Kenyan coast, or something in between, chances are we have a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you.

Spend as much time on our server as you wish. Explore to your heart's content. If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to email me at stephanie@kilimanjaro.com -- if we don't know the answer, we'll tap into our extensive resources to find out! If you're looking for something that you haven't found on the service, please also contact us, since we can often arrange custom experiences which meet your exact desires. If you decide to book with us, you can pay by personal check, money order, or bank transfer. Deposits are fully refundable up to 60 days prior to departure.

Kilimanjaro Adventure Travel cares deeply about keeping the animals of Africa alive and free. A portion of all of our profits go directly to wildlife protection organizations, such as the Berggorilla & Regenwald Direkthilfe (BRD), Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund for the protection of mountain gorillas, and the Serengeti Research Institute. You can also choose to donate directly to these and other causes.

Frequent visitors to Africa describe the "mal d'Afrique" -- the great yearning to return to the wide open spaces of spectacular scenery and majestic animals that inflicts many who return to the day-to-day pressures of the developed world. Find out for yourself and start exploring today. Have a great safari ("journey" in Swahili) !

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Stephanie Hancock
President and Founder

Kilimanjaro Adventure Travel
1770 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 192
Cambridge, MA 02140 - USA
Tel: (617) 868-0743
Fax: (617) 249-0108

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