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Noel Kileo

I’m the product and marketing manager for Ahsante Tours, a local family-owned adventure travel company with over 18 years of experience, based in Kilimanjaro.

Tourism is a thriving industry here in Tanzania, and business is good thanks to our country's wealth of natural and cultural resources. Tourism is a powerful force for social and economic development here in Tanzania, and we have experienced this first hand.

However, for you and your fellow travelers, traveling is not a business. Traveling is a journey, it’s a life-changing experience, it’s an opportunity to seek clarity, to explore and to rediscover not just the world, but yourself. Being in the industry for so long, it’s easy to lose sight of this other side of the coin, which is you, the traveler. But we here at Ahsante Tours haven’t.

We understand travel is personal and it’s why we take personalized service to a whole new level. We don’t just sell tours, we help create and provide memorable adventure experiences. From tour planning to ground operations, we’re here to help you every step of the way to ensure you find the adventure that’s right for you.

The Ahsante team is comprised of passionate travelers, explorers, adventure junkies, and some of the friendliest, craziest and most helpful people in the world. Let us help you explore Tanzania the right way.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We specialize in mountain climbing, cycling tours, cultural tours and wildlife safaris in Tanzania."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Growing up, my family moved a lot from one country to another and in doing so I got to meet different people and experience different cultures. I guess this is when I caught the travel bug. After moving back to Tanzania, I joined my cousin's tour company which enabled me to not only pursue my passion for travel, but to help others pursue theirs by creating amazing travel experiences for them in Tanzania."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"My most unique travel experience in climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, and of course getting to the top was the highlight. Climbing Kilimanjaro is a very freeing experience. In this day and age where everyone is connected and constantly communicating, we have reached a point where constant communication is a requirement both at work and at home. What was unique about climbing Kilimanjaro is that for 7 days, the power to be connected is stripped from you and therefore there is no obligation to be connected. You don't have to check your emails, return phone calls or messages and you don't have much access to the outside world. It's a wonderful feeling"