Elevate Trekking & Safaris

Welcome to Elevate Trekking and Safaris, formerly Africa VIP Travel. Kambona Oletirra Mollel is still our founder and director, and we continue to offer world-class East African safari experiences. Let me specify here, Elevate Trekking and Safaris is our trade and Africa VIP Travel remains our business name so, do not get confused. Elevate Trekking and Safaris handle all international and domestic marketing and bookings while Africa VIP Travel control and manage tax, other government payment, and bank account.


We believe only the most professional guides can assist our visitors. The boundless wilderness and big game of East Africa have long attracted adventure seekers from all over the globe. No other African region can boast such an incredible range of landscapes, unique features, and species. Elevate Trekking & Safaris has a reputation for excellence in Tanzania and East Africa. Our trips include lodge and tented wildlife safaris, bush treks/walking safaris, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru climb, community tourism projects, and visits. We set our prices for good value for your satisfaction, and for a lifetime experience, as well as seeking adequate compensation for our staff.

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Travellers Choice – In our clients’ Words

August 2019 Kilimanjaro Hike and Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater Safari

We climbed the Machame Route of Kilimanjaro over 7 days with the support of an amazing team: Kambona Mollel (our capable main guide and trip organizer), Adamson (our cheerful assistant guide), our incredible cook Rumisha and all of the wonderful, hard-working porters. The trip was spectacularly beautiful, as well as a spiritual adventure. We felt humbled and grateful to reach the summit, after a full-moon night of hiking.

Following our climb, we did a 5-day safari to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. We were mesmerized by the behavior and majesty of lions, gazelles, elephants, giraffes, and hippos, not to mention the great variety of birdlife. The Hippo Trails Camp was glamping to the fullest.

It was the trip and adventure of a lifetime! We can't thank Kambona and the team enough for their thorough preparation and competent and kind care.


Traveled in August 2019

Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and Safari with Elevate Trekking & Safaris

"How many bridges did we passed by?" Our guide asked me. I scratched my head. "Never forget where you come from!", Was his answered. He touches my heart, the heart of an immigrant!
Five days trekking on Mount Kilimanjaro, with Elevate Trekking & Safaris was not just an outstanding contact with nature. It was a travel to philosophy. A journey out of space and time: through the myth of Kibo and Mawenzi, the two peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, two brothers tight together by smile and love. It was a lesson on the beauty and importance of slowness: pole-pole (slowly-slowly), be patient, when you reach the top you must be able to descend!
We made it! Uhuru peak - the peak of Freedom - no name could have better described how we felt, what we reached for a moment!
We really felt close to our guides and porters: protected, like in a family, and strong, like you can feel with a true friend on your side. We could exchange jokes, experiences and affection. Our amazing experience had been possible thanks to them and the all team of Elevate Trekking & Safaris.
The safari taught us that nature always rewards patience. Our guide brought us close enough to contemplate life at the greatest expression of its wildness.
As I told to my friends, Elevate Trekking & Safaris in Tanzania helped us to climb on the top of ourselves, from there we could see how small, but also how rich and beautiful we are: because part of such an amazing world, part of Africa! I will highly recommend Elevate Trekking & Safaris to anyone who is planning to trek Mount Kilimanjaro and go on safari.


From Greece and Germany.
Traveled in August 2019

Above the clouds and into the wild, with Elevate Trekking & Safaris

The holiday in Tanzania we have just returned from was the most exciting and unforgettable thing we have ever done. My two friends and I booked our trip with Elevate Trekking & Safari, after the recommendation of a friend. We are very satisfied and thankful about that. Elevate Trekking & Safari is an experienced and reliable agency. Kambona organized a wonderful trip, he took care of everything, he advised us and informed us for all the important details, we should know about our trip.
We did the 5 days Marangu Route, accompanied of a wonderful, friendly and warm team of two guides, a chef and 8 porters. They did the best for us to have everything we need and to make our trip easy. They were carrying our staff, encouraging and supporting us in our effort every day, they were cooking the tastiest food and offering us a cup tea, always with the warmest smile. Our two guides Adamson and Paulo made our route to Uhuru unforgettable. They have experience, knowledge, and respect for the mountain and the nature. They love their job and enjoy climbing and making people feel like at home. We learned a lot from them, we trusted them from the first moment and we succeeded together to reach the summit.
After Kilimanjaro, we went a 3 days safari in Serengeti Park and Ngorongoro crater. Our guide Michael brought us so close to the wildlife of Africa and explained us a lot about the animals and the nature of savanna. He was very experienced and knowledgeable of the region. We appreciated a lot that he was driving and finding animals, without following a car convoy, something very usual in the park, or taking information through telephone about places, where animals have been seeing.
It was an amazing and demanding trip, which we will never forget. We were lucky to have organized our holidays with Kambona and his team. We succeeded to overcome ourselves and reach our targets and that because of them. We left Tanzania full of pictures, experiences, and the feeling that we have to come but soon.

From Greece and Germany.
Traveled in August 2019

Looking forward to do it again

Trekking with Elevate Trekking & Safaris:

We had the best trip of our life. The company organized everything before our arrival in Tanzania and they were answering all our questions about the preparation for the trekking. They gave us the best tips for the equipment and also the medicines to avoid altitude sickness. When we arrived was everything well-organized and with a great team. They won our trust very fast and we felt very comfortable with them. The hiking was fantastic. The guides and the whole team made us feel sure and comfortable. The food was amazing and had more than everything. Nothing negative about Elevate Trekking & Safaris to mention. It is very important to have a good team while your trekking and we had a very good one. Thanks to Kambona, Adamson, Paulo and the whole team. Looking forward to do it again and get to the summit pole pole!!

Safari with Elevate Trekking & Safaris:

Being one meter in front of a lion and feeling very safe? I could never imagine that this would happen. We had a great safari time with Elevate Trekking & Safaris, we saw a lot of wild animals and learned also a lot about their life. The guide could "read" the attitude of an animal and understand in which direction they want to go, if they want to eat and so on. It was amazing to hear so many things about wild animals. The company made us feel very safe. We totally recommend the company.

From Greece and Germany.
Traveled in August 2019

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