It didn’t take long to see that Climb Kili was the best outfit on Mt. Kilimanjaro. The guides were skillful, experienced and servant-hearted, anticipating our needs before we did. Hermant, our lead guide, as well as Raymond, Godlove, Veda, John, Steve, Mountain Butterfly and the others were amazing! They knew the mountain extremely well (most had guides 100+ times) and communicated expectations very well. The porters were amazing, too! Not only were they the best singers on the mountain, they worked so hard with such great joy. The cooks prepared delicious food that was more than we could eat. We were given hot drinks every morning at wake up in our tents. The equipment was top notch. The plans for each day (including camping closer to the Summit) were well thought out and executed seemlessly. The slow pace and acclimation hikes (after we got to camp each day) set us up for success and allowed our team of 21 to acclimate well and get to the top! Looking around at other groups on the mountain gave me a deeper appreciation for Climb Kili. They were (by far) the gold standard! If you’re planning to climb Kilimanjaro, go with Climb Kili. You won’t be sorry.