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Dave Howard–US

Dave Howard–US

I’ve been meaning to drop you a note for a couple of weeks now that I’m back from Africa. FIrst off, I want to thank you for all of your patient help in preparing for Kilimanjaro. I never felt like there was something I was missing as far as information goes.
From the moment I was picked up at the airport until drop off, the team in Tanzania was just excellent. Dina was so great to work with and all of the other staff members at the lodge were so helpful and friendly.
Our guide, Seraphin, and his assistants Mike & Earnest, were always attentive and watching to make sure we were healthy and strong. We did have one person who suffered from altitude sickness/dehydration when crossing Lava Tower Camp, but Seraphin was right there with her and she recovered the next day and was able to summit successfully.
The food was good and the chef (Pancake is what everybody called him) was always asking if everything was good and if we wanted anything else. He did adjust a bit to add some more protein to our diet after the second day which was helpful!
The equipment was good – sleeping tents were good quality and held up well, toilet was MUCH better than using the camp toilets!
I have recommended you to several people I’ve talked to about my trip and hope they are able to climb Kilimanjaro with you one day. I also saw Michael Kirungi when I was in Uganda and gave him a debrief on my experience – he was pleased that everything went so well. I did suggest that he take the trip one day himself so he has firsthand experience of what he’s recommending.
Again, thank you for everything – it was really the trip of a lifetime.
Dave Howard