Andrew S., Andrew W. and I wanted to express our extremely positive opinions of our time in Kilimanjaro.
All three of us agree that the guides and porters who helped us to summit Kilimanjaro went above and beyond our expectation. The lead guide, Joseph, was extremely caring and genuinely wanted to see us be successful. He and his team, including Rizwan and (younger) Joseph were expert mountain guides and allowed us to achieve our goals. The porters and cook staff, including Daniel and Bogie did their absolute best to help us feel comfortable and cared for to the best of their ability. Thinking back, their effort was even more appreciated knowing they did all this while also hauling bags and preparing camp & food at 15,000 feet. We would ask that you share our positive feedback with the team as it is important to us for them to know we still appreciate and miss them. Its likely our paths may not cross again with them, but they will continue to be in our thoughts as the experience of climbing Kilimanjaro was one we will not forget.
A special note of thanks must also be given to Philimore (sp?), Andrew S. and Brian’s guide on the safari. He was extremely punctual, knowledgeable and seemed as excited as we were whenever we came upon any of the amazing animals while on safari. He made us always feel comfortable and showed us more of the Tanzanian landscape/wildlife than we expected for only having three days.
A final note of thanks to Gideon and his team who made sure they were there for us when we landed and ready to go when it was time to leave. Obviously, having that comfort of arriving/departing on time always makes a long journey easier. Lastly, we sincerely appreciate your efforts in helping us get this trip going, being very communicative throughout the process and affording us transparency related to the final costs. That helped us make our initial decision in choosing Climb Kili. We were spot-on with our choice and are glad we did.
Andrew Schorr (Fat Baby)